EY has appointed Daniel Santiago Acevedo Sanchez as senior manager for legal operations services, charged with developing EY Law’s capabilities in legal ops/legal tech for in-house legal teams in Latin America.

Announcing the appointment on LinkedIn this afternoon (18 February), Santiago said: “In an era of digital transformation and customer-centric business models across all industries, why do legal in-house teams still operate in an old-fashioned way? I’m thrilled to announce that starting this week I’m joining the EY Law team as Senior Manager for the Legal Operations Services (LOS) unit where I’ll have the opportunity and challenge to bring and to develop our EY Law capabilities in legalops/legaltech for all in-house legal teams in Latin American countries.

“We believed that nowadays the corporate legal function needs to be considered as an enabler of the business strategy and to achieve that legal in-house teams need to transform their way of operating through a holistic approach that considers people, processes, data, and technology. Transforming the corporate legal function is not about buying new shiny tech every time; It is about to understand why you do the things that you do and to find better ways for it.”

Santiago will join a team that includes Seth McNary and Joe Borstein.

Santiago was formerly head of strategy and project management at top Latin American firm Galicia Abogados (Mexico).

Prior to joining Galicia Abogados he was head of the business transformation department at Gómez-Pinzón Abogados and was previously head of the quality and projects department in Posse Herrera Ruiz Abogados (Colombia).