John’s extensive experience working for large law firms and legal information vendors includes Thomson Reuters, K&L Gates, and, most recently, Reed Smith LLP, where he was the National Manager of Research Services for almost a decade.
John is very active in the law and law library communities. He has written for numerous regional and national publications as well as taught college and graduate courses in such topics as business ethics, e-commerce, fair employment practices, research methodology and business law. He enjoys talking about technology and leadership to various library organizations and has spoken all over the United States, Canada and the Caribbean.
John earned his Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine University School of Law and his Master of Library & Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Information Sciences. He is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of On Firmer Ground, a blog by and for law firm librarians, and his own information tech blog, TILT. He is also the co-editor of the popular Pinhawk Law Librarian Digest.