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Kim Craig, PMP

Global Director

Chicago
Direct: (312) 460-6542
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As Global Director of Legal Process Improvement for SeyfarthLean Consulting, Ms. Craig leads one of the industry’s largest teams of legal project managers and process improvement consultants. These professionals help drive innovative business solutions by applying their expertise in process improvement and change management. Ms. Craig has extensive experience in leading successful process improvement projects through the application of techniques gained from her Project Management Professional (“PMP”) certification and Six Sigma certification. Ms. Craig also provides consultation to in-house legal teams and Seyfarth Shaw attorneys to improve the practice of law.

Ms. Craig is an active leader in driving the firm’s distinctive client service model, SeyfarthLean. Ms. Craig has co-developed the curriculum and delivery of the SeyfarthLean Yellow Belt program, led and oversaw dozens of Seyfarth Green Belt projects and is an active member of the SeyfarthLean Steering Committee.

Ms. Craig is the 2011 recipient of the International Legal Technology Association’s (“ILTA”) Professional Services Champion of the Year Award for her leadership in legal project management. She is a member of the Project Management Institute and has collaborated with the American Bar Association to advise on the development of project management curriculum for legal practitioners. She is a frequent speaker on legal project management, legal process improvement and has addressed law school students educating them on these topics. She is a faculty member of Practising Law Institute and has authored several articles related to her field. She is an active member of the Chicagoland Chapter of the Project Management Institute, International Legal Technology Association, Midwest Legal Technology Training Group and the National Association of Professional Women.

As Global Director of Legal Process Improvement for SeyfarthLean Consulting, Ms. Craig leads one of the industry’s largest teams of legal project managers and process improvement consultants. These professionals help drive innovative business solutions by applying their expertise in process improvement and change management. Ms. Craig has extensive experience in leading successful process improvement projects through the application of techniques gained from her Project Management Professional (“PMP”) certification and Six Sigma certification. Ms. Craig also provides consultation to in-house legal teams and Seyfarth Shaw attorneys to improve the practice of law.

Ms. Craig is an active leader in driving the firm’s distinctive client service model, SeyfarthLean. Ms. Craig has co-developed the curriculum and delivery of the SeyfarthLean Yellow Belt program, led and oversaw dozens of Seyfarth Green Belt projects and is an active member of the SeyfarthLean Steering Committee.

Ms. Craig is the 2011 recipient of the International Legal Technology Association’s (“ILTA”) Professional Services Champion of the Year Award for her leadership in legal project management. She is a member of the Project Management Institute and has collaborated with the American Bar Association to advise on the development of project management curriculum for legal practitioners. She is a frequent speaker on legal project management, legal process improvement and has addressed law school students educating them on these topics. She is a faculty member of Practising Law Institute and has authored several articles related to her field. She is an active member of the Chicagoland Chapter of the Project Management Institute, International Legal Technology Association, Midwest Legal Technology Training Group and the National Association of Professional Women.

Education

  • DePaul University
    Business Studies
  • A.S., MacCormac College (1982), Phi Beta Kappa

Affiliations

  • Project Management Institute (PMI) - Legal Project Management Community of Practice (CoP)
  • Practising Law Institute (PLI) Faculty Member
  • Project Management Institute (PMI) – Chicagoland Chapter
  • International Legal Technology Association (ILTA)
  • Legal Marketing Association (LMA)
  • Midwest Legal Technology Training Group (MLTTG)
  • National Association of Professional Women (NAPW)

Presentations

  • "Rock the Workflow and Process Map It!" Facilitator, ILTA’s 37th Annual Educational Conference (August 21, 2014)
  • “Alternative Rocks! Non-traditional Approaches to LPM,” International Legal Technology Association (2013)
  • "Process Improvement as a Springboard to Innovation," Ark Group/Managing Partner's Knowledge Management in the Legal Profession (2012)
  • “Legal Project Management (LPM) and the Role of Innovation,” Janders Dean Legal Knowledge & Innovation Conference (2012)
  • “Creating Process Maps: An Interactive Workshop,” ILTA (2012)
  • “SharePoint Symposium – Making the Most of Workflow,” ILTA (2012)
  • “Managing the Implementation of Project Management in Your Organization - Project Management for Lawyers 2012,” Practising Law Institute (2012)
  • “Law Firm and Legal Department Success Stories - Project Management for Lawyers 2012,” Practising Law Institute (2012)
  • “Case Studies: A Model for Success in Project Management,” Project Management Institute (2011)

Publications

Areas of Expertise

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

Certifications/Awards

  • Certified Scrum Product Owner (2013)
  • Certified Scrum Master (2013)
  • 2013 ILTA Distinguished Peer Finalist - Leadership Award
  • 2011 ILTA Distinguished Peer Award - Professional Services Champion
  • Six Sigma Green Belt (2006)
  • Project Management Professional, PMP (2005)