The appointment of Strategic Relationship Liaisons (SRLs) recognizes the importance of key vendor relationships and addresses that need. Each SRL is a seasoned volunteer who is assigned to manage the relationship with a key vendor, allowing us to continue meaningful dialog. As a liaison, they:
  • Advocate for our members when issues arise
  • Facilitate vendor connections to support educational and product programming
  • Provide feedback from our members in future product/service development
  • Ensure that ILTA is involved in standard-setting initiatives

The volunteer leaders appointed as Strategic Relationship Liaisons and the vendors with whom they liaise are listed below. Please reach out to the SRLs if you have concerns or issues around any of the key strategic vendors and/or products.

Steven Odum - Email
Bricker & Eckler LLP
Columbus, OH
p: (614) 227-8808
Andrew Powell - Email
Nabarro LLP
London, England
+44 (20) 7524 6893
Patricia Purdy - Email
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Philadelphia, PA
p: (215) 988-2507
Kara Portwood - Email
Armstrong Teasdale LLP
St. Louis, MO
p: (314) 552-6691
OpenText Corporation
Steven McCue - Email
Keker & Van Nest LLP
San Francisco, CA
p: (415) 391-5400
Thomson Reuters, Business of Law
David Smith - Email
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan
Atlanta, GA
p: (404) 853-8069
Thomson Reuters, Practice of Law
Catherine Monte - Email
Fox Rothschild LLP
Philadelphia, PA
p: (215) 299-2140

If you have questions, contact ILTA's SRL liaison to the board, Steve Skidmore, or contact Peggy Wechsler.