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William T.Garcia

Chief Practice Innovation Officermoc.eniHnospmohT@aicraG.mailliW
Washington, D.C.

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William T.Garcia

Chief Practice Innovation Officer

Focus Areas

  • Co-presenter, “Evolving Legal Practice: Shaping the Future of Law through Tech Innovation,” Thompson Hine Investment Management Coffee Chat, March 2024
  • “Generative AI and the Impact on Legal Project Management,” Legal Project Management 2024, Practicing Law Institute, February 2024
  • “How Law Firms, Consultants and Other Providers are Supporting Clients by Embracing Advanced Tech,” LegalWeek, February 2024
  • “How Large Law Firms Are Incorporating AI into Practice,” American Bar Association webinar, January 2024
  • “Legal Industry Updates,” Thompson Hine webinar, October 10, 2023
  • “Quality over Quantity: 3 Steps to Reducing Outside Counsel Costs Without Sacrificing Performance,” LegalWeek, March 2023
  • “Legal Project Management: Providing Value for In-House Law Departments,” Association of Corporate Counsel – National Capital Region (ACC NCR), June 30, 2020
  • “Kickstarting Your Firm’s Practice Innovation Initiative,” True Value Partnering Institute, 2020 Business of Law Virtual Value Summit, April 15, 2020
  • “Change Management: How to Get Lawyers and Staff to Buy-In to Change,” 2020 Legal Business Strategy (LegalWeek) Conference, February 4-5, 2020 and Podcast
  • “How to Use Value-Based Fees,” 2017 ACC Legal Operations Conference, June 4-6, 2017
  • “Legal Industry Pressures, Operational Efficiency and Pricing Strategies,” Nimble Legal Forum, October 25, 2017
  • “Applying Legal Project Management – Case Studies in Getting Lawyer Buy-In,” Practicing Law Institute, Project Management for Lawyers 2015, January 22, 2015
  • “What Does 2020 Look Like? e-Lawyering and the Future of Legal Work,” American Bar Association, Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession, Minority Counsel Program, May 14-16, 2014
  • “Using Value-Based Fees to Strengthen Client-Firm Relationships,” American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Section Annual Conference, April 25, 2013
  • “New Partner Session: Working With In-House Counsel,” American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, New Partner and In-House Counsel Conference, March 3, 2012
  • “Outside Counsel Management,” Association of Corporate Counsel, 2012 Corporate Counsel University
  • “Re-evaluating Law Firm Economics and What Drives Profitability in Today’s Economy,” Legal Marketing Association, Senior Marketer’s Summit, April 4, 2011
  • “On the Horizon – The Slow Motion Revolution,” 9th Annual Premier Legal Practice & Risk Management Conference, March 3-5, 2010
  • “Gun-Jumping: Pitfalls, Uncertainties and Solutions,” American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law, 2006 spring meeting
  • “Dealing with the Media: Right, Wrong & Otherwise,” Association of Corporate Counsel, 2005 annual meeting
  • “Antitrust Law Primer for Small Department Practitioners,” Association of Corporate Counsel, 2002 annual meeting
  • Finalist for Financial Times, Most Innovative Intrapreneur, FT Innovative Lawyers Awards, 2022
  • Led innovation development for firm’s recognition as a leader in legal service delivery, including:
    • Winner, Financial Times Innovation in the Business of Law – Best New Model Award, 2015 (SmartPaTH)
    • Finalist, American Lawyer Inaugural Legal Services Innovation Award, 2018
    • Finalist, Litera Microsystems Changing Lawyer Awards/Outstanding Law Firm of the Year, 2018
    • Finalist, Legal Week Leaders in Tech Law Award/Tech-Enabled Hybrid Work Environment, 2023 (proprietary staffing solution)
    • Finalist, Legal Week Leaders in Tech Law Award/Tech-Enabled Transactional Practice of the Year, 2024 (technology assisted transaction management)
  • Selected to Law360 Legal Industry Editorial Advisory Board, 2021-2024
  • Accredited Legal Innovation Professional, True Value Partnering Institute, 2024
  • Accredited Legal Project Manager, True Value Partnering Institute, 2020
  • Fellow, College of Law Practice Management, 2016

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association: Member, Task Force on Law and Artificial Intelligence (2023-2024); Standing Committee on Membership (Chair, 2019-2022; Member, 2016-2019); Presidential Working Group on Task Based Billing Codes (Chair, 2017-2018); ABA Section of Litigation: former Chair, Membership & Marketing, Council Member, Managing Director, Chair Corporate Counsel Committee

Community Activities

  • College of Law Practice Management, Trustee (2019-2024)
  • Washington Office on Latin America, Director (2014-2018)


  • The University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1983
  • Harvard University, A.B., 1980,

     magna cum laude


  • Spanish
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