Megan V. Panchella is Reed Smith’s Senior Manager of Legal Project Management and a key member of the firm's Client Value Initiative. Megan is a certified Legal Project Manager who oversees a Firmwide team whose focus is to understand the business needs of clients and create practical and innovative pricing and legal project management strategies designed to meet those needs. Her objective is to provide firm clients with exceptional service centered on client value, cost-effectiveness, predictability, and efficiency.
Megan was instrumental in designing the firm’s matter management reporting system and continues to assist with technology efforts for Client Value. Drawing on her legal and analytical background, Megan brings a unique skill set to the effective management and efficient delivery of legal services.
Megan strives to understand how each client's business operates and to identify its specific goals, business objectives, and areas of potential improvement. She then uses Reed Smith’s proprietary suite of matter management tools and strategies aimed at more effectively budgeting, pricing, staffing, and managing client matters in a way that aligns with their businesses. When matters are concluded, she reviews client feedback and uses data analytics to devise strategies to improve matter performance and further strengthen client relationships.
Before joining Reed Smith Megan spent 7 years as a Complex Commercial Litigation Paralegal and Business Analyst at Kleinbard LLP.