Q&A: Meet Oz Benamram, Class of 2015
Oz Benamram is a force of nature for law firm innovation. Time and again over the past decade he has fearlessly taken on the thorniest information management problems facing his profession, solved the problems with brilliant insight and sustained effort, shared his insights with the rest of us, and moved on to his next challenge. His innovations in enterprise search, the management of client matters, and workflow have produced far-reaching and lasting benefits to the legal profession. In his spare time, he is a wise and patient mentor to other knowledge management professionals and is the sponsor of an annual gathering of such professionals from around the world.
Chief Knowledge Officer
White & Case LLP
New York, NY
Where were you born and raised?
What’s your favorite thing to do away from work?
Spend time with my family, playing chess and hiking.
What achievement outside of work makes you most proud?
Other than raising three amazing boys … I learned how to surf recently.
Did you choose your career or did it choose you?
I definitely didn’t plan this.
Who was your mentor and what made him or her so influential?
The Supreme Court Justice I clerked for, Mishael Cheshin, in my first job out of law school. He was a brilliant jurist, he was passionate about justice, but most of all he saw the people in front of him.
What is the most vivid moment or experience in your career?
The first trial I handled on my own. That adrenaline rush still gets me going.
Of the law-related projects or initiatives you’ve worked on in the past year or so, what has you the most excited or shows the most promise?
Launching our new intranet. We finally nailed it.
What is the most engaging law-related thing you’re doing right now?
Creating a data analytics team to help us make data-driven decisions and support matter management.
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