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...And Justice for All: How Law Firms Are Reimagining Traditional Workplace Models

18 May 2021 37 Minute Listen

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Today’s law firms are moving beyond dark wood and marble and opulent private offices. Orrick’s David Fries and Laura Saklad and CBRE’s Stephen Bay join Spencer Levy to discuss how the workplace model for legal firms is changing—and what those changes portend for work styles and office requirements.

...And Justice for All: How Law Firms Are Reimagining Traditional Workplace...

May 18, 2021 37 Minute Listen


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David Fries

Chief Financial Advisor, Orrick

David Fries is broadly viewed as one of the foremost authorities on the “business of law,” bringing to bear 30 years of experience as a public company senior executive and general counsel with P&L and cost center responsibility, a partner in two global law firms and a law firm senior executive.

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Laura Saklad

Chief Operations Officer, Orrick

Laura Saklad is Orrick’s Chief Operations Officer. In this role she works closely with the firm’s Board and Management Committee to execute the firm’s strategy. She is responsible for leading and directing all operational functions of the firm.

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Stephen Bay

Vice Chairman

Stephen Bay is a trusted real estate advisor to many of the most acclaimed professional service firms and industry-leading corporations in the Western U.S. With 37 years of experience, he has represented hundreds of tenants in successful lease transactions totaling over 25 million square feet of space.


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Spencer Levy

Global Chief Client Officer & Senior Economic Advisor, CBRE

Spencer Levy is the Global Chief Client Officer and Senior Economic Advisor for CBRE, the largest commercial real estate firm in the world. Spencer leads a team of Global Client Care professionals around the world who are responsible for account management and client experience programs designed to ensure seamless client execution across business lines and geographies, with the goal of consistently delivering exceptional client outcomes. Spencer will focus on both top Occupier and Investor clients.

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