Improving the bottom-line and the value of legal services is my focus. Working with large and smaller firms, practice groups, clients, in-house law departments and non-traditional legal service providers, I draw on my years of practicing law and as a consultant to increase the effectiveness of the legal industry.
Areas of expertise include legal project management, managing change, process improvement, data analytics, knowledge management, and sourcing. I have helped lawyers apply these disciplines to substantive law practice areas such as: commercial, toxic tort and IP litigation; mergers and acquisitions; corporate governance; industry regulation; trusts and estates; real estate leasing and sales; and environmental and energy law; as well work that spans specialities such as due diligence, e-discovery, contracting, and compliance operations.
As an active participant in legal industry standard-setting and peer organizations such as the ACC, CLOC and the ABA, my goal is to bridge the chasm that often exists between clients and their external counsel about ways in which to optimize the value of legal services.
By creating and sharing extensive resource materials, and speaking at industry and continuing education programs, I provide practical guidance on how to adapt to the transformation in the delivery of legal services that is underway. I am the co-author of Implementing Legal Project Management: The Legal Professional’s Guide to Success, also available on Amazon.
Prior to joining Edge International, I led QLex Consulting Inc., was a partner in the legal management consulting practices at PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP and Blaqwell Inc., and practiced law in New York City. I am a graduate of Columbia Business School, and Cornell Law School, where I was managing editor of the Cornell Law Review, and went to college at Stony Brook University (NY). A transplant from Manhattan, in my free time I live the rural life in Kinderhook, NY, a historical agricultural community.