The Legal Department of the Future: Developing a Legal Ops Team

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 60 minutes
Recorded Date: October 18, 2019
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  • Delicato, Fair & Veolia: An Introduction
  • The Law Department of the Future and Branding
  • The What, Why & How of Legal Operations
  • Questions & Answers
Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: October 18, 2019


Law departments are going through a transformation. With the emergence of legal ops teams handling more of the day-to-day and operational aspects of the role, GCs and in-house counsel are taking on more strategic and managerial roles within their departments.

This session will look at how law departments continue to evolve how to build a legal ops team within your organization. Panelists will discuss hiring the right talent and the people skills needed to work in a legal environment, functions of the legal ops team and where it fits into the greater business structure, and how to improve efficiency and synergy between the in-house law department and legal ops team.

This program was recorded as part of ALM & Corporate Counsel's 2019 Women, Influence, and Power in Law Conference on October 18th, 2019.

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Women, Influence & Power in Law Conference


Moneet Kohli

Managing Member

Moneet Kohli is an attorney with more than a decade's experience in discovery and litigation management. As product evangelist for Logikcull, she is responsible for Logikcull's video and podcast initiatives—and is always looking to connect with innovators changing the practice of law. 

Katie L. Lynch

Director of Legal Support

As director of legal support at Veolia, Katie Lynch relies on her more than 14 years of in-house legal experience to manage the litigation portfolios of Veolia’s four North American business groups. In that role, Lynch is responsible for discovery, litigation holds, and records management and has pioneered innovative strategies for reducing data, speeding discovery, and collaborating with outside counsel as part of a nimble, strategic in-house legal team.

Julie Cremeans

Senior Director of Legal Operations

Julie has more than 30 years of experience across multiple industries. She’s been a coder, a book editor, an international trade expert and an entrepreneur.  Her current focus is on driving innovation in the legal
ecosystem of a hypergrowth Silicon Beach tech startup that she helped build.

Jolene Yee

Vice President & General Counsel
Delicato Family Wines

Jolene Yee will be teaching second, third, and fourth sessions in the Hybrid Executive MBA in Wine Business program and in the fall 2019 ten-day leadership intensive in Australia.

Ms. Yee has a 15-plus-year track record in the alcohol beverage industry, providing creative legal counsel to fast-growing family-owned wineries with production operations in multiple California locations and sales worldwide. She has employed this expertise as vice president and general counsel for Delicato Family Vineyards since March 2013. Prior to joining Delicato, she owned and operated her own legal consulting business, providing legal counsel primarily in mergers and acquisitions and commercial transactions for wineries and related companies. Ms. Yee started her career in the wine industry with E. & J. Gallo Winery where she started as assistant general counsel and was promoted to associate general counsel. 

Prior to her love affair with the wine industry, she practiced in the tech industry with Cooley Goward LLP in Palo Alto, California, and as a foreign legal consultant for Kim & Chang in Seoul, South Korea. 

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