LMA Northeast Region: Leadership Moves & Announcements – Fall 2017

Leadership Moves & Announcements highlights LMA Northeast Region members’ new members, promotions, job changes, professional achievements and personal news.  

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Wendy Bernero (New York) joined BakerMcKenzie as Head of Client Development in September. Previously, she was a Founding  Partner at Bernero & Press.


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Deborah Brightman Farone (New York) has launched Farone Advisors LLC, a consultancy specializing in marketing and communications, marketing operations and coaching. She is writing a book titled, “Best  Practices: Marketing and Business Development for Law Firms,” which will be published by PLI Books in 2018. Prior to this endeavor, Deborah was Chief Business Development and Communications Officer at Cravath. She is a past president LMA’s Metro New York Chapter and was honored with its Legacy Award, which acknowledges member contributions to the organization and commitment to furthering the profession.



Fleischmann_Greg 2017.jpg Greg Fleischmann (New York) was appointed Chief Marketing Officer at Lowenstein Sandler LLP in September. Prior to this, Greg was the Global Marketing Director at Baker McKenzie LLP in Chicago. An avid road cyclist, Greg relocated back to the Northeast.
Jarrell Jiml 2016.jpg Jim Jarrell (Philadelphia) became Director of Business Development at Ballard Spahr LLP on October 2. Previously, Jim served as Director of Marketing & Practice Development at Stark & Stark. Jim serves on the board of the LMA Northeast Region as Treasurer-Elect. 
McCahill Teresa.jpg Teresa McCahill (Boston) was promoted from Business Development Coordinator to Business Development Senior Coordinator at Latham & Watkins. 
McLaughlin, Kimberly 2017.jpg Kimberly McLaughlin (Boston) joined WilmerHale in July as Manager of Client Development. Previously, she was a Senior Marketing Manager at Fish & Richardson.
smuts_jenn_2017.jpg Jennifer L. Smuts (Philadelphia) became the Director of Business Development & Marketing at Connolly Gallagher LLP in Wilmington, DE in August. She was the Director of Business Development & Marketing at Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnell LLP. 
Weller_Kristen 2017.jpg Kristen Weller (Boston) was promoted from Director of Marketing & Business Development to Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer at Burns & Levinson.


Please let us know when you, or another LMA Northeast Region member, has a professional or personal event to share by contacting Amy Lemel or LMA Northeast Administrator Susan Russon. We will then reach out directly for information and permission to be included in this column. 

Amy Lemel is the  Director of Business Development at Metropolitan Corporate Counsel where she collaborates with leading law firm and legal service provider clients to deliver quality thought leadership to foster business relationships with an elite and engaged audience of in-house counsel and in-house ops professionals from the top corporate law departments in the world.


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