Every in-house legal department is struggling with too much work and not enough time. As pressures mount to be more efficient and increase the speed of business, more and more in-house departments are turning to innovative solutions to increase their efficacy. Smart resource allocation has always been top of mind, but now with the explosion of legal technology, some attorneys are really pushing the envelope and experimenting with changing how they deliver and procure legal services. The legal professionals known for their unwillingness to assume risk, are banding together to drive significant change in the industry. Join this online conference to hear about the trends in the industry and the different functions that are playing a crucial role in driving change in a traditionally complacent profession.
Lucy joined the legal department of Microsoft in 2004, providing legal support to the central procurement organization globally and across all lines of business at Microsoft. She focused extensively on complex and global outsourcing contracts and gained firsthand experience in outsourcing by engaging an outsourced legal services provider (LPO) to assist her with high-volume contract transactions.
She has launched a new “managed services” engagement with law firms and most recently moved into the Office of the President to expand legal shared services and implement operational improvements. She oversees Microsoft’s legal operations and a centralized contracting office, specializing in process efficiencies and automation.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Lucy practiced law at Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP in Seattle, WA, focusing on commercial transactions and commercial bankruptcy. Lucy received her J.D and BA from the University of Houston in Houston, Texas, where she grew up, but has been living in the Seattle area since completing law school.
Lucy is a licensed member of the Washington and Texas state bar associations, and was named to the National Law Journal list of Outstanding Women Lawyers, 2015. She is a frequent speaker on topics of legal services innovation, legal technology and legal process outsourcing.