Sharon Meit Abrahams, Ed.D. is a legal talent development expert helping lawyers improve their productivity and profitability. She serves as the director of professional development/diversity & inclusion for Foley & Lardner LLP. She has over twenty-five years of experience in the training and education field specializing in client relations, marketing, communication skills, management development and leadership training. Dr. Abrahams has conducted over 170 seminars for the American Bar Association, NALP, ALI-ABA, multiple bar associations, Harvard, Yale, University of Chicago, University of Virginia, Northwestern, Duke and Cornell Law Schools. She is a frequent speaker for the Association of Legal Administrators at the national and regional level as well as for various other legal and non-legal universities and organizations.
Dr. Abrahams is a prolific writer, publishing over 60 articles and books related to professional development within the legal profession. Her most recent book, 100 Plus Pointers on Business Development, along with100 Plus Pointers for the New Partner and 100 Plus Pointers for New Lawyers on Adjusting to Your Job, are published by the American Bar Association.
Dr. Abrahams currently serves on the Association of Legal Administrator’s Professional Development Advisory Board as well as on the editorial board of Practice Innovations a publication of Thomson-Reuters. She is the professional development column editor for the Law Firm Partnership and Benefits Report and on the editorial board for Marketing the Law Firm, both are American Legal Media (ALM) publications. Prior to these appointments she served six years on the editorial board of Legal Management. She is a past board member and active member of the Professional Development Consortium, the premier organization of law firm educators.
Dr. Abrahams served for a decade as a faculty member for the Center for Management Development at Florida International University, teaching training and human resources courses. She also has served as an adjunct professor in the doctoral program "Organizational Leadership" at Nova Southeastern University.
Dr. Abrahams has a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Instructional Technology/Organizational Training from the University of Miami and earned her doctorate in adult education from Nova Southeastern University. She is an MBTI® certified practitioner.