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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.

Citi Private Bank Law Firm Survey Finds More Signs Point Positive

Citi Legal Survey Finds More Signs Point Positive

The growing confidence observed across the US legal industry, including optimism from corporate counsel, at year’s end seems to be continuing. That’s according to the latest Quarterly Flash issued by Citi Private Bank which examined the full year for 2014. According to an executive summary we were sent by email: Law firm revenue grew, profits widened, productivity increased and demand ... Read More »

3 Outcomes of Improving Legal Department Operations

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Technology, analytics and process are the three drivers of corporate legal operational maturity. All three are necessary – and must work in harmony to advance the maturity of legal department operations – and the benefits can be significant. According to Justin Silverman, who leads product management for the LexisNexis CounselLink product, annual savings customers report can come in at ballpark ... Read More »

3 Drivers of Corporate Legal Operational Maturity

3 Drivers of Corporate Legal Operational Maturity

A recent survey of law departments indicated most legal departments are in the early stages of improving the maturity of law department operations. As the chart below indicates, most corporate legal departments say they have deployed technology, but still have much work to be done before having the process and technological maturity to make data driven decisions or even to predict ... Read More »

Most US Presidents Were Lawyers

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If you’d like something interesting read about US Presidents that were also lawyers, consider this piece published in 2009 by the ABA Journal:  Fascinating facts about America’s lawyer-presidents.  It includes interesting facts such as: Taft had the most diverse legal career of America’s lawyer-presidents. His resume included service as a city attorney, superior court and federal circuit court judge, law school ... Read More »

Friday Share:  An Essential Guide for Lawyers in Social Media

Friday Share Essential Guide for Lawyers in Social Media

The online publication Attorney at Work recently published a free Lawyer’s Guide to Social Media Marketing. It’s an impressive piece of work that both breaks down results of a survey of its own readers and bundles a range of useful independent articles. These articles are quick reads and written by reputable personalities in the legal industry including Jared Correia, Gyi ... Read More »

Roundup: Bits and Bytes from the #LTNY15 Twitterati

Bits and Bytes from the LegalTech Twitterati

As the LegalTech show winds down, here’s a quick (and fun) roundup of some of the commentary, stats and insights we’ve observed on Twitter under the two most commonly used hashtags for the show:  #LTNY and #LTNY15. 1. Law technology and revenue.  “Firms with the highest rates of technology adoptions billed 25% more.”  @KPatelALM 2. Here’s looking at you!  “80% ... Read More »

Trends, Spends and Clouds: 3 Takeaways from LegalTech Bloggers

3 Takeaways from the LegalTech Bloggers Breakfast-1

The annual Bloggers Breakfast at LegalTech aimed to address three pressing questions this year: 1. Is the US legal market on a path for revival? 2. What tech trends do you expect to see in 2015? 3. How did cloud technologies played out in 2014 and what’s in store for 2015? Ron Friedman published an exceptional live blog of the ... Read More »

Ellipsis: A Vendor Ode to Monica Bay…

Ellipsis A Vendor Ode to Monica Bay…

…this year, the LegalTech conference seems a little bit different because the legal world is bidding a farewell – of sorts – to Monica Bay.  ALM Media, the show organizer and publisher of Law Technology News (LTN) announced recently she will retire on February 9, 2015 as editor-in-chief of LTN.  She has spent a career spanning three decades at ALM ... Read More »

6 Practice Tips from Law Firm Management Experts

6 Practice Tips from Law Firm Management Experts

Anyone that peruses the list of predictions for the legal industry in 2015 might be struck by a more upbeat tone than in previous year’s predictions. There is a sense of renewing optimism, cautious as it might be, within the legal community. We can see that reflection in the words of 15 experts in a new eBook we published today ... Read More »

Solo Lawyer: Beer and Passion Meet at LegalTech #LTNY

The Beer Lawyer Shares his Craft at LegalTech #LTNY

It depends. That’s how we might distill one lawyer’s answer to the question, “What’s your favorite beer?” Yet that summarization might gloss over the nuance of his answer which underscores his passion for his profession. He actually says, there’s a “right beer for the right situation.” He should know:  Attorney John R. Szymankiewicz is the Beer Lawyer and his law ... Read More »