Georgetown Law Open on Time
The Law Center will open on time, Tuesday, January 27, 2015, but liberal leave is in effect.
All designated emergency employees must report to work on time. All other employees may take unscheduled leave, but should contact their supervisor to discuss the needs of their unit and individual circumstances. Classes will begin at their normal time, unless otherwise noted on the class cancellation line: 202-662-9446 or the class cancellation page. Any changes to this announcement will be communicated through the same channels by 5:00 am on Tuesday morning.
Mitt is actively involved in the Center's research and education initiatives. He is the principal investigator on several research projects out of the Center, including a project on law firm culture and a study on alumni career paths. In addition to conducting empirical research with the Center, Mitt, along with Jeff Bauman, coordinates the Center's Law Firm Roundtable, which focuses on issues relating to ethics, liability, and risk for law firms. Mitt also teaches courses to Georgetown Law students on Law Firms and on Professional Responsibility in Law Firm and Corporate Practice, as well as to practitioners through Georgetown's Executive Education program. Mitt's scholarship focuses on the legal profession, law firms, ethics, and corporations.
Jeff coordinates and directs the Center's Ethics Roundtable with Mitt Regan. In addition to his role as co-director of the Roundtable, Jeff offers courses relevant to the Center's mission, including a course on Corporations and a seminar on Business Planning. Jeff's scholarship focuses on corporate law.
Tanina is involved with the Center's research efforts, drawing on both normative and empirical approaches in her work. Her research with the Center currently focuses on the role of technology in law. In addition to her empirical work with the Center, Tanina offers courses relevant to the legal profession, including a course on Technology, Innovation, and Law Practice. Her scholarship focuses on legal ethics in the context of corporate and tax practice.
Heather Bock, Ph.D is a Visiting Professor and Executive Director for the Center for the Study of the Legal Profession at Georgetown Law. In this capacity, she conducts research on the legal profession on organizational behavior, predictors of attorney success, and leadership in law firms.In addition, she teaches courses at Georgetown Law for law students and practicing attorneys on how to build leadership, team, and client relationship skills. Heather is also the Chief Professional Development Officer for Hogan Lovells U.S. LLP where she leads the learning function for associate and partner training and development. Her work experience includes designing programs and delivering training for professional services firms and consulting with a variety of companies on HR strategy, organizational transformation, and culture change. Heather is a recipient of the HR Leadership Award of Greater Washington and the Chief Learning Officer Vanguard Award. She has written several articles, and authored a book on Using a Competency Model to Manage Firm Talent for the American Bar Association. She holds a B.S., Master of Public Health, and PhD in Organizational Behavior from UNC – Chapel Hill.
Deputy Director and Research Director
Juliet works with the Executive Director and the co-Directors of the Center to provide executive education programs, Center Conferences, and other Center-sponsored initiatives. Additionally, Juliet conducts empirical research on issues relevant to the legal profession. Some of her current projects include research on fast-tracking associates to partner, the career paths of alumni of Georgetown Law, and the General Counsel of the future. Her scholarship in general focuses on diversity, talent development, and statistics/measurement. In addition to her scholarly work, Juliet advises Georgetown Law administration, faculty, staff, and students on conducting empirical research. Juliet also teaches students professional skills, including managing up, obtaining mentors, and presenting themselves professionally online. She holds a B.S. from the College of William and Mary, a Certificate in Statistics and Measurement, and a M.S. and PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Jim is actively involved in designing executive education courses through the Center. Jim also acts as a professor for these programs; drawing on his prior experience as a law firm managing partner, corporate general counsel, and management consultant to the legal industry, he offers insightful guidance to attendees. In addition to his participation in the Center's executive education programs, Jim is involved in research with the Center. He specializes in strategy and trends in the legal profession.
Barry works with the Co-Directors of the Center in developing and presenting ethics and professional responsibility risk management training programs for law firms, and provides support for the Center's Law Firm Roundtable. Barry is a partner at a major law firm, and teaches professional responsibility at the Law Center.
Frederick J. Krebs
Fred focuses on emerging issues and trends relating to corporate counsel and the in-house practice of law. He co-teaches a class on introduction to the in-house practice at Georgetown Law Center. Fred also is a Strategic Advisor to Clearspire, a new model law firm that is re-engineering the practice of law. Additionally, he writes a monthly column for Canadian Lawyer In-House and is a Senior Adviser to the Association of Corporate Counsel after having served as its President for 20 years (1991-2011). During his tenure he helped ACC become the leading global association for in-house counsel. Fred has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Corporate Secretary magazine and the Ally for Justice Award from the National LGBT Bar Association. He is an avid photographer in his spare time and his work can be found at http://fredkrebs.zenfolio.com.
Legal Ethics Coordinator
Professor Frisch is Ethics Counsel to the Law Center. He previously was senior assistant bar counsel to the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. He was in private practice from 1978-84 and assistant federal public defender for Maryland from 1975-78. Professor Frisch worked as a research assistant for the Senate Watergate Committee in 1973 and 1974.
Lori is involved in the Center's research efforts, driving research on fast-tracking associates to partner. In addition to her research efforts, Lori teaches courses at the law school, including a course on Leadership, Team and Client Skills, and a course on Building and Maximizing Team Effectiveness. She also acts as both a professor and coach in several of the Center's Executive Education courses. Lori is currently Director of Professional Development at Hogan Lovells LLP. Prior to working at Hogan, she worked both in-house and as a consultant. In these roles, she helped organizations and law firms with training and professional development initiatives, leadership skills and coaching, succession planning, client relationship skills, women's initiatives, and using competencies for selection and performance management. Her work has won multiple awards, including the Chief Learning Officer Learning Team Award and the Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA) Award for Professional Excellence in Technology. She holds an MA and a PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of Maryland, and a BA in Psychology from Cornell University.