Alessandro Scalise

Westminster Business School, International Business and Chinese BA (Hons)

Current rotation: Knowledge, Innovation and Legal Tech

What originally attracted you to the firm? How did you decide that a legal ops role was for you?

I was immediately attracted to the Legal Operations Training Programme at Slaughter and May due its unique structure and for training opportunities available. The breadth of work available through the programme’s four-seat rotation will provide me with valuable experience and increase my exposure to legal operations. In addition to this, I was excited about the opportunity to undertake a client secondment and understand how legal ops can support their business. Last but not least, I was impressed by the firm's reputation and the opportunity to support the delivery of word-class legal advice to high-profile clients.

What aspects did you most enjoy about the Legal Operations Training Course attended at the start of the programme?

Coming from a non-law background, the Legal Operations Training Course has been essential for me to understand the different legal ops disciplines and core competencies necessary to success in this new role. It was really interesting to learn more about how law firms price their services and how to be competitive on value rather than price. What I most enjoyed about the course was the chance to network with other young legal ops professional and graduates working at different City firms. Participating in the course had provide me with not only an opportunity to grow my network but also learn more about what a career in legal ops looks like.

What project are you most excited to work on and why?

I am really excited to be working on firm's Client Innovation Network, a forum for members of in-house teams at our client organisations to connect and share ideas and experiences relating to all things innovation. By working on this project, I have the opportunity to apply my interest in innovation from a fresh perspective, that of our clients.