I am an attorney, data strategist, and legal technologist with experience developing and implementing leading-edge data strategies for Am Law 100 law firms and Fortune 500 Law Departments. I help organizations make better, faster, and cheaper business decisions by automating their legal processes and leveraging their legal data.
I serve as Legal Operations Director at Norfolk Southern, where I lead the Legal Operations Team for one of North America’s largest railroads, leveraging data to execute the Law Department’s strategic business and technological initiatives. I am also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Georgia School of Law, teaching one of the world’s first courses in Legal Analytics.
Prior to joining Norfolk Southern, I was a practicing attorney at Troutman Sanders in Atlanta, where I founded and was the chief architect of the firm’s Contract Analytics and Automation Initiative and was a founding member of the firm’s Innovation Committee. These efforts led to the firm receiving the Georgia Legal Awards' inaugural "Most Innovative Law Firm" award in 2020.
I was also named to Best Lawyers' 2021 "Ones to Watch" list. My law practice included representing clients in the acquisition, development, and negotiation of tax incentives for some of the largest technology-driven real estate projects in the United States.
A frequent speaker on Artificial Intelligence in the legal industry and enterprise data strategy, I serve as Chairman of the Advisory Board of Data Science Connect, the largest data science organization in the southeastern U.S. and one of the largest in the world.
I received my law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, graduated with honors from the University of Georgia, and obtained my Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification from Georgia Tech's Scheller College of Business.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
LEGAL OPERATIONS & LEGAL ANALYTICS
Extract insights from legal data to drive decision-making and generate business value
Develop a roadmap to data maturity, from data collection and preparation to analytics and Artificial Intelligence
PROCESS INNOVATION & LEAN SIX SIGMA
Integrate technology seamlessly into workflows and maximize efficiencies through automation