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Project Management for Lawyers 2019

Author(s): Rebecca H. Benavides, Susan Raridon Lambreth
Practice Area: Corporate & Securities, Litigation, Professional Skills
Published: Feb 2019
ISBN: 9781402433054
PLI Item #: 248795
CHB Spine #: B2465

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.

Rebecca H. Benavides is the Director of Legal Business in Microsoft’s Corporate, External, and Legal Affairs department. As part of the Legal Business, Operations and Strategy team, she leads development and oversight of the department’s strategies for engaging with legal service providers including, but not limited to, implementing alternative fee arrangements, optimizing value from outside counsel engagements, and driving adoption of technology innovation in legal service delivery. She recently joined Microsoft after serving as the Director of Legal Project Management for international law firm Norton Rose Fulbright, where she led the firm’s pricing and legal project management programs in the U.S. She began her career in the “business of the law” by serving on the senior leadership team of Thomson Reuters’ LPO subsidiary based in Mumbai, India where she successfully developed efficient process-oriented approaches to assist the litigation unit complete numerous complex legal projects and rapidly scale capabilities for a roster of Fortune 100 companies. She is a lawyer who previously practiced complex commercial litigation, antitrust, and securities law in federal and state courts in Texas and California.   Rebecca holds a J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law and a B.A. in English Writing from St. Edward’s University.