Contact Info: victorli2000 [at] gmail

Journalist Experience:

ABA Journal – Chicago, IL
Assistant Managing Editor (2017-present)
Legal Affairs Writer (2013-2017)

  • Oversee the “Business of Law” section, which includes a wide range of subjects, including legal technology, law firms, marketing and innovation within the legal industry.
  • Manage team of staff reporters and freelance writers.
  • Write and report feature-length stories for both magazine and web.
  • Pitch, conceive and execute ideas for special series, features, stories and podcasts.
  • Plan and host podcasts on Legal Talk Network, including: “Asked and Answered,” “Legal Rebels Trailblazers” and “On the Road.”
  • Cover important legal conferences, including the ABA Annual Meeting, ABA Techshow, Avvo Lawyernomics and Clio Cloud Conference.
  • American Society of Business Publication Editors Azbee Award: Regional Gold Award for Group Profile, and Regional Silver Award for General Interest Feature (2018). National Gold Award for Feature Series (“Digital Dangers”) (2019). National Gold Award for Best Data Journalism (“State of the Profession”) (2020).
  • Peter Lisagor Award: Finalist, Best Business or Consumer Reporting, Specialty/Trade (2016). Finalist for Best Business or Consumer Reporting, Specialty/Trade (2017). Finalist for Best Feature: Non-Daily Newspaper, Magazine or Newspaper Magazine (2019)

ALM Media – New York, NY
Law Technology News, Lead Reporter (2013)
The American Lawyer, Staff Reporter (2010-2013)

  • Serve as lead reporter for Law Technology News. Write and report daily web stories and breaking news reports on topics relating to law and technology.
  • Serve as staff reporter for The American Lawyer and The Litigation Daily. Write and report feature-length magazine, daily news, and web-only stories. Work published in The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, The Am Law Daily, The Litigation Daily, The National Law Journal and The New York Law Journal.
  • Shoot and edit video stories and profiles.
  • ASBPE Azbee Award: National Gold Award for Special Section (The American Lawyer/Litigation Supplement) (2011). 

Soccerlens.com
Contributing Writer (2008-2009)

  • Wrote and contributed approximately 140 stories and articles to a soccer website.
  • Conducted live play-by-play and commentary of English Premier League, UEFA Champions League and EURO 2008 matches and updated information to website in real-time.

Other Freelance Experience: Articles published in The Huffington PostThe Utica Observer Dispatch, The Columbia Journalist, Amherst Magazine, and The Berkshire Eagle.

Author Experience:

Nixon in New York: How Wall Street Helped Richard Nixon Win the White House (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2018)

  • Wrote the first book to take a deep dive into Richard Nixon’s legal career and how it helped prepare him for his victorious 1968 Presidential campaign.

Attorney Experience:

Bronx County District Attorney’s Office, Bronx, NY 
Assistant District Attorney, (2004-2007)

  • Prosecuted felony and misdemeanor crimes in an office of over 400 attorneys.
  • Conducted pre-trial hearings and tried several cases to verdict.
  • Researched and argued issues never before litigated in the Bronx.

Education:

Amherst College. Amherst, MA – Bachelor of Arts, History.

  • Senior History Thesis: German reunification and the end of the Cold War – Awarded Departmental Distinction.
  • Wrote numerous published political articles for Amherst College Capitol Pages.
  • Co-class secretary in charge of writing quarterly “Class Notes” alumni column for Amherst Magazine (2010-2015).

Tulane University School of Law. New Orleans, LA – Juris Doctorate.

  • Assistant Executive Editor, Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law.
  • Moot Court – Interschool Trial Team.
  • Student Attorney, Tulane Domestic Violence Clinic.
  • Research Intern, Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office.

Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. New York, NY – Masters of Science.

  • Print concentration with coursework in multimedia, audio, photo and video skills, as well as intensive study in the fields of business reporting, national politics and editorial writing.
  • In-class honors: Covering National Politics, Business of Journalism.

Skills:

  • Adobe InCopy & Photoshop
  • AP and Chicago Style
  • Final Cut Pro
  • HTML
  • Legal Research Databases
  • Microsoft Word/Excel/Powerpoint/Outlook
  • Social Networking Platforms
  • Web Analytics
  • WordPress & Other Blogging Software.