Meet Our Consultants
About Kris Satkunas: As Director of Strategic Consulting, Kris leads the group’s efforts to advise corporate legal departments on improving operations and outcomes with data-driven decisions. As the CounselLink solution’s top expert in data mining and managing the business of law, Kris also has noteworthy credentials in the areas of matter pricing and staffing, partner compensation, practice area metrics and scorecards. Prior to joining the CounselLink team, Kris honed her legal industry knowledge by advising and consulting with large law firm leaders for more than 10 years as part of the LexisNexis Redwood Analytics organization. While there, she led data-based research activities as Director of the Redwood Think Tank, and also managed consulting initiatives as leader of the Analytic Services group. Kris has authored numerous industry articles and regularly speaks at legal conferences and events.
About Mike Haysley: As Director of Strategic Services, Mike works with an expert team at LexisNexis CounselLink to advise corporate legal departments and help them manage the business of law in ways that improve operations and results. He has more than 15 years of experience in roles that include an in-house position as the Director of Legal Operations for a large legal department, and consulting to large legal organizations. This background provides a unique perspective of having personally addressed and managed many of the issues facing legal departments today, as well as understanding best practices and varying needs of legal departments. He joined LexisNexis CounselLink from Waste Management where he was the Director of Legal Operations. Mike graduated from Texas A&M University with a business degree, received his law degree from the University of Houston, and is licensed to practice law in Texas.
Clients engaging the CounselLink Strategic Consulting Team can expect to receive:
- Reports and analytic outputs that can be used for further analysis
- An actionable Executive Summary containing consultant recommendations
- An on-site presentation of consultant recommendations
- On-site training, including insights into analytic best practices