background
About Us
  • Company Overview

    Company Overview

    QuisLex is a highly acclaimed legal services provider delivering the benefits of operational excellence, process rigor, and measurable quality to large-scale complex legal work.

    Since our founding in 2004 we have pioneered innovations in legal operations including award-winning managed document review, contract lifecycle management, risk and compliance programs, and legal spend management. QuisLex solves the challenges of resource constraint, cost management, flexibility, and scale for our corporate and law firm clients.

    QuisLex is a nationally certified by the New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE).

    How We Get It Done

    The Result: Measurable Quality,
    Efficiency, and Risk Management

    QuisLex is uniquely focused on quality with the goal of increasing performance while reducing cost and risk. Our clients reap the long-term benefits of our continuous investments in people, processes, and technology. Simply put, talented, properly nurtured, developed, and incentivized employees - operating within a process-oriented environment that leverages effective technology - leads to consistently exceptional results.

    During unprecedented times, our commitment to quality and security continues at the same level as we have always provided to our clients. Our secure remote work environment remains a multi-pronged, multi-layered approach to security, allowing for a continued highest level of quality.

     

  • Leadership Team

    Leadership Team

    QuisLex is led by executives whose careers have been at the intersection of law, quality, consulting, and information security for the greater part of two decades. Taking the professionalism, client focus, training practices, and ethics of top global legal departments and law firms, we have combined these attributes with process expertise and technological savvy to create a truly unique and unrivaled managed legal services provider.

    Ram Vasudevan
    Chief Executive Officer
    Read Full Bio
    Sirisha Gummaregula
    Chief Operating Officer
    Read Full Bio
    Michel Sahyoun
    Chief Technology Officer
    Read Full Bio
    Joseph Polizzotto
    Senior Vice President, Strategy & Client Services
    Read Full Bio
    David Klein
    Vice President, General Counsel
    Read Full Bio
    Robert Coppola
    Vice President, Legal Solutions and Strategic Growth
    Read Full Bio
    Andy Banquer
    Vice President, Corporate Solutions
    Read Full Bio
    Andrew Goodman
    Associate Vice President, Legal Solutions
    Read Full Bio
    Sailaja Meesaraganda
    Associate Vice President, Client Solutions
    Read Full Bio
    Danielle Noonan
    Associate Vice President, Legal Solutions
    Read Full Bio
    Aush Arsh
    Associate Vice President, Corporate Solutions
    Read Full Bio
    Steven Rudnick
    Director, Legal Spend Management
    Read Full Bio
    Meena Heath
    Chief Marketing Officer
    Read Full Bio
    Julie Maeir
    Director, Human Resources and Communications
    Read Full Bio

    Ram Vasudevan

    Chief Executive Officer

    Ram has presided over QuisLex’s rapid growth since its inception and has over 15 years of experience providing high-quality services to his clients in a variety of settings. Prior to joining QuisLex, Ram spent eight years advising clients on corporate and M&A transactions with Skadden Arps and Sidley Austin in New York. Prior to joining Sidley, Ram worked as a Project Manager for a multi-national consulting company, managing projects for large financial services clients. Ram received his Master of Law from Columbia University School of Law, his MBA from the Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University and his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Madras.

    ram@quislex.com | +1646.472.5745

    Sirisha Gummaregula

    Chief Operating Officer

    Sirisha has been advising boards of directors, corporate legal departments, and law firms on a variety of strategic matters for more than 20 years. As QuisLex's Chief Operating Officer, she heads up teams of data analysts, Six Sigma black belts, process experts, statisticians, legal technologists and attorneys to design and implement tech-enabled and process based solutions to solve her client's most pressing issues in litigation, corporate, compliance and legal spend. Sirisha specializes in using a data-driven, silo-busting approach in devising bespoke solutions for clients and has helped them achieve significant savings across various industries. Before joining QuisLex, she was the Assistant General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Quest Diagnostics where she was responsible for all corporate legal matters and Six Sigma, and spent nine years at Shearman & Sterling, where she advised clients on M&A and corporate finance transactions. Sirisha is a lawyer by training, graduating from the University of Madras and Northwestern University School of Law.

    Michel Sahyoun

    Chief Technology Officer

    Michel leads our technology, security and data protection efforts, and was instrumental in QuisLex being the first LPO to obtain internationally recognized certifications in those areas. Michel also leads our technology innovation group, utilizing cutting edge technology to provide optimized solutions for our clients. He has over 20 years of experience in risk management and in designing, building and deploying mission critical applications for Fortune 500 companies. Prior to joining QuisLex, he was Vice President and Senior Architect of Risk Management at JP Morgan Chase. Michel holds Masters of Engineering degrees in Computer Science and Operations Research from Columbia University.

