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The Legal Intelligencer highlights Joe Dougherty's reelection as Buchanan's CEO for a second term, changes and progress within the firm during his first term, what's ahead with a new industry-focused structure and more about the firm's strategies in "Buchanan's Phila.-Based CEO Starts 2nd Term With 'Stronger, Leaner' Firm." 

Joe chats with the reporter, Q&A style, and answers the following questions:

  • What are your thoughts on Buchanan’s progress since you became CEO? Was there anything that didn’t meet your expectations, or where you had to pivot on strategy?
  • What did you change internally?
  • It seems like the industry-focused structure is a big part of the firm’s strategy as you start your next term. Is that the case? 
  • What are the industries you’ve drilled down to?
  • How do you implement that kind of structure in a large firm with offices in multiple states?
  • Did you have to pare down any practices in order to focus on those industries?
  • Are there any other ways the law firm is evolving or being more innovative?
  • You mentioned becoming leaner and stronger. What’s been the impact on finances?
  • Where do you see opportunities for growth in the near future?
  • Is there any geographic growth that goes along with those opportunities?
  • Would you be looking to merge with a smaller firm, or even a midsize or larger firm?