From the monthly archives:

June 2009

Tweet We’re witnessing an extraordinary year in the legal market. This is the first time in memory that most of us have seen large numbers of talented attorneys being impacted by cost-cutting and down-sizing efforts. For many of these attorneys, the time is right to establish their own business and presence in a market where […]

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TweetLitigation and the Financial Crisis, by Joseph De Simone, John M. Driscoll, John J. Tharp, Jr., and Sina Toussi   How did it all begin?  The panelists answered this question with a complex diagram in this presentation from Incisive Media’s 21st Annual General Counsel Conference in New York City.  We captured all of the forum panels […]

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TweetWe are on our way!  This week the Martindale-Hubbell Connected community passed the 9,000 member mark, impressive growth from our 2,000 attorneys at Beta launch in March, 2009.  Our goal now is to boost member engagement. I encourage the following activities for every member to get more out of the network: Build your network by connecting with […]

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TweetI’m pleased to share the news that Venable LLP‘s national Privacy and Data Security practice has won the 2009 Chambers USA Award for Excellence. Congratulations to the firm and the Privacy and Data team in particular! More information on the award is available at the Venable LLP Web site here. Chambers rankings are one of […]

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TweetIP and Emerging Regulation, by Mark Costello, James F. Hurst, and Gail Levine   The Obama campaign pledged to infuse our patent system with more “predictability and clarity” and “reduce uncertainty and wasteful litigation that is currently a significant drag on innovation,” but the Obama administration’s hands have been tied fixing the broken economy. In the […]

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Tweet Last week I was one of five women honored by the Women’s Venture Fund as a Highest Leaf Award recipient. I am extremely honored to be a part of this group of remarkable women. Their stories and achievements are incredibly inspiring. Most importantly I’m honored to accept the award on behalf of my team. […]

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TweetThis Thursday, 18th June 09, we’ll be holding a Social Media for Lawyers webinar to cover the basics and tactics of social networking for lawyers. We’ll explore why and how to consume and participate in the Social Media world to maximize professional (and personal) benefits without it taking over your life, covering major channels, best […]

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TweetKeynote Address: Adding Value in Good Times and Bad, Richard Baer Today’s economic climate has been called the worst since the Great Depression, but according to Richard Baer, general counsel for Qwest Communications International Inc., dark times can present opportunities for change. No stranger to adversity, Baer took over the GC role at Qwest in 2004, […]

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TweetI’m very pleased to announce that the European Company Lawyers Association (ECLA) has joined the Martindale-Hubbell Connected Alliance Partner Program. They are the seventh such organization to join the online network for legal professionals – joining the likes of MCCA, Lex Mundi, ProBono Net, Council on Litigation Management and others. ECLA, a confederation of national […]

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TweetThe Women’s Venture Fund has honored my colleague Laxmi Wordham today with its 2009 Highest Leaf Award. This annual award recognizes trailblazing women business executives who have shown outstanding leadership and commitment to their respective industries and to other women. Laxmi is being honored for her vision and leadership in transforming Martindale-Hubbell to meet the […]

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