As the Director of Legal Project Management (LPM), Janelle Belling is responsible for the continuous development and implementation of client and legal project management models and approaches, consultation with partners and clients on pricing, budgeting and matter management solutions to meet Firm and client needs. She assists in the development and establishment of the firm-wide matter management framework of processes, tools, and technology which ensures efficient delivery of legal services and enables achievement of the Firm’s growth and profitability objectives. Janelle contributes directly to client satisfaction via her involvement and support of Perkins Coie’s Client Advantage™ Program. Additionally, she is focused on improving efficiencies through shared management responsibilities, strengthening communication and making value (as defined by the client) transparent.
Janelle began her career with the firm as a paralegal and has also held roles as an Analyst, Project Manager, Manager of Project Management, and Managing Director of the firm’s E-Discovery Services & Strategy (ESS) practice. With more than 20 years of discovery experience, she regularly assists attorneys and clients with developing electronic discovery workflows, plans and strategy, ranging from effective legal hold implementation and management and the identification, preservation and collection of data to negotiations regarding scope of discovery and cost shifting.