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August 2000
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Prozes Jumps to Reed Elsevier

Reed Elsevier plc has named Andrew Prozes to the new role of chief executive officer of its global legal publishing and information division. Prozes will be based at Reed Elsevier's U.S. corporate headquarters in New York, and will serve on the company's board.

Reed Elsevier is the parent company of LEXIS-NEXIS Group, Buttersworths Tolley in the U.K, Editions du Juris-Classeur in France and other legal businesses around the globe.

Prozes joins Reed Elsevier from rival West Group, which is part of the Thomson Corp. Prozes previously held the position of executive vice president and chief operating officer of Westlaw.

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Tom Baldwin, former vice president of consulting services with San Francisco-based Computer Consulting Group, has announced the launch of Cyber-CIO, a new consulting firm that offers outsourced strategic technology planning to law firms nationwide. The Hermosa Beach, Calif.-based firm specializes in CIO services for mid-sized law firms, the company advises.

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Baltimore-based The Technology Group has signed on Natalie Choate as the editor-in-chief of its newly formed "Retirement Benefits" practice area of LawOnTheWeb.com, a Web site geared for the legal community. The retirement area will guide practitioners who want to create plans for client retirement benefits.

Choate practices law with the Boston firm of Bingham Dana L.L.P., and is the author of Life and Death Planning for Retirement Benefits.

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Alexander "Sandy" Lourie has joined the Chicago law firm of Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum Perlman & Nagelberg as a partner. Lourie practices in the areas of e-commerce, international and corporate law, and previously was a partner with Jenner & Block, also in Chicago.

Lourie spent a year as a foreign lawyer at Mori Sogo Law Offices in Japan, in its corporate and securities department and in its technology law group. He is a 1979 graduate of Duke University, and received his law and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Chicago.

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Daniel Junk has joined SRA International Inc., as a technology and management consultant. Junk previously served as a "knowledge management" associate at New York-based Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.

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Princeton Softech has named Louis Desiderio as its new chief financial officer, and has promoted Michael Rice to vice president of North American sales.

Desiderio previously worked at KSM Associates Inc., a technology services company. Rice was Princeton's western region sales manager before his promotion, and previously was vice president of SmartEnterprise Services.

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Robert Bourland Jr.. has been appointed chief executive officer for 1stlegal.com, a software development and litigation management company based in Fort Worth, Texas. Bourland previously was corporate vice president of the Tandy Corp., where he managed domestic and international operations.

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Pamela Craven has been named vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Avaya Communications.

Previously, she was vice president, law and corporate secretary for Lucent Technologies.

Craven received her B.A. in English and her J.D. from the University of Penn., and has a Master of Laws in Taxation from New York University.

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