Ellen Kuplic is a Director in the Legal Management Consulting practice. She has over 25 years of legal experience developing, implementing, and managing a wide variety of programs and processes that achieve efficiencies, cost savings, risk management, and modernization.
Specifically, Ellen guided the creation and implementation of the in-house legal operation function as well as the discovery program for a Fortune 10 company, serving as the trusted advisor to the general counsel, senior attorneys, and other stakeholders.
Ellen has first-hand experience implementing and optimizing legal technology including legal hold, matter management, electronic billing, document management, and knowledge management systems.
As a visionary leader who is relentless in her commitment to transform operations, she has led the development of a long-term vision and technology roadmap for corporate legal departments, implemented tools which monitor and manage internal and external costs, created preferred vendor programs which achieved cost reduction and savings, introduced standardization with the adoption of systems and technology, and rolled out workflows to create process simplification across departments.
Prior to joining Stout, Ellen held many in-house roles at bp, a Fortune 10 organization, including Global Legal Operations Manager, Director of Legal Learning, Discovery Coordinator, and Senior Litigation Paralegal.