Connie Brenton

Chief Executive Officer, CLOC | Senior Director of Legal Operations, NetApp, Inc.

Connie is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC), the world’s largest, fastest growing and most active group of legal operations professionals.She publishes on the topics of the changing legal ecosystem and legal operations and speaks internationally on the topic of “Running Legal like a Business.”
As Chief of Staff and Sr. Director of Legal Operations at NetApp Inc., Connie Brenton has leveraged her legal and business background to create an innovative and best in class legal department that has been recognized internationally for its innovation in the areas of strategic vision, partner and financial management and building efficiencies.

Prior to NetApp, Connie served as Senior Director, Deputy General Counsel at Sun Microsystems and then Managing Counsel at Oracle where she also initiated the Legal Operations role. Before joining the Legal Operations community, Connie was in private practice as a civil litigator.

Connie has been active in developing and promoting the Legal Operations role throughout the business and legal communities. She is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC), the world’s largest, fastest growing and most active group of legal operations professionals.She publishes on the topics of the changing legal ecosystem and legal operations and speaks internationally on the topic of “Running Legal like a Business.”

Connie holds a JD, an MBA and a BA in Economics. She was selected as one of 100 Women of Influence in Silicon Valley for 2014 and was named one of the top 10 Deputy General Counsel in 2012.

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