Leadership Moves Announcements

June 30, 2015

Fall 2015

John Bologna is now a Senior Business Development Manager at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP, working with the Commercial Litigation, Mass Torts and Products Liability practices. He was most recently Business Development & Marketing Manager for the Privacy and Data Protection team at BakerHostetler.

Michael DeCosta was appointed by Caldwell Partners to lead its new Professional Services Practice.

Matthew Loomis joined Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP as Business Development Specialist on November 9. He had been Business Development and Marketing Specialist at Anderson Kill P.C.

John Bologna

Michael DeCosta

Matthew Loomis

Michael Mellor joined Pryor Cashman LLP as Firmwide Director of Marketing. He was previously NY Marketing Manager at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP. 

Laura Movva joined Mayer Brown LLP as Marketing & Business Development Manager – Global Insurance on August 21. She had been Manager of Business Development at Dentons.

Kathleen Pierz joined Global Pound Conference as the Central Organizing Committee Liaison for events being held in New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Washington DC, San Francisco and Mexico. She is also the Global Practice Development Manager at JAMS.

Michael Mellor

Laura Movva

Kathleen Pierz

Paula Zirinsky was promoted to Global Chief Marketing Officer of K2 Intelligence.

NYLMA Welcomes the Following New Members who joined in the Fall of 2015:

Sangita Balusu: Business Development, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP

Hana Benkirane: Business Development Manager, Allen & Overy LLP

Andy Billings: Marketing and Business Development Coordinator, Dechert LLP

Maggie Bontemps: Business Development Manager, Kaye Scholer LLP

Gregory Boyer: President, Connective Contacts, Inc.

Bridget Bray

David Cantor: Director of Client Relations, Davies & Associates, LLC

Alessandra Composto: Marketing and Business Development Manager, Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Hillary Coughlin: Business Development Assistant, Kaye Scholer LLP

Brian Craig: Competitive Intelligence Specialist, LAC Group

Kristin Darr: Business Development and Marketing Manager, Linklaters LLC

Erica Glass: Communications & Media Relations Manager, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

Lauren Hakala: Senior Legal Editor, Thomson Reuters

Loren Ivler: Manager, Marketing and Business Development, Wilson Elser

Jessica Laderman: Business Development Assistant, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Liz Lalani: Business Development & Marketing Advisor, Linklaters LLP

Evelyn Lopez Mendoza: Business Development Analyst, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Nadia Malavey: Business Development Senior Coordinator, Allen & Overy LLP

Jessica Marinelli: Marketing Production Coordinator, Hudgson Russ LLP

Marisa Marquez: Marketing Assistant, Allen & Overy LLP

Candice McPhillips: Senior Manager of Business Development-Litigation/Real Estate, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Leanne Musak: Business Development Senior Events Coordinator, Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

Nora Pelizzari: Communications Specialist, Healthcare, McDermott Will & Emery

Kathleen Pierz: Practice Development Manager, Global, JAMS, Inc.

Sharon Quaintance: Senior Director, HBR Consulting

Alejandra Ramirez: Communications Manager, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Jennifer Reinhart: Business Development Analyst, Hodgson Russ LLP

Stephanie Sado: Associate, Chaffetz Lindsey LLP

Max Thomas: CEO, ThunderActive

Summer 2015

David Barron became Marketing & Communications Manager for Kaufman Borgeest & Ryan LLP. He previously was a consultant at Laurence Simons International.

Jaime Bruck joined Crowell & Moring LLP as Director, Media, PR, & Communications on September 21. She had been Senior Public Relations Manager at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

Teresa L. Dutkevitch joined Cummings & Lockwood LLC as Marketing Director. She was previously the Director of Business Development and Marketing at Pullman & Comley LLC.

David Barron

Jaimie Bruck Jaimie Bruck

Teresa Dutkevitch Teresa Dutkevitch

Jackie Hurley moved to Akin Gump as a Business Development Manager. She had been a Senior Business Development Specialist at Cleary Gottlieb.

Kevin Iredell was hired by Greentarget Global Group as Director of Research. He had led the research business at American Lawyer Media for the past seven years.  Kevin is a Board Member and 2015 Financial Officer for NYLMA.

Beth Kluhspies joined Squire Patton Boggs as Director of BD Projects & Industry Groups. She had been Director of Business Development at Fried Frank.

Michelle Mattera joined Davis Wright Tremaine LLP as a Business Development Specialist. She was previously a Business Development Coordinator at Paul Hastings.

Kevin Iredell

Beth Kluhspies Beth Kluhspies

Michelle Mattera Michelle Mattera

Linda Orton founded The Unicorn Continuum in May, where she serves as Chief Marketing and Recruitment Officer. Linda previously was Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer for Intelligent Marketing/Videos Solutions, Inc., which she founded in 1997.

