Author Archives: Lindsay Griffiths

Two for Tuesdays: More LinkedIn

The weather is finally beautiful here on this Two for Tuesdays – low humidity and low heat, just the way I like it!

Another thing I like, as you may know, is LinkedIn. Our first Two for Tuesdays post offered two tips for LinkedIn, and there’s so much to gain from it that I’m back to bring you two more! The first post focused mostly on what changes you could make to your profile, while today, we’ll look at what you should be doing in terms of your usage of LinkedIn.

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Let’s Be a Little More International in Our Networking

This afternoon, I was reading an article on four suggestions for rules to follow when networking internationally.  The tips are good ones (and we’ll go into more on them in a moment), but it occurred to me as I was reading that they’re actually quite good tips for all types of networking – whether you’re meeting people from other cultures, or just two blocks away. 

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Week of July 21, 2014 on ILNToday – A Roundup!

It’s actually a fabulously beautiful day here in New Jersey – temperatures are low and so is the humidity. Perfect! It makes me hopeful that fall isn’t far away!

Before you head out for the weekend, take a moment to check out this week’s top posts on ILNToday:

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Bringing Law Firms "Back to The Future" of Social Media

Only one thing could bring me in from my vacation, and that was the Legal Marketing Association’s Social Media Shared Interest Group’s webinar with Peter Shankman (@petershankman) and Jasmine Trillos-Decarie (@jasminedecarie), entitled “Bringing Law Firms ‘Back to The Future’ of Social Media.”

I wasn’t alone in thinking that, if the tweetstream was any indication – valuable tidbits from the conversation were flying over on Twitter! We even had a legal marketer join the LMA just to be able to attend the webinar, and she said it was well worth it! 

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Two for Tuesdays: Boosting Your Creativity

After two weeks off, I’m thinking about how to boost your creativity on this two for Tuesday. The lawyers among you may be wondering how that applies to you, if at all, but there’s room for creativity in all professions.  When we take the time to refresh, let different ideas in, and open our minds, sometimes the answers to critical problems can make themselves clear much more easily. 

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Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: Forget "Time Management"

I’m officially back in the office, but I’m working on catching up on all of the emails I missed while I was on holiday! So I’m bringing you the latest rainmaking recommendation from expert Jaimie Field, which she published last week.


I hate the term “Time Management”!

I may have said that before, but it’s true.

There are only 24 hours a day – if you can “manage” to turn that into more then you are a magician.

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Sleepless in the Saddle: Finding time to market when there’s no time to sleep

As I’m still out on holidays, I’m bringing you a fabulous guest post today from my friend, Chris Kirby, President of PCT Solutions.


Over the more than 15 years I’ve been coaching and/or training attorneys and other professionals, perhaps the most consistent reason for not marketing is, “I don’t have time.” Whether the client is a monsoon maker or someone who is still looking forward to his first origination credit, they never seem to have time for business development.

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ILN Firm of the Month – McDonald Hopkins LLC, Ohio!

We’re excited to announce this month’s Firm of the Month, McDonald Hopkins LLC of Ohio!

 Member of the International Lawyers Network

The ILN is proud to announce our latest “Firm of the Month” - McDonald Hopkins LLC of Cleveland, Ohio!

Attorneys. Advisors. Advocates.
As a business advisory and advocacy law firm, McDonald Hopkins is focused on insightful legal solutions that help their clients strategically plan for an increasingly competitive future. The firm has 150 attorneys based in six strategic locations—Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Miami, and West Palm Beach. For more than 80 years, McDonald Hopkins’ attorneys and professionals have been helping clients navigate some of the most challenging and timely issues—data privacy and cybersecurity; intellectual property; labor and employment; mergers and acquisitions; taxation; trade secret, non-compete and unfair competition practices; white collar and government compliance; and many more business and litigation topics. McDonald Hopkins: Attorney Insight. Business Foresight.®

McDonald Hopkins has a Washington, D.C.-based wholly-owned subsidiary, McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies LLC, which is led by distinguished former Congressman Steven LaTourette, who served nine terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. He is widely recognized for his bipartisan and solution oriented approach to complicated issues. McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies is not a law firm and does not provide legal services.




Full descriptions of McDonald Hopkins’  services, expertise, and lawyer profiles are available on their ILN profile.


Lindsay Griffiths
Director of Global Relationship Management
International Lawyers Network

Lindsay Griffiths

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Main Contacts:

William O'Neill

William O’Neill

Chair, Litigation Department
Telephone: +1 (216) 348-5755

Practice Groups:

  • Labor and Employment Counseling
  • Products Liability and Mass Tort Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Data Privacy and Cybersecurity

Carl Grassi

Carl Grassi

Telephone: +1 (216) 348-5448

Practice Groups:

  • Commercial Finance
  • ESOP Transactions
  • Succession Planning
  • Taxation

Alan Griffiths

McDonald Hopkins continually impresses us with their professionalism and expertise, as well as with their commitment to the ILN.

Alan Griffiths
Executive Director
International Lawyers Network


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Navigating the New Normal – Where to Start

The final session I attended at the P3 conference was TyMetrix’s “Navigating the New Normal – Where to Start.” The panel was moderated by John Strange of Baker Botts, and included Holly Montalvo, TyMetrix, Peter Eilhauer, Elevate Services, and Toby Brown, Akin Gump.

The attendee guide reads: 

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Two for Tuesdays: Thought Leaders to Follow

I may be on vacation this week, but it doesn’t mean that you’re without content here at Zen! We’re back with another Two for Tuesdays, and our second installment of “thought leaders to follow!”

Thought Leader One: Eric Fletcher

Eric’s blog bio tells us: 

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