Factor, the leader in solutions for complex legal work at scale, today announced that Andrew Ballheimer, recently retired Global Managing Partner at Magic Circle firm Allen & Overy (A&O), has joined the company as a member of its board of directors. During his tenure at A&O, he oversaw strong growth in both revenues and profits per partner, driven by a strategy rooted in exceptional client service and industry leadership in innovation.
As Factor strengthens its position bridging the worlds of traditional law and New Law, Ballheimer adds an invaluable depth of perspective and leadership experience from the traditional law firm sector. Ballheimer retired in 2020 from his position as Global Managing Partner at A&O, where he spent over three decades. During his tenure, A&O built a reputation for market-leading innovation, with the successful expansion of the firm's Belfast shared services center; flexible resourcing arm, Peerpoint; legal tech innovation lab, Fuse; and a number of tech-enabled regulatory remediation solutions.
"We are building a new kind of legal services firm. A firm that thrives in business and in law, that brings together traditional law and New Law capabilities, so our clients aren't forced to choose between expertise or efficiency, safety or speed, risk or cost," said Varun Mehta, CEO of Factor. "This requires assembling the best leadership and talent at all levels. Our clients and our people will greatly benefit from Andrew's focus on impeccable standards of quality and his experience in attracting and developing the best legal talent in the market."