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SUMMARY: Lawyer with extensive business and technology management experience.  Assess business needs, develop strategy, and execute solutions.  Strong people, analytic, writing, and presentation skills.

EXPERIENCE

Fireman & Company  (Arlington, VA) 2012- Present

Consultant

Advise lawyers and legal vendors on law practice and legal business improvement; projects include:

  • Knowledge management strategy for a law firm; expansion strategy for an LPO; budget and legal project management tool specifications for a vendor; research consolidation for a law firm; portal business requirements for a law firm.

 

Integreon  (Arlington, VA) Sep 2007 – Oct 2011

Senior Vice President, Consulting (Apr 2010 – Oct 2011)

Advise on using technology to create competitive advantage in the legal market; projects include:

  • Business Services: Work with law firm C-suite to evaluate and streamline IT, library, finance, marketing, and other support functions.  Contribute to Integreon solution design.
  • e-Discovery, Document Review, and LPO: Design new e-discovery and document review multi-shore operating and business models for law firms and departments.

Senior Vice President, Marketing (Sep 2007 – Mar 2010)

Develop and execute marketing strategy and tactics:

  • Strategy: Formulated value proposition, guided new service development, led thought leadership, managed PR, and maximized lead generation.
  • Tactics: Hired and supervised staff, managed to budget, oversaw marketing mix, and launched new website.  Wrote articles, spoke at conferences, initiated blog, and organized events.


Prism Legal Consulting, Inc. 
(Arlington, VA) 2002- Aug 2007

Founder and Principal

Advise on using technology to create competitive advantage in the legal market; projects include:

  • Large Law Firms: Litigation support assessment; knowledge management strategy; technology assessment and planning; benchmark internal consulting function; records management policy.
  • Legal Market Vendors: Help formulate legal market strategy; support marketing, positioning, and development for new products; write white papers; organize a legal CIO advisory board.
  • Law Departments: Contract management strategy; document management system utilization.
  • Other Organizations: Content management strategy; market research advice and support.

 

Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo PC  (Washington, DC and Boston, MA) 2001-2002

Chief Information Officer

Developed client-facing technology strategy and managed IT department for law firm of 500 lawyers.

  • Initiated Strategic Projects: Built and market tested online legal services.  Rolled out a new portal.  Created knowledge management strategy.  Enhanced litigation support department.
  • Managed Information Technology Operations: Supervised IT department of 50+ staff with a $15 million budget.

 

iLumin Corporation (McLean, VA and Orem, UT) 2000-2001

Vice President, Corporate & Strategic Development

Planned alliances and strategy for online signing (digital signature) software company.

  • Set-Up Alliances, Managed Beachhead Account Structured Software Licenses: Identified potential partners and initiated discussions.  Managed relationship with lead customer from inception through beta testing.  Negotiated and drafted agreements.  Revised pricing schedule.

 

Jnana Technologies Corporation [Now Neota Logic] (Arlington, VA and New York, NY) 1998-2000

Director, Legal Applications Division

Brought web-based expert system to market.

  • Developed the Legal Market: Worked with law firms and departments to create interactive advisory systems.  Conceived the business model, wrote white papers, and generated publicity.
  • Provided Knowledge Engineering, Product, and Technical Consulting: Supported customers in all aspects of product use, from substantive system design, to training, to technical support.

 

Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering  [Now WilmerHale] (Washington, DC) 1989-1998

Director of Computer Applications

Pioneered and managed the use and development of technology to improve lawyer effectiveness.

  • Identified Business Problems and Created Solutions: Assessed business and practice needs, formulated technology plan to meet needs, and won approval to develop solutions.
  • Initiated and Supervised Practice Support Projects:
    • Litigation Support: Created integrated full-text, database, and imaging system.
    • Work Product: Built work product retrieval systems.
    • Intranet: Supervised creation of first firm-wide Intranet in 1996.
    • Other: Create virtual library; pre-web hypertext system; pre-internet online legal community.
  • Hired Staff, Prepared Budgets, Negotiated Contracts: Hired technical, library, and legal assistant staff.  Prepared a $2 million budget.  Negotiated major vendor contracts.

 

Bain & Company (Boston, MA) 1986-1989

Consultant

Created corporate strategies for Fortune 500 clients of this strategy consulting firm.

  • Identified $50 million in potential profit for a national consumer brand.
  • Designed a sales force compensation plan for a direct marketing firm.
  • Created strategic pricing plan to counter falling prices for medical supply company.

 

Data Resources, Inc. (New York, NY and Stamford, CT) 1979-1983

Consultant and Team Leader

Provided consulting support and customized financial/economic analysis for many large companies.

  • One of two people to open a new office in Stamford.
  • Built and managed a consulting team.
  • Developed an investment screening system, M&A model, and product line forecasts.

PROFESSIONAL

EDUCATION

New York University School of Law, JD, Cum Laude (Rank: 3rd out of 375) June 1986

Oberlin College, BA, Honors in Economics (Phi Beta Kappa) May 1979

Admitted to the Bar in New York and Massachusetts (inactive status in both)

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