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Vandana Dhamija is a lawyer, accountant, Founder and CEO of boutique consulting practice Legal Operations Consulting, LLC. Winner of 2017 Process Improvement Award - Harman by Buying Legal Council. She brings over 20 years of project management and operational experience to her corporate legal department and law firm clients, encouraging an atmosphere of understanding and collaboration between both. Her expertise spans diverse in-house legal and compliance roles at multi-billion dollar organizations such as - Viacom, BlackRock, and JPMorgan Chase. Her solution driven practice provides real-world, long and short-term tailor-made strategic solutions in Spend Management including Global Rate Review, RFPs and AFAs, Law Firm Panel Program Management, Process Improvement, Vendor Selection (Technology or Law firms), Secondment - Head of Legal Operations, Training, Change Management, and Enterprise Legal Management.
She recently published an article in Bloomberg Law - Strategic Planning for In- House Legal Operations, Rate Negotiation Primer (Best approach) and conducted a webinar on Global Rate Review Process for the Buying Legal Council. She also moderated a session at ALM’s SuperConference 2018 on the topic of Operational Transformation & Best Practices and was a guest lecturer at Columbia Law School.
In this episode, we discuss strategic planning for your legal department. Strategic planning in legal operations involves streamlining, optimizing, and incorporating technology in every aspect of the legal department. Learn the importance of creating a long-term approach instead of dealing with one issue/pain point at a time.