David Ackert, MA
David Ackert, M.A., is the Founder of Practice Boomers and business development mentor to high-achieving professionals in the legal profession. Over the past two decades, David has advised thousands of lawyers around the globe on overcoming business development and marketing challenges. He has developed and implemented revenue acceleration programs for hundreds of firms, many hailing from the top of the AmLaw list. Widely recognized as a pioneer in business development innovation, David is also the founder of Practice Pipeline, the leading pipeline management software platform for US law firms.
In addition to his business development coaching and technology, David has founded a series of professional development programs for lawyers and law firm professionals. The Managing Partner Roundtable and Marketing Leader Roundtable are leadership development programs for law firm leaders and executives. The Business Development Institute is a remote training program that provides legal marketers with business development skills and strategies.
David has authored five white papers and dozens of articles on legal business development. His work has been published and quoted in numerous business books and media, including the Los Angeles Times, the National Review, the Daily Journal, the Wall Street Journal, Voice America, Attorney at Work, The Recorder, and the Los Angeles Business Journal. He regularly keynotes at law firm partner retreats and industry trade conferences. He serves as a guest lecturer at USC’s Marshall School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University, and at the UCLA School of Law. David holds degrees from Carnegie Mellon University, Ithaca College, and University of Santa Monica, from which he earned a Master’s in Psychology.
He is the co-founder of Voices in Harmony, an arts/mentoring organization that provides extra-curricular and classroom programs for at-risk teens around the world. In recognition of his community service, David’s alma mater, Ithaca College, conferred him with its “Difference Maker” award.
David holds degrees from Carnegie Mellon University, Ithaca College, and University of Santa Monica, from which he earned a Master’s in Psychology. He is also a certified Business Coach.