The eight experientially diverse consultants of Zeughauser Group focus exclusively on the legal profession:  our ranks include two former generals counsel of market-leading corporations; two former Global 25 law firm chairmen; and three of our profession's most recognized professional services marketers.  To our clients' most significant aspirations and challenges we bring a highly focused and interdisciplinary perspective on the legal marketplace and on how law firms can plan strategically and execute effectively to achieve or sustain market leadership.



ronBeard.png As a partner in Zeughauser Group, Ron Beard advises the leaders of law firms and corporate legal departments on strategy and long-term vision, on prospective mergers and their effective integration, and on law firm management issues such as partner compensation systems and the importance of client service programs. > Read More
Ron Beard
Laguna Hills, CA 949.360.0122
Bruce McLean posterized It is the strategic growth he led and the leadership skills he honed while serving for over two decades as chairman of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP that form the foundation of Bruce McLean's consulting practice. > Read More
Bruce McLean
Washington, DC 202.297.8789
NormRubenstein.png Norm Rubenstein is widely regarded as one of the legal industry's most experienced and innovative growth and positioning strategists. > Read More
Norm Rubenstein
Washington, DC 202.596.6760
JackWalker.png Jack Walker counsels law firm leaders on strategic planning and growth initiatives, including mergers and acquisitions, and advises them about management and leadership best practices. > Read More
Jack Walker
Los Angeles, CA 323.664.2881
maryktransparentresized.png Mary K Young is one of the only legal industry strategists and marketing experts who bring a demonstrated track record of corporate strategy and branding success to her work developing and implementing strategic growth plans for law firms. > Read More
Mary K Young
Cabin John, MD 301.320.1518
Peter-Z-mask-200x250.png Peter Zeughauser is one of the legal industry's premier strategists and management consultants. > Read More
Peter Zeughauser
Newport Beach, CA 949.760.6800
kentZimmermann.png As a former general counsel and chief executive officer, Kent counsels the leaders of top-ranked global, international, national, regional, and specialty firms on the challenges and opportunities they face, in an increasingly competitive industry, as a result of the internationalization, consolidation, specialization, and segmentation of the market for legal services.  He specializes in law firm mergers and other combinations (including identifying, evaluating and approaching potential combination partners), strategic growth planning (at the firm-wide, practice, industry sector, and office levels), and client service interviews (to identify, develop, and strengthen key client relationships).  As part of this work, he routinely conducts one-on-one, in-person interviews with chief legal officers, managing directors and business unit heads of Fortune 500 and global companies.   He is a contributor to The National Law Journal and appears as a legal analyst on FOX News Channel, FOX Business News Channel, and the Wall Street Journal’s WSJ Live.  He also appears in a diverse range of print and online media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek,, The American Lawyer Magazine, Am Law Daily, and Reuters.  He is a sought-after speaker at law firm retreats and in law firm management committee meetings.  Recent examples of Kent’s work include: counseling an international firm in its pursuit of a combination, working with an Am Law 100 firm to identify, evaluate and pursue acquisition targets, firm-wide strategic planning for a leading Am Law 200 firm, practice group planning for a leading global firm, and counseling the leadership of a Fortune 200 energy company legal department on client service and outside counsel management.  Kent has also led the development and launch of client service interview programs for three Am Law 10 firms. > Read More
Kent Zimmermann
Chicago, IL 312.810.8008
lonnieZwerin.png A highly regarded marketing and communications professional who has served the legal community for over 25 years, Lonnie Zwerin has been a partner with Zeughauser Group since its founding in 2002.  Lonnie's practice focuses on client growth and retention strategies, practice group planning processes, customized client service programs and interviews, client team programs, and branding and positioning. > Read More
Lonnie Zwerin
San Francisco, CA 415.387.4623