Fronterion provides highly focused domain expertise and complementary skill sets that allow our clients to harness the power of legal outsourcing.

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Michael D. Bell, Managing Principal

Michael D. Bell is the founder and managing principal of Fronterion LLC legal outsourcing advisory.

His expertise covers the full spectrum of legal outsourcing advisory services including solution development, onsite vendor due diligence and selection, risk management, ethical compliance, solution implementation, and ongoing vendor relationship management.

Working with some of the largest law firms in the world, Bell helps clients structure and implement highly innovative legal outsourcing engagements.

Bell is the author of the seminal book Implementing a Successful Legal Outsourcing Engagement, which is regarded by many to be the foremost authority on the topic of legal outsourcing. As an internationally sought-after conference speaker on the topic legal outsourcing, Bell has also been featured and quoted in a number of professional and mainstream publications such as The Lawyer, The Law Society Gazette, The ABA Journal, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and The Washington Post. He is also the author of LPO Source blog (www.LPOsource.com) and contributor to the LPO Ethics Resource Centre (www.LPOethics.com).


Ryan E. Franklin, Principal

Ryan E. Franklin is a principal of Fronterion LLC and is responsible for strategic analysis.

Franklin has experience in various client-serving roles aimed at increasing value across many industries. Prior to Fronterion, Franklin worked for a management consulting firm where he focused on quantitative and qualitative financial risk strategy management and fraud prevention for large global banking clients.  Franklin also worked for a leading boutique investment bank focusing on valuation engagements for financial reporting, tax and strategic purposes.

He now brings his expertise and experience to the legal arena, where cost analysis and market strategy take a greater role in the success of legal operations.


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