Ed Wesemann is a consultant specializing in assisting law firms with strategic issues involving market dominance, governance, merger and acquisition and the activities necessary for strategy implementation. Ed is considered to be a leading global expert on law firm strategy and culture and has worked with law firms in the UK, Europe, Africa, China, Australia and New Zealand, and South America as well as the U.S., Canada and Mexico. He is an Of Counsel with Edge International, acknowledged to be one of the strongest boutique management consultancies in the world, and the co-founder of Legal Resource Group, a national recruiter for senior management staff and the creator of comprehensive legal market research that is provided to law firm leaders around the world.
Ed is the author of four books on law firm management including Looking Tall by Standing Next to Short People, Creating Dominance: Winning Strategies for Law Firms, and The First Great Myth of Legal Management is That It Exists. In addition to having published over 100 articles, Ed is a frequent speaker and the author of monthly email messages that are read by thousands of law firm leaders around the world. His blog at www.edwesemann.com includes a searchable archive of all back articles and provides some shorter commentaries that may be of interest.
He holds a Masters of Public Administration degree with Honors from Roosevelt University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Valparaiso University. Ed has served on the adjunct faculties of a number of law and graduate schools of business including the Case Western Reserve School of Law, the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, the Carnegie Mellon School of Public Affairs and the Gordon Institute of Graduate Business School of the University of Pretoria, South Africa.
An avid but mediocre golfer, Ed and his wife Janice live in Savannah, Georgia.