Transforming the Legal Workplace: Quorum by Convene in Collaboration with White & Case
Author Jessica Swanepoel  | 

Discover how Quorum by Convene, in collaboration with White & Case, is revolutionizing legal workplaces and reshaping the future of law firms in today’s dynamic landscape.


We recently had the privilege of hosting an exclusive legal roundtable event at Quorum by Convene, situated at 1221 Avenue of the Americas in Midtown Manhattan. This event aimed to bring together senior legal and workplace professionals for insightful discussions on the future of legal workplaces.

Quorum by Convene is an ultra-premium meetings and events venue, serving as the signature conference space for global law firm White & Case, the venue is managed by Convene, offering fully produced and managed event experiences to the broader community.

Recognizing the importance of bringing people together in the wake of the pandemic, White & Case conceived, designed, and developed this state-of-the-art space with assistance from Convene.

Key Takeaways from the Roundtable


  • Radical Reassignment of Space
  • War for Talent Hots Up
  • Breaking Old Habits with New Technologies
  • Towards a Paperless Future
  • Rethinking Purpose
  • Keeping Up with the Clients
  • Demand for Data
  • Adapting to New Ways of Learning
  • Trust Building with Technology
  • Cost Savings Ahead


Designing Innovative Workplaces


At Quorum by Convene, innovative design strategies seamlessly integrate with the Radical Reassignment of Space trend observed in the legal industry. Firms are shifting towards a workplace model where no one has an assigned desk, breaking traditional barriers and embracing radical changes. These dynamic environments are created to foster collaboration and innovation.

Spanning an expansive 40,000 square feet and boasting a total capacity of 630 people, Quorum by Convene offers six unique meeting rooms, each meticulously crafted to accommodate various event types, from town halls to classroom-style learning and corporate social events. This versatility in room design directly responds to the need for Fostering Collaboration and Networking, which emerged as a key theme in the discussion. By providing spaces conducive to meaningful connections and discussions among legal professionals, the venue enhances opportunities for innovation.

In addition, each room is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including built-in video cameras, screens, microphones, and speakers, seamlessly integrating hybrid capabilities. This technological integration not only modernizes the workspace but also directly challenges traditional reliance on constant administrative support. By Breaking Down Old Habits with New Technologies, Quorum by Convene promotes efficiency in legal operations and fosters a more streamlined and productive work environment.


Cutting-Edge Technology and Contemporary


The centerpiece of this innovative space is the Grand Hall Forum, featuring a 270-degree screen and immersive video display walls crowned by a one-of-a-kind faceted wood-esque ceiling. This digital screen boasts 4K video and stands as the highest-resolution indoor screen in all of Manhattan.

Complementing these technological marvels is the contemporary design of Quorum by Convene, featuring simplistic wall finishes, rich White Oak Cladding, gently curving walls framed by architectural bronze, and textured wood accents. Custom Italian Terrazzo floors and snack bars made of Calacatta Tucci Stone, Bronze, and rich European White Oak exemplify the venue’s dedication to Embracing Sustainability and Innovation through the use of eco-friendly materials and innovative design practices. This emphasis on sustainability aligns with the growing demand for environmentally conscious workplaces in the legal industry.

Grand Hall. Photo credit – Courtesy of Convene


Creating Destination Workplaces


Quorum by Convene is more than just a venue; it is a Destination Workplace designed to enhance productivity and satisfaction. Through intentional design elements and state-of-the-art amenities, Quorum by Convene provides a unique and inspiring environment for legal professionals.

With its contemporary design and cutting-edge technology, the venue creates a vibrant and stimulating environment for legal professionals to thrive. Quorum by Convene Rethinks the Purpose of traditional office space, elevating it beyond mere functionality. This includes ensuring professionals are equipped to Meet Clients’ Expectations in modern, sophisticated settings, aligning with the concept of a destination workplace that Attracts and Retains Top Legal Talent.

Grand Vista Boardroom. Photo credit – Courtesy of Convene


Fostering Collaboration and Networking


The collaborative atmosphere at Quorum by Convene encourages networking and knowledge sharing among legal professionals. From the moment guests step into the Grand Gallery, they are greeted by an atmosphere of creativity and collaboration.  With thoughtfully designed spaces and engaging events, Quorum by Convene provides opportunities for meaningful connections and discussions.

Grand Gallery. Photo credit – Courtesy of Convene


Embracing Sustainability and Innovation


As a leader in sustainable design, Quorum by Convene incorporates innovative technologies and practices to minimize its environmental footprint. From energy-efficient lighting to eco-friendly materials, Quorum by Convene is committed to creating a greener future for legal workplaces. In addition to its focus on sustainability, Quorum by Convene also embraces innovation in its design and operations, ensuring that it remains at the forefront of the industry.

Artistic Expression: Enhancing the Workplace


Quorum by Convene not only prioritizes functionality and sustainability but also places a significant emphasis on artistic expression. Throughout the venue, visitors encounter a diverse collection of artworks that enriches the environment and stimulates creativity. From mesmerizing video installations to thought-provoking prints, each piece of artwork contributes to a dynamic and inspiring atmosphere, elevating Quorum by Convene into a vibrant cultural hub.

Alia Ali Yemeni-Bosnian-US, b. 1985 located in the Green Suite


Green Suite. Photo credit – Courtesy of Convene


Maximizing Efficiency and Flexibility for White & Case


Partnering with Quorum by Convene offers White & Case the flexibility to optimize office space usage. With access to the premium event venue, White & Case can use Quorum by Convene for various internal and external events without the disruption and distraction of hosting them in their own offices. This arrangement enables White & Case to focus on core business activities in their office space while also providing a top-tier facility for client engagements, training, and networking just an elevator ride away.

This approach mirrors today’s strategic focus on optimizing resources and efficiency. It shows how firms can boost productivity and client service while Cutting Costs through partnerships and resource optimization. Anchored in current trends, it emphasizes shared spaces and market adaptations, embodying the principle of “Half the cost, double the experience’’.

The affiliation of Quorum by Convene and with White & Case represents a bold vision for the future of legal workplaces. By combining innovative design, sustainable practices, and a focus on collaboration, the venue is enhancing the way law firms operate in today’s rapidly evolving business environment.

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