McKinnie served as an executive director of Counsel On Call’s Atlanta office since 2005. Jane Allen, formerly the president and founder, is now the CEO and serves on Counsel On Call’s board of directors.
“Dennis is a proven leader and, alongside our clients, has helped develop many of the groundbreaking services we offer,” Allen said. “He is a true pioneer in our profession and has a concrete vision of how we can help our clients meet the legal and fiscal demands of tomorrow. We’re excited about what he offers in this position to our employees and our clients.”
McKinnie has played a key role in Counsel On Call’s growth and helped the company become a leading legal service provider to corporate legal departments and law firms on a national level. During that time, McKinnie worked with clients to design new services and identify key metrics related to the quality and value of the legal work being performed.
Counsel On Call has also officially opened state-of-the-art Managed Services Centers (MSC) in Atlanta and Dallas. Dramatically expanding the managed services space previously utilized in each market, the new, highly secure facilities each host up to 150 Counsel On Call attorneys, who typically work in teams dedicated to one client on discovery, contracts, diligence, employment and other large-volume matters. The facilities represent multimillion-dollar investments and feature stringent security, the latest technology tools, and an emphasis on comfortable, professional and collaborative environments.
The new facilities join the Nashville MSC, which opened in 2011. Collectively, Counsel On Call attorneys work for one-third of the 25 largest U.S. companies and dozens of publicly traded corporations and AmLaw 200 firms. In 2011 Counsel On Call's corporate clients saved more than $200 million on legal matters.
“Our focus on creating the best process, tracking the correct metrics and deploying the best attorneys for the job lends itself well to the current atmosphere and the future of the legal profession,” McKinnie said. “It also provides our attorneys with more choices regarding how and where they practice law, which is an important part of our mission.
“What we are doing is transforming the way legal services are delivered.”
About Counsel On Call
Counsel On Call is the modern legal model: top attorneys, practical business consulting and dramatic cost reductions.
Utilizing experienced attorneys and proven processes, the company works closely with corporate legal departments and law firms – across all areas of law – to smartly and dramatically reduce costs, manage workloads and improve quality. The company works in two main ways: deploying one attorney at a time or providing managed services, in which teams of attorneys efficiently handle large-volume matters. In both models, Counsel On Call attorneys often work with schedule flexibility and are dedicated to one client.