Hechler, former executive editor of ALM’s Corporate Counsel, joins new publication
David Hechler, former executive editor of ALM’s Corporate Counsel magazine, has been named editor-in-chief of Metropolitan Corporate Counsel.
Hechler, who spent more than 15 years with ALM, also served as an associate editor with another of its flagship publications, The National Law Journal.
During his tenure at Corporate Counsel, he initiated surveys on outsourcing and operations professionals, and he managed various high-profile projects such as the Best Legal Departments awards.
A graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, with degrees from Brown University and Grinnell College, Hechler is also the author of two books: “In Good Hands,” which traces the importance of safe day care through the story of one family day care that parents loved even after two babies died, and “The Battle and the Backlash: The Child Sexual Abuse War,” the first book by an investigative reporter to explain the unique challenges these cases present to the legal system.
“I am excited by this opportunity to contribute to the continued evolution and growth of Metropolitan Corporate Counsel and other Law Business Media initiatives,” Hechler said in a statement. “It is, in effect, as if I’ve joined a 25-year-old startup determined to make its mark in the rapidly evolving world of legal media and marketing. I can’t think of a better next step for my career. ”
Hechler was one of the 20 journalists laid off by ALM earlier this year.