National Law Journal, Jan. 2, 2014 — Bingham Chairman and CEO Jay Zimmerman has been named one of National Law Journal’s Legal Business Trailblazers & Pioneers.
The list recognizes those individuals who have facilitated and embraced the changing ways in which law firms conduct business, and have proven to be groundbreaking thinkers in the field. The NLJ highlighted Zimmerman’s initial pioneering spirit to diversify the firm’s clients and geographical presence in 1994, during an uncertain financial period.
“I was fortunate to be able to build a consensus to set out on a new course,” Zimmerman explained.
This strategy expanded regional practices, resulting in the now 14 global offices, and achieved a higher practice diversification to offer clients. Zimmerman believes in integration and that constantly assessing what makes sense for clients will drive growth. He explained to NLJ that the industry remains in the midst of some radical changes, the result of technological advancement and flow of information.
“We need to continue to deliver quality, but we also need to be better business people because clients expect firms to also be efficient,” Zimmerman said.