Shutts COO Fred O'Malley Speaks at Thomson Reuters' 14th Annual Law Firm COO & CFO Forum


Fred O'Malley, MiamiShutts & Bowen’s Chief Operating Officer, Frederick O’Malley, was a panelist at the Thomson Reuters™ Legal Executive Institute presentation of its 14th Annual Law Firm COO & CFO Forum in NYC.

The event, entitled "Navigating in Uncharted Waters: Managing for Success in a Segmenting & Consolidating Market," focused on leadership and management challenges facing law firm COOs and CFOs as well as in-depth discussions on the evolution and growth of the industry.

Fred, along with Michael Brock (Linklaters LLP), Howard Flack (Hogan Lovells LLP), and Allen Gilbert (Vinson & Elkins LLP), paneled the session on lateral partner hiring, which was moderated by Evan Parker of Lawyer Metrics. The panelists shared their insights on selecting the best lateral candidates as well as due diligence concerns and challenges faced when integrating newly hired partners.

Read a wrap-up of the event by Thomson Reuters™ Legal Executive Institute here.

About Frederick O'Malley

Frederick O’Malley is Shutts & Bowen’s Chief Operating Officer where he is responsible for recruiting, screening and validating all lateral partner candidates as well as leading the firm’s administrators and managers in the operational and financial functions of the firm. He has over 25 years of executive legal management experience with mid- to large-sized firms in Washington, D.C, Baltimore and Florida.

Under Fred’s leadership, the firm has grown from 180 attorneys in 2007 to over 250 across seven offices today. The firm is among the top 200 largest law firms in the U.S. and leads Law360’s list of the best large and midsize firms for Hispanic attorneys. Fred is a distinguished member of the Association of Legal Administrators and holds various leadership positions within the organization.

About the Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute

The Thomson Reuters™ Legal Executive Institute brings together people from across the legal industry to ignite conversation and debate, make sense of the latest events and trends, and provide guidance as you confront the opportunities and challenges that these changes present.

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