By Matt Chandler
The latest law firm to open a local office has a new chief operating officer.
Tully Rinckey PLLC, which opened a Buffalo office earlier this year, promoted Graig Cortelyou to the position.
Cortelyou has been with the firm since 2007, most recently as chief marketing officer. He will continue to lead marketing efforts while directing business development, strategic planning and corporate communications. He also will oversee public relations, client relations, recruiting and IT services.
“Since Graig joined Tully Rinckey, the firm has been repeatedly recognized as one of the nation’s fastest-growing companies,” said Greg Rinckey, managing partner. “Through his innovative marketing strategies, Graig has distinguished Tully Rinckey from other law firms locally and nationally.”
Due in part to marketing initiatives developed by Cortelyou, he added, the firm has more than tripled employment to nearly 100. And revenues increased by a whopping 475 percent, according to Rinckey.
Cortelyou has been featured as a legal marketing expert in local and national media. In April, he will speak at the Legal Marketing Association’s annual conference in Las Vegas. Last fall he addressed the Thomson Reuters Social and Digital Media for Law Firms conference.