Heath Harris

Director of Legal Operations Innovation,
Fenwick & West LLP

Contact Details

Fenwick & West LLP
Director of Legal Operations Innovation,
Fenwick & West LLP


With 10+ years of progressive leadership experience for national law firms, I am a director of operations skilled in driving major projects, M&A strategies and continuous improvement initiatives. 

I currently oversee a team of 14, including Knowledge & Innovation and Research & Intelligence. Together we design process and technology in servicing the leading life sciences and technology companies in the world. 

My other career achievements include: 

• Advised conflict resolution and integration aspects of multimillion-dollar merger propositions. 
• Averaged $100k per year in cost savings for organization since 2012, via contract negotiation and vendor management. 
• Designed and installed $1M enterprise workflow software.
• Redesigned new business intake processes and policies, delivering an 87% time reduction process improvement. 

I am a trusted advisor to C-level leaders and board members in defining and activating new strategies. My business acumen organizational design, innovation, process engineering, strategic planning and change management against aggressive requirements. Additionally, I am a respected mentor, coach and director of high-performance teams, recognized for my ability to cultivate positive organizational culture. 

Specialties: Executive leadership, innovation, M&A advisory, strategic planning, change management, business process engineering, systems design and implementation, continuous improvement, risk management, transformation, quality assurance, cost control, community engagement, communications.

Honors and Awards

Technology Advocacy Professional of the Year
International Legal Technology Association (ILTA)