Paul VanderMeer is the Chief Knowledge Officer for Bilzin Sumberg. Paul leads the firm in developing innovative solutions, creating efficiencies through practice and business process re-engineering, document automation and enhancing the client experience through efficient delivery of legal services. Paul is responsible for strategic direction and integration of knowledge resources including knowledge management, competitive intelligence, CRM systems, content selection, content delivery platforms, resource usage monitoring, contract negotiations, and software training on legal resources.
Additionally, Paul leads the library team in support of the firm's knowledge management and business development initiatives with specialized software that leverages and repurposes the firm's existing internal knowledge. In 2016 Paul co-managed the development of the new website that resulted in Bilzin Sumberg's receipt of a first place 2017 LMASE Your Honor award for the new website from the Legal Marketing Association's Southeastern Chapter (LMASE). The Your Honor Awards are the only specialized awards program in the legal marketing industry and recognize creativity, execution, achievement and overall excellence in legal marketing.
Prior to Bilzin Sumberg, he managed the operations staff at the corporate library of a major software company in Redmond, Washington, and managed the libraries for 8 offices at a law firm based in Detroit, Michigan.
EducationWayne State University, M.L.I.S., 2000Western Michigan University, B.A., 1996
InvolvementAmerican Association of Law LibrariesMemberLegal Marketing AssociationMember, 2006 - PresentSpecial Libraries AssociationMember, 2000 - Present
Co-Chair, Advertising and Marketing Division, 2005 - 2006International Legal Technology AssociationMember, 2009 - Present
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