7 Habits Of Highly Effective Managing Partners

Law360, New York (November 21, 2014, 2:05 PM EST) -- Whether they’re overseeing a 20-lawyer boutique or a global, 1,500-lawyer behemoth, the most effective managing partners share traits that make them great at their jobs. Here, Law360 looks at seven traits that legal industry experts believe make a managing partner an ideal fit.

They Can Think Like a Businessperson

The competition for legal work is fiercer than ever, and experts say effective managing partners always have their eye on maintaining and growing their firm’s slice of the pie.

“You have to be a numbers person; you have to be able to have numbers that measure performance,” said Gail McQuilkin, managing shareholder...

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