Council of Luminaries


The LVN Council of Luminaries is comprised of veteran thought leaders and pioneers in the business of law community. The objective behind assembling this group is to establish a brain trust of recognized, experienced and progressive leaders who can help interpret developments in the market, provide advice on how to successfully approach and navigate challenges, predict future trends and changes to prepare for, and to participate in targeted special projects to benefit the legal industry as a whole. There are groups within the Council of Luminaries representing law firms, client legal departments and service providers who will sometimes meet with their aligned group of professionals, and sometimes will all meet together.

Adrian Avanzato
Head of Pricing
Pinsent Masons
London, UK

Toby Brown
Chief Practice Management Officer
Perkins Coie LLP
Seattle, WA

Brad Blickstein


The Blickstein Group

New York, NY

David Cambria
Chief Services Officer
Baker McKenzie
Chicago, IL

Hushmand Cott

Chief Pricing Officer

Covington & Burling LLP

Washington, DC


Stuart Dodds
Positive Pricing
London, UK

Chris Emerson
Chief of Legal Operations Solutions
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
St. Louis, MO

Ron Friedmann
Industry Analyst
Arlington, VA

Bart Gabler

Chief Information Officer and Director of Pricing and Legal Project Management

K&L Gates

Pittsburgh, PA


Professor William Henderson
Law Professor

Stephen F. Burns Chair on the Legal Profession
Indiana University
Chicago, IL

Keith Maziarek

Director of Pricing and Legal Project Management

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Chicago, IL


Linda Novosel
Chief Innovation and Value Officer
Blank Rome LLP
Philadelphia, PA

David Rueff

Chief Client Solutions Group Officer

Baker Donelson

Madison, MS

Sharon Scenna

Director of Client Value

Blank Rome

Philadelphia, PA

Jae Um
Director of Strategic Pricing

Baker McKenzie

New York, NY

Cassie Vertovec

Managing Director, Practice Management & Innovation (Global)
Paul Hastings
Washington, DC