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2021 PLTG Leadership

Karen Kolb Davis, Polk and Wardwell LLP

Karen Kolb is a Training Manager at Davis Polk and Wardwell LLP. Karen’s career experience includes 20 years in technology sales, training and consulting, coordinator, and manager. She’s enjoys interacting with others, solving problems and keeping people motivated to learn in this age of mobile distraction.

Karen has a BBA in Marketing Management and an MS in Education Technology.

In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, travel, theater, history and all areas of fitness including running and barre/yoga.

Zuleika Coombs Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Co-Vice President/Secretary

Zuleika is a Sr. IS Training Specialist at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP and has been with the firm for 17 years.  Her first three years at Paul, Weiss were spent on the Help Desk and she has been training ever since.  Zuleika is involved in all aspects of Technical Education; classroom/distance learning, technical writing, desktop publishing, video production, instructional design and more.    

Zuleika enjoys spending time with her family, running, and relaxing at home.    

Fun Fact:  Zuleika has only ever worked for Law Firms since she was 15 yrs old!

Cynthia Meidt Blank Rome LLP
Co-Vice President/Secretary

Cindy is the IT Education and UX manager at Blank Rome LLP and has been in the IT Education field for more than 20 years with 13 of those years in legal. Being involved in all aspects of the legal tech learning environment, she enjoys the challenges and the rewards associated with helping people to get the most out of the technology being offered to them; finding the right solutions for the end user and seeing the lightbulb light really makes her happy.

To balance out all that tech Cindy enjoys more creative endeavors such as making small copper wire sculptures, photography, and other art related projects.

Ellen Kearns, PhD Wachtell Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Co-Vice President/Membership

Ellen has been a Microsoft Certified Trainer since 2013 and has worked as a trainer in the legal field since 2004. Prior to that, she did training and management in the clothing, banking, and food services industries and even longer ago she was a research scientist in various states and countries.    

Her former roles on the Board of PLTG were Co-Vice President/Secretary in 2014 and President in 2015, and she loves the collegiality of this group and the fun of meeting and discussing with people who really get what it means to be a trainer.    

Ellen loves to travel and she is an oil painter by avocation.

Moji Shabi – Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Co-Vice President/Membership

In addition to working with firms such as Heller Ehrman and Weil Gotshal, Moji has also worked with companies in various industries such as the Blue Man Group, People Magazine, and Goldman Sachs.

Even though Moji started as a computer engineer at Lehigh University, her eventual theatre degree and minor in computer science foreshadowed a flourishing career in technology training.

Mojisola Shabi hails from Brooklyn, NY, likes listening to British radio shows and makes short films.

Carol Gerber Cooley LLP

Carol Gerber has a long and storied career in legal technology.  Carol holds a J.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a Masters in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.

Carol has been a Trainer, a Project Manager and a Business Analyst in large and small law firms in New York City.  In each of these positions, she has used her experience as a practicing attorney to help firms deliver better products for their users. When not commuting, Carol enjoys cryptic crosswords and is learning Japanese.

John Attinger Wilson Allen
Vendor Representative

John is the senior director of training at Wilson Allen with responsibility for managing the training components of all client work. Prior to joining Wilson Allen, he served as director of training and security for Capensys. Previously, John worked for 6 years at Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, a top-15 global law firm, as the technology training manager. In this role, John managed a staff of four trainers in NY, London and Warsaw, oversaw all training-related projects, managed an IT budget, incorporated new technologies and creative ideas into the training program, and designed an online university.

Previously John also worked at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP and O’Melveny & Myers LLP as a senior IT trainer and a regional training coordinator. John has a special interest in the use of blended e-learning to engage students, and has project managed courses at an online university.

William D Bennett Sidley Austin LLP
Past President

Will has worked in law firms for 7 years and has been teaching technology for 11. He is currently a Technology Training Specialist at Sidley Austin LLP, where he facilitates live and remote training. Will most enjoys consulting with team leaders and IT to meet the needs of the firm as well as providing one to one coaching on various topics. Having once been a Trainer for Apple Inc., he has a passion for their technology and enjoys answering any questions about their technology or methodology.

In his spare time Will enjoys reading and learning about productivity techniques and theories, building LEGO and playing with his two children.


Mischa Kischkum - Chair

Jeanne Marie Boswell

Naida Calicchio

Karen Kucinski

Carol McCluer  

Consuelo Rockliff-Stein

Chris Swanson



Carol Gerber - Chair


John M. Attinger Chair

Ellen Kearns

Moji Shabi


2020 William Bennett
Consuelo Rockliff-Stein
2018 Carol Gerber
2017 Candy Benge

2016 Dawn Bolston
2015 Ellen Kearns
2014 Nancy Vazquez
2013 Aldemar Diaz
2012 John Kennedy
2011 Chris Brady
2010 Alan Fricke
2009 Carol J. Gerber
2008 Lisa Reminick
2007 Helen Blumenthal
2006 Carol McCluer
2005 Tom Giordano
2004 Dawn Bolston
2003 Jeanne Marie Boswell
2002 Lori Best-André
2001 Karen Farber
2000 Marsha Flowers
1999 Alison Baker
1998 Dennis Holly
1997 Maria Negron
1996 Dennis Holly
1995 Dorothy Rivera
1994 Erika Muller
1991-93 Dennis Holly

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