New Vistas Consulting

Welcome to New Vistas Consulting

Our website is currently under construction. For more information about New Vistas Consulting, please contact Susan Sneider at the phone number or email address below.

Please contact:
Susan Sneider
p: 847 475 2700
c: 847 707 3000

About Susan Sneider

New Vistas Consulting’s founder, Susan Sneider, is an internationally recognized management expert in the legal industry. The well-known author of the American Bar Association's best-seller, "A Lawyer's Guide to Networking," Susan is also one of the authors of the seminal West/ACC 4-Volume Treatise, "Partnering Between Inside and Outside Counsel."

Susan's experience as a corporate general counsel, marketing and business executive, and management consultant to law firms and corporate and governmental law departments provides her with a unique ability to understand and respond to client needs.  Her clients include Fortune 500 companies, AmLaw100 firms, top-tier United Kingdom firms, government agencies, trade associations, not-for-profit organizations, law schools and legal vendors. She interacts and works with Directors, CEOs, COOs, General Counsel, Managing Partners, Practice Group Leaders, Marketing & Business Development Professionals and Deans.  

Susan has extensive experience in strategic planning, organizational structure, governance, crisis management, change management, business development, marketing, practice management, coaching, mentoring, partnering between inside and outside counsel, and RFP development and responses. She designs and facilitates retreats for leadership groups, law firms and corporate teams. Susan is a skilled trainer who works with groups and individuals on business development, marketing, leadership, team building, career development, mentoring and networking.

Susan was the Director of Client & Business Development and headed the marketing function for the Chicago-based law firm of Freeborn & Peters LLP. While a management consultant at Hildebrandt International, she served as a faculty member for Hildebrandt Institute’s programs on practice management and professional development.

Susan was also General Counsel of Turtle Wax, Inc., a chemical manufacturing corporation. Prior to her tenure at Turtle Wax, she practiced complex civil litigation and transactional law. She has taught legal and technical writing at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

She has published extensively on all aspects of legal management. Domestically Susan has addressed ABA, ACC, NAWL and ALA, Inside Counsel conferences on law department and law firm practice management, business development, partnering between inside and outside counsel, change management, marketing and networking. She has presented internationally at the Legal Monte Carlo conferences and at the European Legal Summits in Barcelona, Lisbon and Rome where her topics included: “Evaluating and Justifying Your Legal Department,” “Becoming a More Trusted Advisor within Your Business,” “Elevating Your Legal Department,” “Networking Training for In-House Lawyers,” and “Envisioning the Legal Department of the Future.”  Susan has also been featured in The Lawyer’s Masterclass series in London as well at the LexisNexis UK Professional Education series of Profitable Business Strategies for Law Firms.




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