Working Groups

Our Working Groups focus on sharing best practices and innovation in the areas of:

  • Diversity
  • Legal Technology

Scroll down to read each Working Group's description and get to know the Group leaders.

Diversity

As procurement professionals we need to evaluate our supply base and create opportunity for innovation. Diversity is a key objective for many organizations, and along with it, brings the opportunity to learn and implement new ways of working, technologies, and innovative thinking.

The legal departments of many organizations are committed to increasing diversity by building strategic partnerships with firms and service providers that may not have been previously considered.

Our goal is increase diversity in our organizations through sharing best practice and innovations.

 
Adrienne Fox

‪Director, Global Category Management for Legal Services
Novartis Services Inc.


Adrienne focuses on delivering value and efficiency within the procurement of legal services at local, global & cross-functional levels. Through strategic business partnering, process improvements & key initiatives with engagement, rate & firm relationship management, she is driving change in how legal spend is managed.

Previous positions held at: Ally Bank, American Express Travel Consulting, Avaya Inc.

Education:
Rutgers College | Bachelor of Science, Administration of Justice & English
ABA approved Paralegal Certificate
Farleigh Dickinson University | M.A. in Corporate & Organizational Communications


Diverse Law Firms 

If you are looking for women and minority-owned law firms in the United States? Please click here to search the database of the National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF).



Legal Technology

Legal technology is increasingly purchased by legal procurement professionals. The list of legal technology tools is long and ranges from matter management systems to analytics and e-discovery. It is therefore important for legal procurement professionals to have a good overview of what is available, to understand how different tools can help the legal function become more efficient and effective as well as how different tools can help procurement get better insights. 

The goal of this Working Group is to identify industry trends in legal technology, outline how technology can improve legal procurement, and share best practice approaches.

 

Andy Krebs

Senior Global Strategic Sourcing Manager
Intel Corporation


Andy Krebs has been with for Intel 16 years and in that time held various positions in the Global Sourcing and Procurement Organization: he has managed sales and marketing categories, risk & controls, and served as a direct materials planning analyst. He now works closely with his internal partners in an effort to shape the future direction of both the legal and professional services as they transition into a new era of sourcing. 

Education:
Defiance College | Bachelor of Science, Accounting and Criminal Justice 
University of South Carolina’s Moore School of Business | MBA in International Business and MIS