Full Name
Jason Winmill
Job Title
Buying Legal Council
Speaker Bio
Jason serves as Chair of the Buying Legal Council (BLC), a global membership organization comprising in-house professionals, law firms, and other legal service providers. He leads the BLC in providing education and knowledge-sharing to enterprise legal and procurement teams on best practices for buying legal services and legal technology. Jason is also Managing Partner of Argopoint, where he has extensive experience advising General Counsel and corporate legal departments on their most important management challenges. He has supported a range of industries, including healthcare, pharmaceuticals, technology, retail, consumer products, financial services, media, manufacturing, insurance, education, non-profits, and utilities.

Jason has worked with some of the world’s largest legal departments to optimize their legal technology and processes, manage law firm relationships, and provide bespoke insights from benchmarking. In 2005, Jason was the “outside architect” of a law firm partnering program for the fifth largest legal department in the United States – optimizing the use of hundreds of law firms. This groundbreaking program improved quality and reduced costs in excess of one hundred million dollars annually, establishing an industry model for outside counsel management programs and RFPs. Jason’s work spans litigation, commercial law, intellectual property (patents and trademarks, copyright, etc), employment, real estate, mergers and acquisitions, government investigations, compliance, privacy, eDiscovery, claims defense, and regulatory law.

Jason's pioneering work has been the subject of a Harvard Business School case on legal efficiency, and he was recognized as a legal services business authority in a whitepaper commissioned by the American Bar Association. He was a contributing author to the Legal Procurement Handbook and co-founder of the Pharmaceutical Litigation Management Roundtable (started in 2006). Jason’s work and insights have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, NPR, The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, The ACC Docket, and more. Jason is an honors graduate of Harvard College and received an MBA from the Harvard Business School, where he was elected to lead the Dean's Forum on Business Ethics.
Jason Winmill