Leading law firm chairs and chief marketing officers often select Kent Zimmermann to help them increase the size, strength, and profitability of their firms. Kent consults in three areas: strategic growth planning, mergers and acquisitions, and key client programs, including client service interviews. Kent's interdisciplinary perspective grows out of his experience as an intellectual property litigator, general counsel, and CEO.
He is frequently quoted in the mainstream and legal media. He has appeared on Bloomberg TV and National Public Radio, and has been quoted by The Wall Street Journal, Businessweek, Reuters, CNBC.com, MSNBC.com, The National Law Journal and The American Lawyer Magazine.
Earlier in his career, Kent was one of the three equity partners who transformed Hubbard One from a small technology start-up to one of the fastest-growing private companies in North America, according to Inc. Magazine and Deloitte & Touche. He and his partners sold Hubbard One to a public company, Thomson (now Thomson Reuters), in 2004. After that, he was appointed chief executive of West Legalworks, West’s premium live education business.
Kent has been a principal and member of advisory boards of a number of technology-focused businesses, including Openmarket Wine (a Web-based wine information company, which he and his partner sold in 2005) and Fronterion (a business that helps law firms structure relationships with LPOs).
Before becoming a lawyer, Kent was a television news producer. He is a frequent speaker at law firm retreats, executive committee meetings and legal industry conferences. He is also a past board member of the Association of Corporate Counsel's Chicago chapter. During the 100th congress, Kent was appointed by Senator Lowell Weicker, Jr. of Connecticut to be a page in the United States Senate, where he became chief floor page.
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