Elevate Services Hires Matt Todd, Expanding Legal Operations Consulting Capabilities
Global Head of Legal Business Solutions from JPMorgan Chase Joins Elevate
LOS ANGELES – Elevate Services, a global legal service provider, announced the appointment of Matt Todd as Managing Director, Legal Business Solutions, to further expand Elevate’s legal operations consulting division serving legal departments and law firms. Todd is based in New York City.
Todd previously served as Executive Director and Global Head of Legal Business Solutions for JPMorgan Chase & Co., where he managed legal department operations, including the selection and spend management of outside counsel and other legal service providers, as well as the creation and implementation of strategic cost and relationship management programs.
“Matt’s experience at JPMorgan Chase gives him deep insight into the client’s perspective,” said Pratik Patel, Head of Legal Business Solutions for Elevate, “and Matt’s previous law firm experience balances that view, which fits Elevate’s focus on helping law departments and law firms work together.”
Prior to his time at JPMorgan Chase, Todd served in a senior management role with law firm Reed Smith, where he oversaw the creation of the team responsible for legal project management and alternative fees, and with WilmerHale, where he served as Managing Director, Information and Research Services.
“Our strategic consulting group serves clients by providing legal operations executives with proven experience getting things done,” said Elevate CEO Lokendra Tomar, “so naturally we recruit many of our leaders directly from our clients’ worlds.”
Several recent key hires at Elevate include Jack Diggle, previously head of strategy for the legal group at Barclays; Dan Coll, who managed Oracle’s legal operations group as Associate General Counsel; Howard “Bud” Phillips, previously CIO of LeClairRyan; and James Odell, formerly Chief Operating Officer of Australia and South East Asia for Baker & McKenzie.
Commenting on his move, Todd said, “Joining Elevate presents me with a unique opportunity to help both legal departments and law firms meet the evolving demands of the legal industry in a sustainable, collaborative and cost effective way.”
About Elevate Services, Inc.
Elevate is the business of law provider of strategy, operations, technology and talent for legal departments and law firms. Elevate’s consultants, lawyers, process engineers, and technologists improve efficiency, quality and outcomes for clients worldwide.