Firm Governance

At Much Shelist, we view firm governance as vital to the achievement of our collective goals and to the personal and professional growth of our attorneys.

Our horizontal leadership structure reinforces our belief that each individual can make a positive contribution to the well-being of the firm and our clients. This structure facilitates a free flow of information. It also creates a forum through which attorneys and staff can influence firm policy.

Currently, there are eight active committees, each of which holds responsibility for a specific aspect of firm life. The Management Committee serves as the highest ranking governing body of the firm. Committee membership is reviewed on an annual basis and is open to associates and principals, as well as new attorneys and staff. This approach offers the greatest possible number of individuals an opportunity to serve in leadership roles.

Strategic planning also plays an important part in firm governance. Each year, Much Shelist undertakes a three-part strategic planning effort, which generates Individual Development and Business Plans, Practice Group Strategic Plans and a Firmwide Strategic Plan. When analyzed in their totality, these plans allow us to identify common issues, opportunities and goals.

The eight committees have a role in setting policies that support the strategic plans, while also ensuring the smooth, day-to-day operations of the firm.

Much Shelist Committees

  • Management
  • Attorney Opinion
  • Billing & Collections
  • Harassment
  • Lateral Task Force
  • Risk Management
  • Social Responsibility
  • Women's Roundtable