Law firm hires first CMO in company history

Law firm hires first CMO in company history

Steve’s breakdown: I smell money and it could be going into a newly created advertising budget. Give the new guy a call and see what the plans are.

Kleinberg, Kaplan, Wolff & Cohen, P.C. today announced the appointment of its first chief marketing officer, Paris A. Gunther, to the firm. Gunther is a seasoned legal marketing professional based in New York with over twenty years of experience leading strategic business development and marketing programs at law firms and professional service organizations across the country.

“The firm has experienced steady growth over the past several years and as we continue to expand, strategic marketing efforts will play a major role,” said Andy Chonoles, Kleinberg Kaplan’s managing partner. “We are delighted to welcome Paris to the firm. Her strong law firm and business development experience will be a tremendous asset as we continue on this trajectory.”

Previously Gunther served as director of marketing for Wilson Elser LLP, and as a business development consultant at Shearman & Sterling LLP, in New York. She has also held marketing positions at United Press International and Lexis-Nexis and for several years, she was a member of the full time faculty at the Carl H. Linder College of Business at the University of Cincinnati.

“I am excited to be joining Kleinberg Kaplan, a firm well-known for its innovative thinking and commitment to client service,” said Gunther. “With the firm having celebrated its 40th anniversary last year, I look forward to helping align business goals and marketing strategy to contribute to its ongoing success.”

Gunther currently serves on the Law Practice Management Committee for the New York State Bar Association and is a member of the Legal Marketing Association’s New York Chapter CMO Group. She did her undergraduate work in Economics and Political Science at the University of Minnesota and holds a J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law.

Kleinberg, Kaplan, Wolff & Cohen, P.C. is a leading New York law firm representing clients in transactional, regulatory, trusts and estates, tax, real estate, litigation and securities matters. Nationally recognized for its representation of private investment funds, the firm also acts as legal counsel to a number of financial institutions and privately held businesses. For more information, please visit


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