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Frank Strong
Frank Strong is the communications director with the LexisNexis software division located on NC State’s Centennial Campus in Raleigh. In this capacity he leads communications efforts in support of software products for law practice and law department management and also litigation tools – across large law, small law and corporate counsel segments. With more than 15 years of experience in the high-tech sector, Strong previously served as director of public relations for Vocus, which developed marketing, PR and media monitoring software. He has held multiple roles both in-house with corporations, ranging from startups to global organizations, and has also endured the rigors of billable hours, having completed gigs at PR firms including the top 10 global firm Hill & Knowlton. A veteran of two year-long deployments, Strong has concurrently served in uniform in reserve components of the military for more than 20 years, initially as an enlisted Marine and currently as an infantry officer in the Army National Guard. Strong holds a BA in Film and TV production from Worcester State University, an M.A. in Public Communication from American University, and an M.B.A. from Marymount University.

A Powerful Example of Why Small Law Firms Need Policies

A Powerful Example of Why Small Law Firms Need Policies

In this moment, attendees had forgotten their mobile devices as all heads snapped up. Attendees of this LegalTech session – Moneyball  for Lawyers: Using Data to Build a Major-League Law Practice – watched and listened with undivided attention. The presenter, Christopher T. Anderson, asked, perhaps demanded, a young lady, a legal marketer, sitting in the front of the conference room ... Read More »

Outrun the Bear: Law Firm Cybersecurity and the Insider Threat

Outrun the Bear Cybersecurity and the Insider Threat

It was a vendor that first identified the IT data breach at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), according to Eric O’Neill, a former counterterrorism and counterintelligence operative. The vendor had installed security software in order to demonstrate its value – and OPM would soon learn upwards of 22 million incidents of data theft.  The breach poses the risk of ... Read More »

LegalTech: 6 Tips for Convincing Attorneys to Embrace CRM

LegalTech 6 Tips for Convincing Attorneys to Embrace CRM-2

A handful of recent surveys calls forth what law firm business development (BD) and marketing professionals already know:  competition is fierce. If there’s an upside to a downturn, it may well rest in an opportunity to secure senior law firm buy-in for IT systems supporting BD and marketing processes, according to Deb Dobson.  The marketing technology manager at Fisher & Phillips ... Read More »

eDiscovery Darwinism: Meet Brainspace CEO Dave Copps [Q&A]

eDiscovery Darwinism Meet Brainspace CEO David Copps

“Research has always been central to the attorney’s role, and combing through the large volumes of information that pertains to a case is incredibly time consuming,” according to Olivia Timson, in a piece for The Innovation Enterprise. She also reports another noteworthy business challenge: this is expensive.  She writes, “lawyers and law firms spending around $8.4 billion on it annually ... Read More »

LTNY Keynote:  Judges, Courtrooms and Tech [Session Summary]

LTNY Key Note Judges Tech and Courtrooms

In order to use technology effectively in the courtroom, you’ve got to first understand it, according to several judges presenting the first key note session at the LegalTech® New York conference. The session titled — How is Technology Being Used in Today’s Court Rooms and Cases? — counted a panel of judges from U.S. District Courts, including James C. Francis, Lorenzo F. ... Read More »

Lexis DiscoveryIQ: Every Case Has a Story; Find it Faster

4 Points about the New Lexis DiscoveryIQ eDiscovery Platform

A critical way to reduce or maintain eDiscovery costs is to reduce the data for review. The sooner this happens, the better, and earlier insights into data can help drive better litigation strategy decisions.  Every case has a story; find it faster as the graphic below suggests.  PreDiscovery can reduce the documents required for review by as much as 85% and ... Read More »

13 Filtered eDiscovery Statistics to Warm Up for #LTNY16 

Filtering Content for 13 eDiscovery Statistics to Warm Up #LTNY16

The LegalTech® New York tradeshow has a notable emphasis on eDiscovery.  Given the growing volume of data managed in the eDiscovery process, analytics, predictive coding and other applications of technology assisted review are a logical fit for a conference centered on legal technology. This blog often covers legal industry surveys and benchmark studies.  In preparation for the show, we went ... Read More »

In Corporate Legal, Data Analytics a Rising Star [Infographic]

In Corporate Legal Data Analytics a Rising Star [Infographic]

The adoption of data analytics is poised to accelerate among the legal community and especially among those serving in corporate legal departments. That’s the conclusion data analytics experts draw in a short report published by the Coalition of Technology Resources for Lawyers (CTRL).   The report is based on a survey conducted by the Information Governance Initiative and commissioned by the ... Read More »

Stats, Facts and Comments from 7 Corporate Legal Studies

Briefing Stats Facts and Comments from 7 Corporate Legal Studies

Cliff notes, summaries and neatly organized reports are all part of the close watch the Business of Law Blog keeps on legal industry studies. Today’s roundup focuses on those studies and survey stemming from inside counsel – and cuts the list of studies to review from 17 to 10.  As always we strive to link to the underlying source as ... Read More »

Friday Share: 8 Habits of Highly Profitable Law Firms

Friday Share 8 Habits of Highly Profitable Law Firms

Three law firm characteristics drive profitability: behavior, strategy and culture.  This idea is conveyed in a presentation published by the BTI Consulting Group: 8 Habits of Highly Profitable Law Firms. The presentation is this week’s Friday Share.  The eight profitable habits are as follows: 1. Fewer, but Larger Clients. The presentation says that profitable firms have fewer clients, but those clients ... Read More »