Aspiring to the vanguard of legal technology, Faber Daeufer & Itrato PC has strengthened its capabilities further by adding two new members to its information technology department. “Putting the best-available computing resources in the hands of our employees has been a priority for firm management since the day I arrived,” said David Schrag, Senior Director of Information Technology. “Expanding the department will allow us to serve our clients better and faster while continuing to focus on core functions such as information security and high availability.”
Mary Vacherweill joins Faber as Senior Technology Specialist. She comes with 20 years’ experience in AmLaw 200 law firm IT departments, including deep knowledge of word processing, document management, and workflow automation. “What attracted me to Faber,” she said, “was the outstanding positive culture and demonstrated commitment to timeliness and accuracy – not only in how the back-office staff support the attorneys and contracts specialists, but also how the firm approaches its work for clients. I’m excited about the opportunity to work with the modern cloud platforms that have been expertly implemented here.” Vacherweill is an accomplished violin teacher and performer, and is the Founding Director of the Watch City String Quartet based in Waltham, Mass.
David Thompson, Faber’s new Technology Specialist, comes to the legal arena after several years in business-to-business data management. A graduate of M.I.T., he will initially handle hardware and software maintenance, help desk calls, and telecommunications. He comes with a strong background in cloud computing, which is central to Faber’s technology strategy. “The infrastructure here is impressive,” Thompson said on arriving. “The resources and functionality are what you’d typically see in a much larger organization.” Outside the office, Thompson enjoys reading historical non-fiction and rooting for his hometown San Antonio Spurs.
“My goal,” said Schrag, “is to give our attorneys everything they need to practice law with a level of sophistication equal to or better than their counterparts in big firms. A recent industry survey suggested that many lawyers find computers and computer programs so frustrating that they consider leaving the profession entirely. With Mary and David on board, I am confident that technology will continue to be a strategic advantage for Faber, enabling us to attract and retain the best legal talent in our practice areas while delivering the highest quality services possible to our clients in the life sciences and technology industries.”