Mike Haven joins us on the show to share his experience as a pioneer in the growing legal operations space. We discussed stories from his career journey, including why he left Biglaw after making partner, how a chance meeting at a SF Giants game led him to find his way into legal operations, how technology vendors and outside counsel who are interested in working with legal departments should make their pitch, as well as lessons and advice for younger lawyers coming up in their careers.
Mike is Senior Director, Associate General Counsel, and Head of Legal Operations at Intel, and Board Member at CLOC, the world’s leading association for legal operations. Mike was previously the head of legal operations at two publicly traded companies, and his experience includes building up the legal operations function from scratch. Prior to his in-house career, Mike was a partner at K&L Gates, where he served as outside counsel to sophisticated businesses.