David Cruickshank is a Partner with Edge International. He advises law and other professional services firms on practice management, strategy, governance, leadership development and talent retention strategies. He works with managing partners, professional development directors and partners, and hiring partners to convert training to a strategic advantage of the firm. David creates customized programs on leadership, legal project management (LPM), time management, delegation, feedback and business development skills.
David has also worked on partner development in AmLaw top 50 firms. He has designed customized partner-level courses for many AmLaw 200 firms. He has worked as a training consultant in top firms in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States since 1990. David has run “trainer the trainer” programs in more than 30 law firms, law schools and legal services organizations. He is well known academically in the field of legal skills education. He currently teaches as an adjunct at the Pepperdine Law School master’s program and is a frequent conference speaker.
David was recently a consultant at KermaPartners and before that, Director of Professional Development at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison in New York. He has a master’s degree in law from Harvard Law School. His law degree and B.A. were earned at the University of Western Ontario. David is based in New York City.