Since Meagan Crowley-Hsu joined Thomson Reuters’ Practical Law the Journal—Litigation roughly four years ago, the magazine has emerged as a staple in the industry for its coverage of complex legal issues, trends and law practice management. The journal boasts a circulation of approximately 95,000.
As deputy editor of the bimonthly publication, Crowley-Hsu is tasked with commissioning, editing and writing resources for litigators; supervising design and social media for every issue; analyzing data to better target potential subscribers; and coordinating with contributors, which includes federal judges and in-house counsel. Her cultivation of relationships has led to partnership webinars, placements on important blogs and development of resources that would typically be beyond the magazine’s in-house capabilities.
This is Crowley-Hsu’s first media job, making her an obvious rising star in this industry. Before joining Practical Law, she was a senior associate in Reed Smith LLP’s litigation department and, prior to that, a litigation associate at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. She has received multiple Thomson Reuters awards for her commissioning, writing, editing and peer reviewing work at Practical Law. And she has actually already received a “Rising Star” honor, though it was in the legal field. Super Lawyers Magazine issued her the award for intellectual property litigation in 2013.