Management

Dr. Silvia Hodges Silverstein 
Executive Director
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Silvia has been a part of the legal industry since 2002. She has worked for EAN International (now GS1), the global standards organization in supply chain management, as well as for law firms and legal software companies. 

Silvia co-authored the Harvard Business School case studies GlaxoSmithKline: Sourcing Complex Professional Services (N9-414-003) on the company’s legal procurement initiative and Riverview Law: Applying Business Sense to the Legal Market (N9-414-079) on a new model law firm that uses management information systems and cause analysis to reduce legal costs for its clients. 

She is the author of many articles on law firm management including "What we Know and Need to Know about Legal Procurement" in the South Carolina Law Review and The Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics’ “I didn't go to law school to become a salesperson.” She also authored and edited a number of books, including the Legal Procurement Handbook and Buying Legal: Procurement Insights and Practice

Silvia is a Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School and an Adjunct Professor at Fordham Law School, where she pioneered courses in law firm management. 

She earned her PhD at Nottingham Law School (UK) and holds a master’s degree in business administration from Universität Bayreuth (Germany) and Warwick Business School (UK) as well as an undergraduate degree in economics from Universität Bayreuth (Germany). She is a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management.


Jenny Miller
 
Executive Assistant

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Jenny is an experienced office organizer and supports both Members and Friends of the Buying Legal Council.

Patrick Kearney
Research & Sales Collaborator
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Simone Claudia
Facilitator Buying Legal Guide
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Stefan Segadlo 
Research & Communications Collaborator
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Stefan is a senior communications professional and educator with deep experience in non-for-profit organizations. He is truly trilingual (English, Spanish, and German) by way of background and experience. He has been quoted extensively and appeared on several Spanish-language media outlets.

Stefan earned his M.A. in Communications and M.A. in Spanish and English Philology from the University of Muenster (Germany) and holds a Certificate in International Business Administration from Johannes Kepler University in Linz (Austria).