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Drew Keller Drew Keller is founder and president of, focused on digital and social media, working with enterprise customers to develop successful media strategies. With more than 15 years of experience in web video production and delivery,  Drew is sought-after speaker and writer, working with companies world-wide on how to survive the digital media revolution. He leads classes in digital media as a faculty member at the University of Washington's School of Communication, Communication Leadership Graduate Program. Writer's Archives

Megan Zavieh Megan Zavieh focuses her practice exclusively on attorney ethics, providing limited scope representation to attorneys facing state bar disciplinary action, providing guidance to practicing attorneys on questions of legal ethics, and writing about ethics at her blog California State Bar Defense. At the age of 21, she earned her JD from the University of California at Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall). She practiced securities litigation in the New York area, and has been representing attorneys facing disciplinary action before the California State Bar since 2009. Megan is admitted to practice in California, New York and New Jersey, as well as in Federal District Court and the United States Supreme Court. In her "On Balance" column for Attorney at Work, Megan writes about the issues confronting lawyers in the new world of practicing law. Writer's Archives

Teddy Snyder Theda “Teddy” Snyder mediates Workers Compensation cases throughout California as She is located in Los Angeles. An attorney since 1977, Teddy has practiced in a range of settings, from sole practitioner to in-house counsel in a global corporation. Teddy is a frequent writer and speaker on topics affecting settlement and law practice management. She is the author of four books published by the American Bar Association, including Women Rainmakers' Best Marketing Tips, 3rd Edition. She is a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management Writer's Archives

Deborah McMurray Deborah McMurray Deborah McMurray is CEO and Strategy Architect of Content Pilot LLC, a strategy and technology company. Deborah and her team specialize in the design of websites and web-based proposal centers, intranets, experience databases, and other marketing technology tools and strategic initiatives. Deborah is a co-author of The Lawyer’s Guide to Marketing on the Internet, 3rd ed. and co-editor of The Lawyer’s Guide to Marketing your Practice, 2nd ed. with James A. Durham. Follow her on Twitter @ContentPilot. Writer's Archives

Gyi_Tsakalakis Gyi Tsakalakis helps lawyers put their best foot forward online because clients are looking for them there. He is a co-founder of AttorneySync, a digital marketing agency for law firms. Gyi writes Attorney at Work's Optimize! column. You can find more of his writing at Lawyerist & Avvo's Lawyernomics blog. You can ask him a question (or just say hi) at LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+ and Facebook. Writer's Archives

Vivian Manning Vivian Manning is the IT Manager at Barriston Law LLP in Barrie, Bracebridge and Cookstown, Ontario. Prior to moving into IT, Vivian practiced law at Barriston LLP (formerly Burgar Rowe PC) primarily in the area of Municipal Land Development, with a total of 17 years in private practice before switching to the IT side of the law office. She currently indulges her love of teaching tech through her blog Small City Law Firm Tech. Vivian writes Attorney at Work's "Power User" column. Follow her on Twitter @vivianmanning.   Writer's Archives

NobleMcIntyre Noble McIntyre is the senior partner and owner of McIntyre Law. A noted personal injury lawyer, Oklahoma City holds a special place in his heart, and his firm is very involved in the community. Writer's Archives

Jason_Straight Jason Straight is the Senior Vice President, Chief Privacy Officer with UnitedLex. Jason has more than a decade of experience assisting clients in managing information security risks, data breach incidents, data privacy obligations and complex electronic discovery challenges. Previously, Jason held numerous leadership positions at a leading global investigations and cyber security company. He began his career as an attorney at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobsen. As a domain expert and Certified Information Privacy Professional, Jason is a frequent speaker and author on data privacy, cyber security, data breach response and computer forensics. Writer's Archives

JordanFurlong Jordan Furlong is a speaker, writer and consultant who helps lawyers and law firms navigate the extraordinary changes in the legal marketplace. He is a Partner with Edge International and Senior Consultant with Stem Legal Web Enterprises. Jordan blogs at Law21 and is the author of two books: Evolutionary Road and Content Marketing and Publishing Strategies For Law Firms. Follow him @Jordan_Law21. Writer's Archives

Kandy Hopkins Kandy Hopkins is a Contributing Editor at Attorney at Work. A Chicago-based freelance writer and copy editor, she specializes in legal and healthcare  topics, formerly blogging for the Thomson Reuters-affiliated Hildebrandt Blog. Whenever she’s asked, “So, what do you do?” she always replies, “Whatever I think I can get away with.” Most people think she’s joking. Contact Kandy at Writer's Archives

Jay Harrington Jay Harrington is co-founder of Harrington Communications, where he leads the agency's Brand Strategy, Content Creation and Client Service teams. He also writes weekly dispatches on the agency's blog, Simply Stated. Previously, Jay was a commercial litigator and corporate bankruptcy attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Foley & Lardner. He has an undergraduate degree in journalism and earned his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School. Writer's Archives

