Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Organization Type: Law Firm
Position/Title: Head of Business & Client Development
Functional Area: Management
Year of Induction: 2014
620 Eighth Ave.
New York, NY 10018-1405
A veteran business development executive, legal services entrepreneur, and corporate lawyer, Kevin Colangelo is Vice President, Head of Strategic Accounts, at Bloomberg BNA.
As a member of the founding leadership team at legal outsourcing pioneer, Pangea3, Kevin was integral in the development of its workflow and delivery models, as well as overseeing Pangea3’s growth from 30 attorneys to over 800 5 years. He held multiple leadership roles, including global head of the Corporate Practice, General Counsel, and relationship manager for Pangea3’s largest global clients.
Prior to joining Bloomberg BNA, Kevin was Vice President of Client Relations and Strategic Communications at Elevate Services, where he counseled clients on matters ranging from competitive intelligence strategies to legal project management. He has also held leadership positions at three Am Law 100 firms, including Proskauer Rose, where he served as the firm’s first Client Relations Officer, and Kramer Levin, where he was Co-founder and Co-chair of the Outsourcing and Technology Transactions practice. He has also served as Managing Partner of a boutique law firm focused on delivering legal work at fixed rates.
Kevin speaks frequently and is quoted widely on legal innovation, client relationship management, process improvement and legal process outsourcing. He has been featured in segments and articles in numerous media outlets, including the ABA Journal, the New York Law Journal, Lawyers Weekly, Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, Outsourcing Magazine and Bloomberg Television.
Kevin graduated from Hamilton College and earned his law degree from Vermont Law School, cum laude. Kevin is a member of the New York Bar, and is admitted to the U.S. Court of International Trade.
CITATION UPON INDUCTION INTO THE COLLEGE
Kevin Colangelo is one of those unique individuals whose career is filled with excellence in a variety of disciplines, in a variety of contexts. He has exemplified and embodied leadership as a legal practitioner in the field of outsourcing law; as a key executive in a legal process outsourcing company and then a legal publishing and consulting firm; and, most recently, as one of the few Client Relations Officers at a major U.S. law firm. Kevin is one of those rare individuals who can combine – in a seamless way – expertise in a number of related but distinct disciplines, such as business development, client relations, legal project management, strategic pricing, and knowledge management. His writing and speaking on topics ranging from developing process flows in complex transactions, to how law firms can leverage technology and consultative sales skills to improve client relationships, has helped lawyers worldwide evolve and develop their thinking about, and approach to, the business of law.