Business Services Professionals' Development


Dechert is committed to developing our diverse talent via a culture of continuous learning. Our business services professionals are key to the success of our business and are provided with a range of professional development opportunities.

Our Professional Development team works directly with our global departments to design and deliver bespoke learning and development solutions that address specific development needs. The firm offers ongoing Technology and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training, along with a variety of training opportunities covering topics such as:

Understanding Self
Management Skills
Communication Skills
Effective Hybrid Working



Engaging with Senior Leadership

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State of the Firm

Our co-chairs Mark Thierfelder and David Forti, and global managing partners Vince Cohen and Sabina Comis, provide an annual update about the firm’s financial performance, key events and important initiatives.

Coffee & Conversations with the Chiefs

Each quarter, our chiefs welcome all Dechert business services professionals from around the world to join in a moderated discussion.

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Culture Weeks

Each year, our four Culture Weeks connect our community to Dechert's core principles, provide opportunities to be creative and social, and inspire learning on vital topics.


Management Development Program

Our newly promoted managers join an intensive global Management Development Program to develop and hone the skills and expertise required of new leaders in the firm.


Our Innovation Focus

  • Our focus on innovation is highlighted each year when individuals from across our global offices join an intensive three-month Innovation Certificate Program to develop the practical tools and techniques to think differently, generate ideas, forge new work processes and business lines and creatively solve our clients' most significant business and legal challenges.

  • The firm's ongoing Innovation Training Curriculum is designed to give our associates, partners and business services professionals proven skills and techniques to support innovative thinking and behaviors.

Dechert Learning Center

Our business services professionals have access to high-quality online learning experiences to support them in their roles and develop new skills to enhance their career. Our learning modules cover a wide variety of topics including; interpersonal skills, collaboration, substantive training, languages, negotiation, strategic thinking, delegation, management, innovation and creativity.