Altman Weil provides management consulting services exclusively to legal organizations. Our clients include law firms, law departments, governmental legal offices and legal vendors of all sizes and types throughout North America, the U.K. and abroad.
We offer a broad range of consulting services backed by forty years of experience in the industry.
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Practice Group Management
- Management & Governance
- Law Firm Finance
- Alternative Fee Arrangements
- Turnarounds and Crisis Management
- Law Firm Succession Planning
- Marketing and Business Development
- Client Surveys and Interviews
- Leadership Development & Performance Management
- Training Programs
- Law Department Structure and Performance
- Law Department Cost Control
- Outside Counsel Management
- Law Department Client Service and Satisfaction
- Career Management and Professional Development in Law Departments
- Managing the Global Law Department
- Key Person Coaching
- Legal Project Management Training
- Business Development Training and Coaching
- Government Legal Offices
- Paralegals and Paralegal Programs
- Executive Search Services
- Market Research
- Custom Surveys and Benchmarking
- Legal Vendor Advisory Services
- Altman Weil Speakers Bureau
WARD BOWER, 1947 – 2016
It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of our partner and friend Ward Bower. He died September 28th of a sudden heart attack.
Ward Bower was a pioneer in the field of law firm management consulting. He joined Altman Weil in 1975 when the profession was in its infancy and built an unparalleled career over four decades as an advisor to hundreds of law firms, including some of the largest firms in the world.
Trained as a lawyer, Ward was a natural strategist who applied his deep intelligence and unremitting intellectual curiosity to the emerging discipline of the business of law. He was one of the foremost thinkers in the profession whose articles were published in every major legal media outlet in the United States. He keynoted meetings at bar associations and law schools around the world, and his comments on the law firm market appeared regularly in the legal and business press.
Ward took the job personally. He cared about each of his clients and invested the full force of his knowledge and experience in their success. He was a teacher and mentor to young consultants, and was unfailingly generous in using his vast network of friends and colleagues to make connections for others who needed his help.