Richard Brzakala is a recognized legal marketplace thought leader and expert in legal operations, sourcing and cost-efficiency strategies.
He has been a trusted advisor to many senior executives and general counsel for numerous financial institutions, law firms, and government agencies. Brzakala is currently working as the global director of external legal services at a major Canadian bank, where his mandate includes the oversight of legal ops, compliance, finance and risk management practices as they relate to the management of external counsel globally.
Richard is also a frequent speaker and panelist who has written numerous articles on various topics related to legal ops, sourcing, and information security. He also chairs a number of legal operation strategy groups and participates in an executive advisory capacity for a leading legal marketplace provider.