Steven B. Levy, author of the seminal work on Legal Project Management, leads the team. When training calls for two instructors, he’s joined by long-time colleague, training specialist, and attorney John Rapp.
Steven B. Levy
Steven B. Levy, the author of Legal Project Management: Control Costs, Meet Schedules, Manage Risks, and Maintain Sanity, is a business leader, project manager, and author who has spent many years helping the legal world deliver increased client value. He is the CEO of Lexician, which provides training, coaching, and consulting to law firms and departments on Legal Project Management, leadership, and management.
Previously, he headed Microsoft’s legal technology/operations department, driving innovation and efficiency into one of the world’s largest law departments. While at Microsoft, he led two industry task forces, worked on LEDES e-billing and UTBMS standards, and founded a corporate-law roundtable for sharing operations information. He also headed two Microsoft product groups in his seventeen years at the company.
His unique and practical approach to Legal Project Management, based on 30+ years managing projects and leading businesses on three continents, has made him a highly requested speaker, trainer, and seminar leader. He is the author of five books for legal and other professionals.
John F. Rapp
John Rapp has been a practicing attorney since 1983 and a law and business instructor since 1990. In addition to his work with Lexician, he is a trial and appellate lawyer, litigating major disputes concerning contracts, employment, intellectual property, professional sports, class actions, and international trade.
John has served as Managing Editor for CPM Global Assurance, Director of Education for the IT Compliance Institute, the Compliance Training Attorney for Microsoft, the CEO of the Emerald Education Group, the Asia-Pacific Training Director for Baker & McKenzie, a senior attorney at Bogle & Gates, and an Assistant District Attorney for Kings County (a/k/a Brooklyn), in addition to his work as the Director of Continuing Education and as a Lecturer for the University of Washington School of Law. He has also served as an adjunct professor in two MBA programs. His career highlights include managing the team that created Microsoftâ’s company-wide training programs on business standards and ethics; consulting to and writing for law firms on “best practices” in law; teaching thousands of attorneys and staff at the world’s largest law firm; and leading litigation teams for Fortune 500 clients on the Exxon Valdez oil spill, multiple Superfund cases, FCPA litigation, and countless other major business matters.
John’s served on the Washington State Bar’s Select Task Force on CLE and was unanimously appointed an Ethics Supervisor by the Washington Supreme Court. He holds an M.A. and a J.D. (with honors) from the University of Washington and is admitted to practice in Washington State, New York, and several federal courts.