Continuing Legal Education


Heather Bock

Heather Bock, PhD
Visiting Professor of Law; Executive Director for the Center of the Study of the Legal Profession, Georgetown University Law Center
Heather launched the first course on leadership, team, and client relationship skills at Georgetown Law and has been teaching it for over five years. Heather is also the Chief Professional Development Officer for Hogan Lovells US LLP. Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, she managed the training and development function for other professional services firms. Heather’s training initiatives won the NALP Award of Distinction, and she is the recipient of the HR Leadership Award of Greater Washington and the Chief Learning Officer Vanguard Award. She has written several articles and coauthored the a book Using a Competency Model to Manage Firm Talent for the American Bar Association. She holds a PhD in organizational behavior, a master’s in public health and a BS in business from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Jim Jones

James W. Jones
Senior Fellow, Center for the Study of the Legal Profession,
Georgetown University Law Center

Jim is widely recognized as an expert on the U.S. and global legal markets, and has served as the Chairman of the Hildebrandt Institute (a legal-education provider), Managing Director of Hildebrandt International (a legal management consulting firm), Vice President and General Counsel of APCO Worldwide, and Managing Partner of Arnold & Porter, LLP. Jim also works with law firms and their leaders on issues of strategy, governance, compensation, succession planning, and risk management. He is the author of numerous books and articles and a frequent speaker on legal-management topics, including globalization, ethics, strategy, and partnership issues. He holds a BA from Trinity University and a JD from New York University..

Michelle Nash

Michelle C. Nash
Adjunct Professor and Faculty Leadership Coach
In addition to her work at Georgetown, Michelle is the Senior Vice President for The NALP Foundation for Law Career Research and Education. Formerly, Michelle served as Managing Director of Talent Development for The Shannon Group, Principle of Briggs & Nash, and Associate Director for Career Development for The George Washington Law School. She Michelle is a contributing author to several books, including Learning From Law Firm Leaders (ABA) and, The Lawyer’s Career Management Handbook: Your Bridge to a Satisfying Career (West)., and a contributing 2013 update author to Maximizing Law Firm Profitability: Hiring, Training and Developing Productive Lawyers (Law Journal Press.) Ms. Nash is one of the co-creators of the Lawyer Leader 360© and is certified to administer numerous assessments. Michelle holds a master’s degree in Counseling and Student Development from the American University and holds coaching certificates from The American Society for Training and Development and The Center for Creative Leadership. (Coaching for Leadership Development.)

Mitt Regan

Milton C. Regan, Jr.
Co-Director of the Center for the Study of the Legal Profession and Professor, Georgetown University Law Center
Mitt’s work focuses on law firms, the legal profession, ethical decision making, and corporations. He currently teaches a course on law firms in Georgetown’s JD program as well as a course for law firms on “The Law Firm as a Business.” He also convenes a roundtable for law firm general counsel and partners with management responsibility on risk, liability, and management issues. In addition, Mitt is involved in research projects on law firm culture and management training and succession in law firms. Before joining Georgetown Law, he worked as an associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, and as a law clerk for Justice William J. Brennan Jr. of the Supreme Court of the United States and Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Mitt is the author of Eat What You Kill: The Fall of a Wall Street Lawyer and coauthor with Jeffrey D. Bauman of Legal Ethics and Corporate Practice, as well as the author of numerous articles and book chapters on lawyers and the legal profession. He holds a BA in political science from the University of Houston, an MA in urban planning from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a JD from Georgetown.

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