An Exciting New Partnership with JME Advisors

We are thrilled to announce the launch of a strategic partnership between Beard Strategies and JME Advisors. With over 30 years’ experience, Michelle Egan, the president of JME Advisors, is a leader in law firm talent management. Most recently, she served as the Managing Director for Talent Development at O’Melveny & Myers LLP.  During her 18+ year tenure, the firm experienced strong attorney engagement and retention. Additionally, Michelle developed highly regarded training and development programs and institutionalized the firm’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.

Michelle’s significant accomplishments have been recognized throughout the industry. Notable recent awards for her work at O’Melveny include:

  • The American Lawyer: Ranked #1 on the A-List, including #1 for Associate Satisfaction and #1 on the Mid-Level Associate Survey

  • Vault: Five straight years in the Top 3 for Best Law Firm to Work For, Overall Diversity and Best Summer Associate Program categories

  • Bank of America: Winner of Law Firm Diversity and Inclusion Award

  • Vault: 2021 Best Law Firm for Wellness

Beard Strategies and JME Advisors are combining skills to help law firms attract, develop and retain their attorneys. Our services include:

  • Design of talent management frameworks

  • Leadership development, including customized assessments of both law firms and their leaders

  • Design of comprehensive professional development programs

  • Strategic planning to advance diversity, equity and inclusion

  • Development of customized attorney and staff retention programs

  • Creation of culturally specific hybrid work models for attorneys and staff

  • Design of law firm initiatives that promote wellness and mental health

For every project, our team creates bespoke solutions that match a law firm’s goals, culture and tolerance for change. We work with our clients in the design of new programs/policies, and we stay involved through implementation.

Please feel free to contact Naomi Beard Nelson ([email protected]) or Michelle Egan ([email protected]) for further information.