More than 23,000 members join fastest-growing private legal network 

New York, NY, May 16, 2016

In The House (ITH), a membership-based networking community for in-house legal professionals, is proud to announce a new executive management team and official website,, which offers its 23,000 members around the world an exclusive online community to access industry-specific news, find local networking events and freely exchange ideas, best practices and conduct career-focused discussions in a confidential and secure environment.

“Roles and responsibilities of in-house counsel have grown significantly in the past five years,” said Chris Colvin, founder and CEO of In The House. “We strive to meet our members’ evolving needs by providing career development tools, law department best practices and opportunities to develop strategic relationships with other in-house counsel.”

To meet these growing demands in the legal space, ITH has expanded its management team, which signals a new chapter for ITH as it continues to build a community for in-house counsel.

Kevin-VermeulenKevin Vermeulen, Chief Operating Officer – With over 30 years of business experience, including 23 years in the legal media field as a Senior VP with ALM Media, Kevin has served in-house and outside counsel in diverse industries and practice areas, including finance, digital, pharma, aerospace, healthcare and real estate. Kevin has led numerous business units from global business development, digital media, product innovation, executive conferences to technology advancement while dealing with major changes in the economy and the media industry. Kevin is also a partner with Good2bSocial, a leading digital marketing agency.

guy-alvarezGuy Alvarez, Chief Digital Officer – As co-founder of the Business Development Institute, Guy organized the very first conference on the topic of social media, which brought together pioneers in the field, including Reid Hoffman, Chairman and Co-Founder of LinkedIn. Guy went on to cultivate his social media expertise as a consultant for a broad range of clients, including consumer goods specialists, such as Pernod Ricard, as well as legal industry leaders such as Lexis-Nexis and PLI. Guy has advised Fortune 100 companies on the roll out of company-wide social networks as well as the construction of thriving business units based on top of social media platforms. Guy is also the founder and partner with Good2bSocial, a leading digital marketing agency.

kim-fineKimberly K. Fine, Chief Business Development Officer – Over the past 27 years, Kim has personally created, or overseen the production of more than 1500 events. These programs span the gamut of credentialing including: ISS, CLE, CPE, CME and CE. Kim created the first-ever ISS-accredited, modular, customizable Board of Directors training program to be offered by an insurance broker. She has worked extensively with general counsel, senior in-house counsel, managing partners and law firm executives to develop educational programs addressing leadership, law department and law firm management, financial analysis, risk assessment, litigation and liability.

Yolanda-Cartusciello-1Yolanda Cartusciello, Chief Content Officer – For more than 20 years, Yolanda has served in senior administrative leadership roles in major law firms, including Debevoise & Plimpton and Cleary Gottlieb. At both firms, she led the marketing teams, designed their business development and media strategies and took charge of their implementation. She was the chief architect of profile enhancement strategies, perception studies, branding exercises, comprehensive client interview programs, and practice and lateral partner rollouts.  She co-developed marketing technology solutions and created media relations and digital strategies. She has also developed business development and communications training and coaching programs for lawyers at all levels.

“In The House provides an enjoyable and effective forum to assist in-house counsel with networking and career development,” said Louise Firestone, SVP and General Counsel, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, Inc. “I would recommend ITH to in-house attorneys at all levels.”

Upcoming Networking Event

Rock The House: In-House Counsel Emerge as Legal Industry’s New Stars
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 8:00am – 5:30pm
The New York Athletic Club
180 Central Park S, New York, NY 10019

Event description: This full-day event will address the emerging trends of the in-house legal industry with break-out sessions covering topics on how to leverage procurement techniques to maximize outside counsel value and performance, how in-house power players made the ultimate leap to the business side, enterprise management and more. Featured speakers include: Aric Press, Co-Founder Bernero Press LLC, Formerly Editor in Chief, The American Lawyer, Aaron J. Katzel, Head of AIG Legal Operations Center, American International Group, Inc., David Lange, Group Vice President, Content Acquisition, Time Warner Cable, Inc. Rachel Barnett, General Counsel, Travelzoo and Lecturer in Law Columbia Law School and David Glogoff, General Counsel Aimia Inc.

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About In The House

With over 23,000 individual members reaching over 85% of Fortune 500 legal departments, In The House is the fastest growing private network for in-house counsel. In The House is an exclusive community for in-house legal professionals, founded by visionary Chris Colvin in 2011. After many years as a practicing attorney, Chris founded In The House after observing first-hand that in-house counsel were often isolated from their in-house peers at other companies. Chris believed in-house counsel would benefit from a forum that would make it easier for them to connect, network, and share best practices with their peers. Today, In The House provides its members with career development tools, law department best practices, and the opportunity to develop strategic relationships with other in-house counsel.