This is part of an educational track on "The Evolving Role of the Law Librarian." Major mergers bring all sorts of challenges such as maintaining continuity of information services, with attendant financial, logistical and organizational concerns.
"Law firm mergers are a fact of life in today's economy," says panelist Todd Erich Bennett, who has been through two major mergers that led to Thelen Reid & Priest forming in late 2006. "We have to learn how to navigate the waters. It's OK to ask for some help."
They will discuss the value of consultants, cultural issues that mergers bring up, tips on harmonious vendor relations and budget issues to consider.
The panel is Todd Erich Bennett
C. Shireen Kumar
Karen S. Schubart