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Robert Denney Associates
P.O. Box 219
Paoli, PA 19301
610-431-2077 (office)

Bob Denney graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. degree in English Literature. He later did post-graduate work at the Wharton School towards an MBA. In 1974 he founded Robert Denney Associates, Inc., a firm that has specialized in providing management, marketing and strategic planning expertise to professional firms, companies and non-profit organizations.

Bob has written five books on management and marketing, two of which were published by the American Bar Association. His articles have appeared in many legal publications including The National Law Journal, Law Practice and Legal Management He has spoken at many legal and accounting conferences throughout the U.S. as well as in Canada and his firm publishes the highly regarded reports on “What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Legal Profession”. He has also written for accounting publications including The Practical Accountant, CPA Marketing Report and Accounting News. He has been interviewed by many publications including The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Inc. Magazine.

A member of the American Bar Association and also a Fellow in the College of Law Practice Management, Bob is a past Director of the Legal Marketing Association and was elected to the LMA’s Hall of Fame.

In the first phase of his career, Bob was President and CEO of a national cosmetics company and was Chairman-elect of the industry’s major trade association. In that capacity he worked with Congress and various regulatory agencies and, along with Ralph Nader, testified before a Senate sub-committee chaired by Ted Kennedy.

Bob is a director of several corporations and non-profit organizations and is active in many business, civic and charitable organizations. He and his wife have raised nine children and live in suburban Philadelphia. After his family and consulting work, his interests include golf, music and art.


Bob Lalley, who joined RDA in January, 2000, has been in the professional services business in various capacities for more than 35 years. As head of RDA's Management Division, Bob concentrates on client service projects involving administration, finance, systems and human resources issues.

He began his career with the Tax Division of Arthur Andersen and Co. where he served clients ranging from large multi-national conglomerates to small, owner-operated businesses. In 1989 he was named Partner-in-Charge of Strategic Planning for the Division's worldwide operations. Subsequently he became Executive Director for Debevoise and Plimpton, an international law firm headquartered in New York City.  Immediately prior to joining RDA, he was Director of Administration for Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in Philadelphia.

He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia. A Certified Public Accountant, Bob also studied at the graduate business school at Temple University.  He speaks and writes frequently on career-related topics.


Mary Beth Pratt was one of the first in-house law firm marketing professionals in the United States. Before founding MBPratt Consulting and becoming associated with RDA in 2006, she spent 20 years as the Marketing Director or Chief Marketing Officer with four large, multi-practice law firms.

Her primary responsibilities included the development and management of marketing and practice development systems to improve the growth and profitability of the firms. In two firms she established the first modern, professional marketing department. Before working in legal services, she was a member of the development staff at a large public broadcasting station and also held executive positions in the social services field.

Mary Beth received her Bachelor of Science degree from Rochester Institute of Technology. A member of the American Bar Association and a member and former Vice-President of the Legal Marketing Association, she is a Fellow in the College of Law Practice Management and a member of its Board of Trustees.


Beth Weinstock, who has considerable experience in organizational development and group facilitation, first became associated with RDA in 1985.

She does executive coaching and organizational design with a wide range of companies and non-profit organizations.  She has conducted executive training programs in leadership mastery, management development, stress management and team building. As a consultant with RDA, she also focuses on law firm management and strategic planning as well as on management development and issues relating to conflict resolution.. In addition she facilitates many firm retreats.

Beth graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History.  She has a Masters degree in American History from Columbia University and also a Masters in Counseling from California State University.  Her Ph.D. is in  Organizational Development and Group Process from Temple University.


Donna Bonato is an award-winning graphic designer who specializes in corporate identity systems, advertising, packaging and collateral materials. She has been associated with RDA since 1997. As an associate with RDA she also works with law firms to develop logos, brochures and a complete range of marketing materials.

Donna began her career as the Art Director of AV Video Magazine and Art Director of the graphic design firm Shafton, Friel and Gordon, Inc. in Stamford, CT. Subsequently she ran her own studio for ten years, specializing in communications problem solving. Donna is now Creative Director and one of the principles of Silver Creative Group, a full service branding, marketing and advertising agency.

She has been recognized throughout her career for package design, logo and corporate identity. Some of her work has been published in Creativity, American Corporate Identity, Creating Logo Families, Bullet-Proof Logos, and Graphic Design: USA. Donna received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Communications Design from Syracuse University.

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