The Top 50 Legal Business Trailblazers & Pioneers (PDF) didn’t make the National Law Journal list by being quiet. They “moved the needle” in facilitating the changing ways that law firms conduct business.” And where better to not be quiet and share trailblazing thoughts than Twitter?
Apparently the National Law Journal didn’t think so. As I made my way through the list, I was surprised to discover how many were not on Twitter. This esteemed group was not crowdsourced on Twitter. (I was tempted to scrap this list but soldiered on and found a few new gems.) I’m not sure what it says about Twitter, but we’ll table that discussion for another day. For those that didn’t have Twitter handles, I added their firms, which is not the same, really. But it’s something.
If you’re looking to meaningfully grow your Twitter follows, I hope you find a few useful accounts to follow.
Trailblazers are divided into four categories: Connectors, Communicators, Strategist & Drivers, and Technologists.
Burkey Belser & Donna Greenfield – Greenfield/Belser Ltd. Branding for law firms.
Mark Greene – Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP. Law firm business development and brand strategist
Will Hornsby – American Bar Association. Marketing and legal ethics.
John Hurley (DLA Piper) – DLA Piper.
Deborah McMurray – Content Pilot LLC. Marketing technology strategist for law firms.
Erin Meszaros – Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP. Law Firm Marketing.
Sally Schmidt – Schmidt Marketing, Inc. Marketing consultant to the legal profession.
Jill Weber – Leonard, Street and Deinard. Business development and marketing for law firms.
Tara Weintritt – Wicker Park Group. Legal marketing.
Nick Baughan – Marks Baughan & Co. (No Twitter)
David Cambria – Archer Daniels Midland Company. (No Twitter)
John Hellerman & Spencer Baretz – Hellerman Baretz Communications. Public relations.
Jay Jaffe (1943-2012) – Jaffe PR. Legal marketing and public relations.
Bob Major and Marty Africa – Major Lindsay & Africa. Legal recruiting.
Lynn Mestel – Mestel & Company. (No Twitter)
Chris Murray – Jones Lang LaSalle. Financial and professional services firm.
Strategists & Drivers
Jon Bellis – HBR Consulting LLC. Provides unified strategy, innovation and implementation services to law firms and law departments.
Christopher Bogart & Jonathan Molot – Burford Group LLC. (No Twitter)
Dan DiPietro – Citi Private Bank. (No personal Twitter)
Ward Bower – Altman Weil, Inc. (Inactive Twitter account)
Toby Brown – Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. Comments on legal marketing, technology, alternative fees and other trends.
Bob Dell – Latham & Watkins.
Mark Harris – Axiom.
Brad Hildebrandt – Hildebrandt Consulting LLC. Provides unified strategy, innovation and implementation services to law firms and law departments.
Peter Kalis – K&L Gates LLP.
Sally King – Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.
Bruce MacEwen – Adam Smith Esq., LLC. Lawyer and consultant to law firms on strategic and economic issues.
David Maister – No Twitter
Richard Rosenbaum – Greenberg Traurig, LLP.
David Perla & Sanjay Kamlani – 1991 Ventures.
Ram Vasudevan – QuisLex. No Twitter
Richard Susskind – Author of ‘Tomorrow’s Lawyers.’
Tony Williams – Jomati Consultants LLP. International management consultancy specialising in the legal profession.
Peter Zeughauser – Zeughauser Group, LLC. Leadership, management, and strategic consultant to law firm leaders
Jay Zimmerman – Bingham McCutchen LLP.
Andy Adkins – Steptoe & Johnson PLLC. Business-focused firm with particular strengths in energy, labor, employment, and litigation.
Lou Andreozzi – Bloomberg Law.
Neil Araujo – HP Autonomy.
Tom Baldwin – Reed Smith LLP. Chief Knowledge Officer.
Oz Benamram – White & Case LLP. Chief Knowledge Officer.
Bob Dolinsky – Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP. Chief Information Officer.
Judith Flournoy – Kelley Drye & Warren LLP. Chief Information Officer.
Laura Kibbe – Epiq Systems, Inc.
Kingsley Martin – KMStandards LLC.
Phil Rosenthal & Ed Walters – Fastcase. President and CEO of Fastcase.
Bob Rowe – Huron Legal.
George Socha & Tom Gelbmann – EDRM LLC. E-Discovery.
Andrew Sieja – kCura. E-Discovery.
Barry Solomon – Sidley Austin LLP.
Tim Stanley and Stacy Stern – Justia.
If i missed a Twitter handle, please note in the comments below and I’ll update the list.