ALM today announced a new executive to lead its global events, three weeks after the departure of the former leader, who left his position just five days after the end of the annual Legalweek/Legaltech conference in New York.

Mark Fried

Named today as ALM’s chief financial officer and president of events

Next week is the annual Legaltech conference in New York. But in case you haven’t heard, there’s a big change this year. Legaltech has expanded into something called Legalweek, The Experience.

Rather than just legal technology, the conference will include what ALM is calling seven “events-within-an-event,” each with a distinct focus: LegalExecutive, LegalCIO, LegalPros,

ALM Media — the company that publishes the website and leading legal magazines such as The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel — has laid off several top editors.

The layoffs were first reported by Casey Sullivan at Big Law Business. An email this morning confirmed some of the layoffs.

Among the departures are