Priya Lele

Legal Operations Lead, Client Solutions, UK, US & EMEA

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Co-founder She Breaks the Law

Priya is a senior Legal Operations professional with extensive experience of leading service design and innovation projects with GCs and their leadership teams. Priya also has experience of leading similar projects within the law firm environment. Her work involves new ways of working, innovative process design and the effective use of technology and automated solutions and is focused on creating legal support for the clients’ business that is strategic, value-driven and efficient.

In her current role at HSF, Priya works exclusively with clients and leads support for their strategic and transformation projects by creating user-centric solutions and streamlined legal and business processes.

Previously a Senior Associate with over a decade’s experience in Corporate Finance and Knowledge Management in leading global law firms. Priya is a Certified Scrum Master, a Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma Organisation Development and has certifications in Design Thinking including from the Design Thinkers Academy in London.
Priya is also a Co-founder & Chair of She Breaks the Law – an unparalleled global network of women disrupters (aka #lawbreakers) from diverse backgrounds dedicated to driving positive change in the legal ecosystem. She sits on the Advisory Board of the Cambridge Women in Law (CWIL) at the University of Cambridge and often mentors and advises legal-tech start-ups and entrepreneurs. Priya recently won the European Women of Legal Tech Award in 2020.

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