Can you hear that?

That’s the roar of the new Tiger Teams – Briefing magazine’s latest content strand, conceived and run in conjunction with Pinnacle.

The Tiger Team concept was made famous by NASA and the Apollo 13 mission – the forging of a specialised, high-performing, cross-functional team to solve a specific problem or critical issue.

And now Tiger Teams are being let loose in legal, as they come together to address the biggest challenges ahead for law firms and leverage their collective insight to offer up solutions.

Mirroring our own consulting areas and cross-party approach – finance, risk, operations, business development – these sessions are set to form a fascinating evidence-based program – and we’re looking forward to sharing and analysing findings in the weeks and months ahead.

First for the Tiger Team treatment was this week’s look at finance, specifically:

Financial agility – flattening the impact on top tier legal firms of the pandemic and the ensuing economic slowdown:  How can the big law firms pivot their financial operations fast enough to stay ahead of the tsunami of change that’s coming at them now?

Participating Tigers:

  • Allison Scanlan – Director of BI and Finance & Practice Management Systems, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Mike Giles – Finance Director, Fieldfisher LLP
  • Kate Bassett – Global Head of LPM & Process Improvement, Ashurst LLP
  • Darren Mitchell – COO, Hogan Lovells LLP
  • Mike Bailey, MD, Pinnacle

Watch now and hear first-hand how law firms adapted to ‘working from home’ on an unprecedented scale and the immediate impact on planned projects and expenditure; how the spotlight has been thrown rapidly on sub-optimal processes and the need to optimise them; and the growing demands not just for data but BI-driven insights and the ability to get them to the right people at the right time.

Up next A new team of Tigers, including Pinnacle’s Tony Pullman, will be getting together in July for a session on firmwide operations.