A better way.

Factor is the market leader in Legal Managed Services, from deadline-driven projects to ongoing legal and contracting solutions. 

Our people are masters of their craft, powered by proven processes, enabled by technology, and made more effective by data-driven insights. Their goal is to break the forced trade-offs between expertise and efficiency, risk and cost, speed and safety.

Born 10 years ago in the pioneering innovation labs of Axiom, Factor is now an independent and rapidly growing company with a niche focus on the mid-to higher complexity transactional legal work that forms the core workload of most in-house legal and contracting functions.

With an industry-leading executive team and over 600 lawyers, contract experts, technologists, and process consultants, Factor operates from New York, Chicago, London, Belfast, and Wroclaw. 

10+
Years of client success
8/10
Of the largest global banks are clients
100s
of successful client engagements
3
Scaled Legal Centers of Excellence
Our Leadership
Legal & Business
(Representative)
Executive
Board of Directors
Keith Blizzard
Regulatory & Derivatives Expert
Henry Stevenson
Lead Commercial Contracts Expert
Markell Smith
Life Sciences Expert
Jorge Rey
Senior Derivatives Counsel
Michael Callier
Head of Solutions Consulting
Manisha Dorawala
Life Sciences & Enterprise Industry Partner
John Law
Global Head of Technology
Charles Lindon
Financial Services Industry Partner
Keith Blizzard
Regulatory & Derivatives Expert

Capital markets lawyer, author of the first book on the Irish Law of Financial Derivatives, and ISDA panellist. Previously Ulster Bank Group; BNY Mellon; Bank of Ireland; JP Morgan.

Henry Stevenson
Lead Commercial Contracts Expert

Senior lawyer with 20+ years’ experience advising FTSE 100 and retail banking organizations with broad commercial knowledge and practical know-how covering customer contracts, procurement, outsourcing, and IP/IT. Previously Danske Bank.

Markell Smith
Life Sciences Expert

Expert in life sciences commercial and clinical contracts, currently acting as subject matter expert in support of team handling complex/high-value pharma contracting. Previously Wilmer Cutler. 

Jorge Rey
Senior Derivatives Counsel

Senior lawyer with 20+ years of derivatives and regulatory experience covering investment advisers, institutional clients, insurance companies, global banks, and hedge funds. Previously Assistant General Counsel at Pacific Global Advisors and Radian Asset Assurance; Associate Counsel at Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP.

Michael Callier
Head of Solutions Consulting

Award-winning corporate lawyer, legal operations director, and consultant with over 16 years of experience. Globally recognized for legal innovation at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP. Previously Co-Founder and partner at Pivot Legal Solutions.

Manisha Dorawala
Life Sciences & Enterprise Industry Partner

Experienced lawyer with expertise in negotiation, risk management, and legal operations. Previously Wells Fargo; Wachovia.

John Law
Global Head of Technology

Technology transformation leader with 15+ years’ experience spanning strategy, architecture, transformation, and operational IT management. Previously Managing Director at SilverBullet.

Charles Lindon
Financial Services Industry Partner

Global Lead with a demonstrated history of success working in the financial services sector including Standard Chartered Bank, Credit Suisse, First Data. Previously Global Head of Regulatory Response at Factor; Accenture; SEI - Wealth Management.

Varun Mehta
CEO / Board Member
John Dillon
Chief Financial Officer
Sandy Devine
Chief Commercial Officer
Sumera Hassan
Head of People
Ed Sohn
Head of Solutions
Roxann Erxleben
Chief Operating Officer
Chris DeConti
Head of Strategy
Varun Mehta
CEO / Board Member

Problem solver and trusted advisor to GCs and Legal COOs. Previously President at Morae Global and EVP/Founding team member of Clutch Group. 

John Dillon
Chief Financial Officer

Steward of thoughtful long-term planning and executor of vision. Responsible for strategy and management of financial growth. Previously CFO of Mercer’s global businesses.

Sandy Devine
Chief Commercial Officer

Industry leader in helping clients improve performance and adopt new operating models. Previously led Axiom Europe and held senior leadership roles at HP and CGI with responsibilities including the development, implementation, and continuous improvement of large-scale outsourcing engagements. 

Sumera Hassan
Head of People

Developer and champion of people-centered corporate culture. Responsible for recruitment, retention, and development strategy. Previously at Revlon and Bloomberg.

Ed Sohn
Head of Solutions

Experienced lawyer, innovator, and value generator for global clients. Responsible for discovery, design and development of services. Previously Product and Innovation leader at EY Law; Pangea3; King & Spalding LLP.

Roxann Erxleben
Chief Operating Officer

Expert in efficiently scaling professional service organizations. Responsible for global operations and client delivery. Previously EVP at Axiom and Partner/Managing Director at Accenture.

Chris DeConti
Head of Strategy

Creative thinker and expert in legal managed services. Responsible for corporate strategy and global business development. Previously EVP at Axiom, Managing Director at CEB (General Counsel Roundtable).

Mark Harris
Board Chair
Varun Mehta
CEO / Board Member
Carol Lindstrom
Board Member
Jim Madden
Board Member
Andrew Ballheimer
Board Member
Mark Harris
Board Chair

CEO of Knowable; Co-founder and ex-CEO of Axiom Law; Aspen Institute Henry Crown Fellow.  Lawyer-turned-entrepreneur and early innovator of the legal industry.

Varun Mehta
CEO / Board Member

Problem solver and trusted advisor to GCs and Legal COOs. Previously President at Morae Global and EVP/Founding team member of Clutch Group. 

Carol Lindstrom
Board Member

Previously Vice Chair at Deloitte; Special Advisor at Carrick Capital Partners; Board member at Genpact, Exponent, and Discovery Health Partners; Serving on Board for the Workday Foundation, St. Helena Hospital Foundation, and Homeful.  Global experience in large-scale technology implementations and consulting. 

 

Jim Madden
Board Member

Co-Founder and MD, Carrick Capital; Previously founder, Chairman, and CEO of Exult; Board member at Accolade, Everspring, Exiger, Flatiron School and Mavenlink; Chair of the Board of Directors of Genpact.  Expert in sourcing and growth of software and software-enabled businesses. 

Andrew Ballheimer
Board Member

Previously Global Managing Partner, Allen & Overy; Recognized industry leader in innovation; Award-winning 35-year legal career in M&A and capital markets in London, Tokyo, and New York.  

Press Release

Factor Launches ‘Factor Connect’ Partnership Program to Accelerate Innovation

July 28, 2021
Continuing its mission to bridge the gap between New Law and traditional law, Factor announces first cohort of participating companies, including Agiloft, Kira and BlackBoiler
Press Release

Factor Launches New Tech-Enabled Transaction Management Service for Law Firms

June 08, 2021
New Law capabilities create the blueprint for the future of transactional practice, driving law firm innovation and profitability
Press Release

Andrew Ballheimer, Former A&O Global Managing Partner, Joins Factor Board of Directors

March 25, 2021
Factor bridges the worlds of traditional law and New Law with notable law firm leader on board
“We have built up a very good rapport with them. The element of trust is high. The people in external law firms we use aren’t normally so integrated into our legal team.”

Matthias Kreutzer
Head of Legal, Vodafone Procurement Company