Grover Cleveland is a sought-after speaker on law career success and the author of Swimming Lessons for Baby Sharks: The Essential Guide to Thriving as a New Lawyer. He is a former partner at Foster Pepper in Seattle, WA. While in private practice, he represented the late Microsoft co-founder, Paul Allen, and many of his companies, including the Seattle Seahawks. As the founder and Principal of Lessons for Sharks LLC, Grover provides interactive practical skills workshops for the world’s leading law firms. The programs help associates provide more value, stay engaged, and advance. He also accepts select individual coaching engagements with attorneys at all levels, including partners. Grover is also the author of Taming Time, the time management chapter in An Associate’s First Year: A Guide to Thriving at a Law Firm, edited by Jennifer L. Bluestein and published by PLI. And he is the author of the chapter on delegating in Stepping It Up, a new book from PLI for mid-level associates. A recognized expert on law career success, he is a fellow in the College of Law Practice Management and has been quoted in leading publications, including The American Lawyer, ABA publications, Law 360, and the Wall Street Journal. Grover is a regular speaker at national legal career conferences. A member of the National LBGT Bar Association, Grover is especially passionate about helping women and minorities advance in the profession. He is not related to the 22nd and 24th President of the United States.
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