Fall 2013 Comings & Goings (and Congrats!)

by Amy Lemel on September 22, 2013

Allyson M. Ayers joined Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP as Marketing Coordinator in October of last year.  She became a member of the NYLMA in July 2013.

Christine Bongard joined Baker Hostetler LLP as Business Development and Marketing Manager in May 2013.  She was previously Business Development and Marketing Manager at McCarter & English LLP.

Joseph C. Edmonds, Esq. joined the NYLMA in early 2013. He is Practice Development Manager for JAMS, The Resolution Experts in New York.

Monica Gallagher joined the NYLMA in March 2013.  She has been an Account Executive with ALM Legal Intelligence since February 2012.

Kyle Haug joined the NYLMA in June 2013.  Kyle was promoted to Manager of Business Development at Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP, where he started as a paralegal.

Angela S. Hwang is a new member to the NYLMA.  She is the Senior Business Development Coordinator for Paul Hastings LLP, joining the firm in January 2013.  Prior to this, she worked in global commercial real estate for Colliers International as well as several law firms in the L.A. area.  .

Lisa Lu became a member of the NYLMA earlier in 2013.  She is a Projects Manager for Robin Rolfe Resources, Inc.

Kyle Haug Kyle Haug
Angela Hwang Angela Hwang
Lisa Lu Lisa Lu



Michelle Murray became a member of the NYLMA in June 2013. She is a Business Development Manager for IBISWorld Inc. Prior to joining IBISWorld, Michelle was Marketing Director for Corporate Ladders.

Katie O’Rourke joined the NYLMA in May 2013.  She was promoted this past spring from Account Manager to Global Business Development Manager for Concep.  Katie is also a Co-Chair of the NYLMA Business Development Special Interest Group (SIG).

Robert Pay  joined the NYLMA in June of 2013.  He is Head of Relationship Management for Alvarez & Marsal. Previously, Robert was the Chief Business Development Officer for ParenteBeard LLC.

Penny E. Paul, Esq., Director of Business Development & Marketing for Genova Burns Giantomasi Webster, LLC joined the NYLMA in May 2013.  Prior to her current role, Penny was Stakeholder Outreach Coordinator for the El Paso Corporation.

Katie O'Rourke Katie O’Rourke
Robert Pay Robert Pay
Penny Paul Penny Paul


Art Samansky, Principal of The Samansky Group became a member of the NYLMA in July 2013.  He leads a corporate communications consulting firm that specializes in media and presentation/speech training for legal and other professional services.

Vanessa Torres joined the NYLMA in June 2013 and is a Business Development Specialist with Herrick, Feinstein.  Prior to joining Herrick, Vanessa was a paralegal for DLA Piper.

Emily R. Tull joined Dechert LLP as Project Manager – Marketing & Business Development in May 2013 and became an NYLMA member on June 5, 2013.  Prior to her position with Dechert, Emily was Business Development Specialist for Cleary Gottlieb.

We are also pleased to report that NYLMA now has over 500 members, the highest ever!

Amy Lemel, Comings & Goings Editor

Amy Lemel is Marketing Partner with ABL Marketing Strategies in New York and Director of Business Development for The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel (MCC). If you’ve been promoted, changed positions internally, joined a new firm or our Chapter from another, please contact amy@ablmarketingstrategies.com to be included.




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