McGlinchey News Release
McGlinchey Announces New Governance Structure, Policy Committee MembersRead Time: 2 mins
McGlinchey Stafford is pleased to announce that it has updated the structure of its governing committees, and announces the new composition of its executive Policy Committee.
“The firm has undergone significant succession planning over recent years as part of our Vision Plan,” said Michael Ferachi, Managing Member. “A core component of that plan involves developing multi-generational, diverse, and dynamic leadership firm-wide. Revisiting our committee structure, membership, and leadership encourages new ideas and promotes involvement and growth.”
This updated governance structure supports the firm’s McGlincheyForward initiative, which aims to equip the firm to face the rapidly changing legal industry, respond to clients’ needs, and focus on internal operations and culture for the next five years and beyond.
Of McGlinchey’s 14 committees, 8 have new chairs in 2021. The firm has also implemented term limits for committee leaders and members, which has resulted in committee membership being expanded and increased.
Leading this change are the members of the firm’s Policy Committee, a diverse group tasked with governing the firm and helping it evolve to capitalize on opportunities in business and legal landscape. Policy Committee members are:
- Mark Edelman
- Michael Ferachi
- Kim Israel
- Kelly Lipinski
- Deirdre McGlinchey
- Drew Patty
- Anthony Rollo
- Robert Savoie
Reflecting the firm’s commitment to the future of law, McGlinchey is proud that as of 2021, not only is our Policy Committee 50% diverse, but 47% of our office managing members are also diverse.
Comprising equity members spanning the firm’s practice areas and geographic footprint, the Policy Committee sets the firm’s direction and leads implementation of dynamic new initiatives, ranging from investments in technology infrastructure to improving equity and inclusion through efforts such as Mansfield certification, and implementing a robust remote work policy in response to the COVID pandemic. Other recent initiatives include the launch of the Wellness Works initiative, Uplift (McGlinchey’s women’s initiative), and the “Defense in Depth” cybersecurity program to combat ransomware attacks, to name a few.
“I am grateful for the flexibility members of the McGlinchey family have demonstrated as we have endeavored in recent years to reimagine our governing structure to fit the growth we have planned for the near term,” Michael said. “We have talked a lot recently about skating to where the puck is going, and these changes to our committee framework position us well to support our clients’ and employees’ needs in the future.”