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Connie Brenton

Connie Brenton

NetApp, Inc.
Senior Director, Legal Operations
Sunnyvale, CA, USA


As Chief of Staff and Sr. Director of Legal Operations at NetApp Inc., Connie Brenton has leveraged her legal and business background to create an innovative and best in class legal department that has been recognized internationally for its innovation in the areas of strategic vision, technology adoption, new staffing/sourcing solutions, partner and financial management and building efficiencies by driving world class operating metrics.

Prior to NetApp, Connie served as Senior Director, Deputy General Counsel at Sun Microsystems and Managing Counsel at Oracle where she also initiated the Legal Operations role. Before joining the Legal Operations community, Connie was in private practice as a civil litigator.

Connie has been active in developing and promoting the Legal Operations role throughout the business and legal communities. She is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC), the world’s largest, fastest growing and most active international group of legal operations professionals, growing its membership from 40 to 1800 in less than three years. She publishes on the topics of the changing legal ecosystem and legal operations and speaks internationally on the topic of “Running Legal like a Business.”

Connie holds a JD, an MBA and a BA in Economics. She was named as one of Corporate Counsel's National Women in Law in 2018, honored as one of the 100 Women of Influence in Silicon Valley for 2014 and was selected as one of the top 10 Deputy General Counsel in 2012.

Connie Brenton is associated with the following items:
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio What is CLOC: Understand the Changes Impacting In-House Legal Services Delivery , Monday, October 30, 2017
On-Demand Web Briefing  On-Demand Web Briefing What is CLOC: Understand the Changes Impacting In-House Legal Services Delivery - What is CLOC: Understand the Changes Impacting In-House Legal Services Delivery , Friday, November 03, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts What is CLOC: Understand the Changes Impacting In-House Legal Services Delivery - What is CLOC: Understand the Changes Impacting In-House Legal Services Delivery , Friday, November 03, 2017
Live Seminar  Live Seminar All Star Business Development for Lawyers 2019, Thursday, March 14, 2019, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast All Star Business Development for Lawyers 2019, Thursday, March 14, 2019, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web All Star Business Development for Lawyers 2019, Thursday, March 14, 2019, Nashville, TN
All Star Business Development for Lawyers 2019, Thursday, March 14, 2019, Mechanicsburg, PA
All Star Business Development for Lawyers 2019, Thursday, March 14, 2019, Pittsburgh, PA
All Star Business Development for Lawyers 2019, Thursday, March 14, 2019, Philadelphia, PA
All Star Business Development for Lawyers 2019, Thursday, March 14, 2019, Cleveland, OH
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