Craig Courter

Chief Operating Officer, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Craig oversees all financial, technology, talent management, knowledge management, marketing and business development, practice management, professional responsibility and data analytics operations. Using his extensive industry knowledge, he incorporates technology into legal operations in order to improve efficiency while maintaining and advancing the firm's client services and legal talent.

Craig has almost 35 years of broad-ranging experience in the legal industry. Prior to joining Katten, he served as the global COO at Baker McKenzie, having served previously as the chief technology officer. He was the COO at Perkins Coie. He began his career in the legal field as a practicing lawyer for 13 years, including as a partner at Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek, in San Diego where his practice involved complex civil litigation with an emphasis in high technology and intellectual property. Craig also has 47 years of computer programming experience and a significant background in databases and data architecture. He has taught college-level computer programming and a law school course on computers and the law. In 2016, he was named among the Legal Week's "Top 20 Legal Innovators" and he is the primary inventor of a patented computer-based law firm compensation system.