Chief Client Strategy & Growth Officer
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Meredith L. Williams-Range is Shearman & Sterling’s Chief Client Strategy & Growth Officer. She oversees and coordinates global strategy in master data management, conflicts, governance, new business intake, records, legal project management, knowledge management, research services and more. Meredith also oversees many of the firm’s resources that allow Shearman & Sterling to partner with clients and deliver cutting-edge legal tech & strategic operations. She is widely recognized as a leading authority in innovation, legal tech, legal operations and the practice of law changes, and is a frequent presenter and author.
Meredith received a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting followed by a Juris Doctorate from the University of Memphis. She is admitted to practice in the states of New York & Tennessee. Ms. Williams-Range is a member of Chief, a private network designed specifically for women leaders — rising VP level through CEO — to strengthen their experience in the C-suite, the Association of Women Attorneys and the American, New York, Tennessee and Memphis Bar Associations. In addition, Ms. Williams-Range is the Past President of the Board of Directors for the International Legal Technology Association. She is a recipient of ILTA’s 2011 Distinguished Young Professional Award; ABA’s LTRC’s Top 10 Women of Legal Tech 2016; a 2017 Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management; 2018 ILTA Distinguished Peer Award winner; 2019 recipient of the New York Law Journal Trailblazer Award, 2019 Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Entrepreneurs Top 10 Shortlist, 2020 Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, 2021 New York Law Journal Innovative Law Firm recipient and 2021 Financial Time Innovative Law Firm: Data Analytics recipient.
Ms. Williams-Range is a regular speaker, blogger, author and podcast host. Some recent examples include “Increasing Uncommon Sense, While Cutting out the Nonsense,” Peer to Peer, ILTA (January 2023); “Fireside Chat: Shearman & Sterling”, iManage Cloud Summit, New York, NY, (November 2022); “The Connected Firm: A Process for Building Your Technology Strategy”, IntApp City Tour, New York, NY (November 2022); “Fireside Chat: Shearman & Sterling”, iManage ConnectLive 2022, Chicago, IL (October 2022); “Enhance Client Value and Optimize Matter Lifecycles”, Legal Value Network 2022, Chicago (September 2022); “Is it AI, ML or BS?”, Legal Value Network 2022, Chicago (September 2022); “Integrating Processes: Modernizing Lateral Onboarding”, IntApp Connect 2021, Virtual Conference (November 2021); “FIRESIDE CHAT: Playing the Budget Long Game: Assessing Your Value to Drive Profitable Client Relationships”, ARK Innovation, Virtual Conference (November 2021); “Building an Internal Investigations Factory to Speed Data Protection, CLOC Solution Lab Presented by CS DISCO, Virtual Conference (November 2021); “Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: Un-silo the Teams to Un-silo the Data”, ARK KM, New York, NY (September 2021); “Redefining the Delivery of Legal Services”, ILTACON, Las Vegas, NV (August 2021); “Building the Law Services Delivery Team of the Future”, ILTACON, Las Vegas, NV (August 2021); “Meredith Williams-Range Builds the Law Firm of the Future,” Profile (July 2021).