Konstantin Shishkin moved to Goodwin Procter LLP as the Director of Communications on January 26. Mr. Shishkin had served as Vice President, Press & Media Relations at Deutsche Bank.

Linda Orton

Konstantine Shishkin Konstantine Shishkin

NYLMA Welcomes the Following New Members: 

Susan Barker: Practice Development Manager, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

David Barron: Marketing & Communications Manager, Kaufman Borgeest & Ryan LLP

Vincent A. D’Eramo: Senior Manager, Sales, Northeast, Deloitte Advisory

Julianne DeCarlo: Client Liaison. Dorf & Nelson LLP

Melanie Franco: Marketing Assistant. Sidley Austin LLP

Rebecca Freed: Partner. Genova Burns LLC

Matt Godson: co-CEO. Momentum Events

Art Hernandez: National Strategic Relations Manager. Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute

Vincent D’Eramo

Art Hernandez Art Hernandez

Nick Kringas: President, ApricotLaw

Que La: Director of Business Development, Grais & Ellsworth LLP

David Mead: Director of Business Development, North America, Qorus Software Inc.

Lauren Murphy: Marketing & Business Development Coordinator, Dechert LLP

Ashley Palmateer: Business Development Specialist, Kaye Scholer LLP

Jessica Poot: Marketing Assistant, Cole Schotz P.C.

Melissa Robson: Marketing Coordinator, Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP

Lori Shecter: CEO, We Are Immediate

April Simmons: Business Development Coordinator, Sullivan & Cromwell

Peter Valentine: Business Development Research Specialist, Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Spring 2015

James Batson became Investment Manager at Bentham IMF. Prior to Bentham, Jim spent two years in the litigation funding industry and 20 years as a senior partner with the law firm of Liddle & Robinson.

Stephanie Bell joined Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP as Business Development Coordinator. She was previously a Business Development Coordinator at Proskauer Rose LLP.

Wendy Bernero launched Bernero & Press LLC, a consultancy focused on helping law firms achieve a competitive edge. Wendy is a member of the LMA Hall of Fame.

Alitia Faccone joined Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A. as Chief Marketing Officer. She was previously the Director of Marketing at McCarter & English, LLP.

Jessica Hynes moved to Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP as Business Development Manager. She was previously a Business Development Manager at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.

Nicole Kressaty joined Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP as Business Development Manager – Insurance. She was previously with KPMG LLP.

Kelly MacKinnon became Senior Manager of Business Development – Corporate at Fried Frank. She was previously Practice Group Support Manager at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. Kelly is also our chapter’s immediate past President.

Alexandra Montreuil joined Media Vest as a Jr. Connections Associate. She was previously a Marketing Assistant at Sidley Austin LLP.

Katie Post moved to Allen & Overy LLP as a Business Development Manager from Baker Botts LLP, where she had been Client Relations Manager, Intellectual Property.

Emily Thall became Managing Director, Business Development at Goodwin Procter LLP after serving as Director of Business Development at Kenyon & Kenyon LLP.

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Nicole Kressaty Nicole Kressaty

Emily Thall Emily Thall

Emily Tull Pollakowski joined Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP as Marketing and Business Development Manager. She previously was Project Manager – Marketing & Business Development at Dechert LLP.

Emily Zubkoff joined Kelley Drye & Warren as Marketing Coordinator. She had been an Account Coordinator with the public relations firm DeVries Global, working on P&G beauty accounts.

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Molly Pease Molly Pease

NYLMA Welcomes the Following New Members:

  • James Batson: Investment Manager/Legal Counsel at Bentham IMF
  • Eileen Bonetti: Director Analytics at Flo-Tech
  • Kate Boyd: VP Marketing & Client Services at HighQ
  • Siobhan Burns: Principal at Clarity Group Consulting LLC
  • Jeffrey Canning: Editorial Director at LexisNexis Matthew Bender
  • Jennifer Carr: Corporate Business Development Manager at Lowenstein Sandler
  • Brian Dalton: Director of Research at Breaking Media / Above the Law
  • Margaret Farrell: Marketing & Business Development Manager at Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
  • Mary Beth Hernandez: Sr. Business Development Manager at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • Alicia Fitzpatrick Hudock: Marketing Assistant at Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
  • Freddie Hustler: Senior Vice President at Concep
  • Nicole Kressaty: Business Development Manager at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • James Marcus: Senior Relationship Manager at Leadership Directories
  • Lourdes Brezo Martinez: Director of Communications at Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • Shannon Merz: Marketing & Business Development Manager at Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
  • Melissa Pasha: Business Development Manager at Dechert LLP
  • Molly Pease: Director of Administration and General Counsel at Grais & Ellsworth LLP
  • Chad Pederson: Director of Marketing at Fein, Such, Kahn & Shepard, PC
  • Ian Potts: Business Development Analyst at Cleary Gottlieb
  • William Schroeder: Principal at Clarity Group Consulting LLC
  • Sabrina Ursaner: Director of Practice Management at Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz
  • Kevin Vermeulen: Co-Managing Partner at Good2BSocial
  • Dominika Wilk: Operations Manager and Content Coordinator, CLE Center at ALM
  • Zygmunt Wyka: Marketing Technology Specialist and Information Analyst at Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

WINTER 2015

Katherine L. Chapman joined Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP as Marketing & Client Services Senior Specialist.

