Legal Industry Expert Tom Baldwin Joining Fireman & Company as Partner

Fireman & Company

Experienced executive to join leading consultancy focused on comprehensive law firm service delivery

New York, February 16, 2016 Fireman & Company, a leading management consulting firm for law firms and corporate legal departments, announced today its newest Partner, Tom Baldwin. Baldwin is a globally recognized thought leader and innovator in practice and knowledge management (KM). He previously served as CIO or CKO for leading Am Law 100 firms Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP; Reed Smith LLP; and Sheppard, Mullin, Richter, & Hampton LLP.

 

Baldwin adds his expertise to Fireman & Company’s growing service delivery optimization practice, which focuses on boosting law firm differentiation and profitability. He will lead KM, pricing, legal project management (LPM) and process improvement engagements.

 

Throughout his 20+ year career, Baldwin has built and led teams that have improved law firm efficiency and profitability. His track record is one of proven successes, helping firms win profitable work and differentiate themselves from their competition.

 

Baldwin, who received his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California, has served on several industry advisory boards and regularly presents at and chairs international and domestic conferences on emerging legal market trends. In 2013, he was named in the inaugural National Law Journal “50 Business of Law Trailblazers & Pioneers”. In January 2016, under the guidance of Baldwin and his team, Cadwalader became the first US law firm to win the prestigious Nielsen Norman Group Intranet Design Annual Award.

 

“We are extremely enthusiastic about Tom’s decision to join the Fireman & Company team and help our clients optimize service delivery and create competitive advantage,” stated Joshua Fireman, Fireman & Company’s founder and president. “Led by Tom’s expertise in the areas of strategic KM, LPM, and practice management, we can now deliver a comprehensive suite of management, technology, and adoption planning services focused on law firm service delivery.”

 

Baldwin commented: “I retained Fireman & Company at Cadwalader and Reed Smith and have always been impressed by their industry expertise as well as their ability to deliver.  They understand lawyers and the management ‘IQ’ they bring to law firm engagements is unique. I admire Fireman & Company’s professional ethics and their corporate culture. Most of all, this is a company that has attracted and retained a team of unbelievably smart, accomplished professionals – I’m excited about the ways we can innovate together.”

 

Baldwin will begin work from New York City as of March 7th and plans a move back to California this summer to help bolster the Fireman & Company’s West Coast presence. He can be contacted at tom.baldwin@firemanco.com and 877.787.7817.

 

For more information about the entire Fireman & Company team, please visit www.firemanco.com.