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Adams and Reese Partner Kevin Hayes served as panelist at the 2015 SCG Legal Annual Meeting, held September 10-11 at the Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel in British Columbia, Canada.

Hayes participated in the discussion, “Winning in the New Legal Economy: What Profitable Firms Are Doing to Keep Their Competitive Edge,” as attorneys discussed the fact that legal markets are undergoing significant change, putting the traditional law firm business model under increasing pressure. Clients want to change the way they do business with lawyers, and new market entrants such as legal start-ups, new technologies, LPOs, and alternative business structures are adding to the competitive mix, giving rise to uncertainty about how to remain profitable and ensure long-term success.

Joining Hayes on the panel included: Daniel Ronesi, Director of Business of Law Services, Aderant; Dwight Drake, Nelson Mullins; and Bill Moreau, Jr., Barnes & Thornburg.

SCG Legal is a global network of more than 11,000 attorneys in 148 of the profession’s preeminent independent law firms located in 82 countries around the world.

At Adams and Reese, Hayes serves as the Government Relations practice team leader. He is a former legislative staffer and lobbyist and previously served as General Counsel to Louisiana State Senator Ken Hollis and the Louisiana State Senate Commerce Committee. He focuses his practice on governmental relations, administrative law and regulatory matters. He has successfully represented professional and trade associations as well as clients in the health care and insurance industries.