Director of In-house Legal Markets, LexisNexis
Mark Smith is the Director of In-house Legal Markets with LexisNexis. Mark is responsible for developing and managing LexisNexis’ portfolio of products and services for corporate counsel.
Previously, Mark practised as a technology and outsourcing lawyer for ten years. The first six years were spent in private practice with National and City firms working on a mix of large scale technology outsourcings and specialist information security work. The next four years were spent working in-house for a global outsourcing provider, where Mark ran the international legal team across EMEA, APAC and LATAM regions. While in this role, Mark completed his MBA, including a dissertation on law firm strategy, and then moved into a product and market strategy role for the company.
After leaving the company, Mark set up his own consultancy business, providing strategy and training services to law firms and then spent a year leading the legal process outsourcing division for a US-listed Indian BPO company. Mark joined LexisNexis at the start of 2011 and spent 15 months in the role of Director of Practice Areas leading teams providing solutions to practitioners focussing on intellectual property, information technology and anti-trust law and to corporate counsel in public sector and private organisations.