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Legal operations is a business tool that optimizes the delivery of legal services. It can be thought of as the lubricant that keeps the legal department running. It’s also the compass that keeps legal on track to reach its goals. How does it do this? By taking charge of strategy, process, and efficiency so that legal can focus on the work they do best.
We are witnessing the rise of the legal operations function. As legal budgets are constrained, and general counsels and heads of legal find themselves buried in more work, the strategic value of an operations team is coming to light.
This year at Lawtrades 24.3% of all positions created have been ops focused (compared to just 15% in 2021). And, as of September 2022, 333,000 LinkedIn members had “legal operations” in their title with 28,363 jobs in legal ops posted on the site.
These trends reflect a shift in mindset. The legal department, once regarded as a cost center, is positioning itself as a revenue protector through greater efficiency, data-centered decision-making, and cross-departmental reach.
Director of Legal Operations — Benevis
Head of Legal Ops — Credit Karma
CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER — Calame
Senior Legal Operations — Advisor UpLevel Ops
Senior Legal Ops Manager — HubSpot
Manager, Legal Operations and Contract Management — Pendo
Chief of Staff, Legal— DoorDash
Director, Legal Operations — Peloton