With a decade of experience in providing tailored guidance to attorneys and their clients, director of legal project management Elisabeth Schroeder spearheads BT ValueWorks efforts in applying proven project management principles and processes to the planning and execution of matters.
Elisabeth is dedicated to leveraging her knowledge, in collaboration with practice group leadership, to cultivate and implement effective legal strategies. She develops project and practice management tools, resources, and reporting for firm use for assessing risk and budget, educating attorneys and clients, and providing related reporting. She brings particular strengths in leading teams of professionals across legal and administrative departments, implementing processes, and developing relationships with key stakeholders.
On a day-to-day basis, Elisabeth works side-by-side with attorneys on process improvement projects to increase efficiency, and prepares and analyzes client-facing reports to assist lawyers in providing financial updates regarding matter progress. She regularly liaises with department chairs and practice group leads, across the firm, to offer guidance in monitoring engagements, including providing client updates and reporting on legal spend and matter progress. This also assists in the effective evaluation and mitigation of risk, to reduce negative financial impact on matters.
Her ultimate goal is to work with our attorneys to ensure that we are consistently providing outstanding client service.
Elisabeth is a certified legal project manager through the LPM Institute. She is a member of the firm’s BT ValueWorks program – a suite of pricing, process and technology solutions – that bring greater value, efficiency and predictability to the delivery of legal services. BT ValueWorks has been featured in Forbes, The American Lawyer, Law.com, Corporate Counsel Business Journal and various other industry publications.
Elisabeth began her legal career practicing law with Covington & Burling; continued on with WilmerHale advising and representing clients with various litigation-related matters, including e-Discovery, as well as providing management for planning, scoping, budgeting, and tracking a wide range of matters across the firm; and then expanded and enhanced her legal project management skills with Proskauer.
During law school, Elisabeth participated in a fellowship with the Center for International Legal Education and in a summer study abroad in Barcelona, Spain.