Guest Speakers

We’re proud to announce our SmartAdvocate User Group speakers for the 2016 Conference

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Mark I. Hoorwitz
President - Deitz Court Reporting

Mark I. Hoorwitz is the President of Deitz Court Reporting, a national reporting service with over 40 years of experience and a staff of over 200 court reporters. Mark has over three decades of marketing experience, including clients on the Fortune 150. Over the past two decades, Mark has led the agency to attain consistent growth—focusing on accountability and programs adapted to client needs, especially litigation support and assistance.

Michael Zucchi
Solutions Orchestrator & CEO – zbrella Technology Consulting

I work day and night to take the technology of tomorrow and apply it to the business of today. How can I change the world? How can I impact business? I figure out the impossible and deliver the future to the world through technology solutions. I aspire to lead by creating positive environments and presenting unique solutions to challenging situations in an effort to awe-inspire the customers I serve. I am an innovator, dreamer, and futurist of the world.

Marc Halpert
Connect2collaborate

Marc W. Halpert’s third concurrent company, connect2collaborate, spreads his LinkedIn and networking evangelism to train and coach other professionals to excel and better explain their brand and positioning on their LinkedIn profile pages: why they do what they do and why them vs the competition. Marc has authored numerous articles, serves as a subject matter expert for the business, technology, and social media press and blogs every business day with a LinkedIn nugget. His new book is due out mid-2017 for the American Bar Association, “LinkedIn Marketing for Law and Professional Practices: Techniques That Work.”

Todd Richheimer
Founder & CEO - Lawfty

Todd Richheimer interests lie at the intersection of business, law and technology and how to most effectively combine the three disciplines to better the practice of law. His talent for finding interdisciplinary insights into legal practice led Todd to create Lawfty with co-founder, Michael Terry (the “tech guy”). Todd has worked for a global investment bank, for several political candidates, and for local, regional, and international law firms as a litigator. Todd has an undergraduate business degree from Emory University and a law degree from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. He is licensed to practice law in DC, NY, and NJ. Todd and his wife live on Long Island with their daughter.

Raymond Silverman
Partner - Parker Waichman LLP

Raymond Silverman is a partner in the national law firm Parker Waichman LLP, concentrating on mass tort cases. He is a member of numerous trial lawyers’ associations and organizations and the Co-Lead Counsel, Plaintiff’s Steering Committee, Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation No. 297. As a large, national plaintiff’s firm with a high volume of case intakes, Parker Waichman regularly refers out many cases to firms throughout the country.

Melanie Muhlstock
Managing Attorney - Parker Waichman LLP

Melanie Muhlstock is the managing attorney of Parker Waichman’s mass tort division. She is the co-author of “Liability for Off-Label Uses: Coordinating a Response with the Prescribing Physician”, which was presented at the American Conference Institute’s Drug and Medical Device Litigation Conference, December, 1998, and a frequent invited speaker on Mass Tort Litigation at national seminars, including Mass Torts Made Perfect and Harris Martin.