Dave Honaker joined LexisNexis in 2011 and currently serves as an eMarketing Specialist for the Business of Law Software Solutions group. His career has been focused on the targeted communication of thoughts and ideas for advertising and marketing firms, lobbying groups, and motion picture production companies from New York to Washington, D.C. As a current member of the LexisNexis Firm Manager® team, he has helped rebuild the product from the ground up with input from solo and small-firm attorneys around the country to best serve their needs. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Public Relations from Radford University.
Frank Strong is the communications director with Business of Law Software Solutions (BLSS) a division of LexisNexis. In this capacity he directs communications strategy and execution in support of BLSS products including those for large law, small law and corporate counsel. With 15 years in experience in the marketing communications for the high-tech sector, Strong previously served as director of PR for Vocus, which develops marketing, PR and media monitoring software. He’s held multiple roles in PR both in-house with corporations, and has also endured the rigors of billable hours, having completed gigs at PR firms both large and small. A veteran with two deployments, Strong has concurrently served in uniform in reserve components of the military for 20 years, initially as an enlisted Marine and later as an Army officer. Strong holds a BA in Film and TV production from Worcester University, an M.A. in Public Communication from American University, and an M.B.A. from Marymount University.
Angela Petros is Vice President and Head of Marketing for LexisNexis Business of Law Software Solutions (BLSS) where she leads overall marketing strategy and execution across several lines of software products for corporate counsel, large law and small law. She is a senior marketing executive with a passion for growing businesses via a sharp focus on customer needs, competitive capabilities, creation of the ultimate value proposition for B2B customers, and excellence in channel execution via lead generation (SEO, PPC, email, direct marketing, social media) and conversion optimization (website, field sales support, nurturing via content management). Angela honed her strategic skill set as a Project Leader at the Boston Consulting Group focused on sales and marketing projects and leading the global strategy function for LexisNexis. Angela is a twelve year veteran of the legal industry with 5 years practicing as a Mergers and Acquisitions attorney at Herbert Smith Freehills and Mallesons King Wood and 7 years working for LexisNexis in their legal business. Angela has an honors degree in Law and a degree in Ancient History from the University of Western Australia and a MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern.
Although Audrey is new to her product management leadership position with the Redwood Analytics team, she brings years of experience to the role in software applications and detailed awareness of the issues impacting the legal market. Since joining LexisNexis in 2006, she has applied her skills toward software solutions focused on law firm practice management, integrated matter management and billing applications, the integration of content and legal workflows, and deploying Software as a Service. Prior to joining LexisNexis, she held a variety of product management and strategic planning roles for companies marketing content and software applications to Fortune 500 businesses, Am Law 100 firms, and other organizations on a global basis. Audrey earned an MPA in Data Management and an MBA in Innovation Management from North Carolina State University.
Christopher T. Anderson is the Product Manager for the LexisNexis® Firm Manager™ application. Firm Manager is a web-based practice management system that keeps attorneys and staff of small law firms connected to all the details of their clients, cases, matters and firm business. LexisNexis Firm Manager helps attorneys organize, secure, and have constant access to all the clients, documents, appointments, tasks, contacts, and matter information, anytime, anywhere.
Mr. Anderson is an attorney, and prior to working with LexisNexis, he was the managing partner of an eight-attorney, full-service law firm in Georgia. Mr. Anderson practiced in the fields of family law and business litigation. Previously, he served as an assistant district attorney in New York City, and in Athens, Georgia. Mr. Anderson was also Associate General Counsel and Director of Client Services for RealLegal, a legal software company. He is a graduate of Cornell University, and received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1994. Christopher Anderson is admitted to practice in the federal and state courts of New York and Georgia.
James Paterson is Senior Director of Product Line Management with responsibilities spanning software portfolios and product development teams. His contributions focused on mobile initiatives have equipped legal professionals with new ways of staying connected and managing practices from any location. He joined LexisNexis in 2008, bringing more than 12 years of experience in management consulting, business development and product line management gained through both international start-ups and Fortune 500 companies. James earned his MBA from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, and a B.S. degree in Retail Management from Loughborough University of Technology in the United Kingdom.
Justin Silverman is Senior Director and Product Champion of Data Analytics at LexisNexis. He is responsible for the development of solutions to help the legal industry make better use of data to inform decision-making. Justin is currently working with LexisNexis CounselLink, a leading matter and legal spend management solution for corporate legal departments, on advancing the analytics capabilities of the CounselLink offering. Previously, Justin was Senior Director of Global Strategy and Business Development. Prior to LexisNexis, Justin managed a professional services business at Gerson Lehrman Group. He has over 6 years of management consulting experience, including three years at Oliver Wyman and three years at the Boston Consulting Group. Justin has a JD from Northwestern University Law School and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management. He is a registered attorney in the state of New York.
