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Dealing with the aftermath of a contentious election

By Jill King, Consultant and Former Global HR Director, Linklaters

7 November 2012

The US presidential elections are finally over. Mitt Romney has been gracious in his defeat and Barack Obama has held out his hand to his opponent to work together for the American people. But, after such a bruising campaign and with such a close public vote, it will take time and effort to heal the divides that have been exposed throughout the election.

It’s a situation faced by many a newly-elected senior partner and managing partner following a contentious election. Putting yourself forward as a candidate for leadership in a law firm can be a risky business. These election campaigns tend to be more gentlemanly than their political equivalents, but they still have the ability to create division, and often leave the loser considering his ongoing role and relationship with the firm.

Entering the race for the leadership position of a law firm requires partners to make a very public statement of their personal ambitions and their ambitions for the firm...

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