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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.

The 3 Red Flags of More Law Firm RFPs

The 3 Red Flags of More Law Firm RFPs

The volume of law firm RFPs are at a 15-year high according to market research firm BTI Consulting. “56% of corporate counsel issued RFPs for law firms in 2015, up from 45% in 2014,” wrote Michael B. Rynowecer noting the majority of clients have turned to RFPs for law firm hiring. At face value, this could sound like an indication ... Read More »

Friday Share: Lawyers Draft Articles for Star Wars Constitution

Lawyers Say the Star Wars Rebellion Needs a Constitution

There’s a classic mantra saying that old soldiers never die, they just fade away. But what happens to a rebellion after it’s won the war?  Articles of Confederation notwithstanding, a constitution might be in order. Perhaps the reported 7-month delay on Star Wars Episode VIII is the result of a pending decision to cast a few lawyers for a scene ... Read More »

8+ Legal Tech Webinars You Will Love [February 2016]

8+ Legal Tech Webinars You Will Love [February 2016]

While Cupid won’t be moderating any of our webinar sessions this month, there’s still plenty of love to go around for new or prospective customers. The webinars designed for existing customers provide tips and tricks for getting more out of your investment in technology.  Those designed for new customers generally build on big ideas, experiences and best practices. The LexisNexis ... Read More »

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 »