People: John E. Duggan, PMP, CSM, Senior Legal Project Manager

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John E. Duggan, PMP, CSM

Senior Legal Project Manager

Chicago
Direct: (312) 460-6777
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Mr. Duggan is a Senior Legal Project Manager and a member of the firm’s Legal Project Management Office (LPMO).   In his role, he works on a variety of firm-wide, interdepartmental and cross-functional projects, including legal process mapping, client/attorney case management improvement and other internal and external SeyfarthLean initiatives.  Mr. Duggan has managed several complex litigation matters, large-scale FLSA audits and declaration campaigns for firm clients.  In addition, he has led the onboarding of a large trademark portfolio and managed enterprise-wide projects, such as upgrading the firm’s external facing website,  telephone system upgrades for all offices and the selection and implementation of the firm’s Human Resource Information System.

Mr. Duggan has over 15 years experience as a project manager, is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt and a certified Project Management Professional.  He is also an active member of the Chicagoland Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI).  Mr. Duggan has served as Chapter President (2000)  and recently completed a two-year term as Vice President of Education.  Mr. Duggan teaches project management courses for DeVry University and Keller Graduate School of Management.

Seyfarth’s Legal Project Management Office was founded in 2004 and is strategically aligned with the Firm’s practice areas. The LPMO consists of full-time, dedicated project management professionals who partner with attorneys on the delivery of efficient, high quality, value added legal services.  The LPMO team employs a discipline of project management, Lean Six Sigma, knowledge management and innovative technologies to deliver client-defined business solutions.

Mr. Duggan is a Senior Legal Project Manager and a member of the firm’s Legal Project Management Office (LPMO).   In his role, he works on a variety of firm-wide, interdepartmental and cross-functional projects, including legal process mapping, client/attorney case management improvement and other internal and external SeyfarthLean initiatives.  Mr. Duggan has managed several complex litigation matters, large-scale FLSA audits and declaration campaigns for firm clients.  In addition, he has led the onboarding of a large trademark portfolio and managed enterprise-wide projects, such as upgrading the firm’s external facing website,  telephone system upgrades for all offices and the selection and implementation of the firm’s Human Resource Information System.

Mr. Duggan has over 15 years experience as a project manager, is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt and a certified Project Management Professional.  He is also an active member of the Chicagoland Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI).  Mr. Duggan has served as Chapter President (2000)  and recently completed a two-year term as Vice President of Education.  Mr. Duggan teaches project management courses for DeVry University and Keller Graduate School of Management.

Seyfarth’s Legal Project Management Office was founded in 2004 and is strategically aligned with the Firm’s practice areas. The LPMO consists of full-time, dedicated project management professionals who partner with attorneys on the delivery of efficient, high quality, value added legal services.  The LPMO team employs a discipline of project management, Lean Six Sigma, knowledge management and innovative technologies to deliver client-defined business solutions.

Education

  • Masters in Project Management, Keller Graduate School (2000)
  • B.S., University of Illinois (1984)
  • A.S., Math and Science, College of DuPage (1982)

Affiliations

  • Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • Past President (2000) of the Chicagoland Chapter of PMI, a chapter of 4000 members
  • Served three years on the Midwest Chapter Board of Directors as Vice President of Communications and a Director at Large
  • PMI - Legal Project Management Community of Practice
  • International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) 

Areas of Expertise

Agile Project Management; Legal Project Management; Lean Six Sigma; Process Improvement; Change Management; Knowledge Management; Legal Technology Innovative Solutions; Legal Industry Operations

 

Certifications

  • Six Sigma Green Belt (2006)
  • Project Management Professional, PMP (1996)