Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, a full-service business law firm with offices throughout New York, is pleased to welcome Nicole J. O’Brien as the firm’s Director of Information Technology.
O’Brien will lead Harter Secrest & Emery’s Information Technology department and be responsible for developing and implementing the firm’s information technology strategies. Her responsibilities will include overseeing the firm’s technology operations and infrastructure, developing and executing information technology policies and procedures, and directing the administration of the firm’s network, systems and data center. She was most recently IT Director of Client Services at Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP.
“Like every industry, technology is central to how our law firm operates, from communication and connectivity with our clients, and internally within the firm, to operational needs, like billing and payroll,” said Craig S. Wittlin, Harter Secrest & Emery Managing Partner. “Nicole will be an outstanding addition to Harter Secrest & Emery and will positively impact the way we conduct business every day. She brings a great background and strong understanding of how a law firm needs to operate seamlessly across multiple offices and provide outstanding service to internal and external clients.”
O’Brien is a certified e-discovery specialist by the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS). She is well-versed in the design, operation, administration, and maintenance of numerous technology applications, programs and systems. A graduate of both Johnson & Wales University and Monroe Community College, O’Brien is a member of the board of directors of Technology Executives of Western New York, and a member of the International Legal Technology Association.