Consultant – Fireman & Company
June 2012 – Present (3 years 10 months) | Washington D.C. Metro Area
Advise law firms and law departments on knowledge management strategy and service delivery improvement. Advise legal vendors on marketing and strategy.
– KM strategy
– Legal project management software development
– Law firm business process improvement
– Portal business requirements and design
– Personal productivity advice for law department management team
– Research consolidation strategy for an AmLaw 50 firm
– Expansion strategy for a legal process outsourcing provider
– Developing value propositions for a legal technology vendor
Senior Advisor – Cenza Technologies
November 2011 – Present (4 years 5 months) | Washington D.C. Metro Area
Work with legal, document management, and contract management clients on service development. Design custom solutions to meet business process outsourcing requirements.
Blogger – Strategic Legal Technology
May 2003 – Present (12 years 11 months) | Washington D.C. Metro Area
I blog at Strategic Legal Technology, located at www.prismlegal.com. In addition to legal technology, I write about BigLaw business, legal outsourcing, and how lawyers can improve the way they practice and run their businesses.
New York University School of Law – JD
September 1983 – May 1986
Activities and Societies: Order of the Coif
Oberlin College – BA, Economics
September 1975 – May 1979
Activities and Societies: Phi Beta Kappa
Amherst Regional High School – HS
1972 – 1975
Strategic Legal Technology Blog (self-published)
February 22, 2015
Lawyers and law firms have a reputation for resisting new things. Yet both have changed quite a bit in recent decades. Understanding these changes, and how to encourage future ones, was the topic of a presentation that my colleague Jim Tuvell and I gave at the Pittsburgh Area ILTA Community event on February 19, 2015.
We answered a series of questions: What can we learn from past changes? From…more
Do Less Law
Strategic Legal Technology Blog
February 10, 2014
Large corporations seek better value from their law departments. To date, GCs have focused mainly on efficiency and resource selection (inhouse v outside counsel, LPO, etc). What if they could save money by simply doing less? We don’t have clear metrics for risk-adjusted decisions about legal spending. In this presentation, I lay out a framework for thinking about ways we might do less law,…more
December 16, 2013
It began with ‘The rise and rise of the NewLaw business model’ posted on 7 October 2013 on Bigger. Better. Both? by George Beaton at The Beaton Capital Blog. In that post, he canvassed recent developments in the legal services industry, specifically the rise of providers that do not fit the traditional law firm mould.
The ensuing discussion about current and anticipated developments in the legal…more