Three Baker Donelson professionals have been inducted as Fellows of the College of Law Practice Management: David A. Rueff Jr., Adam C. Severson, and Meredith L. Williams.
The College of Law Practice Management was formed in 1994 to honor and recognize distinguished law practice management professionals, to set standards of achievement for others in the profession, and to fund and assist projects that enhance the highest quality of law practice management.
Rueff is Baker Donelson’s legal project management officer and a shareholder in the firm’s Jackson office. As a certified project manager through the Project Management Institute, he leads a team of attorneys and project managers to implement project management for clients, in-house corporate legal departments, and disaster recovery programs. He was responsible for the development of BakerManage, the firm’s patent pending legal project management model; BakerLean, the firm’s Lean model; and Budget Designer, the firm’s proprietary budgeting tool. Rueff is a frequent author on the subject of legal project management, including co-authoring the American Bar Association’s guide to legal project management, The Power of Legal Project Management, A Practical Handbook.
Severson is chief marketing and business development officer and a member in the Nashville office. In 2015, Severson was president of the International Legal Marketing Association. Severson was named “CMO of the Year” by the Nashville Business Journalin 2013 and was a named a “Top 200 Private Company Marketing Executive” by ExecRank in 2012.
Williams, chief knowledge management officer, oversees BakerNet, and coordinates strategic growth in knowledge management, competitive intelligence, and technology. Based in the firm’s Memphis office, Williams is the immediate past president of the International Legal Technology Association, and was named to the American Bar Association’s Legal Technology Resource Center’s Top 10 Women of Legal Tech in 2016.