Congratulations to my friend, and former client, Jeff Carr. Jeff is launching a new service offering, and I’ll talk about that in a moment. Jeff practiced the elusive art of prevention for 21 years as the General Counsel of FMC Technologies. He might balk at my use of the word art, since Jeff is best known for his innovative use of technology in a law department context, and as an early champion of alternative fee arrangements. But as I wrote about here when Jeff “retired” last year, I believe Jeff’s judgment and leadership skills were essential for any of that innovation to take hold. And in my opinion those same people skills will be Jeff’s true calling card as he moves into a service provider role.
Jeff is creating a “prevention practice” at law firm Valorem Law Group under the moniker “ValoremNext.” I suspect Jeff’s advice and counsel will be uniquely valuable to new GCs, or laterally placed GCs who seek a partner on a change management undertaking. I’ll find out more on Jeff’s upcoming road show. He has created a complimentary one hour program for in-house attorneys, to be held in Houston (Oct 28), Chicago (Nov. 12), and Silicon Valley (Nov. 17). For more information or to register, email Jeff: Jeffrey.firstname.lastname@example.org