Lara Cooley was promoted to Business Development and Marketing Manager in New York at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP from Events Planner with the firm’s Washington DC office. 

Steven F. Dorcelien joined Morrison & Foerster as a Senior Business Development Coordinator. He was previously a Business Development Coordinator for Arent Fox. 

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Lara Cooley Lara Cooley

Steven Dorcelien Steven Dorcelien

Hasan Elkomey became Vice President of Sales and Strategy of Legal Publish. He was a Director at Digital Fusion, a full-service digital agency.

Phil Flora joined the UK-based global legal research provider, Acritas, as Director of Business Development, US.   Phil had been Director of Sales for ALM’s competitive intelligence and business development research products, ALM Legal Intelligence and ALM Rival Edge.

Kelly Garcia joined PwC as Director, Forensic Services. She is focusing on its law firm channel relationships in the NY market.  Prior to joining PwC, Kelly was Client Relationships Manager for KPMG. Kelly’s additional legal business experience includes business development at global law firms including, White & Case LLP and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP.

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Phil Flora Phil Flora

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Shana A. Gillis became Marketing Manager with Day Pitney LLP.  She previously was Marketing Manager for Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A.  Shana transitioned to legal marketing from the sports industry in 2007 where she held a variety of roles, including marketing and promotions for the University of Southern California Athletic Department.

Jean (Frohman) Heaton joined Ernst & Young LLP as Market Segment Marketing Manager, Brand, Marketing and Communications for the firm’s Northeast Region.  She also covers EY’s Media & Entertainment practice in her dual role.  Jean is co-chair of the NYLMA’s Business Development SIG.  Previously, she was Marketing Manager for Citrin Cooperman.

Jennifer Manton was appointed Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer for Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP.  She had been CMO for Loeb & Loeb LLP just prior to moving to Kramer Levin.  Jennifer served as NYLMA Chapter President in 2003.

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Jean Heaton Jean Heaton

“Jennifer Jennifer Manton

Penny E. Paul joined NautaDutilh as U.S. Business Development Specialist.  Penny previously served as Director of Business Development and Marketing for Genova Buns Giantomasi Webster.

Brianna Prigge became Senior Account Executive for Middleberg Communications.  She had been Marketing Coordinator for Betts, Patterson & Mines, P.S., a corporate law firm in Seattle. Brianna recently relocated to New York from Seattle and is an avid explorer of the city where she worked in- house at a corporate law firm before joining the communications agency.

Anuskha Ramkissoon was promoted to Director of Marketing Services for ALM from Senior Program Manager.  Anuskha is also a 2015 MBA Candidate in Marketing. 

Penny Paul Penny Paul

Brianna Prigge Brianna Prigge

Anushka Ramkissoon Anushka
Ramkissoon

NYLMA Welcomes New Members

Katherine L. Chapman, Marketing & Client Services Senior Specialist, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale

Lara Cooley, Marketing and Business Development  Manager with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP 

Hasan Elkomey, Vice President, Legal Publish 

Brianna Prigge, Senior Account Executive, Middleberg Communications

Anuskha Ramkissoon, Director of Marketing Services, ALM 

Mary Regan, Director of Business Development, Herrmann Advertising 

Summer 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.

Michele Bowman Michele Bowman

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

 

 Spring 2014

Alison Arjoon was named Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer at Covington & Burling.  She had been head of Business Development for Paul, Weiss.

Joe Calve, CMO at Morrison & Foerster, published an article in the March/April 2014 edition of the LMA’s Strategies magazine titled “Flight of the Chief Marketing Coordinator.”  Joe discusses “how young marketers are hungry to make a difference and plenty of firms are feeding their ambition.”

Vincent J. Cordo, Jr. joined Reed Smith LLP as Global Director, Client Value.  He was previously the Global Director Value and Project Management for Squire Sanders LLP.

Mitzi Cruz was promoted to Director, Creative & Brand Management at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in October 2013.  In this capacity, she leads a team supporting the business objectives of the firm while strengthening its corporate identity.  She was previously Assistant Director, Web & Digital Brand Communications for the firm.

