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Conflict Resolution for Lawyers: How to Break Through (Seemingly) Intractable Deadlocks

Speaker(s): Ben Sachs
Recorded on: Sep. 25, 2019
PLI Program #: 282091

Ben Sachs, President of The Landing Group, is an expert in management, strategy, negotiation, and communication. He serves on the teaching faculty of the University of Virginia School of Law, offering courses on negotiation, public speaking, and legal ethics. Ben also provides consulting and training services for government and private sector organizations in the United States and internationally. His past clients cover a wide range of industries, from law firms to telecommunications providers to retail and more.

Ben’s professional career spans law and business, first serving as a litigator at Sidley Austin LLP and then as a strategic management consultant at the Boston Consulting Group before moving to Storyblocks, a technology and stock media company repeatedly named among the fastest-growing companies by Inc. magazine. At Storyblocks, Ben served as general counsel and chief operating officer, overseeing product development, marketing, content acquisition, customer retention, analytics, and strategy, ultimately helping secure the company’s private-equity acquisition in 2020.

Ben earned his B.A. as an Echols Scholar and Jefferson Scholar at the University of Virginia and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he graduated Order of the Coif and a member of the Virginia Law Review. After law school, he served as a law clerk for Judge. T.S. Ellis, III, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in Alexandria. He lives outside Washington, D.C.