The imminent death of BigLaw has been widely reported, but Josh Kubicki sees it differently.
As a seasoned intrapreneur within the legal vertical, Josh is a firm believer in the capacity of mature organizations to drive innovation and launch new businesses. Drawing from his experience consulting for legal businesses of all shapes and sizes, Josh combines design thinking and Lean startup methodologies to strengthen the organization's innovation platform.
As the Chief Strategy Officer at Seyfarth Shaw, Josh leads market-driven development and growth initiatives for the entire Seyfarth Family. He works closely with the SLC management team on strategy and innovation, particularly in the application of business model design to the evolution of corporate legal buy.
Josh is a recognized expert, thought leader, and entrepreneur within the legal sector, particularly on business of law, future of law, legal innovation, changing competitive landscape and evolution of legal buy practices, with over a decade of experience in designing, launching, and growing new businesses.
Prior to joining Seyfarth Shaw, Josh designed and built sustainable businesses and brands, with focus on emerging models within the legal services market, including legal tech, tech-enabled services, and flexible human capital. As the Founder and President of Legal Transformation Institute, a consulting firm specializing in business design and acceleration, Josh served a clientele ranging from pre-revenue startups and small regional firms to large international firms and global content providers. As an intrapreneurial executive at Adecco, a leading provider of staffing solutions, Josh was one of the first pioneers of the managed document review service model. Josh serves as adjunct faculty at Michigan State University, where he developed design thinking coursework for J.D. candidates. He was named to the Fastcase 50 in 2014 for his work with legal startups.
"The barrier to innovation in legal is not the business model. It's that most incumbents lack the willingness to experiment with something that is already successful. That takes courage."