Miriam Herman

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

Miriam is a Blaqwell partner who joined the Firm in September 2003. She leads Blaqwell’s Washington, DC practice and serves both large law firms and corporate legal departments.

Miriam’s work spans issues of strategy, mergers and acquisitions, profitability improvement, talent, organizational effectiveness, and governance.

Some of her Blaqwell engagements include a broad-based strategic and organizational review for a large national law firm; a transatlantic law firm merger; an East Coast strategy study for a leading California law firm; a litigation strategy study for a top DC law firm; a redesign of the associate talent model for a leading global firm; a European strategy engagement for a leading international law firm; and an organizational improvement initiative for a financial institution’s legal and compliance department.

Prior to joining Blaqwell, Miriam was an Associate Principal at McKinsey & Company, where she worked from 1994 – 2003. While there, she led consulting engagements across a broad range of service companies, consumer-oriented businesses, and government entities.

Miriam created and led McKinsey’s legal industry practice, serving a number of leading law firms on strategic and organizational issues. Her law firm engagements covered a range of topics including US strategy, international strategy, profit improvement, and governance.

She also served corporate General Counsels, CFOs, and Human Resource officers extensively on organizational improvement initiatives. More generally, Miriam was a leader in the organization practice on issues including improving corporate center effectiveness and efficiency, winning the “War for Talent,” and enhancing performance ethic.

Miriam received her Juris Doctor from the Yale Law School in 1993. She was the recipient of Yale Law School’s John Fletcher Caskey Prize. After law school, she clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She received her BA in Economics from Yale University in 1988, graduating summa cum laude with distinction in Economics. Miriam worked as a Business Analyst at McKinsey between 1988 and 1990.