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CLE Series "Innovation in the Legal Sector"

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10/15/14 | 06:00 PM
| 08:00 PM
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP, 601 Lexington Avenue, 31st Floor, New York, NY 10022


Susanne Gellert
Phone: +1 (212) 974-8846
Email: consulting(at)

The German American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. in New York and

in cooperation with

would like to cordially invite you to the

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Series:

"Innovation in the Legal Sector"

In today's market environment companies have to be innovative to thrive, sometimes even just to survive. Mostly, companies prove their innovative potential by inventing new products and rolling them out to their relevant markets.

Law firms are different. Like all professional service firms they are "a breed apart" (Jay Lorsch). Law firms don't invent products for their clients, they offer advisory services. Therefore law firms have traditionally not been expected to innovate.

This seems to have changed. It is common belief today that law firms have to be innovative to survive hyper-competition in the legal market. In that regard, law firms are being compared more and more to other "normal" companies that rely on innovation to thrive. Following this development, many law firms have begun to emphasize their innovative potential, even though it is not always clear what is meant by the term "innovation" when used in the context of the legal sector.

This course deals with the concept of innovation in law firms, providing participants with definitions and applicability of innovation. Guest speaker Richard Walker, Deutsche Bank's General Counsel, will talk about innovative concepts to raise the level of professionalism within the legal function of Deutsche Bank.

on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 
6:00 - 8:00PM

at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP
601 Lexington Avenue, 31st Floor
New York, NY 10022

The seminar will be followed by a reception.


Richard H. Walker
General Counsel, Deutsche Bank

moderated by

Markus Hartung
Director, Bucerius Center on the Legal Profession
Dr. Friedrich Blase
Senior Fellow, American Friends of Bucerius

Speaker Biographies can be found here.

Continuing Legal Education:

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of Continuing Legal Education in the State of New York. This transitional continuing legal education course has been approved for newly admitted and experienced attorneys in accordance with the requirements of the New York State CLE Rules and Regulations for a maximum of 2.0 credit hours in the Law Practice Management category.


Thanks to the generous support of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, we are able to offer this program free of charge to all members of the German American Chamber of Commerce, American Friends of Bucerius and the German-American Lawyer's Association.

Space is limited! RSVP is required.

To register, please click here.

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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP is a leading international law firm and has over 2,500 lawyers, located across 28 offices, in 16 countries and 17 jurisdictions across the world. Freshfields has been active in the Americas for more than 100 years. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP currently service the region from two offices in the United States – strategically located in New York and Washington, D.C. – which form a key component of the firm’s international network. The law firm has more than 175 lawyers based in the United States and more than 225 US-qualified lawyers working in offices around the world. 

Thank you also to the German American Lawyers' Association (DAJV) for their ongoing support with this program.