RainMaking Oasis consultants serve as strategic planners, organizational and change management experts, trusted advisors to law firm leaders and coaches to individual professionals. Our model offers our clients the ability to bring the best skills to the table on each project while ensuring seamless service and quality. Clients benefit from our proven experience blended with cutting-edge approaches.

Every consultant on our team has spent a portion of her career in regional, national and global law firms and two members are former practicing lawyers. We have been at the forefront of many advancements that have taken place in the legal profession over the past forty years and have held a range of roles in law firms and businesses. Our experience includes:

  • Strategy, growth, integration and governance
  • Business development, marketing and communications
  • Organizational design and alignment
  • Leadership and rainmaker succession
  • Talent management, training and professional development
  • Recruiting and lateral integration
  • Outplacement and career placement

Susan Saltonstall Duncan

Founder & President

RainMaking Oasis founder Susan Duncan is a vanguard in law firm management with over 30 years in the field. She is known for her strategic mind-set, her energy and enthusiasm and her ability to bring transformational change to her clients and the legal profession. Read More


Lesley A. Ficarri, M.S.H.R.

Affiliate Consultant

Lesley Ficarri is a human resources and organizational consultant who helps RainMaking Oasis clients address their human capital needs and challenges and align their talent strategies with their business objectives. She recently served as CHRO for Morrison & Foerster. Read More


Barbara Kaplan, M.B.A.

Affiliate Consultant

Barbara Kaplan brings over 20 years of experience as a professional services marketer, coach and strategist who through consulting, coaching and training helps lawyers and firms target, win, expand and transition clients through the client development life cycle. Read More


Michelle Cotter Richards, J.D.

Affiliate Consultant

Michelle Cotter Richards is a former litigator at an AmLaw 100 firm, former in-house counsel at MCI and the author of the book “Originate: Business Development for Lawyers” in which she provides a framework to help lawyers create and implement individualized, systematic and sustainable business development strategies. Read More


Lindsay Senker

Affiliate Consultant

Lindsay Senker brings 20 years of professional marketing and communications experience to clients and to RainMaking Oasis, where she provides market research and supports business and client development strategies. Read More


Jeanne Q. Svikhart

Affiliate Consultant

Jeanne Svikhart is a trailblazer and draws on her more than 40 years of experience with law firms, the federal government, corporations and individuals to help clients with attorney recruiting, professional development and talent management programs, succession planning and coaching and leadership communication. Read More


Toni Wells

Affiliate Consultant

Toni Wells brings over 20 years of business development experience to RainMaking Oasis, having served in business development and client relations roles in several AmLaw 100 firms, including most recently with Dentons, McKenna Long and Baker Botts. Read More