Nancy Jessen Executive Vice President, Digital Legal Transformation


Nancy Jessen has been a leader in legal services consultancy for nearly 30 years, guiding law firms and legal departments on strategic and operational transformation. She works closely with general counsel across the United States to hone their vision and highlight how the departments they lead contribute to the company’s success. Nancy challenges and trains GCs to model business-thinking processes that set a new expectation and tone for their departments. As a result of building and inspiring the most impactful consulting team in the legal industry, Nancy is able to fulfill her greatest professional objective: creating long term relationships of trust with legal leaders who share her passion for excellence.

As a legal consultant for major organizations such as Huron Consulting, Arthur Andersen, and Altman Weil, Nancy propelled the legal industry and her clients beyond previous limitations. She joined UnitedLex for its compelling vision, focus on client service, drive for innovation, commitment to execution, and strong leadership. Nancy focuses on solutions that improve legal departments’ efficiency, encouraging investment in technology that enables the completion of legal work and captures the knowledge of experienced resources. She helps law departments explore all facets of their corporate strategy and competitive landscape to transform them into indispensable business partners.

Nancy’s consulting experience is complemented by her extensive technical background working as the manager of information systems for a high-tech law firm and for a software company that designed and implemented financial systems for law firms.

Nancy has been named one of the top 100 Legal Consultants and Strategists by Law Dragon since 2017. She frequently speaks at industry events on new operating model design, value articulation, transformative technology implementation, and adopting high-impact corporate change. Nancy earned her BS in management information systems from Iowa State University.