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
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.