Kris Satkunas

Director of Strategic Consulting

LexisNexis CounselLink

Kris Satkunas is director of strategic consulting with LexisNexis CounselLink. With more than 15 years of consulting experience in the legal industry, her areas of expertise include benchmarking, practice area metrics and scorecards, dashboard design, matter pricing and staffing, and cost management.

Recently by Kris Satkunas

Legal Operations

A Maturity Model With a Difference – Achieving Decision-Making Excellence

Kris Satkunas of LexisNexis talks about the increasing prevalence of “maturity models,” and how companies can take full advantage of the insights and efficiencies they provide.

CCBJ: There is a good deal of talk these days about “maturity models,” and there seems to...

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Legal Operations

Get Analytical, Get Better Legal Results

When creating a vendor management process, consider these best practices.

Every company wants the best results from their legal partners, but when evaluating the performance of multiple outside law firms, it can be difficult to know where to start. Understanding how well each of the firms on your...

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Legal Operations

Driving Your Department With Dashboards to Improve Reporting and Performance

Legal departments need accurate, easy to read reports that can be communicated across the organization. I hear it all the time. Recently, Hyperion Research had a good post related to management dashboards. But how do you build a report that’s clearly readable yet also contains all...

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Legal Operations

Benchmarking Spurs Creative Thinking on Fees

LexisNexis’ Kris Satkunas looks at data-driven insights into legal departments’ billing and law firm consolidation activities.

CCBJ: The LexisNexis annual CounselLink report has become a useful benchmarking tool for legal departments. Tell us a little about its history and how it...

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Legal Operations

Managing Metrics for Success

Establishing the required processes for identifying, capturing and analyzing relevant data isn’t necessarily intuitive.

The role of corporate legal departments is evolving rapidly. As the responsibilities of corporate legal departments become increasingly focused on providing strategic...

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