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.
Former Senate majority leader Tom Daschle has joined with law firm Baker Donelson to form The Daschle Group, a new public policy advisory group, the firm announced today.
Daschle noted the legacy of former majority leader Howard Baker, a former principal in the firm, in a release.
"Launching The Daschle Group in affiliation with Baker Donelson gives us the opportunity to provide first-class strategic counsel with the support of one of our nation's leading law firms," said Daschle. "Baker Donelson was built on the promise of practical solutions to modern day problems, and I am thrilled that The Daschle Group will be in a position to continue this important legacy."
The group will be located in Baker Donelson's D.C. offices.
Daschle was first elected to the senate in 1978 and served until 2004, when he was defeated by John Thune.
"Baker Donelson is committed to continuing Senator Baker's legacy of respectful discourse, principled compromise, bipartisanship and finding practical solutions to difficult public policy challenges facing the nation," said Scott Campbell, managing shareholder of the D.C. office and president of the Howard Baker Forum. "As a friend and colleague of the late Senator Baker, Senator Daschle shares that commitment to bipartisanship and brings a deep knowledge of the Congress to serve a wide range of clients."
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