For 25 years, she has helped lead six Am Law 100 firms through good times and bad. She’s seen the gamut: from the most successful (Paul Weiss) to the most ambitious (Akin Gump), from the most focused (Proskauer) to the least inhibited (McKee Nelson, may it rest in peace). At these firms, and as a partner in Hildebrandt International, she has helped lawyers expand their businesses, address their most pressing challenges, and cope with crises, large and small. From developing and implementing a strategic vision to creating and executing a meaningful value proposition, she has a passion for helping firms, practice groups, and industry groups achieve a sustainable competitive advantage.
She is a master of data-driven planning and execution. Of course, nowadays these skills can be found in a host of talented professionals. What Bernero adds is her relentless analytical intelligence. She is not afraid to question premises and ideas. It’s all part of getting to the best position and the smartest strategy. For her the joy is finding solutions drawn to meet the needs of particular clients, firms and circumstances.
In recognition of her contributions to the legal profession, Bernero was elected to the College of Law Practice Management in 2014, named 2013 Thought Leader of the Year by the New York Metropolitan Area Chapter of the Legal Marketing Association (LMA), and inducted into the international LMA Hall of Fame in 2012. She and her husband, whom she met in New Orleans, live in Bedford, New York, with their two sons.
Wendy can be contacted by email or phone.