News: Webinar – Innovation for the Modern Legal Department

Friday, April 12

10:30 – 11:30 AM Central Standard Time


General counsel are recognizing that outside counsel innovation and management practices can reduce costs and improve results. This webinar series covers the latest developments in legal process and automation innovation. Each session includes industry leaders that are driving change across the legal landscape and provides an inside look at changes being adopted by law departments.

This session will discuss the internal and external challenges being faced by corporate legal departments and the evolving processes and technologies that can address those challenges. The session will provide a comprehensive review of tools that are being deployed to improve internal departmental management, promote efficiencies and demonstrate value. Since outside counsel and vendor management is critical to controlling annual legal spend, the session will also include an overview of several tools being deployed by innovative law firms to budget estimate, control and transparency. In order to provide ethics credit, the session will also include a discussion of how one of the tools, legal project management, helps lawyers satisfy their responsibilities under the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct.

Scott Rosenberg
Managing Director and Corporate Counsel

David Rueff
Chief Client Solutions Group Officer
Baker Donelson

Jessica Hackett
Director of Legal Process Engineering and Online Services
Baker Donelson

Dolapo Olushola-Uwaifo
Legal Process Engineer – Advocacy & Financial Services
Baker Donelson


Continuing Education Credit:

This program has been submitted for CLE credit in the state of Tennessee.

News: CLOC launches LPM webinar series

LegalShift leads and participates in the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium Legal Project Management Initiative

March 3, 2019 | published by Aileen R. Leventon

After many years of attention to LPM in law firms, CLOC determined to bring the discipline of project management to corporate legal operations professionals by launching an initiative in 2017. Significant valuable materials were developed and appear on the CLOC website at

The CLOC LPM framework applies to matters handled exclusively by in-house counsel, internal legal operations projects, matters handled exclusively by outside counsel, and projects where in-house counsel collaborate with law firms and other external service providers and emphasizes communication and adding value.

Under the leadership of Aileen Leventon (Edge International) and David Rueff (BakerDonelson) participants in the CLOC LPM Initiative and CLOC members have created a 5-part webinar series starting on March 8, 2019 that provides practical tools that CLOC members can use immediately.

We are honored to have had the pleasure of working with nearly 30 members of the legal ecosystem who participated in the creation of this initiative led by: Larry Bridgesmith (Legal Alignment), Patrick Ellis (General Motors), Aileen Leventon (Edge International), Pratik Patel (Elevate), Scott Rosenberg (LegalShift),and David Rueff (Baker Donelson).

Members of the LPM Initiative Team (2016 – 2018):

Danny Kotlowitz, Telstra

Mick Sheehy, Telstra

Verity White, Telstra

Lisa Goodman, Telstra

Lisa Brown, Starbucks

Marisa Flores, Starbucks

Nicole Bergknoff, Raymond James

Christopher Ende, GE

Karen Helten, Kaiser Permanente

Greg Kaple, Kaiser Permanente

Mary McKay, GAPAC

Connie Brenton, NetApp

Karen Murakami, Verizon

Rick Kathuria, Gowling WLG

Kevin Bielawski, Husch Blackwell

Janelle Belling, Perkins Coie

Brendan McInerney, Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Lynne Maher, Hunton & Williams LLP

Stuart Dodds, Baker Mckenzie

Gavin Gray, Baker Mckenzie

Andy Daws, Riverview Law

Brian Pike, Riverview Law

Liam Brown, Elevate Services

Dan Safran, LegalShift

Susan Lambreth, LawVision Group