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Scott Westfahl

Professor of Practice and Faculty Director of Executive Education at Harvard Law School

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Scott Westfahl Biography

Scott Westfahl is a Professor of Practice and the Director of Executive Education at Harvard Law School. Within the school’s J.D. curriculum, Professor Westfahl teaches courses on leadership, design thinking and innovation, teams and networks. His primary focus is leading Harvard Law School Executive Education, which provides unrivaled, intensive, business-school style leadership programs for law firm, in-house and government/public sector lawyers from all over the world. He also collaborates with HLS colleagues and other Harvard faculty to design and teach custom programs for law firms, law departments, government/public sector and other legal-related organizations. He focuses his Executive Education teaching and writing on leadership and teams, design thinking and innovation, the motivation and development of professionals, fostering diversity and inclusion in legal organizations, and strategy and organizational alignment from a talent development perspective.

Professor Westfahl is a strategic advisor to the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity and a Founding and Advisory Board Member of The Purple Campaign to prevent workplace harassment.

Professor Westfahl joined HLS from the law firm Goodwin Procter LLP, where he served from 2004-2013 as the firm's Director of Professional Development. In that role, he was responsible for all aspects of the professional development of the firm's lawyers and staff, focusing on organizational and leadership development, feedback, mentoring, career progression, diversity, professional skills training, lawyer and staff integration and transitions and alumni. In 2008, Professor Westfahl was chosen as one of Law Firm, Inc. magazine's five "Innovators of the Year" for his development of a cutting-edge lawyer assignment system and database called iStaff, which effectively ties lawyer work assignments to their professional development needs. Prior to his work at Goodwin Procter, Professor Westfahl spent six years leading professional development for the Washington, DC office of McKinsey & Company, and ten years practicing business and regulatory law with Foley & Lardner’s Washington, D.C. office.

Professor Westfahl frequently lectures and comments upon leadership, talent development and design thinking and innovation within professional services firms and is the author of the book You Get What You Measure: Lawyer Development Frameworks and Effective Performance Evaluations (NALP, 2008). He is also the co-author of a groundbreaking proposal for a new, collaborative model of lawyer professional development, appearing in the Stanford Law Review: Westfahl, Scott A. and Wilkins, David B., The Leadership Imperative: A Collaborative Approach to Professional Development in the Global Age of More for Less (August 3, 2017). Stanford Law Review, Vol. 69, No. 6, 2017; HLS Center on the Legal Profession Research Paper No. 2017-1.

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You get what you measure; Lawyer Development frameworks & effective performance evaluations

You get what you measure; Lawyer Development frameworks & effective performance evaluations

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  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Scott Westfahl?

    Booking fees for Scott Westfahl, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Scott Westfahl, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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Professor of Practice and Faculty Director of Executive Education at Harvard Law School

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Scott Westfahl Biography

Scott Westfahl is a Professor of Practice and the Director of Executive Education at Harvard Law School. Within the school’s J.D. curriculum, Professor Westfahl teaches courses on leadership, design thinking and innovation, teams and networks. His primary focus is leading Harvard Law School Executive Education, which provides unrivaled, intensive, business-school style leadership programs for law firm, in-house and government/public sector lawyers from all over the world. He also collaborates with HLS colleagues and other Harvard faculty to design and teach custom programs for law firms, law departments, government/public sector and other legal-related organizations. He focuses his Executive Education teaching and writing on leadership and teams, design thinking and innovation, the motivation and development of professionals, fostering diversity and inclusion in legal organizations, and strategy and organizational alignment from a talent development perspective.

Professor Westfahl is a strategic advisor to the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity and a Founding and Advisory Board Member of The Purple Campaign to prevent workplace harassment.

Professor Westfahl joined HLS from the law firm Goodwin Procter LLP, where he served from 2004-2013 as the firm's Director of Professional Development. In that role, he was responsible for all aspects of the professional development of the firm's lawyers and staff, focusing on organizational and leadership development, feedback, mentoring, career progression, diversity, professional skills training, lawyer and staff integration and transitions and alumni. In 2008, Professor Westfahl was chosen as one of Law Firm, Inc. magazine's five "Innovators of the Year" for his development of a cutting-edge lawyer assignment system and database called iStaff, which effectively ties lawyer work assignments to their professional development needs. Prior to his work at Goodwin Procter, Professor Westfahl spent six years leading professional development for the Washington, DC office of McKinsey & Company, and ten years practicing business and regulatory law with Foley & Lardner’s Washington, D.C. office.

Professor Westfahl frequently lectures and comments upon leadership, talent development and design thinking and innovation within professional services firms and is the author of the book You Get What You Measure: Lawyer Development Frameworks and Effective Performance Evaluations (NALP, 2008). He is also the co-author of a groundbreaking proposal for a new, collaborative model of lawyer professional development, appearing in the Stanford Law Review: Westfahl, Scott A. and Wilkins, David B., The Leadership Imperative: A Collaborative Approach to Professional Development in the Global Age of More for Less (August 3, 2017). Stanford Law Review, Vol. 69, No. 6, 2017; HLS Center on the Legal Profession Research Paper No. 2017-1.

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  • How to book Scott Westfahl?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Scott Westfahl for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Scott Westfahl, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Scott Westfahl or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Scott Westfahl?

    Booking fees for Scott Westfahl, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Scott Westfahl, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Scott Westfahl?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Scott Westfahl for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Scott Westfahl for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Scott Westfahl or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Scott Westfahl or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Scott Westfahl is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Scott Westfahl for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Scott Westfahl generally travels from Cambridge, MA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jaime Casap, Stefanie K. Johnson, Harish Shah, Avi Rubin and Darren Walker. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Scott Westfahl for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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  • 2015 AALS Annual Meeting - The Future of Educating Effective ...
    HILT Grants: Enhancing student team effectiveness - YouTube

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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