The Harvard Law School Center on the Legal Profession (CLP) has asked Ignasi Costas, one of the firm’s founders, senior partner and Head of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship practice, to serve on the CLP Advisory Board, making him the first Spanish lawyer to achieve this, and he now becomes part of a select group of leading practitioners from around the world.

Harvard Law School’s CLP is widely recognized as the world’s leading academic research center on the evolution of the global legal profession. The main goal of Harvard’s CLP is to act as a think tank on legal issues, taking into consideration the ever-evolving framework of the legal profession. To do so, the organization uniquely combines research, teaching and relationship-building to address the key challenges facing the legal sector, on topics such as globalization, diversity or legal education.

Faculty Director David B. Wilkins remarks: "It is a great pleasure to have Ignasi Costas join Harvard’s Law School CLP Advisory Board. He has built a solid connection with our Law School ever since he studied here as well as an impressive career as an entrepreneur in the legal sector—illustrated by his role as one of the masterminds behind RCD, which has become a Top-10 Spanish firm in just 15 years and where he is a senior founding partner as well as the Head of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship practice. His experience, vision, and insights about the legal sector will be very useful for us to add to the Board”.

As a firm, RCD is excited to make the most of this unique occasion to take part in the research of Harvard’s CLP and learn from the experience that fellow advisory board members bring to the legal profession. The global vision and efforts of Harvard’s CLP lead it to tackle important questions that both law firms and clients currently face in this rapidly changing legal world.

Costas remarks: “I’m more than flattered to have the opportunity to join the Advisory Board of the Harvard Law School CLP. I strongly identify with its mission, and I am eager to collaborate with my colleagues across the world to further the work of the Harvard Law School CLP.”

Becoming the first Spanish firm to have one of its professionals sitting on the CLP advisory board continues the trend of firsts for RCD, which among other achievements includes creating the first legal practice area in Spain fully focused on innovative and entrepreneurial projects back in 2003, led by Ignasi. Thanks to this track record, Ignasi has recently been shortlisted as one of the Top 10 Spanish Lawyers for the 4th Expansion Jurídico Awards, organized by the prestigious economic newspaper Expansión.