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
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
a director of several corporations and non-profit organizations
and is active in many business, civic and charitable organizations.
He and his wife have nine children and live in suburban Philadelphia.
After his family and consulting work, his interests include
tennis, jogging, 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
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.
executive coaching and organizational design with a wide range of companies
and non-profit organizations. She
training programs in
leadership mastery, management
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
graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor of
in History. She has a Masters degree in American
from Columbia University and also a Masters in Counseling from California State
University. Her Ph.D. is in Organizational
and Group Process
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