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West Keeps Wilens, Daitch Is Promoted

Mike Wilens, who had planned to leave Minnesota for a California venture capital firm, is staying in Eagan as the new president of West Group, the company announced. Wilens previously was chief technology officer for West Group, TLRG and the Thomson Corp.

Brian H. Hall will remain as CEO of West Group, and as president and CEO of TLRG. Prior to joining West Group, Wilens served as CEO of Legion Ltd. in London; and as vice president and CTO of Lawyers Cooperative Publishing.

Steven Daitch has been promoted to senior vice president of Technology Business Development, West announced. He will continue to lead the development of WestWorks, the company's practice research and practice management suite that is being developed with Microsoft Corp., IBM and, and other partners. His group also includes WestFile and West Legal Directory.

A graduate from the University of San Diego School of Law, Daitch has served a number of executive positions since 1992, when he joined Thomson Corp.

Tim Kenney has joined SRA International Inc. as a technology and management consultant. Kenney will assist clients in developing strategic technology in the areas of knowledge management, customer relationship management and e-business.

Before joining SRA, Kenney was a consultant at Holland Shipes Vann, P.C., worked with Advanced Productivity Software, and practiced law.

Niku for Legal (formerly Legal Anywhere Inc.), has named Ronald Huffman as vice president, business development. Huffman previously served as director of information technology at Bullivant Houser Bailey, headquartered in Portland, Ore., as well as chief technology officer at Pillsbury, Madison and Sutro, in San Francisco. He is a former executive vice president of LawNet Inc.

Yael Weismann has joined as vice president, general counsel. She oversees all legal aspects of the Web-based magazine retailer, splitting her time between the company's New York City and Washington D.C. offices. Yael, who holds a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, has served as general counsel of, an online, financial information and broker research firm.

Mike Curreri, founder and president of TrialNet, has joined TyMetrix as senior vice president. TyMetrix produces Web-based systems to manage law practices and businesses. A graduate of Notre Dame Law School, he worked as a defense counsel specializing in medical malpractice and product liability. He previously served as a judge advocate general of the U.S. Navy, and was a partner at Wright Robinson Osthimer & Tatum. has named Greg Williams vice president of technology. He will work out of the company's San Francisco offices, where he will oversee's technology infrastructure, IT operations and strategic planning.

Williams served as senior MIS manager at Washington D.C.-based Howrey and Simon, where he oversaw all aspects its IT operations for two of the firm's West Coast offices. He also served as a senior systems analyst for publishing systems at the New York Times, where he helped to design the LAN/WAN. Williams received a B.S. from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton school.

BlumbergExcelsior announced that Brian Holland has joined the company's New York City headquarters as director of operations. He will be working out of the company's New York City office.

Holland will manage the operations of BlumbergExcelsior's printing and manufacturing facilities. Prior to joining BlumbergExcelsior, he held the position of director of pre-press operations and print quality at Times Mirror Magazines. He will also be involved with the expansion of Blumberg- Excelsior's Orlando operations.

Kevin Campana has been named chief operating officer and vice president of business development for Minneapolis-based Legal Research Center Inc., a provider of outsourced legal research and writing services.

He will be responsible for building and managing the company's sales force and expanding LRC's research staff. A corporate attorney, Campana had been managing director of The Law Registry, a service that places attorneys and paralegals in temporary and permanent positions. Prior to his position at The Law Registry, Campana was senior counsel at Dataserv Inc., and has served as managing director of the technology division at Trident Enterprises International.

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