Of the thousands of effective lawyers who use legal project management (LPM) to improve their practices, many have adopted the simple approach I developed on the basis of my 20 years of law practice in New York.
Edge International is very pleased to welcome Aileen Leventon, JD, MBA, as our newest principal (North America). From her base in the Greater New York area, she will extend Edge International’s legal-services expertise not only in the U.S.A., but around the world.
Aileen’s areas of expertise include legal project management, managing change, process improvement, data analytics, knowledge management, and sourcing. She has 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.
Prior to joining Edge International, Aileen Leventon 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. She is a graduate of Columbia Business School, and Cornell Law School, where she was managing editor of the Cornell Law Review. She went to college at Stony Brook University (NY); a transplant from Manhattan, in her free time she lives the rural life in Kinderhook, NY, a historical agricultural community.
Aileen is an active participant in legal industry standard-setting and peer organizations such as the ACC, CLOC and the ABA, where her 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.” She is the co-author of Implementing Legal Project Management: The Legal Professional’s Guide to Success (also available at amazon.com).
In the words of Edge International co-founder Gerry Riskin, “Aileen’s extraordinary sophistication allows Edge International to transcend its previous offerings to the global legal profession. She s truly equipped to help us and our clients face an uncertain future in a rapidly changing legal landscape. We are excited about working with Aileen and learning from her – and we know that our clients will be as well.”