2024 PLTG Leadership
Jeff Casper – Selendy Gay Elsberg PLLC
Jeff is currently the Manager of Learning & User Experience at Selendy Gay Elsberg. He cut his teeth in legal IT as a temp in high-pressure word processing departments all across NYC, keeping the roof on as he pursued a performing career. As he transitioned to training, Jeff has worked both in-house (for Kirkland & Ellis and Goodwin Proctor), and as a contract trainer, including through his own consultancy, New Vista Consulting. Throughout, Jeff has married his “in the trenches” application understanding with story-telling acumen, as he looks to connect people in the most enjoyable, meaningful ways to the technology that’s most helpful for them. Jeff is also a Prosci-certified Change Management Practitioner. He has served as Co-VP/Secretary for PLTG several times over the years, and is grateful for the opportunity to serve PLTG once again!
Cindy Meidt – Blank Rome LLP
Cindy is the IT Education and UX manager at Blank Rome LLP and has been in the IT Education field for more than 25 years with 15 of those years in legal. She finds being involved in all aspects of the legal tech environment fun and interesting. She enjoys the challenges and the rewards associated with helping people to get the most out of technology, and she is inspired by seeing the lightbulb light for a learner. Cindy loves collaborating with others and learning new things, she believes that one of the most important roles of an effective teacher is to continue to learn. Whether it be taking classes, creating courseware, reading, observing, or questioning, you will often find Cindy with some form of learning at her fingertips.
Cindy is a former two term Co-Vice President/Secretary of PLTG.
To balance out all that Tech, Cindy enjoys creative endeavors such as photography and photoshop, crafts with the kids and grandkids, and many Arts related projects.
Dan Earley – Paul Hastings LLP
Dan has worked in the technology field since 1995. He started by working
with a start-up company and a consulting firm. His 25 year legal
training experience began with Morrison & Foerster in 1998 and he
has been with Paul Hastings since 2006. Amongst many roles, he has
always been a liaison between the technology and the business.
Currently, he consults internally and is a content creator in his role
as a Digital Learning Specialist.
Moji Shabi – Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
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.
Dawn Bolston – Fried Frank
Dawn Bolston is the Senior Technical Trainer at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver, and Jacobson LLP and has been with the firm for 23 years. She is a graduate of Pace University with a degree in Human Resource Management and a minor in Information Systems. She also holds a Master of Science degree in Instructional Design and Technology from Purdue University Global and a Microsoft Expert Certification in Word 2016.
Dawn has been a Trainer for over 25 years and began her career as a Training Consultant for Productivity Point International (PPI) before transitioning to the legal technology arena. Before joining Fried Frank, Dawn worked at Graubard Mollen & Miller and Strook & Strook & Lavan LLP.
Dawn, a former two-term PLTG president (2004 and 2016), has served on the board of Directors as Co- Vice President/Secretary and on the Programs and Events and Bylaws committees.
Dawn enjoys dancing, quality time with her husband, Michael, and working with the youth at her church in her spare time.
Nelson Valdez – Perkins Coie
Nelson Valdez is the Technology Education Manager at Perkins Coie LLP. He is responsible for the development and execution of the firm’s technology education strategy. He is a professional approaching 20 years of experience supporting the learning and development needs of Big Law firms. He is solution focused and values relationships with mutual growth. Nelson earned a Master of Science in Cybersecurity and a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems. He teaches Mathematics and Computer Science courses at a private college in Westchester, NY.
Nelson loves traveling and learning. Each year he sets a goal of earning 2-3 certification/licenses. In 2023 he went outside of tech and learning and development to earn a NYS Motorcycle license and a Boating license. It turned out to be a fantastic way of seeing how organizations, outside of legal, create incredible learning experiences based on adult learning principles. It was also just plain fun.”
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 Knowledge Management team member, 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. In her spare time, Carol enjoys cryptic crosswords and is learning Japanese.
Lacy McCully – Traveling Coaches
Lacy McCully is a lifelong learner; with a JD and an MBA, she embodies a passion for education. In all aspects of her life, Lacy is a dedicated and generous giver of time. Recognized for outstanding teamwork, Lacy's ability to build confidence stands out, fostering positive and empowering conversations.
Lacy's impact extends beyond the realms of education and family. Her universe revolves around her two children. Her infectious enthusiasm is a driving force, ensuring her journey continues to enrich the lives of those fortunate enough to be in her orbit.