Mike Ertel is a Practice Innovation & Knowledge Attorney at Paul Hastings LLP. In addition to helping attorneys leverage internal precedent, Mike engages with attorneys to understand their pain points and provide solutions that increase efficiency, improve quality, and reduce write-downs.
Drawing on his 15 years of legal experience where he litigated high-stakes matters worth billions of dollars, Mike empathizes with his attorneys, which helps him offer solutions that attorneys will adopt. Once a solution is ready for release, Mike works with practice leaders to promote change management and secure attorney adoption across the organization. Mike is always working to instill a culture of innovation where his attorneys know to call him when they have an idea of how to do something better.