Comings and Goings

December 30, 2013

Winter 2013

Paulo Amaral joined the Metropolitan New York Chapter of the Legal Marketing Association in September 2013. He is CEO of Treasurefy Marketing, a position he has held since October 2011.

Christy Chorey joined Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom as PR Specialist in October. Prior to this she served as PR Manager for Morrison & Foerster LLP.

Kathleen Cottrell became Director of Marketing and Business Development for Hill Wallack LLP in July 2013. She previously headed up the Marketing Departments at Drinker Biddle, Saul Ewing and Fox Rothschild, all Philadelphia law firms.

Paulo Amaral Paulo Amaral
Christy Chorey Christy Chorey

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Cari Bell Deduke joined the Metropolitan New York Chapter of the Legal Marketing Association in September 2013. She is a Client Relationship Specialist with Orrick.

Karen C. Green joined the Metropolitan New York Chapter of the Legal Marketing Association during in July 2013. A seasoned government relations professional, Karen was appointed Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer for the Long Island based Ruskin Moscou Faltischek in April 2013.

Marcey L. Grigsby recently joined Metropolitan New York Chapter of the Legal Marketing Association. She became a Practice Development Manager for Ropes & Gray in August 2013 for its Hedge Funds and Investment Management practices in New York. Prior to this, Marcey was Publisher, Office of Academic Publishing for New York Law School.

Lauren Piccolo joined Goodwin Procter on November 4 as Senior Business Development Manager. She was formerly Business Development Manager with Latham & Watkins.

 

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Christy Chorey Marcey Grigsby

cottrell Lauren Piccolo

Diego Recondo joined Linklaters LLP in New York office as Business Development & Marketing Manager in July 2013. His focus is on US banking and capital markets practices, as well as Latin American activities. Prior to this he led the Spanish marketing team for the firm in Madrid.

Purvi Sanghvi joined the Metropolitan New York Chapter of the Legal Marketing Association this past summer. She is the Director of Strategic Pricing for Paul Hastings LLP. Prior to this Purvi was Manager of Financial Business Analysis with Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP.

Paula Zirinsky

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Tom Mariam

Paula Zirinsky joined Morgan, Lewis & Bockius as Director of Business Development & Marketing in November 2013. Prior to this Paula was Marketing Director for Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello in New York.

Maziel Abrego became Practice Area Manager for Vedder Price P.C. in November 2013, covering the New York City and Washington D.C. areas. Previously, she was Senior Manager of Marketing and Client Services for Troutman Sanders. Maziel is the 2013 Chapter President of the Metropolitan New York Chapter of the Legal Marketing Association.

Tom Mariam became the Director of Business Development & Marketing, Americas at Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP in December, 2013. Before joining the firm, Tom was President of Mariam Communications LLC.

Amy Lemel / Comings & Goings Editor Amy Lemel / Comings & Goings Editor

Amy Lemel is Marketing Partner with ABL Marketing Strategies in New York and

Director of Marketing & 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.

 

 

Fall 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.

 

 

Spring 2013

Jaime E. Bruck, Esq. joined Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP as Senior Public Relations Manager in October 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 Legal Marketing Association in February 2013. She has been Marketing Director for Kenney Shelton Liptak Nowak LLP since October 2010.

Julie L. Cohen became Marketing Director in New York for Sidley Austin LLP in February. She was previously the Marketing & Communications Manager with Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP.

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Alexa Christopher Alexa Christopher

Julie Cohen Julie Cohen

Ali Crosier, Assistant Recruitment Coordinator for Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP joined the New York Chapter of the Legal Marketing Association in 2013.

Susan H. DeLeva became a Business Development and Marketing Coordinator with Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP in February 2013. Prior to this she worked for Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft as Marketing Coordinator.

Mark Guglielmelli began his position in National Business Development for Westland Printers, (a CGX company) in February 2013. He has held positions with the New York Chapter of the Legal Marketing Association as Board Member and Financial Officer during his tenure with National Accounts at All State Legal.

Despina C. Kartson joined Morgan Lewis Bockius LLP in March 2013 as Chief Client Development & Marketing Officer. A past president of the New York Chapter of the Legal Marketing Association, she was previously the Chief Marketing Officer for Latham & Watkins.

