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Chris Emerson
Chief Practice Economics Officer Bryan Cave, LLP
One Metropolitan Square 211 N. Broadway, Suite 3600 St. Louis, MO 63102-2750 United States

Chris Emerson is Bryan Cave’s Chief Practice Economics Officer, and co-leader of BCXponent. Chris founded the firm’s Practice Economics Group, an innovative group focused on enabling companies to achieve their legal business objectives. The outcomes achieved are substantial savings in legal spend, improved outcomes on business objectives, increased coordination and transparency in relationships with outside counsel, and better clarity around the factors that affect expense and outcome through statistical analysis and data analytics.

Prior to his current role, Chris managed the firm’s Client Technology Group which created and continues to create a wide range of solutions that help streamline legal work processes and permit the firm to operate with the unprecedented efficiency now demanded in today’s highly competitive legal marketplace. The work of the Client Technology Group has been widely recognized and has led to awards from CIO Magazine (twice), CTO Magazine, American Lawyer Media, Incisive Media, the International Legal Technology Association (twice) and other organizations.

Chris also serves as a member of the Program Planning Council for the International Legal Technology Association and often contributes to educational programming, collaboration and networking opportunities, publications, and other member benefits on a host of topics related to pricing, legal operations, and business and financial management.

  • Member, Business & Financial Management Steering Committee
  • Team Member, ILTACON Planning Committee
  • Peer Group Vice President, Business & Financial Management Steering Committee
  • Peer Group Vice President, PGVPs
  • Member, ILTA/PMI Collaboration Team
  • Program Planning Council Liaison, Business Management Content Coordinating Team
  • Program Planning Council Liaison, Program Planning Council
  • Member, Talent Council
  • Speaker: ILTA 2011 - Annual Educational Conference, Law Firm Economics 401: Alternative Fees
  • Speaker: ILTA 2011 - Annual Educational Conference, Business and Competitive Intelligence: Revealing Strategy Within Data
  • Speaker: ILTA 2012 - Annual Educational Conference, AFA Proposals: What Do Clients Expect?
  • Speaker: ILTA 2012 - Annual Educational Conference, Next-Generation AFAs
  • Speaker: ILTA 2013 - Annual Educational Conference, Alternative Billing: What's Working and What's Not?
  • Speaker: ILTA 2014 - Annual Educational Conference, Community of Interest - Financial, Pricing and Leg
  • Speaker: ILTA 2014 - Annual Educational Conference, When Dashboards Are Stupid
  • Speaker: ILTA 2014 - Annual Educational Conference, Send Your Lawyers to “Business School”
  • Speaker: ILTACON 2015 - Annual Educational Conference, Community of Interest - Financial, Pricing and Leg
  • Speaker: ILTACON 2015 - Annual Educational Conference, Best Practices for Business Development and Pricing Partnerships
  • Speaker: ILTACON 2015 - Annual Educational Conference, Pricing Roundtable
  • Speaker: ILTACON 2016 Annual Educational Conference, Data Mining: Leveraging Information To Make Strategic Decisions
  • Speaker: ILTACON 2016 Annual Educational Conference, A New Approach To Aligning the Objectives of Outside Counsel, In-House Legal and Corporate Business
  • Speaker: ILTACON 2017 Annual Educational Conference, Build a Client-Facing Business Model with Back-Office Functions
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