San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Paul Smith - Chairman of Eversheds LLP will be speaking on his career journey and share his tips for creating a successful career.
- Learn what it takes to make it within the law
- How he climbed the corporate ladder
- The advise he would give himself if he was starting out today
- Find out the attributes required to lead a global business.
- Ask questions
- Network with Paul during the networking period
Presented by Paul Smith
(Chairman Eversheds LLP)
Paul is the Chairman of Eversheds , environmental lawyer and litigator and has defended a number of multinational companies over the years in relation to criminal investigations in the UK, Europe and North America. Paul is a recognised expert on law firm partnering and convergence, pioneering the concept as client partner for DuPont more than ten years ago. Paul has over 28 years’ experience as a successful entrepreneurial lawyer with a track record of developing new strategies to engage international clients.
He represented Eversheds to become the first international law firm to join the DuPont Legal Model. Paul negotiated the agreement for Eversheds to become the sole law firm provider for Tyco in EMEA to replace 285 existing firms. In 2008, Paul was awarded Legal Business Magazine UK’s “Lawyer of the Year”. In 2010, Paul conceived, designed and launched Eversheds Consulting; a new successful model to support in-house legal departments.
Paul is a regular speaker at international conferences on topics related to the management of in-house legal departments. He has a long track record of advising international clients in major crises; ranging from environmental and health and safety disasters, price fixing, fraud, bribery and corruption. Paul is an expert on international compliance and records retention, he recently gave evidence in legal proceedings in New York in a $1 billion claim, as the English expert in health and safety law. Author of the Eversheds’ Guides: “Law Of Europe"," How to be an International Lawyer" and "Legal Drafting in English.” Paul was elected as a member of the Eversheds Board for over 10 years, overseeing the transformation of the firm from a domestic to an international player.
Paul’s other responsibilities include: Member of the European Supervisory Board of an international chemical company, Visiting Professor at Nottingham Law School, Chair of Governors of Richmond House Preparatory School. Professional puppeteer performing at many theatres, art festivals and cabaret venues in Europe, China and Russia.
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