Bridgeway Software Expands Executive Team with Appointment of Jeff Paquin

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Recognized Expert in Legal Industry Innovation, Collaboration, and Convening, Mr. Paquin Joins Bridgeway as Vice President of Legal Department Operations

Bridgeway Software, the most recommended provider of legal service management solutions, today announced the appointment of Jeffrey Paquin as Vice President of Legal Department Operations. As a recognized expert in legal industry innovation, collaboration, and convening, Mr. Paquin will lend his deep background in corporate legal operations to the Bridgeway team on April 14, 2014.

Mr. Paquin is a senior attorney and business executive with more than 25 years of experience providing practical and effective legal and business advice, with a focus on legal and business operations, legal department management, litigation and dispute management, litigation and alternative dispute resolution (ADR), and other areas in a wide variety of leadership roles.

Most recently he served as Divisional Vice President, Legal Operations & Chief Operations Counsel, for Abbott Laboratories, where he was responsible for all legal department operations. In this role, he also led the division of Abbott Laboratories legal operations function which resulted from the company separating into two publicly traded companies. Prior to that, Mr. Paquin held positions as the National Practice Leader of Legal Management Services for Ernst and Young, and Chief Litigation Counsel for United Parcel Service.

Mr. Paquin is the latest of many recent new hires Bridgeway has made to support their rapid growth in departments ranging from Professional Services, Software Engineering, Customer Support, Sales, Accounting, IT and Marketing.

“Corporate legal departments are becoming more sophisticated, moving beyond mere cost control, to more strategic business alignment. Having admired his efforts and commitment to effective legal operations, I can think of no one better than Jeff Paquin to serve as Bridgeway’s law department operations expert and to support the needs of our clients,” says Keith Okano, Bridgeway President.

About Bridgeway
Bridgeway is dedicated to providing software solutions and professional services to implement best practices for the offices of the general counsel and corporate secretary. Most recommended by clients, Bridgeway enables leading corporations and government agencies to optimize productivity, reduce cost, and mitigate risk with an integrated technology approach for legal services management. Bridgeway implements systems in the areas of matter and case management, electronic invoicing, cost management, corporate governance, contract management, litigation risk assessment, and entity management. Founded in 1989, the company is headquartered in Houston, Texas with representative offices in Philadelphia and Toronto. More information about eCounsel®, LawManager®, Smart Invoice, Corridor™, Bridgeway Legal Hold, and Secretariat® is available at or by calling 888-272-4699.

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