Corporate Legal Operations Institute

Corporate Legal Operations Institute

Maximizing value in the corporate law department

Northwestern Law is pleased to announce a new interactive workshop where leaders in the emerging field of corporate legal operations will share best practices for the effective management of a law department, encourage registrants to share their own best practices and provide a forum to identify and discuss opportunities and trends. Each session will be interactive and problem-based, structured with time to learn from and share with leaders in the field and in-house peers.

Who Should Attend?

This Institute is intended for any small- to medium-sized law department without a full-time Corporate Legal Operations Director but with a desire to learn best practices from those law departments that do.


  • Legal Spend: Let's Stop the Bleeding
  • Driving Effectiveness through Streamlined Process - Creating a Basic Toolkit
  • Boost Efficiencies through use of Technology and Metrics
  • Breakout Roundtables

Planning Committee

Lucy Endel Bassli
Assistant General Counsel, Legal and Corporate Affairs
Microsoft Corporation

Connie Brenton
Chief of Staff/Director of Legal Operations

David Cambria
Global Director of Operations – Law, Compliance and Government Relations

Sheila Kennedy
Director, Legal Operations
Medtronic, Inc.

Lynette Lupia
Director, Legal Operations, Outside Counsel Management & Administration
AbbVie, Inc.

Mary Shen O'Carroll
Legal Operations, Technology & Strategy
Google, Inc.

Aaron Van Nice
Director, Legal Operations
Baxter Healthcare

Planning Director
Juliann Cecchi
Assistant Dean, External Partnerships
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

Registration and Tuition

Regular tuition for in-house counsel is $595 per person. Space is limited. Future events will include firm attorneys and service providers to further discussion throughout the legal network.

Tuition includes all sessions, a continental breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks, a reception, and extensive program materials. Registrations must be made in advance. On-site registration is only available as space permits and requires an additional $100 fee. Shared registration is not available.

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