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Innovative Managing Partner: Seyfarth's J. Stephen Poor

Law360, New York (October 11, 2012, 7:18 PM EDT) -- Running a major law firm has almost nothing to do with directing an automotive assembly line, but under firm chair and managing partner J. Stephen Poor, Seyfarth Shaw LLP has adapted one of industry's most trusted business management strategies to revolutionize the way Seyfarth approaches client service.

Eight years ago, Poor started mixing lean manufacturing — an efficiency-driven ideology based on Toyota Motor Corp.'s world-renowned production system — with the Six Sigma standardization strategy that Motorola Inc. developed in the 1980s. He tinkered with the formula...
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