As the Manager of Global Editorial Projects at Baker & McKenzie, I apply my storytelling and reporting skills to the corporate world, using the inverted pyramid, catchy headlines and other tools of journalism to breathe life into everything from client alerts to the firm’s thought leadership reports.
Before joining the professional services world in 2010, I spent fifteen years working as a reporter and editor at newspapers and magazines throughout the U.S. As a reporter, I covered state and federal courts in New Jersey and Miami, where the news was so colorful, I couldn’t have made it up if I tried. I then moved to the more subdued but still newsworthy Midwest to become an editor at Crain’s Chicago Business.
At Crain’s, my team produced a weekly features section on topics including finance, law, healthcare, real estate, technology and international business while managing Crain’s blockbuster sections such as “40 under 40.” We also created video profiles of Chicago business leaders and published award-winning series on doing business in China, India and Brazil. (What writer bio would be complete without the phrase “award winning”?)
That writing, editing and project management experience comes in handy in my current role at Baker & McKenzie, where my focus is helping our practice and industry groups conceive, develop and launch reports, infographics and microsites on business and legal issues that resonate with clients, make headlines and strengthen our reputation as thought leaders.
Some of my greatest hits include campaigns on corporate compliance, supply chain risk, pharmerging markets, labor relations, and the impact that demographics, economics and technology will have on the global workforce in the next 20 years. The Global Transactions Forecast, our report on M&A and IPO trends, was featured by more than 160 media outlets across the world, including CNBC, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times and Bloomberg.