Nancy Jessen Executive Vice President, Legal Business Solutions

For over 25 years, Nancy Jessen has provided strategic and operational consulting services to the legal industry. Nancy works closely with the General Counsel to develop the vision and structure of the law department to reflect and enable accomplishment of the company's goals.

Her focus also includes operationalizing the vision through a resource plan that balances the use of internal and external resources and the effective deployment of simplified processes and enabling technology. Nancy is known for her depth of knowledge and passion for driving sustainable improvement with her clients.

During the course of her career, Nancy has supported and partnered with the industry-leading organizations, including ACC (Association of Corporate Counsel) and IACCM (International Association for Contract & Commercial Management) to define and promote industry best practices that raises the understanding and effectiveness of organizations beyond her direct client base.

As a recognized practitioner, Nancy draws upon her prior roles as the practice leader for Huron Consulting's Law Department Management group and previously provided legal consulting at Arthur Andersen and Altman Weil. Her consulting experience is supplemented with knowledge gained from hands-on experience as the Manager of Information Systems at a high-tech law firm and working for a software company that designed and implemented financial systems for law firms.

Nancy is a frequent speaker at industry-wide and sponsored events on topics that inspire and educate the audience on how to set priorities, achieve cost savings, successfully implement new systems, drive user adoption of change and articulate the value contribution of the law department. Nancy received her degree in Management Information Systems from Iowa State University.