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Molly Peckman

Molly Peckman Training & Development

With over 30 years of professional services experience, Molly launched her training, development and coaching company (Molly Peckman Training & Development) to help firms and professionals maximize their talent.  

At MPTD, Molly works with firms on their legal talent management strategies regarding: attorney training, development, evaluation, engagement and retention; orientation and lateral integration; business development; mentoring, performance management and competencies.

Molly is an engaging speaker and provides customized training programs to law firms and law schools. She facilitates focus groups, conducts needs assessments and presents at retreats. Molly also provides one-on-one coaching on career and business development and is a certified master coach from the Behavioral Coaching Institute.

Molly served as the Global Director of Legal Talent for Dechert LLP, and helped create the firm’s culture of learning by building an integrated Legal Talent Department for Dechert’s 950+ lawyers and alumni worldwide. She designed Dechert’s competency model, the Critical Skills Institute, and created the acclaimed Dechert Speakers’ Society and the Exceptional Teachers Awards. She continues to consult for the firm.

Prior to joining Dechert, Molly led another firm’s professional development program, helping build that firm’s diversity and women’s initiatives and lateral partner recruiting. Before that, she was a trial lawyer in Philadelphia, practicing commercial, professional negligence and employment litigation.

Molly is a frequent writer and lecturer on legal talent management and law firm life. For two years, she chaired NALP’s Lawyer Professional Development Section.  She has held several leadership positions with the Philadelphia Bar Association and is proud to be a Trusted Advisor of the Professional Development Consortium. 

She can be contacted at: (267) 357-9196