Legal directories and marketing consultant.
My focus is helping law firms to raise their profile among the range of organizations that rank, analyze, measure and write about lawyers – directories, rankings, listings, surveys, and awards – and related media and communications.
I formed Pearson Communications in 2008, and am based in the UK, but almost all of my work is international, and I have advised and represented 200 law firms and 2,000 lawyers in 100 countries, covering almost every market and practice area.
Clients range from global firms, international firms, and full-service national practices to specialist boutiques, sole practitioners, and start-up firms.
I am uniquely placed in the market: I was a senior editor at a leading legal directory and have managed the directories in-house for top law firms in the U.S and U.K.
That experience has given me a a full-circle perspective and insight into the world of legal directories – vital in order to offer clients an effective consultancy service.
In the late 1990s I was part of the team that worked on the launch and development of Chambers Global, one of the leading international guidebooks.
Later I became editor of Chambers Global, worked extensively on the early editions of Chambers USA, and contributed to Chambers UK.
After leaving Chambers, I joined the leading international firm, Herbert Smith, in 2004. Based in London, I ran the press office, and worked on legal directories, communications, and media relations initiatives.
In 2006 I moved to White & Case in New York to manage the firm’s global directories program. Notably, I was the market’s first dedicated law firm directories manager. I wrote and managed hundreds of submissions covering the full range of legal directories, publications and surveys across the world.
After leaving White & Case, I spent six months working for Best Lawyers. I helped develop the Best Lawyers-US News Best Law Firms survey, and enhanced Best Lawyers’ relationships with law firms and the media in Europe following the company’s international expansion.
In 2008 I set up my consultancy to make the directories process smoother for law firms, and to help lawyers promote themselves to the growing number of legal rankings, listings, surveys and awards.
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Awards and Rankings:
Lawdragon has named me to its list of the world’s Top 100 Legal Consultants & Strategists for five consecutive years (2015-2020).
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