Legal Department Consulting Solutions Attorney
in Kansas City, Missouri
Business leaders demand more from their legal departments than just legal advice. They expect their legal departments to operate efficiently, under budget, and continuously improve the delivery of legal services to the company. If your business’s legal department is in need of guidance to better their future, contact me at Kruse Consulting and Dispute Resolution LLC in Kansas City, Missouri, and set up a free consultation. I also assist those in Liberty and Independence, Missouri, as well as Overland Park and Leawood, Kansas.
Let My Experience Work for You
I have first-hand experience and successes with a forward-looking legal operations practice at a Fortune 350 medical technology company. We won multiple awards for our successes in reducing legal expenses and improving efficiency within the legal department.
The culture of continuous improvement permeated every corner of Boston Scientific during the 10 years I worked there. That continuous improvement culture became a vital part of my career at the company.
One of my former bosses called continuous improvement “the never-end pursuit of perfection.” That concept became so ingrained within me that the mantra “there has to be a better way” became the driving force behind how I lead my teams. As a lawyer, I did not trust outside consultants who invaded the company to offer advice about how we, as lawyers and as a legal department, could operate more efficiently.
Because of that distrust, I operate differently. First, I am a lawyer who has been in your shoes. I understand the pressure to improve. Second, you do not have time to devote to yet another project. That is why I am here. I am here to dedicate my time to finding solutions tailored to your specific needs. Third, I will complete your project quickly with minimal business disruption. I appreciate the disturbance consultants can have on businesses. I witnessed the upheaval myself. I do everything in my power to avoid disrupting your business while finding solutions for you.
My Legal Consulting Services
Building best practices for Requests for Proposals and Requests for Information for product vendors, service vendors, and law firms
Developing and drafting RFPs and RFIs
Analyzing “apples and oranges” cost proposals from vendors and law firms
Negotiating contracts with vendors and law firms
Preferred counsel and panel counsel initiative programs
Establishing prelitigation procedures
Developing litigation crisis management and communications plans
Drafting plans for internal communications
Crafting plans for external communications
Communications with the media
Social media communications
Creating repeatable and defensible litigation procedures
Standardized new matter intake procedures and solutions
Development of best practices procedures for litigation matters
Creation of standardized documents for litigation matters
Streamlining litigation procedures
Establishing early case resolution procedures and evaluation methods
Developing best practices for discovery and e-discovery
Litigation hold procedures and solutions
Discovery data identification, preservation, and collection processes
Identifying and onboarding discovery technology solutions
Data management and data governance strategies
Data retention policies and procedures
Technology solutions for data management and retention policy compliance
Creating and improving corporate compliance policies, procedures, and programs
Corporate personnel compliance training
Legal department personnel training
Training for new hires and attorneys inexperienced with litigation
Leadership through the legal department training
Legal project management for legal department personnel
Adopting a Legal Operations Mindset
Lean Business Process in the legal function training
Training on strategic planning for legal department personnel
Training on budget planning and reserve setting
The importance of continuous improvement and innovation in the legal department
Find a Solution for Your Legal Department
Your business’s legal department needs to be in top-notch shape so that you can conduct business accordingly. I am dedicated to helping your legal department improve its quality, litigation, and data management. Get in touch with me today in Kansas City, Missouri, and set up your free consultation. I also assist those in Liberty and Independence, Missouri, as well as Overland Park and Leawood, Kansas.
Legal Department Consulting Solutions in Kansas City, Missouri
Your business’s legal department needs to be performing efficiently so that you can conduct your business stress-free. When conflict arises, I am here to help. I assist legal departments to improve their quality of work. Contact me today in Kansas City, Missouri, and schedule your free consultation.