The Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC) has hired an executive director to help set strategy and direction, particularly in the wake of coronavirus.
Betsi Roach has been appointed as the new executive director for CLOC and will be responsible, among other things, for improving digital experience, expanding membership, and facilitating the development of relevant content, as well as helping CLOC and its members navigate the global shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prior to taking on this role, she was an executive director of the Legal Marketing Association, director of the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law and practice development manager with Farella Braun + Martel, LLP.
“Betsi knows how to build great teams and nurture a global community,” said CLOC president and Google director of legal operations Mary O’Carroll.
“Her experience, perspective, and focus are exactly what we need. She can help us build the world-class organisation we need to support our members and expand our reach.”
What attracted Ms Roach to the role, she said in a statement, was that she believes in the CLOC community.
“I believe in the CLOC mission. And I like having the opportunity to be the first executive director. It means I get to be part of creating the team and practices that will take this organisation to the next level,” she said.
“This is a really exciting time in legal operations. From moving away from the billable hour, to streamlining and redefining value chains, to improving the way we use data and technology, there are so many big opportunities. Our industry needs smart, driven people sharing ideas and collaborating on solutions. And that is what CLOC is all about.”
CLOC has a “big vision”, Ms O’Carroll added: to redefine the business of law.
“To serve that vision and to improve our member service, we need to operate with focus and speed. We need to create great content and experiences for our members, both in the physical and digital worlds. I look forward to partnering with Betsi and the rest of the board to take CLOC into the future,” she concluded.