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.
About Dan Ruderman: As the Strategic Business Development Manager and Consultant for LexisNexis, Dan advises Fortune 1000 corporate legal clients on operational excellence, matter and legal spend management, and outside counsel management, with particular expertise in helping insurance company claims departments. He has helped some of the country’s best-known claims legal departments institute techniques and programs that led to dramatic process improvement, as well as significant control over litigated claims’ costs. Dan is a Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance Fellow and National Committee member, and a member of the Risk Insurance Management Society. He has a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University.
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