People: Heather L. Eskra, PMP, Senior Legal Project Manager

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Heather L. Eskra, PMP

Senior Legal Project Manager

Chicago
Direct: (312) 460-6550
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Heather Eskra is a Senior Project Manager with SeyfarthLean Consulting.  Ms. Eskra has worked in the Professional Services Industry for twenty years, the last nine of which have been in the Legal Industry, and she has been a project manager for over 6 years.  Ms. Eskra works closely with the firm’s attorneys and clients on various legal service projects, leading “Voice of Client” interviews, incorporating process mapping to improve efficiencies and deliver substantive value for our clients, as well as determining and implementing effective control mechanisms to monitor the performance of legal service deliveries.  Ms. Eskra has been instrumental in driving client-attorney teams to successful completion of large-scale litigation, FLSA and compliance audits, and witness interview campaigns.  Ms. Eskra is a certified Project Management Professional and a Six Sigma Green Belt. Ms. Eskra is an active member of the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Heather Eskra is a Senior Project Manager with SeyfarthLean Consulting.  Ms. Eskra has worked in the Professional Services Industry for twenty years, the last nine of which have been in the Legal Industry, and she has been a project manager for over 6 years.  Ms. Eskra works closely with the firm’s attorneys and clients on various legal service projects, leading “Voice of Client” interviews, incorporating process mapping to improve efficiencies and deliver substantive value for our clients, as well as determining and implementing effective control mechanisms to monitor the performance of legal service deliveries.  Ms. Eskra has been instrumental in driving client-attorney teams to successful completion of large-scale litigation, FLSA and compliance audits, and witness interview campaigns.  Ms. Eskra is a certified Project Management Professional and a Six Sigma Green Belt. Ms. Eskra is an active member of the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Education

  • B.A., DePaul University (1999)

Affiliations

  • Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • International Legal Technology Association (ILTA)
  • PMI – Legal Project Management Community of Practice

Areas of Expertise

Agile Project Management; Legal Project Management; Lean Six Sigma; Process Improvement; Change Management; Knowledge Management; Legal Technology Innovative Solutions; Legal Industry Operations, Financial Industry Operations

Certifications

  • Project Management Professional, PMP (2007)
  • Six Sigma Green Belt (2007)

Philanthropic Activities

  • Boy Scouts of America, Oak Lawn Illinois (2001- 2012) Committee Member
  • Center for Conflict Resolutions, Chicago Illinois (2010-11) Process Improvement Support
  • Chicago Bar Foundation, Chicago Illinois (2012) Project Management Support