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As Director of Strategic Consulting at LexisNexis CounselLink, Kris brings over 20 years of experience consulting in the legal industry to advise corporate legal department managers on improving operations with data-driven decisions. Kris is an expert in managing the business of law and in data mining, with specific expertise in matter pricing and staffing, practice area metrics, and scorecards.
Prior to joining CounselLink, Kris served as Director of the LexisNexis® Redwood Think Tank, which she also established. For five years, Kris worked closely with thought leaders in large law firms conducting unbiased data-based research studies focused on finding solutions to legal industry management issues. Before that, she led the business of law consulting practice for large law firms. During that time she worked with key management at over a hundred law firms to improve the financial models and analyses developed for large law firms.
Kris has authored numerous articles and spoken at many legal industry conferences and events. She came to LexisNexis in 2000 after honing her finance skills as a Senior Vice President in Strategic Finance at SunTrust Bank. She holds a B.B.A. in Finance from The College of William and Mary.
Jessica Williams is the Sr. Legal Operations Manager for Hearst’s Office of General Counsel. After nearly 20 years in the legal industry, Jessica’s experience ranges from Fortune 100 corporate legal departments to public service and boutique law firms. Today, she oversees Hearst’s Legal Service Supplier Program, including all things, technology, rates, and relationships. She has a bachelor’s in business management and is slated to complete her MBA with a concentration in Data Analytics from Syracuse University this fall.
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