Ronda Muir, Founder and Principal of Law People Management, LLC, is one of the country’s leading authorities on the personal attributes of lawyers and the application of behavioral science to the legal workplace. Law People Management increases law firm and law department profits by aligning structure, management, compensation and professional development with enhanced client service through lasting individual and organizational change.
Muir draws from years of practicing law in New York and Europe, both as outside counsel and in-house counsel, coupled with advanced study in behavioral science. Nationally recognized for her identification and assessment of emerging industry trends, she is a frequent speaker, an award-winning author and publishes www.LawPeopleBlog.com, a valuable resource for the legal community. Her book on how 21st Century lawyers can achieve the edge that emotional intelligence brings to their personal and organizational performance will be published by the ABA during the summer of 2017.
Law People Management provides custom management consulting services to law firms and law departments, offering business-savvy, psychologically sophisticated and real-world solutions to both the traditional and emerging people management challenges that are unique to the legal industry. We have advised Fortune 500 corporations and law firms of all sizes on such issues as organizational transition and change management, management structure, risk management, compensation, succession, lateral integration, selection and retention, leadership and professional development, diversity, culture, morale and communication. By enhancing personal and workplace dynamics, our clients achieve both greater profitability and the collaborative, energized, innovative culture that best supports lawyers and their clients.
Muir is formerly an attorney at New York’s Davis Polk & Wardwell, Co-General Counsel for the TAG Group, based in Paris, France, and Vice President of the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution. She graduated with Distinction in Psychology from Swarthmore College, received a J.D. with Honors from the University of Texas Law School and a certificate in International Law from the London School of Economics. A mediator with advanced training from Harvard University, she is also certified to administer several assessments, including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and the Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT).
As part of her community service, Muir currently serves as chair of the board of Family ReEntry, a Connecticut agency dedicated to improving the lives of those impacted by the criminal justice system, and has served on a number of other boards, including the Dispute Settlement Center, a Connecticut mediation firm, and The Institute for Social and Psychiatric Initiatives at New York University’s Langone Medical Center. In addition, Muir has provided leadership training for at-risk youth for Community Centers, Inc. and has conducted leadership and teamwork retreats for UNICEF national offices around the world.