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Kent M. Zimmermann

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Phone: (312) ***-****  
Email: z***@***.com
Local Address:  Chicago , Illinois , United States
Zeughauser Group LLC
5482 Wilshire Blvd. #1579
Los Angeles , California 90036
United States

Company Description: At Zeughauser Group, Jerry's practice focuses on strategic initiatives, including firm combinations and strategic growth planning at the firm-wide, office, and...   more

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  • J.D.
    Illinois Institute of Technology's Chicago-Kent Law School
  • Washington University
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Acritas | On Content Strategy, 30 July 2015 [cached]
We've seen a lot of interest in this Bloomberg Law interview between Lee Pacchia and Zeughauser Group's Kent Zimmermann on how DLA Piper became the highest grossing law firm in the United States in just nine years.
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Zeughauser Group Partner Kent ..., 10 Nov 2014 [cached]
Zeughauser Group Partner Kent Zimmerman, in a presentation to the Legal Marketing Association of Texas, said that more national and Magic Circle firms are seeking to enter the Houston market and that those law firms are able to pay potential lateral hires double or even triple their compensation packages in order to lure them away. Zimmerman said that even though Texas managing partners tell him that their firms are doing well, they are clearly worried that they cannot compete with the competition. "You see it on their faces. They feel the weight of the world on their shoulders because they are losing their top talent," he said. "They can't afford to keep up and triple the pay of their lawyers." Revenues and rates for the largest law firms are up more than four percent during the first half of 2014 and lawyer productivity is up for the first time since 2011, but not all firms are witnessing the benefits, he said. Zimmerman noted that revenue per lawyer at Thompson & Knight has jumped 18 percent since 2008. Bracewell & Giuliani and Vinson & Elkins have witnessed revenue jumps of 12 percent. Despite those increases, Zimmerman said that too many law firms still have many unproductive equity partners who are weighing negatively on firm profits. He said firms that discard less profitable practice areas, even if it means shrinking the size of the firm, will be the winners. If law firms such as V&E, Baker Botts and Norton Rose Fulbright want to grow stronger and more competitive with national firms such as Latham & Watkins, Kirkland & Ellis and Sidley Austin, Zimmerman said, they need to "cancel out underperforming lawyers." Zimmerman said there is a growing disparity in compensation between equity and non-equity partners at larger firms. Equity partners now earn an average of $1 million a year, while non-equity partners' compensation is about $340,000 annually. In an interesting twist, compensation for corporate law firm partners in Dallas has actually declined 17 percent in recent years, he said. The reason, he said, is that a dozen or more mid-market firms have opened shop in Dallas, causing the average annual partner compensation to drop.
Contact Us, 8 Dec 2014 [cached]
Kent Zimmermann
Kent Zimmermann
What’s New / Best Practices | Wicker Park Group - Client Feedback for Law Firms and other Professional Service Firms, 18 June 2008 [cached]
The Wicker Park Group announced today that Martindale-Hubbell selected Wicker Park Group founding partner Kent Zimmermann to lead a Counsel to Counsel Forum about intellectual property in Boston this fall. The forum is titled Maximizing Your Assets: Building, Managing and Defending Your Intellectual Property Portfolio.
Kent Zimmermann, 2 Oct 2014 [cached]
Kent Zimmermann
Kent Zimmermann
As a former general counsel and chief executive officer, Kent counsels the leaders of top-ranked global, international, national, regional, and specialty firms on the challenges and opportunities they face, in an increasingly competitive industry, as a result of the internationalization, consolidation, specialization, and segmentation of the market for legal services. He specializes in law firm mergers and other combinations (including identifying, evaluating and approaching potential combination partners), strategic growth planning (at the firm-wide, practice, industry sector, and office levels), and client service interviews (to identify, develop, and strengthen key client relationships). As part of this work, he routinely conducts one-on-one, in-person interviews with chief legal officers, managing directors and business unit heads of Fortune 500 and global companies.
He is a contributor to The National Law Journal and appears as a legal analyst on FOX News Channel, FOX Business News Channel, and the Wall Street Journal's WSJ Live. He also appears in a diverse range of print and online media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek,, The American Lawyer Magazine, Am Law Daily, and Reuters. He is a sought-after speaker at law firm retreats and in law firm management committee meetings.
Recent examples of Kent's work include: counseling an international firm in its pursuit of a combination, working with an Am Law 100 firm to identify, evaluate and pursue acquisition targets, firm-wide strategic planning for a leading Am Law 200 firm, practice group planning for a leading global firm, and counseling the leadership of a Fortune 200 energy company legal department on client service and outside counsel management. Kent has also led the development and launch of client service interview programs for three Am Law 10 firms.
Before joining Zeughauser Group, Kent developed and sold two technology companies. He was one of three equity partners who transformed a small start-up, Hubbard One, into one of the fastest-growing private companies in North America, according to Inc. Magazine and Deloitte & Touche. In 2004, on behalf of his partners, he successfully negotiated and led the sale of the business, ultimately to a public company, now known as Thomson Reuters. Subsequently he was appointed chief executive and led the turnaround of New York-based West Legalworks, which became a unit of Thomson Reuters.
Kent is originally from Connecticut.
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