Breeanna W. Ebben moved to Reed Smith LLP as the U.S. Regional Marketing Senior Manager.  Breeanna previously was Marketing Director for Cole Schotz.

Andy Edelstein, a free-lance copywriter, won first place in the Your Honor Awards’ Best Advertising Campaign category for work on behalf of Boston law firm Sullivan & Worcester  in association with branding/design firm Right Hat.  Andy is a Co-Chair of the NYLMA Programming Committee.

Stacey Evans joined Blake, Cassels & Graydon as U.S. Marketing Manager.  She was previously a Senior Conference Director for the American Conference Institute.

Monica L. Gallagher became Director, Document Solutions for Integreon Document Services.  Monica was previously an account executive with ALM Legal Intelligence.

Marcey Grigsby, Practice Development Manager at Ropes & Gray LLP, reports that she was a speaker on the panel “Using Your Law Degree for Something Other than Practicing Law: Exploring Non-Legal Roles within Law Firms,” hosted by the NYC Bar Association, Committee on Career Advancement and Management, on March 20.

Deirdre Harrington is now a Senior Manager of Business Development for Goodwin Procter LLP.  She had been Senior Manager of Marketing and Business Development at Crowell Moring.

Silvia Hodges Silverstein,VP, Strategic Market Development at Sky Analytics, published an article, “Buyers, Influencers and Gatekeepers”  in the Law Firm Management supplement of The New York Law Journal on May 12, 2014.

Birlie Lau became the Corporate Lead for Covington & Burling LLP, having previously been Corporate Marketing Manager for Hogan Lovells.

Stefanie M. Marrone joined Proskauer as Associate Director of Strategic Communications on April 7.  She had been Director of Marketing and Communications for MoFo just prior to this.  Stefanie has been very active with the NYLMA and currently serves as Chair of The Social Media SIG (Special Interest Group).

Rachel Merrick Maggs, Esq. was promoted to Business Development Specialist from Strategic Law Specialist by Thomson Reuters.

Kelsey Nason was promoted to Account Supervisor from Senior Account Executive at Hellerman Baretz Communications.

Leigh Ollman joined Akerman LLP in May as Client Development and Community Engagement Manager.  She was formerly Marketing and Client Services Senior Specialist for WilmerHale.  Leigh is  a member of our chapter’s Board of Directors.

Ronald J. Pinto joined Proskauer in January 2014 as Associate Director where he oversees 11 practices in the firm’s corporate department.  Prior to this, he was a Vice President with Merrill Lynch, Pierce Fenner & Smith specializing in structured credit.

Carolyn Rumpf Sandano is now Director of Business Development at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP and is based in its New York office.  Most recently, Carolyn headed the Sandano Group, a legal marketing coaching firm, and associate produced a documentary for NPR, “The Long Game” on the subject of education in Texas.  Carolyn also wrote an article for the March 2014 issue of Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, “Legal Marketing Insights: The Intricacies Of Value.”

Melissa Seitter was promoted to Director of Business Development with Kobre & Kim LLP in from Business Development Manager in January.  She is a member of the Board of Directors for the New York Chapter of the LMA.

Sonja Steptoe joined the NY Chapter of the LMA in February 2014 upon becoming Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton’s Director of Marketing and Communications.  Most recently, she served in the Obama Administration as Deputy Director of Public Affairs for the US Department of Commerce and Associate Director of Communications for the US Census Bureau, 2012-2014.  Prior to this post, Sonja was the Director of Communications at O’Melveny & Myers.

NYLMA Welcomes New Members

Geoffrey Baszczuk, Business Development Coordinator at Kaye Scholer, became a member of the Metro New York LMA chapter in January 2014.

Stacey Evans, U.S. Marketing Manager at Blake, Cassels & Graydon, joined the New York Chapter of the LMA in April 2014.

Birlie Lau, Corporate Lead for Covington & Burling LLP, joined the NYLMA in February 2014.

Rachel Merrick Maggs, Esq., Business Development Specialist for Thomson Reuters, joined the Metro NY LMA chapter in February 2014. Rachel, a former practicing attorney, has been working with clients of Thomson Reuters to help achieve business development and marketing goals.

Maggie Mojica became a member of the New York Chapter of LMA in February 2014.  She has been the Assistant Director of Sales for The Waldorf Astoria New York for the past five years.  She considers at the Waldorf as a “labor of love,” because of its rich history in New York and the hospitality industry.

Elizabeth Viviano-Fives joined the New York Chapter of LMA in January 2014.  She works for Hinman, Howard & Kattell, LLP.

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.

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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
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.

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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.

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.

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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!

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.

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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.

Nancy Colella

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.

 

 

 

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.