Collaboration made Corporate

Distinguished Fellow at

Harvard Law School

Center on the Legal Profession

Not all collaboration is smart.

Make sure you do it right.



Compiling over a decade of research, Dr. Gardner makes a comprehensive and compelling argument for the value of collaboration, giving firms methodical insights on how to successfully achieve a strategic, sustainable, and profitable platform.


Harvard Business
Review Articles

Coming Through When It Matter’s Most • When Senior Managers Won’t Collaborate • Getting Your Stars to Collaborate • The Overcommitted Organization

Gardner has done the hard work of looking at what actually happens within law firms to make a persuasive and factual case that partners who master the art of collaboration are the ones who will thrive in today’s complex market. – Stephen J. Immelt, CEO, HOGAN LOVELLS

About Dr. Gardner

About Dr. Gardner

Global Insights

Heidi K. Gardner, PhD offers her years of experience and research from around the world to provide data-driven advice to clients; helping firms earn higher margins, inspire greater client loyalty, and attract and retain the best talent.

About Dr. Gardner


Dr. Gardner has authored and co-authored more than 60 book chapters, case studies, and articles in scholarly and practitioner journals. Her assertive tone and compelling research make a convincing argument for the high value of smart collaboration for professional service firms, financial institutions, technology companies, and in-house departments around the world.