Michael Katz became a member of the New York Chapter of the Legal Marketing Association as part of ILTA’s Pricing and Matter Management group. He is the Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis for WilmerHale.

Stefanie Marrone joined Morrison & Foerster LLP as Director of Marketing and Communications in January 2013. An active member of the New York Chapter of the Legal Marketing Association, she was previously Assistant Director of Public Relations for Mayer Brown.

Mark Guglielmelli Mark Guglielmelli

Despina Kartson Despina Kartson

Stephanie Marrone Stephanie Marrone

Margaret H. Nicholls joined the New York Chapter of the Legal Marketing Association in January 2013. She is the Associate Director of Business Development (Corporate) for Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.

Jeff Scalzi, Immediate Past President of the New York Chapter of the Legal Marketing Association joined Goulston & Storrs PC in January 2013 as Associate Director of Marketing. Previously, he was Director of Marketing and Business Development with SNR Denton.

Adam B. Schuman joined Citrin Cooperman as Chief Marketing Officer in October 2012. Prior to this he was Acting Chief Marketing Officer with Blank Rome LLP.

Jeff Scalzi Jeff Scalzi

 

Adam Schuman Adam Schuman

Ryan C. Tirre is a new member of the New York Chapter of the Legal Marketing Association and the legal industry. He joined Proskauer Rose LLP in February as a Business Development Specialist. He had been an Associate, Investor Relations with Clerestory Capital Partners.

Our chapter continues to grow. We have welcomed 50 new members to NYLMA so far this year!

Amy Lemel, Editor for the Comings & Goings page, is with ABL Marketing Strategies in New York. 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.

 

Winter 2013
Christina Leigh Chorey joined Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP on March 2, 2012 as Public Relations Specialist. Christy was previously Public Relations Specialist for Paul Hastings LLP.

Nancy Colella was appointed as Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer for Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C., in Uniondale, Long Island on November 28, 2012. She was Marketing Director for Pegalis & Erickson, LLC prior to this.

Gale Grant was promoted to Director, Law Firm Management Practice of Major, Lindsey & Africa on August 12, 2012. She has been with the firm since June 2008, formerly as a Business Development Specialist.

Gretchen Lyn Koehler joined Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP as Director of Business Development & Marketing on November 26, 2012. She was previously the Director of Business Development for Kenyon & Kenyon LLP. Gretchen is a Co-Chair of the Communications Committee for the Metro NY Chapter of the LMA, which publishes the NYLMA news.

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Gretchen Koehler

 

Michael Mellor

Michael Mellor joined Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP as New York Marketing Manager on September 4, 2012. Formerly, he was Marketing/Proposal Manager with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison.

Michelle Stinga became Transactional Practices Business Development/Marketing Manager for Mayer Brown, LLP on December 10, 2012. She had been Manager, Business Development for SNR Denton.

 

 

Amy Lemel, Editor for the Comings & Goings page, is with ABL Marketing Strategies in New York. 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.

 

Fall 2012
Seth Apple
joined Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP as Business Development Manager on October 1, 2012. He was previously Practice Development Manager with Epstein Becker Green in New York. Seth is a Co-Chair of the NYLMA Communications Committee.

Nancy Colella joined Pegalis & Erickson, LLC in Lake Success, New York in May 2010. She was recently appointed Marketing Director at the firm.

Catherine Egan was promoted to Practice Development Specialist at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. She was previously Communications Coordinator for the firm.

Jillian Eisman joined Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C. as Director of Marketing on April 16, 2012. She was previously Marketing Manager for Edwards Wildman.

Amy Fischer joined the accounting firm of McGladrey LLP as Marketing Manager in Stamford, CT. Prior to this she was US Marketing Manager at Withers Bergman LLP in Greenwich, CT.

Seth Apple

Nancy Colella

Amy Fischer

Gary Gerard became Marketing Director for Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP in October 2011. He was New York Marketing Director for Sidley Austin LLP prior to this.

Lindsay Griesmeyer joined Latham & Watkins as Practice Development Manager in June 2012. Previously she was Senior Business Development Specialist for Shearman & Sterling.

