What is ILDE?

ILDE® is a learning and networking organization dedicated to supporting and equipping in-house legal department leaders in their pursuit of operational improvement and business-alignment.

ILDE®, the Institute For Law Department Excellence, is dedicated to:

  • Peer-to-Peer Learning and Networking
  • Development and Distribution of Best Practices
  • Education and Certification of Legal Department Professionals
  • Innovation in Managing and Operating Legal Departments
  • Establishment of Standards for Legal Department Operations

Meet the President

Photo of Jeff Paquin our ILDE PresidentJeffrey D. Paquin

Mr. Paquin is an experienced attorney and executive who has been focused on legal department operations and management for decades. Among other things, he has served as Divisional Vice President & Chief Operations Counsel for Abbott Laboratories, National Practice Leader of Legal Management Services for Ernst & Young LLP, and Chief Litigation Counsel for United Parcel Service.

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The Benefits of Membership

Are you an in-house professional responsible for or interested in law department excellence? Want to truly be "connected" to the brightest minds responsible for in-house legal management and operations? Then consider an ILDE Membership. Membership is limited to in-house legal professionals. To learn more email us at info@ildeonline.com or simply register below.

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Featured ILDE Member

Connie Brenton is Chief of Staff and Director for Legal Operations at NetApp. Prior to joining NetApp, Connie Brenton Photoshe served as the Legal Operations Director at Oracle Corporation and also served as the Chief of Staff and Director for Legal Operations at Sun Microsystems. Before entering the corporate world, Connie ...

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