International law firm seconding to a well-known retail bank
A law firm client came to LOD to help resource a secondment request from the GC of a key client. The client was facing a “pinch point” in their commercial in-house team and needed an extra pair of hands to help with the overflow.
We found an LOD lawyer who was an alumnus of the law firm. The firm provided him to the client supported by the firm’s systems and processes, as well as a direct line to the client relationship partner. The LOD lawyer was able to retain his connection with the firm, as well as carrying on doing specialist work on his terms (he finished co-authoring a book that had proved difficult to complete prior to joining LOD).
The assignment ended when ‘business as usual’ resumed and a senior lawyer was no longer required. A great example of a law firm showing a key client they are committed to being innovative to help solve their problems.
Law firm said:
“Our client is delighted with the results and we have further cemented ourselves in that client relationship as a consequence.”