I am a lawyer, technologist and a business oriented strategic thinker who has been focusing on the challenge of how to apply technology to meet the business goals of law firms for over 20 years. As the Director of Practice Support at Kelley Drye, my responsibilities include improving the Knowledge Management, Litigation Support and Records and Compliance functions of the firm. I work closely with these departments on a strategic and tactical level, from providing general direction to setting budgets and managing goals, implementing new technology and better processes to streamline work, reduce cost and achieve competitive advantage.
I have years of hands-on experience in implementing technology and am highly knowledgeable in eDiscovery software, SharePoint, Knowledge Management tools including Enterprise Search, Workflow Systems and Enterprise Content Management. Technology ownership includes the firm Intranet, Extranets, Enterprise Search, Enterprise Workflow, E-Discovery processing and review platforms, document automation/assembly, taxonomy and content management, knowledge banks and custom software development for internal teams and client facing projects. I have years of hands-on practical experience in leveraging SharePoint in a law firm, including the design and development of numerous custom database and workflow solutions and FAST Enterprise Search.
I am equally comfortable discussing the technical requirements of a new workflow or search system with engineers and developers, giving a presentation to the firm’s partners on how our technology platform can aide in the delivery of services or discussing our technology solutions with a client. I am a frequent speaker on technology and the law for organizations like the ABA and ILTA.