Steven B. Levy

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Phone: (206) 497-4884

1015 W. Galer St.
Seattle, Washington 98119

Steven Levy specializes in law-department technology, systems, and projects.

Senior Director, Information Systems Department, Microsoft Legal and Corporate Affairs:

  • Implemented systems that reduced non-headcount annual legal spend by ~13%: outside counsel management, electronic discovery, matter management, immigration tracking, etc.
  • Introduced web-based client self-service solutions to free attorney time for complex matters
  • Implemented IP licensing and piracy sleuthing solutions to build revenue and help Legal be more than a cost center
  • Integrated disparate “islands of data” applications to reduce duplicative effort and improve data quality
  • Created high-attorney-satisfaction internal support team to drive significant productivity gains
  • Instituted detailed return-on-investment modeling and tracking to provide project objectivity and business success metrics

Business and Technology:

  • Principal Consultant, Microsoft Consulting Services, managing successful multi-million-dollar solutions for clients worldwide
  • Microsoft IT Director, managing all development for sales, marketing, and support
  • Business leader of three Microsoft products
  • Development Manager at multiple commercial and educational software companies
  • Long-time creator of online training solutions for both technical and retail businesses
  • Driving improvements in business technology since 1981


  • Frequent author for Law Technology News, ILTA Journal/white papers, etc.
  • Regular speaker at LegalTech, ILTA, and other conferences; LegalTech 2005 keynote
  • Headed LEDES committee on timekeeper data standards
  • Founded Legal Department Operations Group to facilitate best-practice sharing
  • Received first Microsoft Management Excellence award
  • Featured as cover story of September 2005 Corporate Legal Times (now Inside Counsel)