Modern legal operations are at the intersection of law, business and technology


Ari Kaplan recently spoke with Marla Crawford, the general counsel at Cimplifi, an integrated legal services provider that aligns e-discovery and contract analytics for corporate legal departments and law firms.

Ari Kaplan: Tell us about your background and your role at Cimplifi.

Marla Crawford: I started my practice at Jones Day in the late ’80s and worked there for 22 years. After that, I went to Goldman Sachs, where I managed e-discovery globally and worked in litigation for almost 11 years. I’ve been general counsel of Cimplifi for a little over a year now and wear many hats as the only working lawyer at the company. I handle anything that really relates to the practice of law, manage the firm’s risk, participate in client matters, help with workflows, and support the evaluation of technology. I began our diversity, equity and inclusion committee with Cimplifi’s president, Amy Hinzmann, and am the executive sponsor of our contract…

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