Newtown, CT (January 27, 2016): Legal industry veteran William G. Johnston announces the formation of W. Johnston Associates, a management advisory firm focused on strategy development and implementation, operational and financial analysis, merger and acquisition, and governance guidance for law firms and other professional services firms.

Johnston, who has 20 years’ experience in the legal industry, most recently spent eight years as the Director of Strategic Planning at preeminent law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. In that role, he worked with firm leadership to develop and implement the firm’s strategic, long-term and annual business planning objectives and initiatives. Prior to Cravath, he spent 12 years at Hildebrandt International (later Hildebrandt Baker Robbins) where he provided consulting services to domestic and international law firms on strategic planning and implementation, mergers and acquisitions, financial management and a broad range of internal and partnership issues.

“This new firm provides an ideal platform to continue my work with law firm leaders as they seek to improve their firms’ performance,” said Bill Johnston. “As the business of law continues to undergo tremendous change, well-run, strategic firms have excellent opportunities to differentiate themselves and separate from the pack. I look forward to using the expertise gained with a leading consulting firm and a top-tier law firm to help clients reach maximum, long-term success.”

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