Ron Friedmann has spent over two decades improving law practice and legal business operations with technology, knowledge management, and alternative resourcing.
Ron, currently Partner at Fireman & Company, was one of the first non-practicing lawyers hired by a large law firm, Wilmer, Culter & Pickering (now WilmerHale) to manage practice support. He pioneered legal process improvement, knowledge management, electronic discovery, virtual law libraries, law firm portals, and online legal services.
At Fireman & Company he advise law firms and law departments on knowledge management strategy, service delivery improvement and he gives advise to legal vendors on marketing and strategy.
Projects include:– KM strategy– Legal project management software development– Law firm business process improvement– Portal business requirements and design– Personal productivity advice for law department management team– Research consolidation strategy for an AmLaw 50 firm– Expansion strategy for a legal process outsourcing provider– Developing value propositions for a legal technology vendor
Most recently, he was a senior executive at Integreon, a leading legal outsourcing company, where he advised large US, Canadian, UK, and Australian law firms and corporate law departments on how to improve practice support and business operations while reducing cost.
Besides being a partner at legal industry-focused management consulting firm Fireman & Company, Ron is also well-known for his though-provoking blogs at his own professional website Prism Legal.
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo PC (Washington, DC and Boston, MA) 2001-2002. Chief Information Officer
iLumin Corporation (McLean, VA and Orem, UT) 2000-2001. Vice President, Corporate & Strategic Development
Jnana Technologies Corporation [Now Neota Logic] (Arlington, VA and New York, NY) 1998-2000. Director, Legal Applications Division
Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering [Now WilmerHale] (Washington, DC) 1989-1998. Director of Computer Applications
Bain & Company (Boston, MA) 1986-1989. Consultant
Data Resources, Inc. (New York, NY and Stamford, CT) 1979-1983. Consultant and Team Leader
Founder and organizer of two private legal professional groups; contributor to others.
Publish articles and present at conferences.
Fellow and former Trustee of the College of Law Practice Management.
Widely followed professional feed @ronfriedmann.
Author of Strategic Legal Technology, an ABA Journal Top 100 blog.
New York University School of Law, JD, Cum Laude (Rank: 3rd out of 375) June 1986
Oberlin College, BA, Honors in Economics (Phi Beta Kappa) May 1979
Admitted to the Bar in New York and Massachusetts (inactive status in both)