Los Angeles 6th Annual CMO Forum

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Los Angeles 6th Annual CMO Forum

Wednesday, June 7th, 2023

 Program: 4:30 - 5:30pm (PT)

Reception: 5:30 - 7:00pm (PT)


It’s fair to say that we now live and work in a new world!

Please join us for our 6th Annual CMO Forum, which provides an opportunity for in-depth conversation with leading law firm CMOs, as we explore hot topics and trends in our profession, including:

  • Benefits and pitfalls of our new, hybrid work/life environment.
  • Successfully leveraging and keeping up with technology and innovation.
  • The ever-changing role of the legal marketer and business development professional and how to succeed in today’s market.
  • And so much more!

The LMA LA Local Steering Committee is excited to bring together a distinguished panel of CMOs:



Valerie Brennan
Chief Business Development and Marketing Officer
Munger, Tolles & Olson

Valerie Brennan is Chief Business Development and Marketing Officer at Munger, Tolles & Olson where she is responsible for collaborating with the firm’s executive leadership team to advance the firm’s strategic priorities. Valerie leads enterprise-wide initiatives focused on strengthening client relationships. She has more than 20 years of strategy, communications, branding and operations experience. Before her career in legal marketing, she was a litigator and in-house counsel.


Sheenika Gandhi

Sheenika Gandhi
Chief Marketing Officer
Greenberg Glusker LLP

Sheenika S. Gandhi leads the firm’s marketing, communications, business development, and corporate social responsibility initiatives at Greenberg Glusker LLP, a single-office, full-service law firm in Century City. She has been an active leader and volunteer in the Legal Marketing Association since 2012, most recently Co-Chair of the Solo/Small Team SIG. Sheenika is a licensed attorney and received her J.D. from California Western School of Law.


Robin Gerard

Robin Gerard
Chief Marketing Officer
Stradling Yocca

Robin Gerard is the Chief Marketing Officer of Stradling Yocca, a 120-lawyer firm based in Newport Beach that will be celebrating its 50th year in 2025. She leads the marketing, business development, client relations, as well as attorney recruiting for the firm. Originally a lawyer, Robin has spent the last 20 years in legal marketing, which has included roles at Manatt Phelps and O’Melveny. She was the West Region president in 2021 and currently serves on the LMA International Board as the Regional Leaders Committee chair. She is passionate about client service and feedback, and inspiring the lawyers in her firm to intentionally add value to their client relationships and to build practices that energize them.


Tiffany Hughes

Tiffany Hughes
Director of Marketing

Tiffany Hughes is the Director of Marketing for Buchalter, an Am Law 200 Firm with eleven office locations in California, Arizona, Washington, Oregon, Utah, and Denver. She is responsible for implementing branding, positioning, and growth initiatives that effectively enhance the firm’s profile and drive business development, creating media relations and social media campaigns resulting in raising visibility and reputation awareness, and implementing formal business development training programs resulting in increased business development successes.


 Jonathan Fitzgarrald

Jonathan Fitzgarrald
Managing Partner
Equinox Strategy Partners

Jonathan Fitzgarrald provides service professionals and firms with strategic counsel to drive revenue and increase market visibility. For nearly two decades and prior to founding Equinox Strategy Partners, Jonathan directed the sales and marketing at three, top business law firms. Prior to his focus in professional services, Jonathan held senior-level sales and communications positions at various public and private companies within the high-tech, telecommunications, electronics, health care, and consumer products industries.


Additional Details

The program runs from 4:30pm - 5:30pm
A reception will follow from 5:30pm - 7:00pm


Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP*
350 South Grand Avenue, 50th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90071
*parking is available in the building



LMA Members: $15
Prospective LMA Members: $45
LMANext:  Free With Code


Thank you to the LMA West Region 2023 Ambassadors:

For questions or concerns about your event registration, please contact lmawest@legalmarketing.org

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