11/16/2020 9:00:00 AM
SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–JND Legal Administration (JND), a legal management and administration services provider serving plaintiff and defendant firms, corporations and government entities across five service lines, recently appointed Lorri Staal as vice president of operations. With more than 20 years of complex litigation experience and demonstrated claims administration expertise, Staal was brought on by JND in June to keep pace with the company’s rapid case growth.
Since joining JND, Staal has played a leading role in the management of several high-profile matters entrusted to the company, including the $763 million Mercedes-Benz emissions settlement and the $60 million Federal Trade Commission Suboxone settlement. In her role, she provides day-to-day operational oversight and is responsible for strategic planning, development and execution on all administration-related processes and deliverables.
“Having worked with Lorri before founding JND, I knew she’d be a tremendous asset to the team,” says Jennifer Keough, CEO and co-founder at JND. “Her background is exceptional and the magnitude and caliber of cases she’s been involved in more than qualify her for the position. We are excited to continue to grow our claims administration business with Lorri’s expertise.”
Staal was a practicing attorney at Dechert LLP for 13 years before beginning her legal administration career in 2008. During her administration career, Staal oversaw many matters involving securities and consumer class actions, financial remediations, and federal and state government administrations. Notable cases include the $20 billion BP Oil Spill Gulf Coast Claims Facility, the $140 million Takata Airbag Tort Compensation administration, the Yukos Oil asset distribution, a financial remediation program for a Fortune 500 financial institution, Department of Justice asset forfeiture distributions and SEC enforcement actions.
“JND has established itself as the preferred administrator by prominent law firms, particularly for large and complex cases,” comments Staal. “That’s why I’m here. There is nowhere I would rather be doing this important work.”
Committed to recognizing talent and advancing opportunity for women in the workplace, JND is the only legal administration firm in the country with a woman CEO and woman CFO. Staal is the sixth woman to join the ranks of JND’s diverse executive team.
About JND Legal Administration
JND Legal Administration is a legal management and administration company trusted by law firms, government agencies and Fortune 500 companies across the nation. Founded in 2016 and led by industry veterans Jennifer Keough, Neil Zola and David Isaac, JND delivers best-in-class legal services in the areas of class action settlement administration, mass tort claims and lien resolution, eDiscovery, legal notice programs, government services and healthcare solutions. The company is backed by Stone Point Capital and has offices in California, Minnesota, New York, Washington and Washington, D.C. For more information about JND, visit www.JNDLA.com.
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