As Director of Strategic Consulting at LexisNexis, Kris leads the LexisNexis CounselLink team’s efforts to advise corporate legal departments on improving operations with data driven decisions. She is an expert in managing the business of law and in data mining, and also has expertise in matter pricing and staffing, partner compensation, practice area metrics, and scorecards. Kris joined LexisNexis in 2000 after honing her finance skills as a Senior Vice President of Strategic Finance at SunTrust Bank. She has authored numerous articles and speaks regularly at legal industry events. Kris has a B.B.A. in Finance from the College of William and Mary in Virginia.
Krista Fuller is responsible for creating go-to-market strategies and programs that surround LexisNexis solutions for customer relationship management and business intelligence. In that role, she balances internal perspectives and outreach plans by working with clients, prospects and partners to gain a thorough understanding of the needs, priorities and issues affecting law firms. With more than 15 years of technology marketing experience, Krista has gained considerable expertise in product marketing, product management, market research and segmentation, branding, communications and public relations. Before joining LexisNexis, Krista served in business development and marketing leadership roles for various software companies in Research Triangle Park, NC. She is a former technology trainer turned marketer, and earned her bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary.
Loretta is the Senior Director of Community Management at LexisNexis Law Firm Practice Management. She has a unique mix of professional experiences: business owner, legal technology consultant, manager of professional services for a CPA firm, subject matter expert in developing back office software, and accountant. Perhaps most relevant here, Loretta was once a law firm employee and user of practice management and financial systems. Loretta has been with LexisNexis for 10 years in various positions: from product development to solution line management to community management, bar relations, and product marketing. She has a B.S. in Accounting from North Carolina Wesleyan College.
For more than five years with LexisNexis, Micah has provided client management services to legal departments across the country, helping them strategically invest their resources and spearheading the deployment of enterprise software solutions. Her current role as a CounselLink Account Manager requires her to understand the business challenges, needs, and processes of her clients so she can consult with, advise, and make recommendations for their matter and outside counsel management, legal spend, and operational excellence. Micah has a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Xavier University in Cincinnati, with a minor in Philosophy.
Mike Baldwin joined LexisNexis in 2012 as a Senior Product Manager for the InterAction team with initial responsibilities focused on bringing the InterAction Mobility solution to market. With more than 12 years of software product management and product marketing experience, Mike thrives on leveraging technologies and applications to solve real user problems in new and meaningful ways. Prior to LexisNexis, Mike established his software industry expertise through product management roles at Symantec Corporation covering both enterprise and consumer offerings. His initial involvement with high technology began at the start of his career while serving as a communications officer in the U.S. Army. Mike earned his MBA from Carnegie Mellon University, and has a BS degree from James Madison University.
Mike, Director of Strategic Consulting at LexisNexis CounselLink, helps corporate legal departments manage the business of law. His experience includes over 15 years in roles as the Director of Legal Operations for a large company, consulting to large legal organizations with premier consultancies, and serving legal departments with matter and spend management software providers. This background provides a unique perspective of having personally addressed and managed many of the issues facing legal departments today, while also understanding best practices and varying needs of legal departments. Mike graduated from Texas A&M University with a business degree, received his law degree from the University of Houston, and is licensed to practice law in Texas.
Mike is the Vice President & General Manager of Business of Law Software Solutions for LexisNexis. In this role, Mike serves both inside and outside counsel customers, improving how they work effectively in the areas of matter and practice management, analytics and client development.
He is responsible for a number of award-winning LexisNexis applications, including: InterAction, Redwood Analytics, atVantage, Juris, PCLaw, Time Matters, and CounselLink. A software industry veteran, Mike comes to LexisNexis after 14 years at Intuit Inc. where he held a variety of product, marketing and general management roles, including General Manager of QuickBooks Financial Software, the #1 small business financial software application in the U.S. with over 4 million users.
As Director of Consulting and Services for Redwood Analytics at LexisNexis, Russ Haskin has been a trusted advisor to more than 200 law firms across the globe – from small practices to several members of the Am Law 10. He leads a team that consults with firm leadership on business of law topics that include process improvement, business analysis, and Redwood tools and methodology. In addition, Russ plays a key role in designing and implementing training and consulting programs. As an authority on the business of law, Russ is a recognized expert – as well as a featured presenter, panelist and moderator – on the subjects of matter management, alternative fee arrangements and profitability consulting. His research on legal management topics has been published by multiple journals, and Russ is frequently interviewed by authors and legal journalists alike. Additionally, he regularly shares his perspectives on the business of law as a primary contributor to LexisNexis blog sites. Prior to joining Redwood, Russ worked for more than seven years in Research and Project Analysis at two Fortune 500 companies. He earned an MBA from the University of Tennessee and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Richmond.
Toni Minick joined LexisNexis in 2005 and currently serves as Senior Product Manager for the company’s leading client relationship offering, InterAction. Her background in both product management and software user experiences spans more than 15 years, twelve of which have been focused on legal software solutions. From that knowledge base of customer understanding, Toni is committed to helping users address problems in simple and elegant ways. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from George Fox University.