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Jenner & Block Managing Partner Terrence J. Truax spoke at the inaugural Big Law Business Summit, a gathering of what sponsor Bloomberg BNA called the legal industry’s “most influential thinkers and practitioners.” The daylong event provided an inside look at the “game-changing trends and technologies that are revolutionizing the delivery of legal services, with in-depth interviews, panel discussions, case studies, Q&A sessions and more,” according to Bloomberg. Mr. Truax spoke on a panel called “Innovation - New Models for Differentiation,” which focused on how law firms can differentiate their brand and business from competitors. He identified three areas of focus for Jenner & Block: alternative staffing, technology and project management. A summary of the innovation discussion can be found here. An article in Forbes titled “Bloomberg BNA's Big Law Business Summit: 6 Things You Should Know About Today's Legal Market” referenced Mr. Truax’s discussion of how the firm has, in the contributor’s words, focused on “internalizing, perfecting and effectuating project management as legal work continues to unbundle.” The Summit was held on July 15, 2015, in New York.
Mr. Truax, a 27-year veteran at Jenner & Block, has been the firm’s managing partner since May 2014. He has served on the firm’s leadership committees since 2007 and previously co-chaired the Patent Litigation and Counseling Practice. As managing partner, he continues to maintain an international practice, counseling blue-chip and emerging companies in the United States, Asia and Europe.