Five Ways to Find Opportunity in a Faltering Economy
Ari Kaplan, a leading legal industry analyst, is an inaugural Fastcase 50 honoree and a finalist for ILTA’s 2015 Thought Leader of the Year award. His most recent book, Reinventing Professional Services: Building Your Business in the Digital Marketplace, was released in Japanese, and Thomson Reuters is publishing the second edition of The Opportunity Maker: Strategies for Inspiring Your Legal Career Through Creative Networking and Business Development in 2016.
He is the principal researcher for a variety of widely distributed benchmarking reports and has also been the keynote speaker for events in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and throughout the U.S. Kaplan is also the founder of the Lawcountability® business development platform, a finalist for ILTA’s 2015 Innovative Solution Provider of the Year award.
Named a “Law Star” by LawCrossing, Kaplan provides law-related ghostwriting for a number of companies, firms and individuals in the legal industry. He has served as a member of the Law Technology News Editorial Advisory Board and serves on the Board of Editors for ALM’s Marketing the Law Firm and Legal Tech.
The author of over 200 articles, Kaplan has received multiple Apex Awards for feature writing. He has been recognized in the Wall Street Journal’s Law Blog, the Chicago Tribune, the Miami Herald, the New York Post, the ABA Journal, Above the Law, the National Jurist, the Chicago Lawyer, and the California Recorder, among other publications. He also served as a legal commentator for CNET Radio and has been interviewed on CNN, WGN-TV Chicago, CBS Interactive’s BNET, WMGT-41 Macon, and Good Morning San Diego.
Ari is the founder of the Ari Kaplan Advisors charitable book collection through Boston University’s Intergenerational Literacy Project in Chelsea, Massachusetts, and the co-founder, with his daughter, of the Wyoming One-Can-A-Week project, which has donated over 1,000 cans to the local food pantry.
Ari earned his J.D. from George Washington University Law School and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Boston University. He is admitted to the bar in New York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C.
Ari serves as a Little League baseball coach and is a two-time Ironman triathlon finisher (IMLP 2013 and IMMT 2015).