Category: Deb’s Insights

Using Strategic Consultants More Strategically

October 1, 2022

Recent media exposés have examined the role of elite management consulting firms, most notably McKinsey & Co., in promoting ethically dubious, if extremely profitable, corporate behavior. From privatizing public assets to marketing addictive products, the bottom-line-driven strategies for which the high-end consulting industry has long been known are now being viewed through the wider lens of corporate citizenship and ESG commitments. With this in mind, many C-suite leaders are...

When (and How) to Fire a Client

August 1, 2022

Key Takeaways:

  • The public announcements by firms, following the invasion of Ukraine, that they would no longer do business with Russian interests, mark a sea change in expectations of law firm behavior.
  • A recent survey of large global firms found that over 80% of them had either turned down work or cut ties with a client for ethical or values-based reasons.
  • Because it’s increasingly common for firms to fire clients, and to do so publicly, it’s essential...

Where We Stand

June 28, 2022

At Page 2, our mission is to help law firms communicate better. Like the firms we represent, we see our role as advocating for and amplifying the messages of our clients. So, in general, we keep our personal and political opinions separate from our work.

Today, however, we want to be very clear. When it comes to the basic human right of bodily autonomy, we are not neutral. We are a woman-owned business, an entity suddenly made vulnerable by the...

Hands-Off Training

June 1, 2022

Key Takeaways:

  • Remote and hybrid work models are here to stay. Traditional in-person modes of mentorship and professional development aren’t sustainable.
  • Instead of relying on serendipitous “teachable moments,” senior partners and firm leaders should make younger lawyers’ on-the-job training more formal, with defined goals and schedules.
  • When it comes to training and other important workplace communication, hybrid environments work best when everyone...

Deb Pickett Celebrates Women’s Law Project Director Carol Tracy

March 25, 2022

In 1992, as a college sophomore, I had the good fortune to intern for the Women’s Law Project in Philadelphia, a nonprofit public interest legal organization focused on policy advocacy, public education and providing direct assistance to defend and advance the rights of women, girls and LGBTQ+ people in Pennsylvania and beyond. Attorney and activist Carol Tracy had recently taken the helm...