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Steve Walsh Named as Thompson Hine CIO

May 1, 2012 – paul/lawrence associates are pleased to announce that Steve Walsh has been named Chief Information Officer by Thompson Hine. Most recently, Steve served as the Director of Information Technology for Seyfarth Shaw LLP where he reported to the CIO out of their Chicago headquarters. paul/lawrence associates were retained by Thompson Hine to undertake the national search, with Larry S. Imely, CEO and Suzanne Conroy, SVP, as the search consultants managing the assignment.

As CIO, Steve will manage all aspects of the firm's technology resources, including business applications, hardware infrastructure, litigation support, telecommunications and user support. He is responsible for deploying technology solutions and process improvements that make it easy for clients to do business with the firm and enable their lawyers and staff to provide superior client service. In addition, he oversees the firm wide library operation. Steve has more than 30 years of broad technology leadership experience, which includes a previous CIO stint with Chicago-based law firm, Wildman Harrold. His IT leadership has enabled him and his teams to be recognized in ComputerWorld's Best Places to Work in IT and among InformationWeek's 500 Leading IT Innovators.

According to Larry Imely, "Steve not only brings a wealth of IT experience in the legal field, he brings a great deal of maturity and leadership to the role." Suzanne Conroy, who co-managed the search with Larry Imely stated, "Steve stood out from among a number of very good candidates. His ties to northeast Ohio and desire to return to the area made for an easier transition. We're delighted to welcome such a talented professional back to the community."

Established in 1911, Thompson Hine is a business law firm dedicated to providing superior client service. The firm has offices in Atlanta, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, New York and Washington, D.C. Thompson Hine, consistently recognized for outstanding client service for ten consecutive years, was again named as a top law firm in the country for client service excellence in The BTI Client Service A-Team 2012: Survey of Law Firm Client Service Performance. Thompson Hine LLP was named as one of the top two law firms in the country for client service and the only firm ranked in the top tier for “Provides Value for the Dollar,” according to the 2011 BTI Client Service A-Team: Survey of Law Firm Client Service Performance, a report issued by The BTI Consulting Group, Inc. The independent report evaluates law firm performance based exclusively on client feedback from general counsel and C-level executives across the country. Thompson Hine has been ranked among the firms on The BTI Client Service A-Team for nine consecutive years.

paul/lawrence associates operates retained executive search practices in seven offices within the United States and five offices internationally. In addition to serving professional services organizations including law firms, paul/lawrence has established 10 different practices to serve its global Fortune 1000 clientele.

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