Thinking Like A Client: What Every Associate Should Know

Author
Zach McGee Jonathan Gottlieb
Date
December 01, 2013
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Law schools and law firms devote substantial time and resources to teaching law students and junior lawyers how to “Think Like A Lawyer.” But succeeding in a law firm environment also requires you to “Think Like A Client” so that your clients will like and respect you, and ideally, want to hire you again and again.

Speakers, veteran in-house lawyers with substantial experience hiring and working with law firm associates at all levels, provide sage advice on what you should be doing – and what you should not be doing – to put your best foot forward when working with your in-house counsel clients.

Speakers:

Jonathan Gottlieb, Executive Vice President, Legal Affairs, Fox Entertainment Group, Los Angeles, CA

Zach McGee, Senior Vice President, Business Affairs, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Los Angeles, CA

Jonathan manages a team of lawyers responsible for drafting and negotiating license agreement for the distribution of Fox’s television and film content worldwide. Prior to that, Jonathan was Senior Vice President, Litigation, at Fox where he handled all manner of legal problems faced by Fox's film, television, and Internet properties. He clerked for the Honorable Roger J. Miner of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and, before joining Fox in 2004, was Counsel in the Appellate and Litigation groups at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.Zach leads worldwide business affairs for Sony’s home entertainment division. Before moving to Sony, he was the Senior Vice President, Head of Business & Legal Affairs at Miramax, a leading independent film and television studio. Before joining Miramax, Zach was a Vice President, Legal Affairs, with NBC Universal, Inc. Prior to moving in-house, he was an associate with Davis Polk. Zach clerked for the Honorable Michael B. Mukasey, Chief Judge, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, and he received his Masters of Business Administration from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Zach also has taught negotiation ethics for lawyers as an Adjunct Professor at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University.

Zach leads worldwide business affairs for Sony’s home entertainment division. Before moving to Sony, he was the Senior Vice President, Head of Business & Legal Affairs at Miramax, a leading independent film and television studio. Before joining Miramax, Zach was a Vice President, Legal Affairs, with NBC Universal, Inc. Prior to moving in-house, he was an associate with Davis Polk. Zach clerked for the Honorable Michael B. Mukasey, Chief Judge, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, and he received his Masters of Business Administration from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Zach also has taught negotiation ethics for lawyers as an Adjunct Professor at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University.

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