Steve Lastres is Director of Knowledge Management Services for Debevoise & Plimpton LLP (www.debevoise.com). He manages the firm's information and knowledge management initiatives with the assistance of a dedicated team of research, knowledge management ("KM"), and technical services analysts. Steve works with a KM Task Force in charge of the firm’s KM effort to develop and implement an effective KM strategy for the firm. He joined the firm in May 2005. Steve received a J.D. degree from New York Law School in 2003 where he received the Daniel Finkelstein Writing Award. He is a member of the Bars of New Jersey and New York. He received a Masters in Library Science with a Distinguished Achievement Award in Information and Library Science from Pratt Institute in 1996, and a undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Pace University. Prior to joining the firm, he was previously employed by the law firms of Arnold & Porter LLP and Fulbright & Jaworski LLP as a Librarian and Information and Knowledge Management professional.
Steve is active professionally having served as President of the Law Library Association of Greater NY (LLAGNY) and ARMA Metropolitan NY Chapter. He is Past Chair of the Private Law Libraries Special Interest Section (PLL SIS), member of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Leadership and Nominations Committee and the ILTA Education Planning Committee, and Former Manager of the ARMA Northeast Region. Steve is also a prolific writer and speaker on the topics of KM and law librarianship. He was recognized as a FastCase 50 award winner which recognizes the top 50 innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders. He was also awarded the ILTA 2013 Publication Award Winner for Best Member-Contributed White Paper entitled “Knowledge Management: A Strategic Role Change for Legal Information Professionals (http://epubs.iltanet.org/i/87421/32) and the ILTA 2014 Knowledge Management Professional of the Year Award. Most recently, he was awarded the AALL Distinguished Librarian Award in July, 2018.
Steve can be found on Twitter: @lastrst, and on Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/salastres.