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Legal Marketing & Your Future: Proactively Owning Your Career

  • 21 Aug 2014
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Bar Association of San Francisco, 301 Battery St., Third Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111


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Legal marketing jobs are different from legal marketing careers. A career is something you care passionately about, you take it personally (it’s never just business!) and you proactively manage your career to keep yourself fresh in the marketplace and challenged within your firm and industry.

Managing your career in a deliberate and proactive fashion is something that is done from day one and should always be at the back of your mind; no matter how junior or senior your role. And knowing what market trends, pressures and nuances are happening around you right now (and what’s likely to happen in the future) always should form a part of your thinking. What does the current market mean for your role and firm? What do you do well and what do you enjoy doing the most? How will you identify and address any skills gaps?

This panel will aim to address what market changes and trends could mean for your legal marketing career and future and how to thrive in your current role and take it to the next level. The panelists will also address your personal brand and how to achieve and build on success by showcasing your brand within your firm. 


Kate Harry
Recruiting Manager
J. Johnson Executive Search




Kristin Hart
Regional Marketing and
Business Development Manager
Seyfarth Shaw LLP



Kira Navarre
Marketing Manager
DLA Piper



Jonathan Gleason
Director of Business Development
Gunderson Dettmer


Topics covered will include:

  • Market overview in the Bay Area and projections going forward
  • What does owning your career mean in today’s market?
  • Career paths (inwards, outwards & lateral)
  • How important is your personal brand and how do you elevate it? How do you increase your visibility with the assistance of a mentor and sponsor (and the differences between a mentor and sponsor)?
  • Assessing your career goals and skills gaps
    Topical issue: generational issues and how to react / address?
  • Reflections: what is your key learning / regret?
Thursday, August 21, 2014
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Registration and Lunch - 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Program - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

San Francisco
Bar Association of San Francisco
301 Battery St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111

(A group sandwich and salad buffet will be provided and we try our best to accommodate vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free fare. We advise arriving promptly for the best selection to accommodate your dietary needs.)

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630 Hansen Way
Palo Alto, CA 94304


Kristin Hart

Kristin Hart is the Regional Marketing and Business Development Manager for Seyfarth Shaw LLP. She began her professional services career in the accounting world, where she worked in industry as a Sarbanes-Oxley auditor. It was there that she found her passion for marketing. After transitioning to a new marketing role within the regional firm she worked for, she spent a few years honing her expertise in the industry and developing a base of skills as a marketer. From there Kristin was given the opportunity to transition into a marketing role for a smaller regional firm, where she was afforded the opportunity to develop a marketing program from scratch. This opportunity allowed her to begin developing her skills in marketing strategy, one-on-one coaching and other higher level marketing skills that carry across professional services industries. This experience eventually lead her to a transition into her current role in the legal industry, at Seyfarth Shaw.

Kira Navarre

Kira serves as the Marketing Manager for DLA Piper and leads marketing efforts, including branding, positioning, communications, go-to-market strategy and customer acquisition programs for two Bay Area offices and the national Healthcare practice. Prior to joining DLA, Kira was the Marketing Manager at Littler Mendelson, a labor and employment law firm headquartered in San Francisco. During her tenure, Kira helped grow the national Retail practice group and supported eight offices on the West Coast. Kira’s previous experience includes marketing manager at KPMG, where she supported the Advisory group on the West Coast and Media and Entertainment practice group nationally. Kira began her career at a management consulting firm in Chicago, where she worked with a local team of marketers to market the firm nationally.

Jonathan Gleason

Jonathan is the Director of Business Development at Gunderson Dettmer, a multi-office, 180 lawyer business-law boutique headquartered in Silicon Valley. Jonathan is responsible for developing and managing the implementation of marketing and business development initiatives, assisting with client development and retention activities, and for managing the firm’s relationships with a variety of ecosystem partners in the venture capital and technology markets. He also manages the Firm’s capital introduction process and advises prospective and existing clients on fundraising strategy. He has served in a variety of prior roles at Gunderson Dettmer, including the management of the Firm’s internal investment partnership and as a corporate and securities paralegal.
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