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Frank Strong
Frank Strong is the communications director for 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 later 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. He is a PADI-certified Master Scuba Diver and holds a USPA "B" skydiving license.

Report: North Carolina poised for Tech Growth

Report North Carolina poised for Tech Growth

Move over Silicon Valley, the state of technology in North Carolina looks increasingly attractive to businesses. That’s our interpretation of the 2016 North Carolina State of Technology industry report, which we are featuring for this week’s Friday Share. It’s no coincidence that LexisNexis continues to build out the Raleigh Technology Center of Excellence. The second annual report was produced by ... Read More »

Business Talent:  USO of NC Helping Troops in Transition

Business Talent USO of NC Helping Troops in Transition

While the USO may be better known for military entertainment and airport lounges, it is also evolving to meet the needs of our nation’s service members and their families, especially as they transition back into the civilian world. The range of programs the organization provides has broadened to include career transition programs, according to Kelli Davis, the Troops & Family ... Read More »

Elephant in the Room: How to be a Champion of Change

Elephant in the Room How to be a Champion of Change-2

Change is hard, but it may be complicated by the attitude we collectively present when faced with change.  Attitudes can be influenced. That’s one of the messages we took away from Dan Heath’s key note presentation at the 2016 LexisNexis Accelerate business development conference by the InterAction® team.  His presentation, “How to Lead a Switch” drew from the best-selling book ... Read More »

Infographic: Advantages of Litigation and Trial Technology

Infographic

Visualization could be the next big thing in legal technology.  From the visual analytics of early case assessment to trial and presentation software, there is growing recognition that pictures are indeed worth 1,000 words. A recent panel of judges during a LegalTech session noted that while technology adoption in the courtroom has been a slow evolution, it is gaining prominence: ... Read More »

Legal Tech Webinars and Events for March by LexisNexis

The Happy Lawyers Webinar + 5 More in September

March brings madness for NCAA basketball fans, relief from the cold with the first day of spring and of course a bit of luck from the Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. March also brings us to our monthly legal tech roundup of webinars and events this month for large law, small law and corporate counsel.  In addition, we’ve added a ... Read More »

3 Surveys: 2016 another Year in Cautious Optimism for Law Firms

3 Surveys 2016 another Year in Cautious Optimism for Legal

Several surveys at the tail end of 2015 and the beginning of 2016 provide a glimpse at the law firm outlook for 2016.  Below is a summary of three recent surveys, including two by banks, with a flavor for law firm economics. As always we have linked to underlying sources for those interested in delving deeper. 1. Law Firm Leaders ... Read More »

Business Stripes: LexisNexis Aims to Enlist Vets in NC Jobs

Business Stripes LexisNexis Aims to Enlist NC Vets

Upwards of 20,000 veterans transition from several large military bases located throughout North Carolina during a given year, according to reporting by Time Warner Cable News: Statewide Initiative Focuses on Employers to Boost Military Hiring. An initiative to support these veterans – NC for Military Employment – began a little more than a year ago, by the governor of North ... Read More »

Clients Driving Adoption, Am Law Tech Survey Finds

Clients Driving Adoption Am Law Tech Survey Finds

Just a few months ago, Legaltech News provided in-depth coverage of the 2015 Am Law Tech Survey an annual report by the ALM publishing business.  The publication focused on three key areas of legal tech: cybersecurity and privacy law firm technology adoption cloud adoption Interestingly, a common theme throughout the survey was the influence clients, or corporate counsel, is having ... Read More »

Legal Recruiting Trend: Big Law Firms Eye the MBA

Legal Recruiting Trend Big Law Firms Eye MBAs

An ABA proposal about non-lawyer law firm ownership has renewed controversy in what the WSJ Law Blog characterized as a “long simmering debate.” Reporter Jacob Gershman wrote “those who favor lifting the restriction say it would expand consumers’ access to legal services, spur innovation and reduce the cost of legal help.” On the flip side, he reports, “Giving people who ... Read More »

Friday Share:  The 4 Pillars of Legal Innovation

Friday Share The 4 Pillars of Legal Innovation

Somewhere between $100 billion and $300 billion change hands in legal every year, though estimates vary, depending on what’s being counted.  Still, at either end of the spectrum, it’s a sizable volume of money for important work. In light of those estimates, it’s not especially revealing to suggest the legal market is mature, but the choice of profitability levers to ... Read More »