General Information

DRI's 2021 Managing Partners and Law Firm Leaders Conference takes place on Thursday, August 26 to Friday, August 27 at The Gwen, Michigan Avenue Chicago in Chicago, IL.

DRI's Law Practice Management Committee, with support from the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, and the International Association of Defense Counsel, is pleased to host the 2021 Managing Partners and Law Firm Leaders Conference in Chicago. Whether you currently hold a management role in your firm or you aspire to be a firm leader, this conference offers an innovative and interactive program to help you master the challenges you face. Current and future leaders of law firms of all sizes will benefit from frank discussions and explorations of successful strategies for the present practice climate. From reviewing business basics to institutionalizing business development to serving clients in the "new normal," these two days in the Windy City are sure to have a positive impact on your firm's bottom line.

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Registration Information

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DRI Member Pricing: $995
Non-Member Pricing: $1,195

DRI Member Pricing: $1,095
Non-Member Pricing: $1,295

DRI Member Pricing: $695
Non-Member Pricing: $695

Register by July 28, 2021 to receive the early registration rate. If you wish to have your name appear on the registration list distributed at the seminar and receive the course materials in advance, DRI must receive your registration by July 28, 2021. Registrations received after July 28, 2021 will be processed on-site.

*If your membership recently lapsed, please renew your membership prior to registering to ensure you receive your discounted member rate.



Managing Partners and Law Firm Leaders Full Agenda



Managing Partners and Law Firm Leaders Speaker List


Hotel and Travel Information

A limited number of discounted hotel rooms have been made available at the The Gwen, Michigan Avenue Chicago, 521 North Rush Street, Chicago, IL 60611. Take advantage of the group rate of $259.00 Single/Double in one of two ways:

  • Reserve Online
  • Contact the hotel directly at 312.645.1500 and mention DRI Managing Partners Forum.

The hotel block is limited and rooms and rates are available on a first-come, first-served basis. You must make reservations by July 28, 2021, to be eligible for the hotel’s group rate. Requests for reservations made after July 28, 2021 are subject to room and rate availability. A small portion of your room rate offsets the costs of the seminar.


Travel Discounts: DRI is pleased to announce that discounted air fares are available on various major air carriers for DRI seminar attendees. To receive these discounts, please contact Direct Travel Ltd., DRI’s official travel provider, at 800.840.0908. If you would like to have access to the DRI online travel booking tool, you must complete a Business Travel Profile form at Within 24 business hours, you will receive information on accessing the system.


CLE Information

Earn up to 7.25 hours of continuing legal education hours from this seminar.

Managing Partners and Law Firm Leaders CLE Information (PDF)



DRI's 2021 Managing Partners Conference is proudly sponsored by:

Reputation Ink


If you would like to contact DRI about seminar sponsorship opportunities, including pricing, or to reserve a spot, please go to Advertising and Sponsorship.


Event Terms

Read the Event Terms, including DRI’s risk-free registration policy


In-House Counsel and Claims Executives Initiatives

Read the In-House Counsel and Claims Executives Initiatives


Thank You to DRI's Insurance Law Committee

Max J. Cohen
Program Chair

Elaine M. Pohl
Program Vice Chair

Kathy J. Maus
Committee Chair

Jonathan L. Schwartz
Committee Vice Chair

Daniel W. Gerber
Law Institute


Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns regarding DRI programs, please contact DRI Customer Service at 312.795.1101 or