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  • Mike Lipps

    Mike Lipps

    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.
  • Paula Avery

    Paula Avery

    Paula Avery is the Creative Manager, Content for the Business of Law and Litigation Software Solutions (BLSS) group at LexisNexis Legal & Professional. With a long background in advertising and marketing – including 20 years running her own advertising/consulting firm – Avery’s focus is on helping companies better connect with and communicate what makes their customers’ lives better, a focus she continues in her work with LexisNexis today. Paula has a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  • Mark Weadon

    Mark Weadon

    Mark Weadon is a Senior Product Marketing Manager at LexisNexis for InterAction and LexisOne. Prior to joining LexisNexis, Mark marketed business analytics software and solutions to the pharmaceutical industry at SAS Institute. Mark has also held management roles in Global Information Technology at Cisco Systems and GlaxoSmithKline. Mark holds an MBA degree from Elon University and a BA degree from Duke University.
  • Carla Del Bove

    Carla Del Bove

    Carla Del Bove is President and Founder of CDB Communications, an independent public relations agency specializing in content development, media relations and overarching PR Strategy. In her current role, Ms. Del Bove provides strategic public relations and content development support to the LexisNexis Business of Law Software Solutions (BLSS) portfolio of products. Ms. Del Bove also serves as a regular contributor to the LexisNexis Business of Law Blog. She frequently covers a gamut of topics related to managing the business aspects of the legal profession and relevant issues facing today’s law firms and corporate legal professionals. Ms. Del Bove brings nearly two decades of strategic communications expertise to her role. Her media relations efforts have landed her clients in a number of leading, national publications including: The Boston Globe, Forbes, Law360, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal & Law Blog (The Wall Street Journal’s legal trends and issues blog). Prior to founding CDB Communications, Ms. Del Bove worked at among the top global public relations agencies including: Arnold Worldwide, MSL Group and Porter Novelli. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism from Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire.
  • Carrie Johnson

    Carrie Johnson

    Carrie Johnson designs customer experiences for LexisNexis Legal Software Solutions. She started her career as a software engineer and technical writer before moving in to the management of customer briefing programs. Carrie is a trained facilitator and holds a Master of Science degree in Information Management from Syracuse University.
  • Chas Schmidt

    Chas Schmidt

    Chas Schmidt is a freelance copywriter and frequent contributor to the Business of Law Blog. A former Senior Copywriter for the Business and Litigation Software Solutions (BLSS) division of LexisNexis, Chas honed his strategic writing skills in a variety of previous roles on both the corporate and agency sides of the marketing communications fence. He is the former creative head of an ad agency in Durango, Colorado, holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from North Carolina State University and plans to one day live off the grid in the wilds of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
  • Dan Ruderman

    Dan Ruderman

    Dan Ruderman is responsible for business development in the Strategic Consulting Group at the LexisNexis Business of Law and Litigation Software division. With over 25 years leadership experience Dan advises Fortune 1000 corporate legal clients on operational excellence, matter and legal spend management, and outside counsel management, with particular expertise in helping insurance company claims departments. He has helped some of the country’s best-known claims legal departments institute techniques and programs that led to dramatic process improvement, as well as significant control over litigated claims’ costs.
  • Donna McCoy

    Donna McCoy

    Donna joined LexisNexis in 2007 as a consultant. In her role as Director of CounselLink Professional Services, Donna oversees a team of consultants and internal resources to help optimize the customer's CounselLink experience. Ms. McCoy ensures that the application is aligned with the customer’s processes and industry best practices. Donna is certified by the Project Management Institute as a Project Management Professional, and has more than 17 years’ experience in implementing SaaS-based tools for domestic and global clients of all sizes. Prior to joining LexisNexis, Donna worked as a program manager at Intel Corp.
  • Elena Cutri

    Elena Cutri

    An educator by trade, Elena is a lifelong learner (aka school nerd!) at heart. She is fascinated by how people leverage learning to live intelligent and informed lives. As Director of Education Services for LexisNexis, she enjoys partnering with clients to guide their change management efforts through learning. Elena holds both a Master of Arts degree in Corporate Communications and a Master in Business Administration degree in Management. She is also an Adjunct Faculty member teaching Public Speaking 101 at a Chicagoland college. When not working, she spends time with her family, leads a Girl Scout troop and teaches classes for adults with special needs.
  • Irena Radeva

    Irena Radeva

    Irena Radeva is the Social Media Marketing Associate at LexisNexis Legal & Professional. Her background is in fashion and textile marketing and she holds a Bachelor of Science in Fashion and Textile Management from the College of Textiles at North Carolina State University. Irena has increased the social presence and developed improved marketing strategies for multiple businesses in the Raleigh market. Aside from her passion for fashion and digital marketing, Irena is an avid animal rights activist and currently learning her fourth language.
  • Justin Silverman

    Justin Silverman

    Justin Silverman is Vice President and General Manager of LexisNexis CounselLink. He is responsible for all aspects of product and market strategy and the end-to-end experience for corporate legal department and law firm customers. Prior to his present role, Justin led the CounselLink Product Management team in setting the product roadmap, along with the team that designed the CounselLink benchmarking capability. He joined the CounselLink team in 2013, coming from a two-year assignment as Senior Director of Global Strategy and Business Development for LexisNexis. Prior to that, he managed a professional services business at Gerson Lehrman Group, and also acquired more than six years of management consulting experience, including three years at Oliver Wyman and three years at the Boston Consulting Group. He earned a JD degree from Northwestern University Law School, an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Kris Satkunas

    Kris Satkunas

    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

    Krista Fuller

    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.
  • Meghan Frank

    Meghan Frank

    Meghan Frank is the Senior Marketing Manager for the CounselLink® enterprise legal management solution at LexisNexis Legal & Professional. She has an extensive background in leading marketing for enterprise technology solutions, focusing on legal technology for most of her career. Meghan holds an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor’s degree in marketing from University of Minnesota.
  • Scott Winter

    Scott Winter

    Head of Product Management for InterAction, leading the product management team, overseeing the product roadmap and engaging customers on product needs. Scott also serves as a Senior Client Engagement Manager, working with law firms and other professional services firms to see the value of the InterAction portfolio and implement CRM best practices. Previously, Scott was a Product Manager for InterAction, leading the development and global launch of Business Edge. He was also involved in the modernization of IQ and enhancements to Mobility, InterAction for Microsoft Outlook (IMO), and Core InterAction. With more than 12 years of consulting, sales, and product management experience, Scott has proven success understanding the market, leading projects, re-engineering processes and workflows to improve revenues, margins, and workplace productivity for local businesses and Fortune Global 500 companies.
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