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Business Partner Profile: Matt Workman, Planet Depos, LLC (1) What is the name of your company and what services do they provide? Planet Depos, LLC is an international legal services company that provides court reporting and related services throughout the United States and overseas. The Company is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with nineteen additional offices in the U.S., six offices in Asia, and other offices throughout the globe, enabling us to serve all our clients’ needs. We offer the latest technologies, including streaming text and video, realtime to iPads, and mobile videoconferencing. Planet Depos has extensive experience in the management of cases of all sizes, including state, Federal, ITC, and multi-district litigation. It is the only court reporting company that provides its services throughout the U.S. and Asia with no travel expenses. Our secure, complimentary, and searchable web repository provides anytime/anywhere access to transcripts and exhibits. No matter what you need or when you need it, the team at Planet Depos Will Make It Happen for you.    Because we make it happen for you even when it seems impossible. Because we care. Because we live by the credo that taking care of each other means we take care of you. (2) How did you hear about ALA? At Planet Depos, we pride ourselves not only on serving the legal community but being part of the legal community as well. We currently partner with four local ALA chapters and exhibited at the Annual Conference in Washington, DC. We are excited to be a part of the Golden Gate chapter! (3) Why did you become an ALA business partner? I believe it's important to constantly grow as an individual and company. One of the ways to do that is through networking. I have found the people I have worked with at the ALA to be great partners, and I have built some extremely strong relationships that have helped me grow both professionally and personally. (4) How did you get in to your current line of work and how long have you been at this career ? I was working for a very large fruit company (wink wink) selling computers to small and medium sized businesses. It was a fantastic job. One day at my favorite sub shop, I ran into a friend of mine who I have known for a long time. As we were catching up he said, “I need your help. Our company is growing, and we want to be the best. Come work for us.” Without blinking an eye, I did, and the rest is history. I have been in the legal services industry for six years with my experience ranging from eDiscovery to Deposition services. (5) Tell me about yourself, where you are from, your family, who you are…etc I was born and raised in State College, PA - most known for Penn State University. I am a graduate of Penn State University with a degree in Advertising/PR. I am engaged to a wonderful woman named Laura. We have a beautiful two year old daughter named Cora and a bulldog named Heisman. (6) What does fun look like to you? Fun for me is being with my family. Work/Life balance is so important and often ignored in the legal industry. I am not perfect with it, but I really try to just be in the moment when I'm with my family. Because the weather has been so beautiful recently, we have been going to the playground frequently, which has been a blast. Other than that, I love a good football or baseball game! And, of course, I am always in the mood for some Mad Men or Breaking Bad episodes. (7) What does the perfect retirement look like to you? I don’t know if I will ever fully retire, but if I did, I would love to travel! I am also big into art, so I would like to find more time to draw. Music is also important to me so attending concerts (i.e. Tom Petty) would also be at the top of the list. 7 Golden Gate Chapter September 2013

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Bridge - September 2013

The Bridge - September 2013
Editor’s Corner
President’s Message
The New Normal: Alternative Fee Arrangements & Project Management for Lawyers
Business Partner Profile: Matt Workman, Planet Depos, LLC
Business Partner Appreciation Event
New Member Profile: Garry Pallister
Attorney Development: Is There an App for That?
Member Profile: Kim Quackenbush
Salary Survey Order Form
Test Yourself
Job Bank
Member Anniversaries
2013 Business Partners
Golden Gate Chapter Leadership
October 2013 Calendar

The Bridge - September 2013