I am crushed beyond words to hear that Howard Krosney of Epstein Becker & Green passed away after a sudden illness.
Howard was a gentleman. I first met him during my time at CT Summation. Howard attended several of my seminars and we became friends. He once came down from Newark to an all day seminar we held in DC.
We once went to dinner after a seminar where Howard entertained all of us with stories of Woodstock and his very unique life adventures. When I put together a mock trial in New York, Howard dutifully recruited one of his lawyers to help with the seminar.
When the economy fell into recession in 2008 and I was laid off, Howard asked for my resume trying to find work for me. I thanked Howard when we saw each other a month later. He told me that all we have in life is each other.
Howard was a frequent participant in my monthly calls on e-Discovery. Howard’s insights on everything from the form of production, to review platforms to contract attorneys were greatly valued. When Howard spoke, people listened.
I had the honor of going to dinner with Howard this pass Legal Tech New York. We discussed very little e-Discovery and focused on all the things that make life worthwhile.
After my 100th Bow Tie Law posting, Howard sent me the following message:
Congratulations. Your blog has become essential reading.
Howard, you were a class act. You cared about people, showed kindness and represented the best of us. You will be missed. My thoughts go out to your family and friends.
Josh Gilliland is a California attorney who focuses his practice on eDiscovery. Josh is the co-creator of The Legal Geeks, which has made the ABA Journal Top Blawg 100 Blawg from 2013 to 2016, the Web 100 from 2017 to 2018, and was nominated for Best Podcast for the 2015 Geekie Awards. Josh has presented at legal conferences and comic book conventions across the United States. He also ties a mean bow tie.