May 2013

President’s Message – Spring 2013

by Maziel Abrego May 18, 2013

Spring is here, or at least that’s what they say! With topical monthly lunch presentations, thought provoking seminars, and of course, powerful networking opportunities, there has never been a better time to be a Metro New York Chapter member. The industry clearly agrees. Our Chapter continues to thrive – adding fifty new members in the […]

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A Recent Event Highlight – General Counsel Focus: Legal Project Management

by Sander Coxe May 18, 2013

On Thursday May 16, 2013, an outstanding set of speakers were empaneled for the NYLMA May lunch meeting to discuss Legal Project Management: Michael Caplan – Director of Operations, Office of General Counsel, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. Nat Slavin – Founder & Partner, Wicker Park Group Wendy Bernero – Chief of Strategic Initiatives, Proskauer […]

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Spring 2013 Comings & Goings (and Congrats!)

by Amy Lemel May 18, 2013

Jaime E. Bruck, Esq. joined Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP as Senior Public Relations Manager in August 2012. Prior to this, she did public relations and communications consulting. She was formerly Public Relations and Communications Manager for the Americas with Allen & Overy LLP. Alexa Petro Christopher recently joined the New York Chapter of the […]

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Journalists Journal: Anthony Paonita (Editor In Chief, Corporate Counsel)

by Tom Mariam May 18, 2013

Anthony Paonita leads the editorial team of Corporate Counsel, the ALM monthly that focuses on in-house counsel and related issues impacting corporate America. Anthony discussed the legal industry from the general counsel side, as well as his publication with our Tom Mariam. What are the key issues/challenges facing Corporate Counsel today? Keeping costs down while […]

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Creative Corner – The B-Word

by Andy Edelstein May 18, 2013

Of all the industry categories I’ve encountered over the last few decades, I’ve never seen anything quite like the ambivalence with which law firms greet the word “brand.” Reactions to the word range, more or less, from grudging acceptance to outright hostility. One COO of my acquaintance actually bans what he calls “the B-word” at […]

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LMA Las Vegas 2013 – A Newbie New Yorker’s Perspective

by Thomas Freeman May 18, 2013

When I was young I toured the United States by Greyhound Bus. At its Las Vegas station, I recall, were several young guys, waiting to leave town. One of them pointed out to me their tanned fingers – all of which sported white patches near the knuckles. “This is where our wedding rings used to […]

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Look! Up in the Cloud!

by Nancy Slome May 18, 2013

If you’re like most in-house marketers, you’re limited to using software that has been “firm-approved.” And when there’s something you’d like to add to your desktop, the process can take months – if not years before the program is tested, accepted and then rolled out on a firm-wide basis. But if you’re lucky, maybe there’s […]

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Chapter on Chapters: Ohio Chapter Shares Key Takeaways from the 2013 LMA Annual Conference

by Gretchen Lyn Koehler May 18, 2013

This month’s Chapter on Chapters column focuses on the Ohio Chapter of the LMA.  Hats off to you, Ohio Chapter, for publishing a newsletter containing Key Takeaways from the 2013 LMA Annual Conference less than one week after the conclusion of the event!  The takeaways shared in the article featured a robust sampling of actionable […]

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Takeaways from BDI Social Media Marketing Summit for Law Firms (Sponsored by Metro NY Chapter)

by Sander Coxe May 18, 2013

On Thursday May 9, 2013, a full complement of New York and other regional LMA chapter members filled the room – and the stage – at the CUNY Graduate Center for the inaugural Business Development Institute “Social Media Marketing Summit for Law Firms,” a comprehensive, robust and worthwhile compilation of data and insights about the […]

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Demystifying Google Analytics

by Brandie Knox May 18, 2013

Google Analytics is a service offered by Google that provides site statistics on traffic and traffic sources. The service is free but before tracking your analytics you must have an account established and the code installed on your site. There are an endless number of aspects I could talk about, but I’ll keep it as […]

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