Central Legal Operations Officer, Shell
Vincent Cordo was appointed Central Legal Operations Officer of Shell’s Legal Services Global Operations Department with effect from 1 January 2018.
In 2015, Vince joined Shell in Houston in the Litigation Department as the Sourcing Officer before moving to the Netherlands to become Central Legal Operations Officer.
Central Legal Operations is focused on supporting global legal strategy, enabling services and operations, driving effective and efficient relationships with our external law firms / vendors, reducing costs and enhancing transparency, visibility and controls through improved reporting, forecasting, operating controls, and risk management.
Mr. Cordo is also a long-time member of the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium and has experience in the strategy and application of each of these areas, which help drive our legal team’s efforts to define and deliver maximum value and quality services throughout our organization.
Mr. Cordo also worked with several top 50 global law firms, building their AFA and LPM value programs, firm wide profitability programs, and Legal Process Outsourcing Services. His responsibilities included global strategy relating to the evaluation and implementation of Commercial Projects, Value Pricing, Alternative Fee Arrangements (AFAs), Client Service Level Agreements, Communications and Project Management (LPM). He has also worked with venture capital firms, assisting with multiple public offerings
He is author of the book Law Firm Pricing: Strategies, Roles, and Responsibilities and in 2017 lead a legal project that resulted in Shell being the first IOC to win the ACC Value Champion Award.
Mr. Cordo is a trained Six Sigma Black Belt, AGILE Project Management Certified from Rutgers Business School, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, an MBA from The University of Liverpool, and a Master’s from Columbia University.