Extract from George Socha’s article “eDiscovery Leaders Live: Jamy Sullivan of Robert Half & Chad Volkert of Protiviti Legal Consulting”
Jamy Sullivan is Executive Director of the Legal Practice at Robert Half, a premier talent solutions firm. An author and speaker on legal employment and practice management topics, she began her career with Robert Half in 2002 as an account executive in Columbus, Ohio. Over the years, Jamy has held various management positions within the company and received recognition for serving on project committees, mentoring internal employees, and her leadership performance. Sullivan, who is based in Dallas, became executive director in 2016 and manages operations for the legal practice in North America. Prior to her employment with Robert Half, Sullivan worked as a law clerk at an Ohio law firm and for the Ohio State Legislature.
Chad Volkert is the Global Solutions Leader for Protiviti Legal Consulting, and a member of the firm’s Global Solutions Leadership team. He brings more than 22 years of legal optimization and executive management experience to his clients in the United States and around the world. He focuses on providing the C-suite, in-house counsel, and law firm leadership expertise in the areas of legal department transformation, hiring/retaining talent, litigation/eDiscovery, contract management, data privacy, M&A, and strategic business solutions.
Jamy and Chad discussed the related areas of alternative legal services and alternative legal service providers, and legal talent. They addressed what are meant by terms such as “alternative legal services”, “alternative legal service providers”, “talent models”, and “talent strategies”. They discussed the impact ALSPs have been having in the legal market, as well as why both organizations and individuals might consider ALSPs as a viable option. Finally, both Jamy and Chad shared their thoughts the current growth and potential future of ALSPs.