Marie-Petra Adams, Director of Corporate Relations, provides leadership and guidance to the client management team to ultimately ensure law firm and corporate legal department clients are aligned with the most effective and influential consulting services and expert witnesses. Her commitment to understanding the nuances and complexities of civil litigation combined with her appreciation of the challenges faced by top legal departments has made Marie and her team sought-after partners on high-profile cases throughout the country. During her nearly ten years with IMS, Marie has performed several roles within the company. Whether her role involved providing direct client service to Am Law 100 litigators or managing in-house operations, she has been an instrumental force in establishing IMS as the nation’s leading provider of trial and expert services.
Her peers describe her as a role model who leads by example. Her legal clients consider her a trusted partner who never fails to accurately assess their case needs and provide them with witnesses and consultants who exceed expectations. At IMS, she has continuously improved upon world-class processes, including through leading the integration of intelligence and data to best leverage an extensive network of thousands of the most accomplished subject matter experts across diverse industries and disciplines, including pharmacy, energy, transportation, finance, telecommunications, global trade, manufacturing, and technology.
With more than 25 years of business management experience, Marie’s professional focus has always been on client service. Prior to joining IMS, she was COO for Advantage Credit, where she serviced mortgage industry clients. Before that, she served as customer service manager for the entrepreneurial venture, USA Mobility. She helped grow that fledgling business into the thriving public company Metrocall, which provides paging products and wireless services to business, government, and healthcare sectors.
Marie’s thought leadership articles have been published on the IMS Insights web page and she has been recognized for her expertise by Corporate Counsel magazine. When not working, Marie can be found leisure fishing the waters of the Gulf of Mexico with her husband, from the deck of their antique sports fishing boat. She also dedicates time to her community through the Pensacola Cordova Rotary, where she has served as member and past president.