Cadence Counsel is proud to announce former Trustpoint One Senior Director, Monique Burt Williams, as its new CEO.
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Monique Burt Williams, new CEO of Cadence Counsel. (Photo: Business Wire)
"I am honored and excited to lead Cadence Counsel, particularly through these uncertain times," said Monique Burt Williams. "The legal industry - built almost entirely on precedent - now navigates unprecedented waters. For many lawyers and corporations alike, it's either sink or swim. Thousands of attorneys have been furloughed or otherwise displaced, while in-house law departments are burdened more heavily than ever to deliver swift, on-demand access to buoyant, cost-conscious solutions. I recognize that Cadence Counsel is in a position to provide immediate help, and I want to be a part of that. I am energized by what we will do together."
Monique formerly worked for a prominent boutique litigation firm in Minneapolis and was subsequently asked to join the legal division of the Outsourcing & Cnsulting Group (OCG) at Kelly Services, one of the largest staffing companies in the world. There, she created a consulting practice to address the unique concerns of corporate law departments, including legal operations and administration, playbook development and outside counsel management, cost containment, permanent and interim search, talent development, diversity and inclusion initiatives, and remote workforce management. Immediately prior to joining Cadence Counsel, Monique directed national business and strategy development for Trustpoint One, the largest privately held legal outsourcing providers in the country.
"We are thrilled to have Monique join our team. Given our national footprint covering a dozen locations stateside, we are truly a best-in-class legal recruiting team, servicing at the highest levels our clients' legal recruiting and staffing needs. From Lateral Link, focusing on law firm partner and associate placement, to Bridgeline Solutions, handling substantial document reviews and interim staffing, we have added an integral piece to the puzzle with Monique running Cadence Counsel, which will leverage our existing resources and her expertise to provide even stronger services and capabilities for our corporate clients," said Michael Allen, CEO of Lateral Link.
Monique holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, where she graduated with Honors, and a J.D. from the Indiana University (News - Alert) Mauer School of Law (Order of the Barristers). She studied International Business Transactions at the Université de Paris - Panthéon-Sorbonne in Paris, France.
CADENCE COUNSEL'S COVID-19 BRIDGE PROGRAM
In light of the coronavirus pandemic, and together with Lateral Link (Michael Allen, Founder & CEO) and Bridgeline Solutions (Craig Brown, CEO), Cadence Counsel will match temporarily displaced attorneys with corporations that are managing increased work streams. Cadence Counsel's COVID-19 Bridge Program will also offer 20 hours of outplacement assistance per attorney to those companies that have made the difficult decision to furlough members of their legal teams. Both options are being offered on a complimentary basis.
"Here, we have an opportunity to infuse the legal market with the services of elite and diverse interim counsel at a time when multi-lensed creativity, enhanced productivity, and business continuity are needed the most. There are Harvard Law School graduates with AmLaw 200 and/or significant in-house experience who are willing to offer their services in direct response to the pandemic. The outpouring has been just extraordinary. By applying to the COVID-19 Bridge Program, corporations can position themselves to gain access to world-class legal services from distinguished counsel across the country, free of charge. These are, indeed, unprecedented times," said new Cadence Counsel CEO Monique Burt Williams.
ABOUT CADENCE COUNSEL
Our in-house division, Cadence Counsel, is proud to be a certified Women's Business Enterprise with over a dozen offices stateside and abroad. Our recruiting team, comprised of former practicing attorneys, places top candidates in the legal departments of Fortune 500 companies, sports franchises, technology organizations, public utilities, and more. We are full service and assist our in-house clients with both permanent and hourly placements. Our clients see us as a valued partner who reduces the risk and time involved in the hiring process. Additionally, we help reduce outside legal spend by staffing on an hourly basis. Our candidates are top-tier attorneys with an average of 7+ years of AmLaw 200 firm, in-house, and government experience.
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