About

The Landing Group

The Landing Group provides strategic communication consulting services for business and legal professionals.  Rather than focus solely on the basics of public speaking, The Landing Group targets experienced communicators who recognize that competitive markets require constant improvement of communication approaches across a variety of contexts.  Expertise includes team building & management, trial attorney and witness coaching, business presentations, negotiations, executive coaching, and traditional public speaking, with audiences across business, law, and government agencies. No fluff, no nonsense  just actionable advice tailored to each individual or organization.

President

Ben Sachs, President of The Landing Group, is an expert in verbal and nonverbal communication. He is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Virginia School of Law (profile) teaching negotiations, public speaking, and management communication, and he provides communication consulting and coaching services for legal and business professionals. Ben’s clients have included government and private sector organizations in the United States and Australia in industries ranging from telecommunications to retail, where he has specialized in retail negotiations and management strategy.

Ben’s professional career spans law and business, first serving as a litigator at Sidley Austin LLP and then as a strategic management consultant at the Boston Consulting Group before moving to Storyblocks, a stock media distribution company repeatedly named among the fastest-growing companies by Inc. magazine. At Storyblocks, Ben serves as general counsel and vice president of customer insights and operations, helping Storyblocks identify and execute strategies for customer retention, marketplace growth and operational efficiency.

Ben earned his B.A. as an Echols Scholar and Jefferson Scholar at the University of Virginia and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he graduated Order of the Coif and a member of the Virginia Law Review. After law school, he served as a law clerk for Judge. T.S. Ellis, III, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in Alexandria. Ben is a former mock trial national champion and mock trial coach, winning the W.W. Reynoldson Award for outstanding coaching in 2008. He currently lives in Washington, D.C.