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Law firm recognizes the contributions of Legal Operations Partner Christian E. Dodd

Hickey Smith LLP, a unique, process-driven, technology-enabled law firm designed to deliver greater value to clients, is proud to announce that it has changed its name to Hickey Smith Dodd LLP. The firm’s updated name acknowledges the contributions of Christian E. Dodd, who has served as a partner since its inception. Throughout that time, Christian’s responsibilities have grown from managing legal content to directing legal operations. In his role as legal operations partner, Christian and his team are responsible for the design, development and execution of the firm’s tech-enabled, data-centric delivery model. Before joining Hickey Smith, Christian practiced law in the large firm environment, most recently as a partner with Akerman LLP, and prior to that with Winston & Strawn. His practice has focused on complex commercial and business litigation, intellectual property matters, and government investigations. “Christian’s knowledge and dedication have enabled our firm to deploy a unique legal services model and deliver enhanced value to our clients,” said David M. Hickey, managing partner of Hickey Smith Dodd. “I am honored to have Christian as a partner and grateful to have him working with the entire Hickey Smith Dodd team.” Over the past several years, Hickey Smith Dodd has gained prominence in the insurance defense arena due to its value-based approach to litigation management. The distinctive method draws upon the best features of the traditional staff counsel and outside defense counsel models and supplements them with proven processes and technology. As a result, Hickey Smith Dodd delivers results comparable to those typically found only in a staff counsel model but without the investment required to establish and/or maintain a staff counsel organization. The attorneys at Hickey Smith Dodd can be reached at 212-729-3565 or To learn more, visit the website at About Hickey Smith Dodd Hickey Smith Dodd is a law firm purposely designed to deliver legal services with significantly greater efficiency, consistency, and added value. By deconstructing and refining traditional legal processes, applying workflow technology, and collecting and analyzing data, Hickey Smith Dodd is transforming the way legal services are delivered today. With an unrivaled combination of disciplined processes, technology expertise, and business leadership, Hickey Smith Dodd clients benefit from reduced total legal spend, improved quality, enhanced transparency, actionable insight, simplified management of outside counsel, and increased control. For more information, visit David Hickey, Managing Partner – 626.737.9505 Christian Dodd, Legal Operations Partner – 904.374.4238  
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