Legal Project Management
Timing changed to April 2018


Corporate executive management continue to raise the bar for what they expect of the legal function. We have all progressed from the "do more with less" approach; it is now critical to deliver value and necessary to improve business velocity.

Accomplishing this requires more than demanding discounts from outside counsel, shifting high volume work to alternative service providers, and hiring more in-house legal professionals. It means establishing and sustaining a continuous improvement framework and culture that is grounded in deep collaboration with internal and external stakeholders to generate significant productivity returns.

This hands-on Bootcamp will demonstrate how in-house lawyers, procurement, and operations professionals can effectively apply Lean, Six Sigma, project management, change management, and other tools and methodologies to deliver value to all the stakeholders and improve business velocity.

In this Bootcamp, all lectures, simulations, and exercises are geared specifically to those involved in the procurement process.
You will learn about:

  • The critical Process Improvement / Project Management / Pricing connections

  • Fundamentals of Legal Lean Sigma and Project Management and their specific application to the legal profession

  • Cross-functional, cross-organizational mapping and workflow of actual processes

  • Collaborative economics: Negotiating win-win outcomes

  • How one global corporate legal department's strategic initiative employed process improvement to deliver significant value internally to the law department and externally to preferred outside counsel

  • P+ Ecosystem: How to build and improve a sustainable continuous improvement program

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General Admission: US$650 EARLY BIRD offer: US$600
Legal Procurement/Legal Operations/In-house Counsel (Client Side Only): US$375
EARLY BIRD offer: US$325

You will benefit from attending the Bootcamp by getting answers to questions such as:
  • Are you approaching fees in ways that create a win-win?
  • Are you collaborating or working in silos?
  • Do you reinvent the wheel?
  • How much value are you generating for yourself and your clients - and how do you measure success?
  • Are your talented people working heroically with processes that don't serve them well?
  • Do you really know how much effort it really takes to do and deliver your work?
  • How do you price and budget for effort?
  • Have you created a culture of continuous improvement?

Our distinguished faculty: 

  • Catherine Alman MacDonagh, CEO and founder, Legal Lean Sigma Institute and Adjunct Professor, Suffolk University Law School

  • Timothy B. Corcoran, Principal, Corcoran Consulting Group, LLC 

  • Venue:

    Hunton & Williams LLP
    Located at: 200 Park Ave, New York, NY 10166 (map)


    8:30 - 9:00 Networking Breakfast
    9:00 - 9:15 Welcome and Instructions for the Bootcamp
    9:15 - 9:30 Silvia Hodges Silverstein | Legal Procurement: What's Next
    9:30 - 11:00

    The Process Improvement / Project Management / Pricing Connection

    Time & Billing Simulation

    Lean, Six Sigma, and Project Management
    11:00-11:30 Networking Break
    11:30-12:15 Pricing and the Stages of Project Management
    12:15-1:15 Networking Lunch

    The Legal WorkOut:
    A case study on how one company's strategic initiative delivered value both internally (legal department)
    and externally (with preferred counsel / law firms) using process improvement
    2:00-3:00 Workshop: Process Mapping
    3:00-3:30 Networking Break
    3:30-4:15 Workshop: Building a Win-Win Outcome
    4:15-5:00 The P+ Eco-System: How to Build and Improve a Sustainable Program
    5:00-5:30 Final Q&A
    5:30-6:00 Networking Drinks


Code of Conduct and Antitrust information: At the conference, we only use information that is in the public domain and:
  • Do not discuss past, current or future prices.
  • Do not discuss what is a fair profit level.
  • Do not discuss an increase or decrease in price.
  • Do not discuss standardizing or stabilizing prices.
  • Do not discuss refusing to deal with a firm because of its pricing practices.
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Refund Policy:
Written requests for registration refunds must be received via e-mail on or before Monday, October 2, 2017. All conference cancellations received on or before October 2, 2017 will receive a full refund less a USD 100 administrative fee. No refunds will be made after October 2, 2017 (name substitutions only). Refunds are not given for no-shows.