Taft Chairman and Managing Partner Bob Hicks and Chief Strategy Officer Ann Rainhart were interviewed for the article, “The Pandemic Has Catalyzed Big Law's Embrace of Localized Leadership,” published by The American Lawyer on Feb. 1.
In the article, Hicks and Rainhart discuss Taft’s longstanding “decentralized” and “headquarter-free” approach to firmwide leadership that many firms are now opting for among frequently changing local COVID-19 restrictions.
Rainhart says that the advantages of a localized management structure are numerous, “ … including the ability to acquaint the firm to local clients, create ties with regional law schools, establish goodwill with the community through pro bono work and attract lateral talent looking for a broader platform.”
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Hicks focuses his practice on complex business and commercial transactions, private equity and venture capital transactions, mergers and acquisitions, structured financings, business advisory services, and structural tax matters.
Rainhart guides the firm in determining and articulating its vision, identifying market opportunities, and executing innovative strategies to influence enterprise-wide cultural and operational shifts.