Mike Ramsey Mike Ramsey is President of Nifty Marketing, a local search marketing company in Idaho. Mike is passionate about helping good people and good businesses grow, and recently launched NiftyLaw as a place to learn how to handle online marketing. He takes part annually in the local search ranking factors study and speaks on the Local University tour. A guest speaker at many Internet marketing events such as Lawyernomics, SMXPubcon, and SearchFest, Mike has been quoted and featured on Search Engine LandSearch Engine Journal, and SEOmoz. Outside of search, he moonlights as the publisher of The Voice in Southern Idaho. You can follow him on Twitter @mikeramsey or +Mike Ramsey. Writer's Archives

Wendy Werner Wendy Werner is a career coach and practice management consultant for lawyers and professional services firms, as well as an award-winning photographer. She writes the Careers column for ABA Law Practice magazine. Wendy has a master’s degree in Personnel Administration and Counseling from Indiana University, and served as the Assistant Dean of Career Services at Saint Louis University School of Law. Find her at Werner Associates, LLC. Writer's Archives

Ryan Sullivan Ryan Sullivan has been a trial lawyer for almost 14 years, practicing exclusively indigent criminal defense. A speaker, writer and trainer, Ryan believes a sense of humor and the ability to frame events positively, combined with solid professional skills, leads directly to career and business success. Her experience working and training others in challenging careers has given her the skills to manage the toughest customers, speak and present persuasively, and shine under stressful circumstances. Ryan and her husband have three children, three dogs and a home suspended in a perpetual state of DIY remodeling. Writer's Archives

Gwynne Gwynne Monahan Best known by her Twitter handle @econwriter5, Gwynne is a writer and consumer of knowledge who shares, too. From law schools creating incubators to social media as an eDiscovery goldmine to how lawyers can use "big data" to better run their practices, she follows trends in consumer and technology, and how they may impact the practice of law. She helps connect the dots so lawyers can more effectively, and efficiently run their practices.Quick with a book suggestion, witty comment or a laugh, Gwynne also enjoys baseball, jazz, foods she couldn't get in Canada (you'll have to ask her) and the sound of the "L." She earned her BA in English from MIzzou, and her M.Sc., with honours, in IT and Privacy Law from The John Marshall Law School. Writer's Archives

Caren Ulrich Stacy Caren Ulrich Stacy is founder of the OnRamp Fellowship for women lawyers re-entering the profession and Principal of Lawyer Development Strategies LLC. She has over 20 years of experience in lawyer recruitment, development and diversity. Caren was awarded the NALP Mark of Distinction in 2009, elected as a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management in 2010, and was recently appointed to the Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice’s Commission on the Legal Profession. Writer's Archives

Ida Abbott Ida Abbott has long been at the forefront of efforts to promote women in the professions. She is co-founder of the Hastings Leadership Academy for Women at the University of California Hastings College of the Law, where she is also a Faculty Fellow. She is on the Advisory Board of the New York Women’s Bar Association Foundation and operates the Roundtable for Women Leaders. Ida is a member of the Executive Committee for the National Legal Mentoring Consortium, Advisor to the Institute of Mentoring and Special Advisor to the International Bar Association Law Firm Mentoring Program. She is a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management. Before starting her consulting firm, Ida Abbott Consulting, she practiced law for 20 years. Ida is the author of several books, including Sponsoring Women: What Men Need to Know. Writer's Archives

Dan Gold Daniel Gold is a productivity author, podcaster, keynote speaker and consultant. He is the moderator of the GTD Virtual Study Group podcast, co-host of The Productive Life Show podcast, author of  author of Evernote: The Unofficial Guide to Capturing Everything and Getting Things Done and Official Springpad eBook. You can read Daniel's posts on the official DEG Consulting website, or join him on FacebookGoogle+ and Twitter. Writer's Archives

Larry Port Larry Port is the CEO and Chief Software Architect of Rocket Matter  an online legal software platform for time and billing and practice management. He also runs Rocket X1, an Internet marketing agency for professional service firms. Larry  writes on technology, business and marketing topics for legal publications and speaks at legal conferences around the country. Follow him on Twitter @LarryPort. Writer's Archives

Mary Ellen Sullivan Mary Ellen Sullivan is a Chicago-based freelance writer who writes frequently about the arts, music, travel and women’s issues, with a specialty in health care for more than 30 years. She is the author of the best-selling book “Cows on Parade in Chicago,” as well as several travel guides, and has been published in The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times, Woman’s Day, Vegetarian Times and other publications. She also writes a blog about joy called “On the Wings of the Hummingbird.” Writer's Archives