In these challenging times a client-focused business development strategy is the most important mission that a lawyer can undertake. Hudson Legal invites you to the presentation of Bruce MacEwen, proprietor of and Janet Stanton legal expert at the Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal in Budapest at noon on May 21, 2009.

Hudson Legal has arranged for the special appearance in Budapest of Bruce MacEwen, the international legal consultant and expert on the economics and business of law firms, for the benefit of partners at the top echelon law firms in the city. Accordingly, we have the pleasure of inviting you to join us at the Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal in Budapest at noon on May 21, 2009, for an hour of insight, informed perspective, and strategic consultation. Lunch (eat-in or take-away) will be provided.

Bruce MacEwen is the proprietor of, a leading source of insights on the business of large, sophisticated law firms, about which the Chair of an AmLaw 25 firm recently wrote: “I read three things: The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and ‘Adam Smith, Esq.’ – – and I tell my partners to do the same.”

For the past two years, Bruce has regularly lectured on the economics and other realities of 21st-Century law firms to students and faculty at leading U.S. law schools including Harvard, Georgetown, Indiana, Northwestern, NYU, and Stanford.

Previously, Bruce was CEO of a dot-com; practiced securities law in-house for nearly ten years at Morgan Stanley/Dean Witter; and practiced litigation and corporate law with Shea & Gould and with Breed, Abbott & Morgan in New York.

Hudson Legal in Hungary has invited Janet Stanton, Partner and Client Development Expert at the legal consulting firm Adam Smith, Esq., LLC in New York, to present on ways to generate, develop, and maintain strong client relationships. This seminar is targeted to associates and business development professionals from law firms.

Janet Stanton is a widely-recognized expert on law firm business development and client service matters. At Adam Smith, Esq., she provides high-end consulting services to the legal profession, focusing on law firms, legal professionals and legal vendors globally, with specific emphasis on, inter alia, Marketing and Branding, Client Relationship Programs, and Professional Development.

Before joining Adam Smith, Esq., Janet was Director of the Client Relationship Program at major US law firm: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in New York City. Previously, she has served as Executive Vice President at the global communications agency Bates Worldwide, where she led several large and global client relationships for organizations such as Pfizer and the US Department of Defense. She also served as president of a mid-sized full-service agency in Pennsylvania.

Join us at the Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal (Erzsébet krt. 43, Budapest 1073) on May 21, 2009 at 2 PM for an hour of expert advice on client development.

The Bruce Mac Ewan presentation is intended for Partners only and due to limited seating, is by invitation only. Hudson Legal still has a limited amount of spaces available (5) for Ms. Stanton’s presentation (intended for senior associates only). Application for attendance should be sent to:  by no later than May 20th 5pm.