Mon, Jun 9, 2014

Joy Saphla Joins Duff & Phelps Legal Management Consulting Practice

New Addition Extends Duff & Phelps’ Leadership in Legal Management Strategy and Operations

Duff & Phelps Corporation, the premier global valuation and corporate finance advisor, today announced that Joy Saphla has joined the firm’s Houston office as a managing director in the firm’s Legal Management Consulting service line. Her work will focus specifically on the firm’s rapidly-growing Strategy and Operations practice, which utilizes seasoned professionals, legal industry insight, and operational expertise to optimize legal department and law firm performance.

Saphla brings more than 20 years of experience delivering sustainable results for general counsel, in house lawyers, law firms and other professionals leading and supporting legal operations. She has served clients across industries including energy, financial services, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, higher education, technology, transportation, manufacturing, retail and diversified products. Saphla joins Duff & Phelps from Huron Legal, where she served as the firm’s Head of Law Department Management.

“We enthusiastically welcome Joy to our team and look forward to her leadership in this key division of our practice,” said Greg Higgins, global leader of Duff & Phelps’ Dispute and Legal Management Consulting practice. “Joy’s depth of experience, industry relationships, and track record of delivering results will be an asset to our practice, enhancing our ability to deliver superior service to our clients.”

Saphla’s experience includes strategy development and articulation; organizational assessment; design and restructuring; spend management; sourcing strategy development and implementation including outsourcing, off-shoring and in-sourcing; change management; value creation and reporting; benchmarking and performance management; process and technology improvement. Saphla has and will continue to serve clients globally, in the U.S., Canada and EMEA.

Saphla is a frequent presenter on legal management strategy and operations, and has presented at conferences including The General Counsel Forum, ACC, CLO Conference, ILTA, LegalTech and CLT SuperConference.

About Duff & Phelps’ Legal Management Consulting Practice
Duff & Phelps offers Legal Management Consulting services designed to help legal departments and law firms improve performance and efficiency, reduce costs and enhance organizational effectiveness. Our specialized team of professionals have decades of experience in all areas of strategy and operations, technology, information governance and litigation readiness.

About Duff & Phelps
Duff & Phelps is the premier global valuation and corporate finance advisor with expertise in complex valuation, dispute consulting, M&A and restructuring. The firm’s more than 1,000 employees serve a diverse range of clients from offices in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit
M&A advisory, capital raising and restructuring services in the United States are provided by Duff & Phelps Securities, LLC. Member FINRA/SIPC. Pagemill Partners is a Division of Duff & Phelps Securities, LLC. M&A advisory and capital raising services in the United Kingdom and Germany are provided by Duff & Phelps Securities Ltd., which is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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