With today’s feature post (248), Legal Evolution is pleased to welcome Rob Saccone.  One of the most recurring themes on Legal Evolution is how is law is becoming a multidisciplinary field in which lawyers a subset of a larger universe of legal professionals.  Rob’s first post on Legal Evolution, “Platform (r)evolution: how the convergence of talent and technology will reshape service organizations,” is a detailed example of how that future is likely to unfold.

Rob’s specialization is technology, particularly in areas connected to strategy, competitive advantage, and growth.  Rob entered the legal industry more than 18 years ago when he founded  XMLAW,  which went on to become an award-winning Inc. 5000 business and the leader for Microsoft SharePoint technology and expertise in the legal space. After XMLAW was acquired by Thomson Reuters in 2009, Rob held several senior positions with Thomson Reuters’ legal division as a general manager and vice president serving mid-to-large law firms globally.

In 2015 Rob organized and launched SeyfarthLean Consulting (SLC), a subsidiary business of the innovative law firm Seyfarth Shaw, focused on helping corporate counsel optimize their operations and performance using technology, data analytics, and lean service design. Also a Lean Six Sigma black belt, Rob served as SLC’s CEO and lead a team of legal process improvement and project management professionals, data analysts, and legal technology experts.

Today, Rob is a partner in Nexlaw Partners, a legal technology consulting firm.