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Ian Nelson


Ian Nelson is a Co-Founder of Hotshot, which is a company that delivers digital learning to the legal industry.

Ian and his team help professional development departments create and deliver engaging training programs to their lawyers and staff. Hotshot’s content includes short videos, training exercises, quizzes, and outlines across corporate, litigation, and business topics.

PDC members can contact Ian for support or advice on:

  • Remote and in-person training programs for summer associates, junior associates, and senior lawyers
  • Blended learning and flipped classrooms
  • Self-directed learning programs
  • How to incorporate videos and other content into training programs
  • Onboarding programs
  • Practice area training and curriculums
  • Business acumen training programs
  • Market intelligence and trends on legal training and education

Before starting Hotshot, he helped start the US operations of Practical Law Company where he was an attorney-editor and Practical Law’s head of marketing. When in practice, he was a corporate associate with Kramer Levin in NY. Ian received his JD from Hofstra Law School, where he was an editor of the Hofstra Law Review.

Ian has a passion for and love of professional development and encourages PDC members to reach out at any time to connect. He lives in Miami with his wife Leslie and their rescue dog, Mr. Woofington.

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