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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.

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 »

Espresso and 5 Can’t Miss Events at #LTNY 2016

Espresso and 5 Can’t Miss Events at the LegalTech Show 2016 LTNY

No one offered a weather forecast for the LegalTech® New York 2016 conference and trade on our annual list of legal industry predictions this year, but it probably wouldn’t count for much anyway.  Mother Nature isn’t easily swayed regardless of what the forecasts say. If the last two years are any indication, attendees will recall Midtown weathered ice, slush and ... Read More »

Infographic: A Law Firm Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.

Infographic A Law Firm Tribute to MLK -header

We usually reserve the last day of the week to publish legal infographics and other shareable bits of content for our Friday Share series.  However, we spotted this infographic – The History of The Martin Luther King Holiday: A Historical Timeline – and we thought it fitting to publish it here in observance. “Today, more than ever, the message of ... Read More »

Infographic: 9 Ways to Run a Small Law Firm as a Business

Infographic 9 Ways to Run a Small Law Firm as a Business-small

Earlier this month we proposed 5 Small Law New Year’s Resolutions for Happy Lawyers.  The resolutions are based on a white paper titled Nine Proven Strategies to Help Earn What You Deserve at Your Law Firm. Today, we offer the cliff note version of the white paper in an infographic format.  It’s this week’s Friday Share. 9 Ways to Run ... Read More »

Brewing eDiscovery: 10 Legal Tech Events for January 2016

Brewing eDiscovery 9+ Legal Tech Events for January 2016

Something is brewing in eDiscovery. Among the list of events below (#6) will provide a preview of what is coming in the new LexisNexis® Concordance® Desktop eDiscovery product.  And #7 hints at the beginning of the “sea of change” stemming from our Raleigh Technology Center for litigation solutions in the next 12 months. Below is our monthly legal tech roundup, ... Read More »

The Top 5 Law Department Metrics for Insurers [Infographic]

The Top 5 Law Department Metrics for Insurers [Infographic]-header

Law departments within insurance companies demonstrate a high level of sophistication in corporate legal maturity.  Consider the following: Legal costs are lower. Median partner billing rates are the lowest among the practice areas tracked by the CounselLink® team. Rates tend to be stable. Legal rates in insurance work also have the least volatility with a score of 2 out of ... Read More »

5 Small Law New Year’s Resolutions for Happy Lawyers

5 Small Law New Year’s Resolutions for Happy Lawyers

The practice of making New Year resolutions is thought to have stemmed from the Babylonians, according to the History Channel.   Citizens of this ancient people would reportedly vow to return borrowed farm equipment and pay off debt. While the account makes no mention of track record for sticking to those resolutions, both appear to center on financial well-being. It’s in ... Read More »

Top 10 out of 260 Business of Law Posts in 2015

Top 10 out of 260 Business of Law Posts in 2015

In our final post of the year, and of our 2015 roundup series, we bring you the most read posts on the LexisNexis Business of Law Blog. Interestingly, by our observation, this analysis tells a story.  The story is the form of five key questions to which the legal industry is continuously evaluating: How can law firms earn more business? ... Read More »