NEWARK, N.J., March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Skinder-Strauss Associates, publisher of the renowned Lawyers Diary and Manual® and http://www.eLaw.com, the source of critical knowledge for busy legal professionals, announced Andrew Strauss has been named Chief Executive Officer.
Prior to joining the company, Mr. Strauss spent more than a decade as a partner in the highly regarded private equity group, The Riverside Company. While with Riverside, he invested $167 million in a wide variety of companies and generated returns of 24% annually. From 2005 to 2010, he led Riverside's investment in the court-reporting firm Veritext, and served as its chairman through this period of rapid growth, generating a 38% annual return for Riverside's equity.
The appointment underscores Strauss' historical ties with Skinder-Strauss. The company was founded by Andrew Strauss' grandparents in 1929. Strauss began his working career in the family business, championing the release of its first electronic product before leaving for MBA studies at Columbia University in 1996.
"I am proud to be part of Skinder-Strauss Associates again," said Andrew Strauss. "I am excited to build on our legacy of delivering premium products and services to attorneys and their staff, and to lead the development of new electronic products that continue our heritage of providing unique value to our customers. We're looking forward to exciting product releases over the coming year and well into the future."
About Skinder-Strauss Associates
Skinder-Strauss Associates and its affiliates own a wide variety of companies serving the legal marketplace, including New Jersey Lawyers Service, LLC, Empire Lawyers Service, LLC (dba American Clerical Service), E-Law, LLC (http://www.eLaw.com), and Lawyers Diary and Manual®, which is the definitive legal directory covering New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Florida and New Hampshire.
SOURCE Skinder-Strauss Associates