Kleinberg, Kaplan, Wolff & Cohen appointed its first chief marketing officer, Paris A. Gunther. She is a seasoned legal marketing professional based in New York with more than 20 years of experience leading strategic business development and marketing programs at law and other firms.
“The firm has experienced steady growth over the past several years and as we continue to expand, strategic marketing efforts will play a major role,” said Andy Chonoles, Kleinberg Kaplan’s managing partner. “Her strong law firm and business development experience will be a tremendous asset as we continue on this trajectory.”
Previously Gunther served as director of marketing for Wilson Elser and as a business development consultant at Shearman & Sterling in New York. She has also held marketing positions at United Press International and LexisNexis and for several years, she was a member of the full time faculty at the Carl H. Linder College of Business at the University of Cincinnati.
Kleinberg Kaplan is a 50-lawyer firm that represents private investment funds, financial institutions and privately held businesses. “With the firm having celebrated its 40th anniversary last year, I look forward to helping align business goals and marketing strategy to contribute to its ongoing success,” Gunther said.
Gunther currently serves on the Law Practice Management Committee for the New York State Bar Association and is a member of the Legal Marketing Association’s New York Chapter CMO Group. She holds a J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law.