About the Author
Jennifer Emery is the Director of Strategy and Integration for CMS. She studied law at Oxford before training and practicing as a corporate lawyer at Linklaters. She 'jumped the fence' into the business side of law firms, by taking a bag-carrier role for the then Managing Partner, Tony Angel. She did her MBA at Henley and her coaching qualification with Meyler Campbell. She did various business roles at Linklaters before leaving and starting her own coaching and consulting business, working with professional services firms and charities. In 2011, she joined CMS as their first Director of People—bringing talent and strategy together. She was a key member in the firm’s 2014 merger with Dundas & Wilson—and then was on the core team leading the three-way merger between CMS, Nabarro and Olswang in 2017, and the subsequent integration and establishment of the new firm.