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2022 PLTG Leadership

Moji Shabi – Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

In addition to working with firms such as Heller Ehrman and Weil Gotshal, Moji has also worked with companies in various industries such as the Blue Man Group, People Magazine, and Goldman Sachs.

Even though Moji started as a computer engineer at Lehigh University, her eventual theatre degree and minor in computer science foreshadowed a flourishing career in technology training.

Mojisola Shabi hails from Brooklyn, NY, likes listening to British radio shows and makes short films.

Karen Marie Kolb Davis, Polk and Wardwell LLP
Past President

Karen Kolb is a Training Manager at Davis Polk and Wardwell LLP. Karen’s career experience includes 20 years in technology sales, training and consulting, coordinator, and manager. She’s enjoys interacting with others, solving problems and keeping people motivated to learn in this age of mobile distraction.

Karen has a BBA in Marketing Management and an MS in Education Technology.

In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, travel, theater, history and all areas of fitness including running and barre/yoga.

Cindy Meidt Blank Rome LLP
Co-Vice President/Secretary

Cindy is the IT Education and UX manager at Blank Rome LLP and has been in the IT Education field for more than 20 years with 13 of those years in legal. Being involved in all aspects of the legal tech learning environment, she enjoys the challenges and the rewards associated with helping people to get the most out of the technology being offered to them; finding the right solutions for the end user and seeing the lightbulb light really makes her happy.

To balance out all that tech Cindy enjoys more creative endeavors such as making small copper wire sculptures, photography, and other art related projects.

John Attinger Wilson Allen
Co-Vice President/Secretary

John is the senior director of training at Wilson Allen with responsibility for managing the training components of all client work. Prior to joining Wilson Allen, he served as director of training and security for Capensys. Previously, John worked for 6 years at Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, a top-15 global law firm, as the technology training manager. In this role, John managed a staff of four trainers in NY, London and Warsaw, oversaw all training-related projects, managed an IT budget, incorporated new technologies and creative ideas into the training program, and designed an online university.

Previously John also worked at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP and O’Melveny & Myers LLP as a senior IT trainer and a regional training coordinator. John has a special interest in the use of blended e-learning to engage students, and has project managed courses at an online university.

Ellen Kearns, PhD Wachtell Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Co-Vice President/Membership

Ellen has been a Microsoft Certified Trainer since 2013 and has worked as a trainer in the legal field since 2004. Prior to that, she did training and management in the clothing, banking, and food services industries and even longer ago she was a research scientist in various states and countries.    

Her former roles on the Board of PLTG were Co-Vice President/Secretary in 2014 and President in 2015, and she loves the collegiality of this group and the fun of meeting and discussing with people who really get what it means to be a trainer.    

Ellen loves to travel and she is an oil painter by avocation.

Dawn Bolston – Fried Frank
Co-Vice President/Membership

Dawn Bolston is the Senior Technical Trainer at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver, and Jacobson LLP and has been with the firm for 21 years.  She is a graduate of Pace University with a degree in Human Resource Management and a minor in Information Systems.  She is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology at Purdue University Global.  Dawn also holds a Microsoft Expert Certification in Word 2016.  

Dawn has been a Trainer for 25 years and began her career as a Training Consultant for Productivity Point International (PPI) before transitioning to the legal technology arena.  Before joining Fried Frank, Dawn worked at Graubard Mollen & Miller and Strook & Strook & Lavan LLP.  

Dawn is a former two-term president of PLTG (2004 and 2016) has served on the board of Directors as C0-Vice President/Secretary and on the Programs and Events and Bylaws committees.  

Dawn enjoys dancing, quality time with her husband Michael, and working with the youth at her church in her spare time.

Carol Gerber – Cooley LLP

Carol Gerber – Cooley LLP Treasurer  Carol Gerber has a long and storied career in legal technology.  Carol holds a J.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a Masters in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.  

Carol has been a Trainer, a Project Manager and a Business Analyst in large and small law firms in New York City.  In each of these positions, she has used her experience as a practicing attorney to help firms deliver better products for their users. When not commuting, Carol enjoys cryptic crosswords and is learning Japanese.

Jessica Kubala – Encoretech
Vendor Representative

Jessica is the Manager of Business Development at Encoretech and has a passion for building long-lasting client relationships and delivering exactly what she promises. During the past 10 years with Encoretech, Jessica has worked with hundreds of legal and corporate organizations to understand the unique needs and translate those into successful partnerships.

Jessica is passionate about user adoption, especially with the changes which have occurred in the last two years and sharing how firms can embrace those changes to get to the next level with training and adoption.


Mischa Kischkum - Chair

Jeanne Marie Boswell

Jason Chan

Ian Jensen

Roberta Gelb

Ellen Kearns

Chris Swanson



Carol Gerber - Chair

Roberta Gelb

Carol Gerber

Lore Mariano


John M. Attinger Chair

Jason Chan

Ian Jensen

Lore Mariano


2021 Karen Kolb
2020 William Bennett
Consuelo Rockliff-Stein
2018 Carol Gerber
2017 Candy Benge

2016 Dawn Bolston
2015 Ellen Kearns
2014 Nancy Vazquez
2013 Aldemar Diaz
2012 John Kennedy
2011 Chris Brady
2010 Alan Fricke
2009 Carol J. Gerber
2008 Lisa Reminick
2007 Helen Blumenthal
2006 Carol McCluer
2005 Tom Giordano
2004 Dawn Bolston
2003 Jeanne Marie Boswell
2002 Lori Best-André
2001 Karen Farber
2000 Marsha Flowers
1999 Alison Baker
1998 Dennis Holly
1997 Maria Negron
1996 Dennis Holly
1995 Dorothy Rivera
1994 Erika Muller
1991-93 Dennis Holly

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