A New Paradigm for Professional Services Firms — Resilience and Opportunities in the Face of Uncertainty

 

Change is never easy – especially for partner-led professional services firms where key decisions typically require consensus.  Abrupt, overwhelming, unpredictable change is even more difficult.

Against a backdrop of massive overnight disruption, firms are being challenged to adapt more quickly than ever before.

Our panel of industry thought leaders will focus on the paradigm shift taking place within professional services, and explore how firms can stay relevant and essential in the face of uncertainty, while positioning themselves to capitalize on new opportunities, as they emerge.

Panelists

Lavinia Calvert

General Manager, Marketing and BD Business

Intapp

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Lavinia Calvert

General Manager, Marketing and BD Business

Intapp

Lavinia currently leads marketing and business development solutions at Intapp. In this role, Lavinia maintains global responsibility for driving growth and success for her business unit, focusing on serving the technology needs of marketing and business development professionals in the legal, accounting, and consulting sectors. Prior to joining Intapp, Lavinia served as the CMO for OnePlace (acquired by Intapp in May 2019), and before that as CMO for an IP law firm with offices in Australia and New Zealand.

Jamie Diaferia

CEO

Infinite Global

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Jamie Diaferia

CEO

Infinite Global

Serving professional services firms with media, litigation and crisis communications  strategies, Jamie’s background as a lawyer and journalist draws clients like Am Law 100 law firms and accounting, financial  service firms.  Over a two-decade career Jamie has worked behind the scenes of many of the biggest stories in the news, including Enron’s collapse, the Penn State scandal and high-profile civil and criminal prosecutions.

Named one of Lawdragon’s100 Leading Legal Consultants and Strategists in 2016-2019 and PR News‘ “50 Game-Changers of PR,” Infinite Global was ranked by Chambers in its 2018 and 2019 Communications supplement.

Deborah Farone

Founder

Farone Advisors

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Deborah Farone

Founder

Farone Advisors

Prior to starting her consulting business, Deborah served as CMO at both Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, and Debevoise & Plimpton. She has served as an industry pace-setter in her capacity as marketer and business development director creating forward thinking business events, tools and metrics.

On the communications side, she dealt with all forms of marketing communications: crisis communications, strategic public relations and social media.

Today she serves as educator and coach as adjunct Assistant Professor on faculty at New York University and as consultant to professional service firms and vendors.

David Perla

Co-Chief Operating Officer

Burford Capital

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David Perla

Co-Chief Operating Officer

Burford Capital

Responsible for global marketing, origination and underwriting activities, David is both an entrepreneur and legal industry leader -named a Top 50 Innovator of the Last 50 Years by The American Lawyer.

Prior to joining Burford, David served as President of Bloomberg BNA Legal Division/Bloomberg Law, where he oversaw Bloomberg BNA’s legal and related products, including its flagship Bloomberg Law  enterprise legal news, information and tools platform. He also co-founded and served as co-CEO of Pangea3, a top global legal process outsourcing provider.

Joseph Panetta

Founder

Left of Center Consulting

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Joseph Panetta

Founder

Left of Center Consulting

Agency veteran, consultant and former CMO for the world’s largest watch company, after 25 years in brand development and marketing communications, Joseph’s background runs the gamut from blue-chip CPG brands to start-up B2B companies.  His mantra: Brand and communications means you need to know every aspect of the business – you never know when an ‘off-topic’ question might arise and being equipped, knowledgeable and confident in your response is the only path to success.

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