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William T.Garcia

Chief Practice Innovation OfficerWilliam.Garcia@ThompsonHine.com
Washington, D.C.

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William T.Garcia

Chief Practice Innovation Officer
  • Quoted in “PREDICTIVE POWER; Law firms are developing analytics tools to add a quantitative edge to their advice. But AI-powered predictions don’t come easy.,” The American Lawyer, June 1, 2022
  • Featured, “In Predictive Analytics Market, Law Firms See a Space of Their Own,” Legaltech News, May 2022
  • Co-author, “Software: Pencils, Not Panaceas,” Litigation, Vol. 48, No. 3, (Spring 2022), American Bar Association (available online at www.americanbar.org)
  • Contributor, The Power of Legal Project Management: A Practical Handbook, Second Edition, American Bar Association, November 2021
  • Featured, “3 Ways Firms Can Benefit From Data They Already Have,” Law360, September 9, 2021
  • Featured, “Legalweek 2020: Change Management – How to Get Lawyers and Staff to Buy-In to Change,” Legal Talk Network, Podcast, February 2020
  • Featured, “Change Of Heart: How Attorneys Can Get Buy-In For Big Ideas,” Law360, February 2020
  • Featured throughout, “3 Tips For Finding The Right Fee Arrangement,” Law360, June 6, 2017
  • Co-author, “Proper Litigation Budgeting Delivers True Value to Clients,” New York Law Journal, April 13, 2015
  • Author, “Relationships with Inside Counsel” and co-author, “The Care & Feeding of Inside Counsel,” Rantings of a Partner … and Pushback from the Associate, Greenwald, Bart (Ed.), American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, 2011 (available online at www.americanbar.org)
  • “Tips for Becoming the Trusted Outside Counsel,” Sound Advice Podcast Series, Section of Litigation, American Bar Association, April 2010 (available online at www.americanbar.org)
  • “Top 10 Things Law Firms Should Know (But Don’t Seem to Know) About Their Clients,” In-House Litigator, Vol. 23, No. 1 (Fall 2008), American Bar Association (available online at www.americanbar.org)
  • “The Care and Feeding of Inside Counsel,” Litigation, Vol. 31, No. 2, Winter 2005, American Bar Association (available online at www.americanbar.org)
  • “Legal Project Management: Providing Value for In-House Law Departments,” Association of Corporate Counsel – National Capital Region (ACC NCR), June 30, 2020
  • “Kickstarting Your Firm’s Practice Innovation Initiative,” True Value Partnering Institute, 2020 Business of Law Virtual Value Summit, April 15, 2020
  • “Change Management: How to Get Lawyers and Staff to Buy-In to Change,” 2020 Legal Business Strategy (LegalWeek) Conference, February 4-5, 2020 and Podcast
  • “How to Use Value-Based Fees,” 2017 ACC Legal Operations Conference, June 4-6, 2017
  • “Legal Industry Pressures, Operational Efficiency and Pricing Strategies,” Nimble Legal Forum, October 25, 2017
  • “Applying Legal Project Management – Case Studies in Getting Lawyer Buy-In,” Practicing Law Institute, Project Management for Lawyers 2015, January 22, 2015
  • “What Does 2020 Look Like? e-Lawyering and the Future of Legal Work,” American Bar Association, Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession, Minority Counsel Program, May 14-16, 2014
  • “Using Value-Based Fees to Strengthen Client-Firm Relationships,” American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Section Annual Conference, April 25, 2013
  • “New Partner Session: Working With In-House Counsel,” American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, New Partner and In-House Counsel Conference, March 3, 2012
  • “Outside Counsel Management,” Association of Corporate Counsel, 2012 Corporate Counsel University
  • “Re-evaluating Law Firm Economics and What Drives Profitability in Today’s Economy,” Legal Marketing Association, Senior Marketer’s Summit, April 4, 2011
  • “On the Horizon – The Slow Motion Revolution,” 9th Annual Premier Legal Practice & Risk Management Conference, March 3-5, 2010
  • “Gun-Jumping: Pitfalls, Uncertainties and Solutions,” American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law, 2006 spring meeting
  • “Dealing with the Media: Right, Wrong & Otherwise,” Association of Corporate Counsel, 2005 annual meeting
  • “Antitrust Law Primer for Small Department Practitioners,” Association of Corporate Counsel, 2002 annual meeting
  • Selected to Law360’s Legal Industry Editorial Advisory Board, 2021, 2022
  • Accredited Legal Project Manager, True Value Partnering Institute, 2020
  • Fellow, College of Law Practice Management, 2016

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association: Standing Committee on Membership (Chair, 2019-2022; Member, 2016-2019); Presidential Working Group on Task Based Billing Codes (Chair, 2017-2018); ABA Section of Litigation: Membership & Marketing (Chair, 2018-2020), former Council Member, Managing Director, Chair Corporate Counsel Committee
  • Associate Editor, Litigation magazine, since 2004

Community Activities

  • College of Law Practice Management, Trustee (2019-2022)
  • Washington Office on Latin America, Director (2014-2018)

Education

  • The University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1983
  • Harvard University, A.B., 1980,
    magna cum laude
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Languages

  • Spanish