Author Archives: Lindsay Griffiths

Two for Tuesdays: Boosting Your Creativity

After two weeks off, I’m thinking about how to boost your creativity on this two for Tuesday. The lawyers among you may be wondering how that applies to you, if at all, but there’s room for creativity in all professions.  When we take the time to refresh, let different ideas in, and open our minds, sometimes the answers to critical problems can make themselves clear much more easily. 

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Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: Forget "Time Management"

I’m officially back in the office, but I’m working on catching up on all of the emails I missed while I was on holiday! So I’m bringing you the latest rainmaking recommendation from expert Jaimie Field, which she published last week.


I hate the term “Time Management”!

I may have said that before, but it’s true.

There are only 24 hours a day – if you can “manage” to turn that into more then you are a magician.

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Sleepless in the Saddle: Finding time to market when there’s no time to sleep

As I’m still out on holidays, I’m bringing you a fabulous guest post today from my friend, Chris Kirby, President of PCT Solutions.


Over the more than 15 years I’ve been coaching and/or training attorneys and other professionals, perhaps the most consistent reason for not marketing is, “I don’t have time.” Whether the client is a monsoon maker or someone who is still looking forward to his first origination credit, they never seem to have time for business development.

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ILN Firm of the Month – McDonald Hopkins LLC, Ohio!

We’re excited to announce this month’s Firm of the Month, McDonald Hopkins LLC of Ohio!

 Member of the International Lawyers Network

The ILN is proud to announce our latest “Firm of the Month” - McDonald Hopkins LLC of Cleveland, Ohio!

Attorneys. Advisors. Advocates.
As a business advisory and advocacy law firm, McDonald Hopkins is focused on insightful legal solutions that help their clients strategically plan for an increasingly competitive future. The firm has 150 attorneys based in six strategic locations—Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Miami, and West Palm Beach. For more than 80 years, McDonald Hopkins’ attorneys and professionals have been helping clients navigate some of the most challenging and timely issues—data privacy and cybersecurity; intellectual property; labor and employment; mergers and acquisitions; taxation; trade secret, non-compete and unfair competition practices; white collar and government compliance; and many more business and litigation topics. McDonald Hopkins: Attorney Insight. Business Foresight.®

McDonald Hopkins has a Washington, D.C.-based wholly-owned subsidiary, McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies LLC, which is led by distinguished former Congressman Steven LaTourette, who served nine terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. He is widely recognized for his bipartisan and solution oriented approach to complicated issues. McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies is not a law firm and does not provide legal services.




Full descriptions of McDonald Hopkins’  services, expertise, and lawyer profiles are available on their ILN profile.


Lindsay Griffiths
Director of Global Relationship Management
International Lawyers Network

Lindsay Griffiths

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Main Contacts:

William O'Neill

William O’Neill

Chair, Litigation Department
Telephone: +1 (216) 348-5755

Practice Groups:

  • Labor and Employment Counseling
  • Products Liability and Mass Tort Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Data Privacy and Cybersecurity

Carl Grassi

Carl Grassi

Telephone: +1 (216) 348-5448

Practice Groups:

  • Commercial Finance
  • ESOP Transactions
  • Succession Planning
  • Taxation

Alan Griffiths

McDonald Hopkins continually impresses us with their professionalism and expertise, as well as with their commitment to the ILN.

Alan Griffiths
Executive Director
International Lawyers Network


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Navigating the New Normal – Where to Start

The final session I attended at the P3 conference was TyMetrix’s “Navigating the New Normal – Where to Start.” The panel was moderated by John Strange of Baker Botts, and included Holly Montalvo, TyMetrix, Peter Eilhauer, Elevate Services, and Toby Brown, Akin Gump.

The attendee guide reads: 

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Two for Tuesdays: Thought Leaders to Follow

I may be on vacation this week, but it doesn’t mean that you’re without content here at Zen! We’re back with another Two for Tuesdays, and our second installment of “thought leaders to follow!”

Thought Leader One: Eric Fletcher

Eric’s blog bio tells us: 

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Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery: Borrowing Lessons in Pricing and Metrics

I may be out on vacation this week, but I’m still bringing you some content!

My first session at the P3 conference on Friday was titled “Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery: Borrowing Lessons in Pricing and Metrics from Other Industries.” If you’ve been reading Zen for any length of time, you’ll know that I’m a big fan of looking to other industries for new ideas. And in P3 that’s especially helpful, since we’re not reinventing the wheel here – a lot of the challenges firms face have been seen in some other way somewhere else. 

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Week of June 30, 2014 on ILNToday – A Roundup!

Here in the US, tomorrow is our Fourth of July holiday, so I’m bringing you our top posts for the week a day early! I’ll also be out of the office on holidays all week, so while I have content scheduled for you all, we’ll be back with our roundups the following Friday!

So before you head out for the weekend, take a look at our top posts for this week!


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Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: There Ain’t No Cure for the Summertime Blues

We’re back with another excellent rainmaking recommendation from expert and coach, Jaimie Field!


First, a quick reminder: We are six months into the year. How’s your practice going? Are you on target with your Rainmaking Plan or falling behind?

What? You don’t have a Rainmaking Plan?? Now is the time to get one together so that you can finish the last 6 months of the year strong!

Now, for the recommendation . . .

There are two times a year that most attorneys feel that they don’t have to market their services on a consistent basis: The time between Thanksgiving and the New Year, and summertime.

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Two for Tuesdays: Tips for Twitter

It’s another Two for Tuesdays here, and apparently, I’m feeling the need for lots of alliteration today, as we’re looking at two tips for Twitter.

Why bother with Twitter?

Let’s look at a couple of stats first, and then why those might be important: 

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