NextGen Legal

The Platinum Rule With James Goodnow

NextGen Legal Podcast Episode 4: The Platinum Rule With James Goodnow

Our guest James Goodnow epitomizes the next generation of legal industry leaders. Assuming the role of Managing Partner of a top Phoenix firm at the age of 36, James set on a path to lead the firm into an increasingly bright future. We discuss why and how he and his team at Fennemore were able to accomplish significant growth and maintain industry-leading retention rates during and emerging from a global pandemic. From the years-long advanced planning and foundation-setting to criteria for assessing acquisition candidates to the organizational awareness required for successful growth, James was candid about what it has taken to accomplish firm goals and what it will take going forward. Plus, we discuss how the platinum rule might be the key to leading multiple generations of professionals in a changing world.

Referenced in this episode:
The Rise and Fall of Dewey & LeBeouf, A documentary by Bloomberg Law (What not to do…)
Build for Tomorrow by Jason Feifer
Competitive Advantage: Creating and Sustaining Superior Performance by Michael Porter
The Competitive Strategy: Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors by Michael Porter
The Lean Startup by Eric Ries