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Legal­Eye® Leadership

James A. Loef­fler, CPA, CFE, Cer­ti­fied Six Sigma Black Belt

View James A. Loeffler's LinkedIn profileJim has twenty-five years of finan­cial, oper­a­tional and infor­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy expe­ri­ence, which includes lead­er­ship roles with Ernst & Young LLP (EY), Camp­bell Soup Com­pany and MBNA Amer­ica (Bank of Amer­ica).  He founded Legal­Eye® in 2005 with the mis­sion of help­ing busi­nesses and the law firms that serve them reduce and con­trol legal costs and the processes and risks that drive them.  As a CPA, Jim has devel­oped and imple­mented scal­able data min­ing and analy­sis pro­to­cols, finan­cial report­ing struc­tures and data visu­al­iza­tion solu­tions that engage diverse groups of stake­hold­ers. As a CFE, Jim has worked with law firms, finan­cial insti­tu­tions and the FBI on fraud inves­ti­ga­tions, and has sig­nif­i­cant expe­ri­ence in cor­po­rate and legal com­pli­ance.  As a Cer­ti­fied Lean/Six Sigma Black Belt, Jim has suc­cess­fully applied proven con­tin­u­ous improve­ment con­cepts, tools and method­olo­gies to high-profile legal spend man­age­ment, com­pli­ance and risk man­age­ment ini­tia­tives.  Jim is a fre­quent writer and speaker on legal spend man­age­ment, law firm prof­itabil­ity, process improve­ment and risk man­age­ment topics.

A grad­u­ate of John Car­roll Uni­ver­sity with a dou­ble major in Account­ing and Finance, Jim received a full-tuition schol­ar­ship from the Uni­ver­sity of Pitts­burgh, where he earned his MBA.  He is a mem­ber of the Penn­syl­va­nia Insti­tute of Cer­ti­fied Pub­lic Accoun­tants, the Asso­ci­a­tion of Cer­ti­fied Fraud Exam­in­ers and the Amer­i­can Soci­ety for Qual­ity.   Jim is also deeply involved with the Claims and Lit­i­ga­tion Man­age­ment Alliance, where he cur­rently serves on the Audit Com­mit­tee, Insur­ance Fraud Com­mit­tee and the Tech­nol­ogy Com­mit­tee.  A for­mer State Chair for Penn­syl­va­nia, Jim was pre­vi­ously a Co-Chair for the CLM’s Alter­na­tive Fee Arrange­ments Com­mit­tee, where he co-authored the CLM AFA Roadmap.

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Legal­Eye® Advi­sory Board

Carl E. Hansen, CPA, CIA, CISA, CGMA, CCA
Advi­sory Board

Carl HansenCarl advises LegalEye’s® Exec­u­tive Team on strat­egy and a vari­ety of busi­ness issues. A rec­og­nized leader the audit, asset pro­tec­tion and account­ing fields for over 36 years, Carl is cur­rently Man­ager of Inter­nal Audit for K&L Gates LLP, a Top-Ten law firm with 48 offices. In addi­tion to his exten­sive expe­ri­ence in the legal pro­fes­sion, Carl has also applied his exper­tise in the dis­tri­b­u­tion, retail, man­u­fac­tur­ing and not-for-profit indus­tries. He has been the Chief Audit Exec­u­tive or key leader at the fol­low­ing For­tune 500/national com­pa­nies dur­ing his career: Wesco Dis­tri­b­u­tion; KPMG; Bor­ders Group; Builders Square; F.W. Wool­worth Co (now Foot­locker); Best Prod­ucts Co; and Rose’s Stores (now Vari­ety Wholesalers).

Carl has also been an active par­tic­i­pant and board mem­ber of numer­ous pro­fes­sional orga­ni­za­tions. He pre­vi­ously served as Pres­i­dent of an Insti­tute of Inter­nal Audi­tors  chap­ter, a board mem­ber of the National Retail Fed­er­a­tion Audit & Loss Pre­ven­tion Board, where he has addressed the national con­ven­tion on var­i­ous top­ics for the past fif­teen years. He is cur­rently Vice Chair­man of the National Asso­ci­a­tion of Con­struc­tion Audi­tors, and mem­ber of the AICPA and IIA. He has spent many years teach­ing and instruct­ing in audit­ing, busi­ness, and eco­nom­ics. Carl earned his BA and MBA at the Uni­ver­sity of Wisconsin.