Scott Westfahl

Professor of Practice & Faculty Director of Executive Education, Harvard Law School

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Scott Westfahl is a Professor of Practice and the Director of Harvard Law School Executive Education. Within the law school’s J.D. curriculum, he teaches courses on leadership and design thinking-based innovation. He oversees the law school’s Executive Education leadership programs for law firm leaders, general counsel and other lawyer-leaders from all over the world. Professor Westfahl also collaborates with HLS colleagues and other Harvard faculty to design and teach custom programs for law firms, law departments and other legal-related organizations.  He focuses his Executive Education teaching and writing on leadership and teams, innovation, the motivation and development of professionals and organizational alignment from an innovation, talent development and diversity and inclusion perspective. Prior to joining the HLS faculty in 2013, Professor Westfahl practiced law for ten years with a large firm, led professional development for McKinsey & Company’s Washington D.C. office for six years and then leveraged those experiences to build the highly-acclaimed professional development and training department of Goodwin Procter LLP. He graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1985 and earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1988.

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