Leadership Moves Announcements (Formerly “Comings & Goings & Congrats”)

by Amy Lemel on September 18, 2014

Amy J. Adams assumed the role of Executive Director for the Greater NY Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) on August 8. Previously, she was Marketing Director for Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer. Amy is an active member of the LMA NY Metro chapter. She served as chair of the NYLMA’s NJ City Group and belongs to the editorial committee of Strategies. She is also the managing member of AJA Marketing, LLC.

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April Becker April Becker

Michelle Birckhead Michelle Birckhead

Kimberly Angus became Marketing Coordinator for Sidley Austin LLP on May 5 and joined the New York Chapter of the LMA in May 14. She was previously Practice Development Coordinator for White & Case LLP.

April R. Becker, Marketing Assistant for Shearman & Sterling LLP joined the New York Chapter of the LMA on May 13.

Michelle Birckhead joined Wolff & Samson PC as Director of Marketing & Business Development on May 5. She was previously with Patton Boggs LLP, now Squire Patton Boggs LLP.

Michele Bowman joined Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP as Marketing Communications Specialist in April. Trained as an attorney, Michele had done a lot of writing and launched a communications business in 2009, based in South Carolina. Just prior assuming her current position, Michele consulted for McCarter & English.

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Mary Che Mary Che

Joe Calve Joe Calve

Mary A. Che became Vice President, Marketing for Connell Foley LLP on June 2. Prior to this she was Director of Marketing for Wolf & Samson PC.

Joe Calve was appointed Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer for McGuire Woods in June. Just prior to this, Joe was the CMO for Morrison & Foerster LLP.)

Andy Edelstein, a free-lance copywriter and Co-Chair of the NYLMA Programming Committee delivered a presentation —“Lessons from the Madmen: Advertising Basics for Business Professionals” — to the New York Chapter of the Women Presidents’ Organization on June 10. Andy was also named as our chapter’s Member of the Year at the NYLMA Summer Soiree.

Zoë Ehrlich joined the New York Chapter of the LMA in April. She became Vice President of Marketing for Burford Capital on March 10. Previously, she worked for Jefferies LLC and Kobre & Kim LLP.

Jean Heaton, Co-Chair of the NYLMA Business Development SIG gave birth to a son, Dylan Heaton, on May 28th at 5:37 AM. Dylan weighed 7.10 oz and was 20 1/2 inches long.

Suzanne Krebs became Senior Manager for DLA Piper on July 7. Prior to this, she was Senior Manager for the Americas with NautaDutilh NY.

Andy Edelstein Andy Edelstein

Jean Heaton Dylan Heaton

Suzanne Krebs Suzanne Krebs

David McClune was appointed CMO for Shearman & Sterling LLP on May 5 and joined the New York Chapter of the LMA on May on May 13. Previously, David was Marketing Director for Allens.

Kelly Mackinnon joined Cleary Gottlieb as Practice Global Support Manager on August 25. She was Sr. Manager of Business Development for Paul Weiss prior to this. Kelly is 2014 President of the LMA’s New York Chapter and has been elected as 2015 CPC Liaison to the International Board of Directors of the International LMA.

Michelle Murray joined Connell Foley as V.P. Business Development on June 2. Prior to this, Michelle was Business Development Manager with IBISWorld.

Matthew Olsen became Head of Business Development for Hunton & Williams on July 14. Matt was previously Senior Business Development Manager with Chadbourne & Parke.

Katie O’Rourke was promoted to Vice President, Business Development for Concep in July from Global Business Development Manager. Katie is co-chair of the Business Development SIG for the NYLMA.

Michelle Rocha recently joined Fried Frank as Specialist of Marketing and Business Development. Just prior to this, she was Senior Business Development Coordinator for Kobre & Kim LLP. Michelle is co-chair of the Special Events SIG for the NYLMA.

Kelly MacKinnon Kelly MacKinnon

David McClune David McClune

Matthew Olsen Matthew Olsen

Jaron Rubenstein, Founder and President of Rubenstein Technology Group, which customizes and integrates their RubyLaw web and proposal management software for leading law firms recently joined the New York Chapter of the LMA. RubensteinTech is the development firm behind Winston & Strawn’s new website that won Best in Show at the 2014 LMA Your Honor Awards. See our profile of Jaron in this issue!

Stacy Salmon Steele published “Career Transition: A Back Story and the 5 Things That Made the Difference. Stacy is the Marketing & Business Development Director for Phillips Nizer LLP and member of the NYLMA Board of Directors.

Michelle Rocha Michelle Rocha

Jaron Rubenstein Jaron Rubenstein

Stacy Steele Stacy Steele

NYLMA Welcomes New Members

Kimberly Angus, Marketing Coordinator for Sidley Austin LLP

April R. Becker, Marketing Assistant for Shearman & Sterling LLP

Zoë Ehrlich, VP Marketing for Burford Capital.

David McClune, CMO for Shearman & Sterling LLP


If you or someone you know has professional or personal news (marriage, baby, special honor) you would like to share with our members, please contact Amy Lemel to be included.


Amy Lemel is Director of Marketing & Business Development for The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel (MCC) as well as Member-At Large, Board of Directors of the Legal Marketing Association’s Metro NY Chapter.

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