Mark P. Messing is responsible for Duane Morris' firmwide marketing and business development initiatives. Mr. Messing brings to the firm executive experience in law firm business development and marketing, as well as 25 years' experience with major New York advertising firms. Prior to joining Duane Morris, he was Chief Marketing & Business Development Officer for Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, where he designed and managed business development support and strategy for all aspects of the firm's practices. In addition, he developed and implemented the firm's client feedback and business-development-training programs. His responsibilities have also included market and client research, external and internal communications, marketing information systems and branding, including a website relaunch. Mr. Messing's advertising experience includes tenures with J. Walter Thompson, Young & Rubicam, Bozell/Interpublic Group and Scali McCabe Sloves. He has managed strategic development and global client relationships in industries ranging from consumer goods, travel and retail to insurance, media, business services and diversified industrials. Mr. Messing speaks frequently at legal marketing conferences, as well as at major law schools, and has also consulted for a range of top firms. He is a graduate of Williams College.