Elevate Expands Consulting Capabilities in Asia-Pacific with Hire of Steven Walker
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – OCT 31, 2018 – Global law company Elevate announced the appointment of Steven Walker as Managing Director, Law Department and Contracts Consulting, Asia Pacific, to further expand Elevate’s consulting practice serving law departments and law firms.
Walker served for several years as Vice President and South Pacific General Counsel for Hewlett Packard and was instrumental in the company’s global legal transformation and contracting optimisation programs. Most recently, his consulting business, Gen2Law, has helped law departments and firms navigate strategy and technology, and he will continue to work with these customers at Elevate.
“Steven brings 20 years’ experience in managing complex and innovative legal services for multinational technology companies in the region,” says James Odell, Elevate’s Managing Director of APAC. “Combined with Elevate’s global expertise, technology and capabilities, Steven’s proven track record of designing and delivering transformational legal services will be invaluable for law departments moving towards next generation legal services.”
Based in Australia, Walker will work alongside Jon Kenton, Elevate’s Head of Consulting for APAC, to help solve challenges faced by law departments.
“Steven brings the GC perspective to our consulting practice in APAC,” says Kenton. “He understands the needs of our customers from the top down, and he is uniquely qualified to help our customers with both strategic transformations and function-specific solutions, such as contracting optimisation and modernisation.”
Walker was recently appointed as a Fellow of the College of Law’s new Master of Legal Business program in Australia. He has been an active participant in the legal innovation community for many years, serving on the IACCM Advisory Board and the Law Society of New South Wales’ Future of Law Committee. He collaborates actively with both the ACC and CLOC.
About Elevate Services, Inc.
Elevate is a global law company, providing consulting, technology and services to law departments and law firms. The company’s team of lawyers, engineers, consultants and business experts extend and enable the resources and capabilities of customers worldwide. Elevate is the most-used law company according to the 2017 State of the Industry Survey published by the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC) and has been ranked as a top global legal services provider by Chambers & Partners for four years in a row. Elevate was also ranked on the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies list for two years in a row, including No. 53 in 2016. Learn more at elevateservices.com
Managing Director, Law Department and Contracts Consulting, APAC
“Combined with Elevate’s global expertise, technology and capabilities, Steven’s proven track record of designing and delivering transformational legal services will be invaluable for law departments moving towards next generation legal services.”James Odell