UnitedLex Expands Global Law Department Consulting Group with Expert Peter Krakaur
Overland Park, KS (December 22, 2017) – UnitedLex, a global provider of technology-powered business, legal, and cybersecurity solutions, today announced that Peter Krakaur, has joined as a Vice President in its worldwide Legal Business Solutions group.
A lawyer with deep legal operations and knowledge management expertise, Mr. Krakaur has counseled law firms, legal departments, and corporations on strategies to align the business and practice of law in support of company goals. For more than two decades, he has led teams of lawyers and legal professionals to drive innovation within the legal function and to deliver cost-effective legal service through practical staffing, pricing, change management, project management, and technology solutions.
“We are thrilled to have Peter join our team at a time when the legal industry is experiencing disruption and true transformation,” said Dan Reed, CEO of UnitedLex. “Peter’s expertise blends perfectly with our ability to reimagine and restructure legal service delivery models and the relationship between law departments and their external partners."
“Law firms and legal departments struggle to adapt to the demands of the new digital economy and face tremendous pressure to demonstrate measureable value more quickly,” said Krakaur. “UnitedLex’s unique platform delivers the innovative and impactful business solutions these companies need with the speed, scale, technology, and global reach that is second to none,” said Krakaur.
Prior to joining UnitedLex, Mr. Krakaur was the director of legal operations at SolarCity, responsible for developing and administering processes and systems that supported the legal department and its collaboration with employees, law firms, and external service providers. He also spent more than 10 years as chief knowledge officer of a global AmLaw 50 firm where he oversaw knowledge management, client risk and acceptance, and client collaboration teams, and provided strategic direction for the firm’s global knowledge management initiatives.
“The addition of Peter further strengthens our ability to provide end-to-end legal operations and consulting services for both in-house law department and law firms,” said Nancy Jessen, Senior Vice President and leader of Legal Business Solutions at UnitedLex. “Peter brings a unique perspective on both business management and technology innovation that will help firms and legal departments achieve long-term cost predictability and measurable productivity gains to propel the industry forward.”
Mr. Krakaur is an avid speaker and author on topics that help clients drive operational efficiencies, including through legal operations, project management, pricing, knowledge management, artificial intelligence, and technology. He graduated from Vassar College and received his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, and is admitted to practice in the State of California.
UnitedLex (www.unitedlex.com) is a global provider of technology-powered services that delivers industry-leading legal, cyber risk and business strategies and solutions. UnitedLex was founded in 2006 with a singular mission to improve the performance of leading corporations and law firms and academic institutions. Since then, UnitedLex’s more than 2,000 attorneys, engineers and consultants have provided unparalleled solutions resulting in risk mitigation, efficiency improvements and cost optimization for its clients around the globe. With more than $250 million in assets and committed capital, UnitedLex deploys the right blend of service and technology to support the world’s leading corporations and law firms.
Cortney R. Nathanson