Brad Blickstein is a legal industry futurist – he has developed a national reputation for his insight into the changing ways that legal services are being consumed and delivered in the modern marketplace.
As the founder and principal of Blickstein Group, Brad focuses on helping legal service providers better understand and serve their clients while providing information about law departments and legal operations. Brad is also the co-head of Baretz+Brunelle’s NewLaw practice group, where he helps clients see the future – educating them on the industry’s evolution of legal services and their consumption, and helps position them for success by developing novel products, systems and solutions, which make the delivery of legal services more modern and efficient.
A highly respected legal industry strategist and futurist, Brad has been responsible for multiple initiatives that have created a deeper understanding of—and driven change in—the market for legal services. Before most corporations even had legal operations departments, he launched his Annual Law Department Operations Survey, which remains the most comprehensive survey on the topic. He also conceived the long-running Annual Legal Spend Survey, the Legal AI Efficacy Report, and in 2020, the Annual Legal Pricing & Project Management Survey. Like much of Brad’s work, these surveys bring clarifying, evidence-based knowledge to subjects that more frequently inspire conjecture and fear.
Brad is a frequent speaker and writer who has contributed regularly to Above the Law and Legaltech News. Before consulting clients in the legal industry, he was among a small team that launched Corporate Legal Times (now Inside Counsel), the first publication directed to in-house counsel. He subsequently led a management buyout of the media company behind the publication and served as its chief executive.
Brad is a fellow in the College of Law Practice Management, an invitation-only organization of judges, lawyers, academics and others dedicated to excellence in law practice management. He received his A.B. from the University of Chicago.
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