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Professional services firm expert Laura Empson is to join the faculty of London’s Cass Business School.
Prof Empson was previously director of the Clifford Chance Centre for the Management of Professional Services Firms at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.
In her new role as professor in the management of professional service firms, Prof Empson will focus on the management of firms in the legal, consuulting, accounting and investment banking sectors. She will also develop a centre for research into professional service firm management.
Before becoming an academic Prof Empson worked as an investment banker in the City of London and says that she has a sense of homecoming in returning to the City, where she will be surrounded by the financial institutions and law and accounting firms that are central to her studies.