Bernstein-Burkley, P.C. Welcomes New Director of Marketing, Rita DeCaria
With the help of its newest hire, the bankruptcy and creditors’ rights law firm wants to educate companies on how it can be a profit-generating business partner.
Pittsburgh , PA (October 2006) – A capable law firm is not just a resource a company turns to when it’s “in trouble.” It’s a valuable business partner that can help clients avoid problems and come up with creative ways to grow their profits. But many business leaders hold a “traditional” view of law firms and don’t realize what a vital role a good one can play in shaping their future. They need to be taught. That’s why Bernstein-Burkley, P.C. recently hired Rita DeCaria as its director of marketing.
“I am happy to welcome Ms. DeCaria to our team,” says Bob Bernstein, managing partner of the bankruptcy and creditors’ rights law firm. “She has the right background for taking our firm’s message to clients and prospects. Our capabilities mean nothing if business leaders don’t understand the bottom-line implications for them . Ms. DeCaria is a brilliant communicator, and I am confident that she can translate our legalese into inspiring, revenue-boosting ideas for our clients.”
Prior to joining Bernstein, DeCaria assisted in project management for a law firm in Pittsburgh. Before that, she worked for a global marketing company, a position that involved creating marketing proposals for major corporate clients and handling event planning for large conventions.
Born in Weirton, WV, she graduated from Denison University and The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.
DeCaria was actively involved in many student organizations while in law school, including the Student Bar Association where she was chair of both the Hooding and Barrister’s Ball Committees. She also worked in various legal and marketing positions, including a position as a law clerk with a Columbus firm, a marketing position with LexisNexis, a mediator for small claims courts and a judicial clerkship.
During law school, she also completed MBA marketing course work through The Ohio State University Fisher School of Business.
DeCaria was admitted to the bar of Pennsylvania in 2006, and also was admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
She holds membership in the Allegheny County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Allegheny County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.
“I am excited about forging a career that combines two of my passions: law and marketing,” says DeCaria. “And Bernstein-Burkley, P.C. is the perfect home for me. It has a long and distinguished history, yet it’s highly innovative and forward thinking. That’s a rare combination, and I feel honored to have been selected to join the team.”