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Association of Distinguished Legal Executives

The Association of Distinguished Legal Executives (ADLE) was created in 2016.  ADLE is comprised of a limited number of distinguished senior legal executives, most of which are corporate General Counsel, Chief Legal Officers, or corporate senior leadership and the remainder of which are law firm Managing Partners, Chairs, senior law firm leadership, or CEO's, Presidents, Managing Partners, or senior executives from other sectors of the legal industry.  


ADLE is a leading legal industry "think tank."  Through private semi-annual meetings and events, virtual programs, practice area roundtables, a collaborative on-line member discussion forum, legal industry surveys, and other thought leadership initiatives and activities, the organization focuses on bringing high-performing legal executives together to have private discussions about challenges and opportunities in the legal industry, to drive legal innovation, to facilitate continuous collaboration and networking, and to educate members about recent developments, trends, and "best practices" with respect to leadership and governance, the legal industry, legal practice areas, and other topics.  


An invitation to participate in ADLE, the only organization of its kind, is an indication that a senior legal executive and his or her organization have achieved remarkable and distinguished excellence in the legal profession, with accomplishments and thought leadership unmatched by most peers.  ADLE provides a refreshing alternative to traditional associations and conferences.


ADLE's current participants include Americold, Ameriprise Financial, Bartlit Beck, Birla Carbon, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Chicago Community Trust, Cineplex, Deloitte, Dentons, Energy Insurance Mutual, Fenway Sports Group/Boston Red Sox, General Dynamics, GTAA, HarperCollins/Harlequin, Kilpatrick Townsend, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Nardello & Co., Pharmascience, Southern Company Gas, TransUnion, TriNet, United Parcel Service, and other companies.  


Membership in ADLE is by invitation only, and there is a limit on the total number of members allowed in ADLE. If you would like to be considered for membership in ADLE or if you have any other questions about ADLE, please contact ADLE Chairman Jeff Paquin at 404.307.8223 or jeff.paquin@paquinllc.com.        

Paquin Legal Advisory Services provides independent strategic advisory and consulting services, comprehensive outsourced managed services, customized education and training programs, meeting and event services, convening and facilitation services, specialized legal industry surveys and studies, advisory board services, speaker programs, "ghost" writing and publication development, and other services for legal industry organizations to assist them in generating revenue, controlling costs, minimizing risk, re-energizing, innovating, refocusing, and improving.  We have experience with legal departments, law firms, legal vendors, consulting firms, legal publishers, "new model" legal service providers, law schools, legal associations, and government agencies, as well as specific divisions, departments, practice areas, business units, and product lines within those organizations.  Jeff Paquin of Paquin Legal Advisory Services has served as the trusted advisor for more than 250 legal organizations.Paquin Legal Advisory Services provides independent strategic advisory and consulting services, comprehensive outsourced managed services, customized education and training programs, meeting and event services, convening and facilitation services, specialized legal industry surveys and studies, advisory board services, speaker programs, "ghost" writing and publication development, and other services for legal industry organizations to assist them in generating revenue, controlling costs, minimizing risk, re-energizing, innovating, refocusing, and improving.  We have experience with legal departments, law firms, legal vendors, consulting firms, legal publishers, "new model" legal service providers, law schools, legal associations, and government agencies, as well as specific divisions, departments, practice areas, business units, and product lines within those organizations. Jeff Paquin of Paquin Legal Advisory Services has served as the trusted advisor for more than 250 legal organizations.