    Joseph Polizzotto

    Senior Vice President, Strategy & Client Services

    Joe brings decades of world class experience to the QuisLex Leadership team. Prior to joining QuisLex, Joe was Deutsche Bank General Counsel-- Americas and previously General Counsel of Lehman Brothers. His many professional distinctions include the Alfred J. Rauschman Award from the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) for contributions to the Compliance and Legal Community and a distinguished career in financial services. Joe has also appeared before the United States Supreme Court and has testified on behalf of the financial services industry before Congress. Joe received his J.D. from New York University School of Law and his B.A. from Columbia College.

    joseph.polizzotto@quislex.com | +1.646.793.3411

    David Klein

    Vice President, General Counsel

    David works with clients to design unique, efficient and cost-effective solutions for their contracting and compliance-related challenges. David comes to QuisLex with over 20 years of law firm experience, including as a partner at Shearman & Sterling and Paul Hastings , where his practice focused on negotiating and structuring complex technology transactions. He has continually been recognized for his expertise in the field of technology and outsourcing transactions by Chambers USA and Legal 500 and is the author of “Intellectual Property in Mergers & Acquisitions,” a leading guide on the handling of intellectual property issues in corporate transactions. David received his B.S. in electrical engineering from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Arts and his J.D. from New York University School of Law.

    david.klein@quislex.com | +1.917.512.4899

    Robert Coppola

    Vice President, Legal Solutions and Strategic Growth

    At the intersection of law, business, and technology, Bobby Coppola, Vice President, Legal Services at QuisLex, is focused on adding value and delivering high quality legal services to clients in the most cost efficient manner. He leverages his unique skills and background to solve complex problems for companies and law firms globally. His responsibilities at QuisLex include operational oversight and execution, management of key client relationships, and driving strategic growth across QuisLex’s service lines. Bobby came to QuisLex after practicing law for over seven years at Quinn Emanuel and Gibson Dunn. Bobby is located in QuisLex’s New York City headquarters. He received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.A. in Political Science from Williams College.

    robert.coppola@quislex.com | +1.646.766.1054

    Andy Banquer

    Vice President, Corporate Solutions

    Andy has worked in the alternative legal services space for the past seven years, focusing on contracting improvement and compliance.  He has worked extensively with in-house legal leadership to turn their strategic objectives into impactful projects and activities.  He actively manages legal service models to deliver consistent quality results more efficiently and cost-effectively.   Andy has over 20 years of experience working in-house with Hewlett-Packard and Agilent Technologies where he managed commercial legal teams in the U.S. and Asia Pacific. He earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and has a B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from Dartmouth. Andy is based in our San Francisco office.

    andrew.banquer@quislex.com | 415-941-6194

    Andrew Goodman

    Associate Vice President, Legal Solutions

    Andrew has over 15 years of experience actively managing and supervising large-scale, complex document reviews in numerous industries and practice areas. He has trained multiple large teams on document review and creating privilege logs, and is currently responsible for spearheading QuisLex’s litigation training programs. He also manages key aspects of QuisLex’s client and vendor relationships. Andrew frequently speaks on topics related to e-discovery and legal project management. He received his J.D. and M.B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis and earned a B.A. with honors from the University of Michigan.

    andrew.goodman@quislex.com | +1.917.512.4448

    Sailaja Meesaraganda

    Associate Vice President, Client Solutions

    Sailaja designs and builds workflows and project plans for QuisLex’s clients, and is responsible for ensuring project delivery in line with client requirements. She actively manages projects in a variety of areas, including contracts negotiation, contracts review and analysis, M&A due diligence, post-merger integration and legal research, and works with clients from a wide array of industries. Before joining QuisLex, Sailaja worked with a law firm handling IP related matters and practiced in the Delhi High Court. She received her LL.B. degree from Amity Law School, Delhi, where she graduated first in her class.

    Danielle Noonan

    Associate Vice President, Legal Solutions

    Danielle supervises all aspects of complex large-scale document reviews for numerous litigations, regulatory investigations, internal investigations, and arbitrations. Danielle joined QuisLex after years as an associate in the litigation department at Kaye Scholer LLP in New York, where her practice focused primarily on product liability defense and patent litigation for major pharmaceutical companies. She received her Juris Doctorate cum laude with a concentration in Intellectual Property Law from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and an Advanced Masters of Law in Law and Digital Technologies from Leiden University. Danielle is based in our NY office.

    Aush Arsh

    Associate Vice President, Corporate Solutions

    Aush helps clients design and build processes, templates and guidance documents and implement technology solutions for corporate projects. He oversees multiple projects involving contract review, drafting, analysis, negotiation and ongoing contract management support for clients across sectors. Aush completed his LL.B. degree from the University of Delhi and Post Graduate Diploma in Corporate Laws and Management from The Indian Law Institute, New Delhi. Aush is based in our Hyderabad operations center.

    aush.a@quislex.net |

    Steven Rudnick

    Director, Legal Spend Management

    Mr. Rudnick has more than 20 years of corporate operations and analytics experience developing efficient and innovative solutions including legal invoice review and compliance, legal spend analytics such as program benefit ROIs, benchmarking, and predictive modeling. Before joining QuisLex as Director, Legal Spend Management, Steve was Operations Manager – Legal Invoice Review at one of the world’s largest insurers where he advanced the use of analytics in billing review and compliance of a $600M+ per annum legal spend. Prior to this, he began his career with a global pharmaceutical corporation as a project manager where he validated manufacturing processes and project risk. He is also currently a highly regarded MBA instructor with more than 17 years’ experience teaching Business Analytics and Operations Management in an executive MBA program. Steve received a B.S. in neuroscience with research distinction and an MBA from the University of Rochester.

