Maureen Zyglis and Kristen Bateman Leis were quoted in a North Carolina Lawyers Weekly article about attorneys seeking MBAs to better understand their clients' businesses.
Parker Poe created a "Mini-MBA" program to give its attorneys a yearlong crash course in business training. Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer Kristen Leis told N.C. Lawyers Weekly the idea grew out of conversations with clients, who told her "the lawyers they value most are the lawyers who understand their business and know how they make money.”
Raleigh special counsel Maureen Zyglis, who has an MBA, told the publication it has been valuable with her legal practice.
“It trains you not to look at legal issues in a vacuum, but instead see the whole picture,” Maureen said. "Oftentimes I can say, ‘Look, I understand where you’re coming from on the business end, but this is a legal risk we need to assess.'"
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