Legal Project Management Momentum: The Dechert Experience


In 2009, Dechert established itself as a committed first-adopter in the burgeoning Legal Project Management (LPM) trend by offering LPM training to every partner in its U.S.and European offices, certainly a major undertaking. I was retained to design and facilitate LPM training that included scores of workshops for hundreds of partners over a 9-month period. Dechert’s full-immersion initiative sparked a strong wave of me-tooism among other major firms, and its evident business development benefits incited envy in many competitors. Clearly Dechert had fashioned a powerful lever for attracting clients eager for greater predictability, efficiency and cost-effectiveness in the delivery of legal services.

This bold beginning also triggered predictable questions from interested observers, competitors and skeptics: Where will Dechert’s LPM efforts go from here? Will LPM take hold among the firm’s lawyers? Will this be a flash in the pan? How are clients responding?

Read this article to find out the answers to these questions.

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