    steven.rudnick@quislex.com | +1.312.257.3355

    Meena Heath

    Chief Marketing Officer

    Meena joined QuisLex as Chief Marketing Officer in July 2019. Having trained as a solicitor with Slaughter and May, Meena made the decision to move into strategic business development, at a time when marketing was still a relatively new concept in the legal profession. Now with 20 years’ experience in business-to-business marketing in the legal sector, and a proven track record, she is one of the acknowledged leaders in global legal market. Meena is a graduate of Somerville College, Oxford.

    meena.heath@quislex.com | + 44 7880790509

    Julie Maeir

    Director, Human Resources and Communications

    Ms. Maeir, a former practicing attorney specializing in the areas of insurance and reinsurance coverage, has over 14 years of legal recruiting and staffing experience, as well as in the areas of HR and business development.   Prior to joining QuisLex, Julie was Director of Attorney Placement and Marketing for a national legal staffing firm.  Julie manages QuisLex’s hiring and on-boarding of attorneys for the New York Review Center in addition to handling HR, recruiting and marketing for the US-based QuisLex team.  She received her J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis and her B.A. in political science from the University of Illinois. 

    julie.maeir@quislex.com | +1.312.257.3351

  • Operations Centers

    Operations Centers

    QuisLex’s ISO 27001:2013 certified legal operations centers are purpose-built for our managed legal services and include state-of-the-art security. These facilities possess the necessary communication infrastructure (secure servers, video conferencing, and comprehensive 24/7 IT support) to ensure the remote provisioning of our services is completed seamlessly and securely regardless of location or time.

     

    Hyderabad Operations Center

    Our Hyderabad location accommodates more than 1,000 full-time employees and is dynamically scalable to handle projects of any size. Home to QuisLex’s core operational groups and teams of specialists including linguists, data scientists, technologists, et al, the HOC has served as the base for hundreds of successful client engagements.

    ql-002.jpg

    New York Operations Center

    This state-of-the-art center in New York City’s Financial District accommodates 200 full‑time and project‑based employees and introduces a heightened level of process discipline and predictability to the onshore legal services market. A people-centric space, the center sets the tone for high-performance and is designed to maximize efficiency and productivity.

    Security Controls:

    • ISO security standards
    • 24/7 live CCTV monitoring
    • Biometric access control system
    • Physically separated project areas
    • Leading firewalls, IPS and IDS systems
    • Segregated project networks
    • Secure private lockers
    • Controlled email, internet, external media and printing access

    Workspace Features:

    • Private offices for visiting attorneys
    • Configurable workspaces
    • Soundproof project rooms
    • State of the art AV systems
    • Advanced technological infrastructure

    Secure Remote Work:

    When we are unable to work from our secure facilities due to a disaster or pandemic, we provide our employees with company-issued laptops. The laptops are only used to connect to the QuisLex secure infrastructure, are locked-down, encrypted, and protected by security software. No data can be stored on the remote devices. This integrated model allows us to seamlessly support our clients.

  • Certifications & Accolades

    Certifications & Accolades

    Certifications
    • ISO 27001:2013
      Certification for Information Security
    • ISO 9001:2015
      Certification for Quality Management
    • SSAE 16 (formerly SAS 70 Type II)
      Certification for Compliance
    • EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework
      Certified
    • HITRUST CSF Certified
    • HIPAA compliant
    • Nationally Certified by the New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council as a Minority Business Enterprise
    Accolades
    logo
    logo
    logo
    logo
    logo
    logo
    logo
    logo
  • Social Responsibility

    Social Responsibility

    A Diverse and Caring Community of Professionals

    QuisLex recognizes the importance of being a responsible corporate citizen and actively engaging with, and supporting, our community.

    Since 2006, QuisLex and QuisLex employees in Hyderabad have supported an orphanage housing at-risk girls. We provide food, primary health care, volunteer teachers, computers, and planned activities. In 2010, we adopted the QuisLex Primary School, where we provide vocational skills training, raise funding for the self-employment of women, and increase awareness in nutrition and health.

    In the United States, QuisLex has been a long-time supporter of multiple organizations including:

     

    • Make Room for Debate, which supports programs in Chicago public schools that encourage participation in debate
    • The Silicon Valley Law Foundation which provides legal services to indigent people
    • The Day One Foundation which works to prevent teen dating violence
    • Big Brothers and Big Sisters of New York
    • LOGOS School, an independent, therapeutic middle and high school offering a unique combination of individualized academics and innovative therapy for students who have social, emotional or behavioral challenges
    • Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project which works to ensure that the legal system is accessible to residents of Brooklyn who would not otherwise have their rights protected or their voices heard
    • GlamourGals Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring and organizing teen volunteers to provide ongoing companionship to those living in senior homes
     

    For more information about our community involvement and the organizations we support, please read or download the PDF by clicking here.