Elena Rand, JD, MSW, ACC
Elena Rand, JD, MSW, ACC serves as the Chief Marketing Officer of Wiggin and Dana and served as the former Director of Business Development (Litigation) at Paul, Weiss. Leveraging her training as both a former NY litigator, licensed psychotherapist and certified executive coach, Elena has spent over 15 years working as a legal executive coach and workshop facilitator helping partners, practice group leaders and C-suite executives at Am Law 100 law firms create and implement a strategic vision for growth and hone business development, client management and leadership skills. Prior to leading the marketing departments of two national firms, Elena founded LawScope Coaching, LLC, one of the first legal executive coaching consulting companies to pioneer, design and introduce executive coaching to the legal profession, lawfirms and in-house legal departments throughout the USA.
Elena is a serial entrepreneur, a prolific writer/author and a sought after speaker, moderator and workshop facilitator on topics related to business development, strategic planning, women leadership, professional development, client management, networking and visual branding. Elena has recently been a featured leadership presenter at Google, she has been quoted by the Wall Street Journal, interviewed by NPR and has been a key note speaker/moderator at multiple ALM, NALP, LMA, City Bar of NYC, NYS Bar Association conferences and she serves as a PLI faculty member. Elena is presently a member of the Lawyer Wellbeing Task Force for the Connecticut Bar Association and serves as an Executive Board Member of the Lawyer’s Depression Project.
Elena graduated with her A.B. from Princeton University, obtained her JD from Georgetown University Law Center, her MSW from NYU School of Social Work and received her ACC coaching training from the Institute for Life Coach Training. Elena was raised in the US and in Italy, she is a mother and stepmother to four children and presently lives on the Connecticut Shoreline with her husband and cockapoo, Primo.