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Susan Sommers, Tim Fox, and Diana Witt Join Ogletree Deakins

By CIOReview | Monday, November 23, 2020

Ogletree deepens leadership with the joining of Susan Sommers, Tim Fox, and Diana Witt.

FREMONT, CA: Ogletree Deakins, one of the leading labor and employment law firms representing management, announces that Susan Sommers, Tim Fox, and Diana Witt, who have a combined total of more than 65 years of experience in the legal and technology industries, joins the firm’s award-winning Knowledge Management (KM) department. The firm also welcomes Dave Boland, who was previously Chief Knowledge Officer at consulting firm Grant Thornton, as Chief Knowledge Officer earlier this year.

Before joining the firm earlier this year, Dave Boland has exceeded expectations with his progressive vision and fresh perspective—established from decades of experience leading KM teams at top consulting firms. Ogletree looks forward to expanding our KM capabilities to offer increased service and value for its clients.

Susan Sommes serves as Ogletree Deakins’ Director of Knowledge Management (KM) Innovation and Solutions and brings her decades of experience in transforming and leveraging technology in law firms and consulting firms. Sommer’s experience includes developing strategies and driving initiatives for emerging technology, data analytics, and knowledge management solutions. As Director of KM Innovation and Solutions, Sommers is responsible for envisioning and bringing to life knowledge management platforms, tools, and technology solutions, both internally and externally, supporting the firm’s knowledge management strategy.

Tim Fox leads the practice intelligence function at Ogletree Deakins and is a pioneer in the legal technology industry. He joins Ogletree Deakins after serving as Chief Product and Information Officer for LegalMation, a standard technology startup. He led the product, artificial intelligence, and support teams in developing LegalMation’s award-winning software solutions. Fox will grow and implement a data strategy that supports technology and data to answer critical questions, design tools, dashboards, and data visualizations, and create actionable insights.

Diana Witt is Senior Manager of the firm’s newly combined Research Services team. She previously served as Director of Library Services for Akerman LLP for more than two years. She led a team that supported legal and business research services, digital services, and department operations. Earlier, Under Witt’s leadership, the Ogletree Deakins Research Services department is transitioning to a technology-enabled team of research advisors who will assist with complex requests and provide the firm’s lawyers with meaningful analysis insight.