Legal directory consulting
As a former editor of Chambers USA (2008-2010), Tom has unique insight into the stresses and strains of the legal directory research process. While at Chambers and Partners, he supervised key chapters across all of the major guides. He understands what organisations such as Chambers are looking for and how to provide it.
Over the past eight years, Tom has advised a range of leading domestic and international law firms on submission content, research strategy and interview technique. He has successfully assisted firms with achieving their legal directory goals in the US, UK, Europe and across Asia-Pacific.
Tom’s services range from providing critical analysis of previous submissions with the aim of improving rankings, to editing submission drafts, to easing the administrative burden on marketing departments by drafting submissions and arranging interviews himself. This entails liaising with business development managers and heads of department to ensure that a firm presents the most effective picture of its skill set and the expertise of its lawyers. He is also skilled at writing award nominations.
Tom’s clients greatly value his knowledge, pragmatism and dedication to achieving their goals. Good communication lies at the heart of legal directory marketing and that is what he provides.
Please contact Tom to discuss his rates.
“Tom has been a tremendous support to us with our myriad legal directory submissions. His friendly, professional approach is superb. He applies his considerable experience and insights to great effect, both in helping produce impactful submissions and, if you wish, managing the process from research to interview.”
(Gareth Pezzack, Head of Marketing – Eversheds LLP)
“Tom adds value to every project he touches. His advice while editor of Chambers USA helped me understand the Chambers process and increase the effectiveness of my firm’s submissions. As a consultant, his candid feedback, strategic insight and deft touch with senior partners were instrumental in our campaign to secure top rankings and enhance the firm’s national and international reputation.”
(Charles “Chuck” Wilkins, Practice Group Coordinator – Venable LLP)
“Tom provided excellent insight, advice, and editorial comment to assist in streamlining my firm’s background submissions and accomplishments. His insight and strategy was invaluable for purposes of understanding the true desires/interests of the reader.”
(Charles “Chuck” M. Asmar, Partner – Asmar, Schor & McKenna, PLLC)
“Tom has spoken to my team in the US as a whole as well as providing a few practice specific one-on-ones. He is able to effectively translate his experience as an Editor for Chambers into practical advice on working with that publication and writing compelling submissions.”
(Kip Guthrie, US Director, Practice & Industry Marketing – DLA Piper LLP US)
“Thomas has been a wonderful valued resource who applies both his expertise and his practical approach to addressing whatever assignment he undertakes. A terrific asset!”
(Yolanda Cartusciello, Director of Marketing – Debevoise & Plimpton LLP)