Joy Saphla Joins Epiq Legal Solutions as Senior Managing Director

Epiq, a global technology-enabled leader to the legal industry and corporations, announced today Joy Saphla has joined as Senior Managing Director. In her new role, Saphla will support Epiq Legal Solutions the market’s most comprehensive global alternative legal service provider (ALSP).

Saphla brings 30 years of experience in the legal services industry, innovating alongside some of the world’s most respected corporate legal departments and law firms. At Epiq, she will focus on new client acquisition, bringing Epiq’s Legal Transformation Services, including Contracts Solutions, Compliance, Business Advisory, and other services to corporate legal departments and law firms globally. Saphla has made a notable impact in the industry, helping clients transform their business performance through strategic planning and reimagined approaches leveraging people, process, technology, and data insights.

“Joy’s reputation in the industry is unmatched and her track record of success has positively impacted and transformed the business of law,” said Eric Gonzales, Senior Vice President and Global Sales Leader for Epiq Legal Solutions. “She has been at the forefront of innovation, helping clients achieve their business objectives by utilizing flexible and alternative approaches for how legal services are consumed and delivered. She accomplishes this through working closely with her clients to improve operational performance, enhance satisfaction with their own clients and employees, and ultimately to realize cost certainty and management.”

Skilled in new business development and legal transformation, Saphla has held senior positions in reputable organizations such as Morae, Duff & Phelps, and Huron. A sought-after speaker and recognized thought leader, she has been honored as one of the Top 20 Most Successful Women Leaders by The Corporate Magazine, among the Global 100 Leaders in Legal Strategy and Consulting by Lawdragon, and as the recipient of several ACC Value Champion awards.

“I am passionate about helping legal departments and law firms thrive under increasing pressure to deliver greater value to the business,” Saphla said. “Together, we are transforming the way legal work is produced by helping to better understand business objectives and accordingly better manage cost, risk, and information to achieve outcomes clients care about most.”

The legal industry is experiencing opportunities and challenges related to growing litigation and regulation, new technologies, and cost pressures. Epiq has executed its vision of Legal Service Management with a comprehensive set of offerings allowing corporate legal departments to manage better outcomes across litigation, regulatory and compliance, commercial and contracts, mergers and acquisitions, and legal operations.

Central to enabling Legal Service Management is the Epiq Service Cloud, a state-of-the-art secure private and public cloud-based infrastructure that leverages cutting-edge data management and analytics, artificial intelligence, automation, workflow, and digital technologies. It brings people, processes, and technology together into one cohesive framework and service delivery operation. The approach makes legal data accessible and actionable, so General Counsel and the firms that advise them can see where they need to direct or optimize legal work and resources. With this innovative approach, today Epiq is the largest ALSP leader.