Bill Kolbenschlag


Bill Kolbenschlag
is a new member of the Metropolitan New York Chapter of the LMA. He is a Client Services Specialist for Gearhart Law, LLC, in Summit, NJ. Prior to this, he was a Communications Associate for a non-profit organization.

Bruce Segall joined the Metropolitan New York Chapter of the LMA earlier in 2012. He is President of Marketing Sense, “Building Business Without Breaking The Bank,” focused largely on serving law firms. Previously, Bruce was Director of Marketing for smaller professional services firm.

Andrea K. Stimmel joined Jaffe PR, a leading law firm public reputation agency as Senior Vice President, Business Development/Marketing Consultant in September 2012. Prior to this, she was Chief Marketing Officer for Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP. An active member of the Metropolitan New York Chapter of the LMA, Andrea is a former NYLMA Chapter President, current LMA Board Member and co-chair of the organization’s CMO/Senior Marketer Shared Interest Group.

LIndsay Griesmeyer

Bruce Segall

Andrea Stimmel

Elizabeth (Liz) A. Wall joined Arnold & Porter LLP as Regional Marketing Manager on June 18, 2012. Prior to this she was Director of Marketing for Pryor Cashman LLP.

Amy Lemel is affiliated with ABL Marketing Strategies in New York. You may reach her at amy@ablmarketingstrategies.com

 

Summer 2012

Nicole Alexander joined the Metropolitan New York Chapter of the LMA in April 2012. She is the Director of Professional and Business Development for McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP.

Kristen M. Brierley joined the Metropolitan New York Chapter of the LMA in April 2012. She is Manager of Marketing and Business Development with McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP.

Joseph Coviello joined the Metropolitan New York Chapter of the LMA in April 2012. He is Manager of Legal Recruiting and Professional Development for McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP.

Nicole Alexander

Kristen Brierley

Joseph Coviello

Lisa Helme Danforth joined the Metropolitan New York Chapter of the LMA in May 2012. She is Managing Director – Strategic Business Development for PitchBook Inc.

Rita Virginia DeCaria joined Linklaters as Head of Marketing and Business Development – US in May 2012. As a member of the global marketing management team, Rita will be developing and implementing client and business development strategies. Previously, Rita was U.S. Business Development Director for Reed Smith.

Geoff Goldberg joined McCarter & English as Chief Advancement Officer in May 2012. Formerly, he was the Chief Marketing Officer with Lowenstein Sandler.

Rita DeCarla

Geoff Goldberg

Pallas Knight

Nancy Israel joined the Metropolitan New York Chapter of the LMA in March 2012. She is Marketing and Human Resources Manager for Perlman & Perlman, LLP, which provides services to nonprofits, fundraising professionals, and social enterprises.

Pallas Knight joined Weil, Gotshal & Manges in June 2012 as Senior Manager, Business Development – Litigation. Previously, Pallas was Practice Development Project Manager for Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.

April McHugh joined the Metropolitan New York Chapter of the LMA in May 2012. She is Senior Associate with SearchPoint.

Abby Moffat

Larry Paladino

Bruce Sowalski

Abigail Adams Moffat joined Shearman & Sterling LLP as Manager of Business Development for Litigation in February 2012. Prior to that, Abby was a Litigation Associate with Mayer Brown LLP.

Larry Paladino joined the Metropolitan New York Chapter of the LMA in March 2012. He is a member of Precise Continental, a provider of stationery and marketing collateral to the legal community.

Brad Quilici joined Paul, Weiss Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP as Practice Development Project Manager in February 2012. Previously he was Manager of Business Intelligence for Dewey & LeBoeuf.

Bruce W. Sowalski joined the Metropolitan New York Chapter of the LMA in April 2012. He is Marketing Manager with McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, P.C., a new position for the firm. Prior to MLTW, Bruce was Business Consultant for Direct Impact Associates.

Regina Stewart joined the Metropolitan New York Chapter of the LMA in April 2012. She was promoted from Brand Manager to Senior Brand and Project Manager for Fried Frank in March 2012.