The former director of career services at Belmont University's College of Law has turned down the entrepreneurial path, launching a consulting firm aiming to help lawyers and law firms with recruitment, business development and career counseling services.
With Levy Legal Consulting, Claudia Levy also wants to run clerkship and summer associate programs for law students and provide HR training and policy development for smaller firms.
“Legal professionals have never faced tougher circumstances in attracting and retaining not only profitable clients, but also top attorneys,” Levy said. “It’s a crowded marketplace, with more lawyers in the field, greater pricing pressures, and new technology constantly shaping the face of the industry. My objective is to make the practice of law more efficient, more effective, and flexible enough to successfully adapt to a continually changing world.”
A former medical malpractice litigator at Wilkes & McHugh, Levy also directed client relations for Counsel On Call before joining the then-start-up Belmont University College of Law in the spring of 2011.
The backers of Jumpstart Foundry have shuffled the incubator's leadership by bringing in recently named Solidus Principal Chris Poole to be managing director and having COO David Ledgerwood move into an entrepreneur-in-residence role. Poole joined Solidus in 2012 after working at The Work Institute for more than three years.
The moves are intended to sharpen cohort companies' financial focus and get more of them to a revenue-producing stage more quickly. Ben McIntyre at SouthernAlpha writes that Ledgerwood, who joined Jumpstart early last year, also will build a faculty residence team.
Management consulting group Compass Executives has launched a division to help area business leaders better get to grips with doing business around the world by offering everything from cross-cultural team assessments and marketing tips to export advice. The Compass Global Strategies effort is being led by Cristina Allen, who spent the better part of a decade at Ajax Turner and last year began working with the state on Latin American trade initiatives.
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