Law Department Management and Legal Operations

Boot Camp for Leaders of Early-Stage, Dedicated Legal Operations Functions

Wednesday, October 30 | 8:30 - 1:00 PM 

In this intensive, half-day seminar, you’ll learn from corporate legal operations professionals with experience establishing a dedicated legal operations staff function about how to assess and prioritize legal department needs and create a legal operations road map to advance along the Maturity Model for the Operations of a Legal Department.  

Plus, explore the basics and best practices in:

  • Legal financial management

  • Establishing vendor management procedures

  • Putting key technology in place

Small group format will allow ample Q&A.

Please Note: This program is appropriate for legal executives (dedicated legal ops professionals and the GCs to whom they report) in large/medium legal departments. Participation subject to approval. Not open to sponsors. For information, email  


Timothy Davenport, SVP & Director of Finance & Operations, Wells Fargo Law Department
Samantha Frasso, Director, Business Manager, TIAA
Matthew D Holcombe, Sr. Vice President, Citi
Elizabeth Jaworski, Senior Director, Head of Global Legal Operations, Astellas US LLC
Juanita Luna, Director, Legal Operations, Administration and Claims, Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Kendra Nowak, Senior Director, Legal Operations, Express Scripts
Sowmyan Ranganathan, Sr. Director, Legal Operations, AbbVie
Gary Tully, Head of Legal Operations, Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Choose from 30+ Law Department Management/Legal Operations sessions, including...

Best Practices in Legal Operations for Small and Midsize Company GCs

Monday, October 28 | 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM 

Using the ACC Legal Operations Maturity Model as an initial base, this panel of GCs from small to midsize companies will discuss best practices and quick wins in several legal operations discipline: compliance, change management, contract negotiation and management, eDiscovery, outside counsel management, financial management, information governance, IP, knowledge management, process management, technology, and strategic planning. The panel will also explore how the use of evolving technology permits in-house counsel to adopt practices that were formerly only available to large-company legal departments. The role of in-house counsel vs. legal professionals and legal operations professionals and ethical issues surrounding use of technology also will be discussed.


Brian Campbell, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development & General Counsel, DHI Group, Inc.
William Deckelman, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, DXC Technology
Eric Reicin, VP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, MorganFranklin, Inc.

Accelerating Your Legal Operations: How to Set the Pace for Your Company

Tuesday, October 29 | 4:30 - 6:00 PM

In organizations that are driving and leveraging disruptive innovation, the legal operations function is running a formal “innovation process” that engages all constituents in the department. In this session you will learn about leading practices in law department leadership, including structuring and empowering the legal operations function, using the ACC Legal Operations Maturity Model to align around key initiatives, and creating breakthroughs by using cutting-edge technology to transform corporate legal service delivery.


Reese J. Arrowsmith, VP, Head of Operations, Campbell Soup Company
Laura Caponi, Head of Strategy & Operations – Legal and Compliance, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Maureen Harms, Associate General Counsel, 3M Company
Gary Tully, Head of Legal Operations, Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Peruse all the full schedule of Law Department Management/Legal Operations programming at the Annual Meeting!