ROSS GUBERMAN is the president of Legal Writing Pro LLC, a training and consulting firm. From Alaska and Hawaii to Paris and Hong Kong, he has conducted close to two thousand programs on three continents for prominent law firms, for judges and courts, and for dozens of agencies, corporations, and associations. His workshops are among the highest rated in the world of professional legal education.
Ross holds degrees from Yale, the Sorbonne, and the University of Chicago Law School.
Ross’s Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advocates is an Amazon bestseller that reviewers have praised as a “tour de force,” “a must for the library of veteran litigators,” and “an indispensable tool” filled with “practical, trenchant advice.” Point Made has sold tens of thousands of copies and is now in its second edition. Ross is also the author of Point Taken: How to Write Like the World’s Greatest Judges, which Court Review called “the best book . . . by far . . . about judicial writing.” He has also coauthored Deal Struck: The World’s Best Drafting Tips with Gary Karl.
An active member of the bar and a former attorney at a top firm, Ross has also worked as a translator, professional musician, and award-winning journalist.
Ross often comments on business, law, writing, training, and lawyer development. He has also addressed several major international conferences, including ATD, NALP, PDC, PDI, and ACLEA. He has also been invited to speak at such major legal conferences as the Appellate Judges Education Institute, the ABA’s Corporate Counsel Summit, and IADC. He has presented at several judicial conferences as well.
Ross is a “Trusted Adviser” for the Professional Development Consortium and a consultant for Caren Stacy’s OnRamp Fellowship.
He also won the Legal Writing Institute’s 2016 Golden Pen award for making “an extraordinary contribution to the cause of good legal writing.”
ED LINTZ is the vice president of Legal Writing Pro and heads up its operations in New York. A former practicing attorney, Ed specializes in tailoring legal writing training to the needs of individual clients. He works with supervising attorneys, professional development staff, and legal recruiting coordinators. His offerings range from one-on-one coaching sessions to CLE presentations to interactive group workshops to in-depth writing seminars with individual feedback for each attorney.
Ed first taught writing as a senior at Stanford when he won a grant to design an undergraduate writing seminar. From Palo Alto, Ed took his love of writing to New Haven, where he earned a PhD in Comparative Literature at Yale and then taught in the Literature department. Ed received a Yale University Prize Teaching Fellowship for outstanding undergraduate teaching. After Yale, Ed worked as an Operations Analyst at a private equity investment firm.
He then earned his JD at NYU Law School. At NYU, Ed worked as a Research Assistant on Prof. Kenji Yoshino’s book, Shakespeare’s Law, and with Prof. Rachel Barkow on trends in federal criminal prosecution.
After law school, Ed joined Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP. He specialized in securities litigation and white collar criminal defense, drafting briefs for the Second, Tenth, and D.C. Circuits. Ed’s pro bono work included serving as co-coordinator of Legal Outreach, a week-long intensive academic program that helps high school students from underserved communities. For his work providing legal help to women in abusive relationships, Ed also received a Commitment to Justice Award from Her Justice, a New York City nonprofit agency.
Ed speaks French, German, and Italian. The best job he ever had (before Legal Writing Pro, of course) was at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, where he gave tours of the museum’s collection of twentieth-century art and bartended at receptions in its spectacular garden.
A Boston native, Ed lives with his wife and daughter in Park Slope, Brooklyn.