Our Partners

David Barnard

David Barnard

Telephone: 1.646.746.8088
Fax: 1.646.349.4948
Email: david.barnard@blaqwell.com
Education: University of Witwatersrand (B.Sc., LLB), South Africa

Blaqwell’s founding partner David Barnard advises leading law firms across the globe including many of the largest US and international law firms – leveraging his more than 10 years in legal consulting and his experience as Head of Linklaters’ North American Operations and co-founder of Linklaters’ International Finance Practice.  He is a frequent speaker on the evolution of the legal industry and for ten years was a lecturer at Columbia Law School, where he taught “The Anatomy of Large Law Firms”.

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Miriam Herman

Miriam Herman

Telephone: 1.646.746.8088
Fax: 1.646.349.4948
Email: miriam.herman@blaqwell.com
Education: Yale University
Yale Law School

Blaqwell partner Miriam Herman has been advising leading US law firms and general counsel since the 1990s when she founded McKinsey & Company’s Law Firm practice.  A graduate of Yale Law School and a 20-year business consultant, she brings a deep understanding of best practices in the professional service and the corporate sectors and a highly analytical approach to her engagements which span issues of strategy, mergers, talent, governance, and profitability improvement.

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Mark Shapiro

Mark Shapiro

Telephone: 1.646.746.8088
Fax: 1.646.349.4948
Email: mark.shapiro@blaqwell.com
Education: Oxford University
Harvard Business School

Blaqwell Partner Mark Shapiro is one of the leading advisors to professional service firms.  A former McKinsey & Company Director (senior partner) and 20-year consultant, Mark was a leader in McKinsey’s Global Financial Institutions Practice and its market-leading Organization Practice; and spearheaded much of McKinsey’s work for professional service firms, including law firms, money managers, PR firms, and executive search firms among others.  Mark’s law firm practice spans issues of strategy, organization, and operations.  He has served more than 30 AmLaw 100 law firms including several of the New York elite and a number of the highest profile national firms.

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