Ben Weinberger has joined Dentons’ growing in-house consultancy arm Nextlaw In-House Solutions as legal operations director.
Part of Nextlaw In-house Solutions’ remit is to help in-house counsel improve their processes and bring in the right technology and it is here that Weinberger will focus on delivering solutions across all dimensions of managing a legal department as well as supporting clients to lay out a roadmap for organizational digital literacy.
Chris Pinnington, CEO of Nextlaw In-House Solutions said: “A common challenge we hear from our in-house clients is striking a balance between supporting the day-to-day needs of the business while pushing innovation and providing more for less. Ben’s experience in both traditional law firms and legal software companies gives him a unique vantage point that will be invaluable to clients seeking greater value from their in-house legal departments.”
Many in-house teams are appointing their own legal operations directors but with budget issues and headcount freezes this will provide an alternative to having a legal ops head on staff.
Weinberger said “This presents a great opportunity for me to assist clients as they navigate the challenges of running a modern-day in-house legal department.”
Weinberger is a licensed lawyer and technology leader who previously served as vice president of solutions for Prosperoware, a leading enterprise software company. His career has also included positions at Phoenix, Bond Pearce (as it was then), and CIO at Ruden McClosky and Lathrop & Gage.
Weinberger starts in the new role on Monday 24 June.