Donna is LegalEdge’s CEO, on a mission to bring affordable in-house legal services to all tech and media scale-ups.
Before LegalEdge, she spent 20 years leading legal teams for global tech organisations like Palm, Microsoft, Visio and Onyx Software. She saw how brilliantly in-house legal could help businesses achieve their goals, whether entering into new markets, attracting new talent or investment or launching new products/services. But at the time it was impractical and unaffordable for smaller businesses.
So, in 2009 she created a flexible model to allow growing businesses to access experienced in-house counsel without adding to their head count – LegalEdge was born. Today she leads a team of talented in-house legal consultants, who she describes as ‘lawyers who get deals done’. She’s strongly believes that good legal should deliver a clear ROI and make it easier for organisations to do business, not harder.