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Columbia Law School Executive Education Workshops:
Leadership at the Intersection of Law and Business

INTA is partnering with Columbia Law School Executive Education to deliver two interactive workshops of two hours each that will provide key insights and strategies on leadership and executive presence for law firm and in-house practitioners, respectively.  

Lawyers who are preparing to, or already are playing meaningful leadership roles in their organizations, will benefit from these highly interactive sessions and will enjoy reading and preparing cases in advance for discussion at the sessions. Participants will share their insights and reactions and will leave with practical ideas about how to manage others and how to take their seat at the table with confidence. 

The first session, Dynamic Leadership: Managing Others is geared to managing partners at law firms. We invite managing partners and other outside counsel to attend this session and gain valuable insights on and tools for becoming more effective managers.

The second session, Executive Presence: Taking Your Seat at the Table with Confidence, is for the in-house practitioner and will help in-house lawyers successfully interact with the most senior leaders in an organization and be seen as a key resource and thought leader.

Sign up today to learn practical tips, tricks, and methods to incorporate these learnings into your everyday work. These sessions are developed exclusively for INTA, and we encourage you to register only if you can attend the Workshop. You must be registered for the Leadership Meeting to attend this add-on event. 

November 6, 2018

10:00 am–12:15 pm Sold out
Workshop 1 (Target Audience: Managing Partners at Law Firms and Outside Counsel)
Columbia Law School Executive Education: Leadership at the Intersection of Law and Business

Dynamic Leadership:  Managing Others

Attorneys at all levels are called upon to lead, both in terms of managing others and engaging stakeholders across teams.  Being an excellent lawyer, however, does not always translate into being a good leader. This program explores what makes an effective leader and provides participants with tools they can use to hone their leadership skills including: understanding their own leadership styles; what kinds of methods of interaction facilitate effective communication, how to lead through influence from any position in an organization; how biases affect perception and interpretation; and how to successfully navigate challenging conversations.  

Fee: US $75
Registration fee includes coffee break and access to session materials.  
Participation in this event is limited to 50 registrants and the program is geared to Managing Partners in law firms.

2:00 pm–4:15 pm —Spaces still available. Sign up today!
Workshop 2 (Exclusive to In-House Practitioners)
Columbia Law School Executive Education: Leadership at the Intersection of Law and Business

Executive Presence: Taking Your Seat at the Table with Confidence

An important part of being a successful legal practitioner is the ability to engage an audience and meaningfully command attention. This may be particularly true in the setting of a corporate legal department, where lawyers are expected to partner with their business counterparts to determine strategy and lead initiatives. This session focuses on building lawyers’ executive presence, and explores how participants can develop their confidence, clarity, and composure to enhance their communication and leadership abilities. It will also address how understanding business strategy can help make you be a more valuable and confident advisor.

Fee: US $75
Registration fee includes coffee break and access to session materials.  
Participation in this event is limited to 50 registrants and is exclusive to In-House Practitioners.



Emily Gould, Lecturer, Columbia Law School (United States)

Emily Gould is faculty for Lawyer Leadership: Leading Self, Leading Others, Leading Change, a flagship offering by Columbia Law School’s Leadership Development Working Group, for which she is also a consultant. She is a leadership coach and trainer at Mobius Executive Leadership and the Everyday Leadership Group, specializing in leadership development for legal organizations. As a former criminal prosecutor, government agency general counsel, and mediator, Gould brings more than three decades of experience to her private practice as a consultant and coach to lawyers, judges and legal educators. 


Jack M. Kaplan, Adjunct Professor, Columbia Business School (United States) 

Professor Kaplan is an experienced well-accomplished serial entrepreneur, consultant to several companies in management organization and financial services, and adjunct professor of entrepreneurship at Columbia Business School. He was the former president and founder of Datamark Technologies Inc. Ceridian, a Fortune 500 company. 

Professor Kaplan has extensive experience in management organization, international marketing technology innovation, software and communications and is the author of: Patterns of Entrepreneurship Management, John Wiley and Sons, 2016 (5th edition) and Getting Started in Entrepreneurship, John Wiley and Sons, 2006. His previous book, Smart Cards: The Global Information Passport, Coriolis Group, 1995, and articles have appeared in Technology News, Crain’s of New York, and MIT Enterprise Forum.


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