Barclays lawyer departs for Norton Rose to set up an ops shop
The Global Legal Post reports that Barclay’s Stéphanie Hamon has left to join Norton Rose Fulbright and launch a legal operations consulting practice at the firm. She’ll advise in-house legal departments on operations and management.
The legal ops practice will launch in August and will be part of what the law firm calls NRF Transform, the firm’s change and innovation program. Hamon, previously managing director and head of external engagement, legal, at Barclays will develop the practice. She left the bank earlier this year, and has been on what Brits call “garden leave,” a noncompete clause-specified period during which she cannot work in a similar capacity for another entity.
The site quoted Hamon as saying, “A GC or legal team has two roles. First, advising on legal risks and opportunities. Second, supporting their company’s wider objectives as a business partner. There are lots of advisors who help manage legal risk, but very few who help with being an effective business partner. Through Legal Operations Consulting, supported by the wider NRF Transform program, Norton Rose Fulbright will now do both.”