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Project Management for Lawyers 2017

 
Author(s): Susan Raridon Lambreth, Mary Shen O'Carroll, Christopher G. Sweet
Practice Area: Professional Skills
Published: Feb 2017
ISBN: 9781402428302
PLI Item #: 184277
CHB Spine #: B2300

Susan Raridon Lambreth is a founding Principal at LawVision Group and is nationally recognized as one of the top leadership, practice group and project management consultants for the legal industry.

Susan is also the Chair and Founder of the LPM Institute, a leading resource for educating law firms and law departments on implementing project management in their organizations.

Susan speaks frequently on practice management, LPM, strategy ad trends affecting law firms and law departments. She has authored six books and written numerous articles on these topics. In addition, she has trained over 4,000 legal professionals in LPM skills.

Prior to co-founding LawVision, she was with Hildebrandt International or its successor firm, Hildebrandt Baker Robbins for 20 years, where, in addition to her consulting work, she chaired many of their conferences and led several of the most successful roundtables for law firm professionals. Before this, Susan spent almost seven years with Altman & Weil. She received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, an M.B.A. from Villanova University, and her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina.


Mary Shen O'Carroll is Head of the Legal Operations, Technology and Strategy team at Google, where she is responsible for overseeing key aspects of financial performance management, outside counsel management and internal operations (IT, knowledge management, training and development, etc.).

Since coming to Google in 2008, Mary has been responsible for developing Google’s Legal Operations organizational structure and centralizing operations for an international department. During her tenure at Google, Mary has been recognized by the American Bar Association as  Legal Rebel in 2016, by LegalTech News as Legal Department Operations Director of the Year in 2016, by The Recorder as leading the Legal Operations Department of the Year in 2015, and by ILTA for Innovative Legal Department of the Year in 2015.

Prior to joining Google, Mary served as Profitability Manager for Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, where she led firm-wide profitability improvement initiatives by advising leadership on ways to monitor and improve practice management, client management and operations. Earlier, Mary was an investment banker working on M&A and private equity deals and a strategic management consultant advising pharma/biotech companies as well as U.S.-China businesses.

Mary is also a passionate leader pushing forward disruptive technology and processes designed to change the future of the legal industry. To support that agenda, she is a Leader of CLOC (Corporate Legal Operations Consortium) whose mission is to help legal operations professionals and other core corporate legal industry players (e.g. tech providers, law firms, LPO’s, law schools, etc.) optimize the legal service delivery models needed to support the needs of small, medium and large legal departments.

Ms. O’Carroll received a BS, Business Administration from University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business.


Primary Areas of Practice:  Legal Operations

 

Law School/Graduate School:  Delaware Law School

 

Work History: GlaxoSmithKline; Reed Smith

 

Professional Memberships: ACC, PMI