Contributors

Just A Few of Our Loyal Contributors:

Mike Dillon currently serves as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for Adobe where is responsible for global legal affairs, public policy interests and compliance operations. His corporate legal experience spans both established and emerging growth companies. He is a member of the State Bar of California.

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Hilary Bricken helps cannabis companies of all sizes with their business law needs. Bricken is not a criminal defense attorney; her primary focus is helping cannabis businesses navigate the increasingly confusing and murky legal climate surrounding Washington state medical and recreational cannabis laws. She has represented clients struggling with a host of common problems in the industry, from business license denials, revocations, and injunctions to land-use disputes and moratoria on cannabis businesses. She also helps these companies with more routine business matters, like choosing the appropriate company entity, protecting their intellectual property, and drafting their contracts.

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Garrett Barten is a Registered Patent Attorney with Christopher & Weisberg, P.A. in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He is licensed to practice law in Florida, the District of Columbia, New York and Pennsylvania and devotes a large portion of his practice to the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the medical device, life science, and mechanical areas. Garret earned his B.S. in Biological Engineering from Cornell University.

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Desiree Moore is the founder of Greenhorn Legal, LLC and the author of Thrive – A New Lawyer’s Guide to Law Firm Practice (ABA Bestseller, 2012). Desiree is also an adjunct professor of practical skills courses at Loyola University Chicago School of Law and University of San Francisco School of Law. Prior to launching Greenhorn Legal, Desiree was a litigation associate in a large Chicago law firm.

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Joseph Sanscrainte. is the author of the American Teleservices Association’s Self-Regulatory Organization’s Standards for the Teleservices Industry, as well as the two online compilations of state and federal telemarketing laws currently available. Mr. Sanscrainte is a regular speaker on teleservices issues, and has been quoted in such diverse publications as The Washington Post, USA Today, and Phone+ Magazine, and has been profiled by The National Law Journal.

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Stephen Tuck graduated in Law and Arts from Monash University in 2002 and is a lawyer with Riordan Legal in Shepparton, Australia. He has represented plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury litigation for the last ten years. He has written and published on different aspects of personal injury practice and is a member of Law Institute of Victoria and an associate member of the American Bar Association.

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Michael D. Steger is an intellectual property and business attorney practicing in New York with the Law Offices of Michael D. Steger, PC.

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Aaron Blumberg is an immigration attorney in Miami, Florida.

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Jennifer Paul is a professional recruiter for the Canadian legal market. She received her business and law degrees from the University of Calgary and now works to place lawyers in firms and organizations that fit their career aspirations, values and lifestyle. She’s passionate about helping others succeed. To connect with her, visit www.jenniferpaulconsulting.com.

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Tommy Wang currently practices intellectual property law in Southern California and East Asia for Yang & Wang, P.C., a law firm he co-founded with his partner Elizabeth Yang. The law firm specializes in intellectual property: patent, trademark, copyright, trade secrets, and licensing agreement.

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Chrissie Lightfoot – The Entrepreneur Lawyer – CEO of legal consultancy EntrepreneurLawyer Limited, author of the pioneering, groundbreaking book ‘The Naked Lawyer: RIP to XXX – How to Market, Brand and Sell YOU!’ and creator of the ROAR programme. www.entrepreneurlawyer.co.uk

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Justin P. Sievert serves of-counsel to the Michael L. Buckner Law Firm on issues relating to intercollegiate athletics and higher-education law. Mr. Sievert also is a contributing writer for Access Athletes on issues relating to NCAA student-athletes, as well as an adjunct sports law and business law professor at Davenport University.

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Gerry Bryant is a Harvard graduate who wears many hats. Gerry’s personal and professional life has always focused on the arts: as an entertainment lawyer and arts consultant for several decades; as a columnist and public speaker on legal and business issues concerning the arts; and since childhood, as an accomplished pianist.

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Rebecca Eydeland is a contributor to The Law Insider. Rebecca is a licensed attorney in New York State and a full-time entrepreneur.

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Jordan Parker is a contributor to The Law Insider. Jordan is a freelance writer and blogger. She graduated from Vanderbilt University Law School in May 2010, and instead of taking the bar exam like most of her classmates, she began a writing career. She serves as lead blogger at By Any Means Fitness which launched in August 2010, and is actively building her freelance portfolio. Jordan is enjoying every moment of finally pursuing her passion.

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Arthur Latz-Hall is a contributor to The Law Insider. He is a candidate for Juris Doctor in June 2011 from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City. His professional and academic experience includes an emphasis in taxation, finance, and corporate governance.

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Joshua Jones is a contributor to The Law Insider. Joshua is a 2003 graduate of Franklin Pierce Law Center and recently earned an LL.M in Government and Public Policy at McGeorge School of Law. He has been licensed in Florida since 2004 and previously worked in private practice on matters including products liability, antitrust, non-profit management and education law. Joshua continues building his writing career while awaiting California bar results.

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Pat Schroeder is a contributor to The Law Insider. Pat currently lives outside Denver, Colorado but has lived in most regional areas in the U.S. She has been a Governor’s appointment, a lobbyist and an advocate. Pat has a Master’s of Science in Law degree and has written extensively for many years. She writes for several legal websites and organizations and is presently working on a wrongful conviction and 8th Amendment case for a client in Colorado. Pat has and continues to write on issues concerning Constitutional Rights and Civil Rights and is always available and willing to write or offer assistance to those who need a voice.

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Helen Gulgun Bukulmez is an attorney at law with Spencer Law Group in Lexington, KY. Her practice areas include immigration, worker’s compensation, personal injury, and family law. She was born in Turkey to her Bosnian and Greek parents and grew up in Izmir. She is fluent in Turkish and conversant in Bosnian.

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Stacey E. Burke is a lawyer managing marketing and business development for Watts Guerra Craft LLP, headquartered in San Antonio, Texas. Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Burke provided marketing and website consultation to multiple law firms. She has written and spoken both locally and nationally on the subjects of website and social media marketing, database management, new case intake best practices, and managing a referral practice. You can connect with Stacey on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Steve Mehr is CEO of WebShark360, a comprehensive attorney marketing company in Irvine, CA. As a practicing attorney, Steve understands better than anyone how to market a successful law firm within Bar guidelines. With tools ranging from content marketing to media buying, public relations, SEO, and media production, WebShark360 offers clients attorney marketing designed to attract leads and retain clients.

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Eva Hibnick is the co-founder and Chief of Growth at One400, a digital agency focusing on integrated marketing solutions for law firms and legal tech startups. She was previously the Marketing Manager at General Assembly and before entering the startup world, she was an attorney at Cravath, Swaine & Moore. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School and licensed to practice in New York. Eva is a frequent speaker on legal marketing and sales. She is also active in the legal tech community, serving as the co-organizer to the LA Legal Hackers Meetup, the LA Legal Community Meetup and was a mentor for the SF Legal Tech Startup Weekend.

 

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Michele Collu joined the Law Insider team as Managing Editor in 2014. Based in San Francisco, Michele is passionate about legal tech and the evolving landscape of the legal profession. Michele received his LL.M. from Berkeley School of Law (Boalt) with a Certificate of Specialization in Law & Technology. He received his J.D. from Università Commerciale ‘Luigi Bocconi’, in Milan, Italy, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.

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