Beau Mersereau

Work History

Work History
2001 - Present

Director, Applications, Development and Support
  • Direct Software Development team of eight
  • Direct Desktop Support and Training team of 19 (reduced from 31) across nine offices
  • Managed Litigation Support team of five
  • Frequent speaker for organizations such as Legaltech, International Legal Technology Association and United Kingdom Document Excellence Group

Summary of accomplishments:

  • Led teams participating in Office 2010 Technology Adoption Program with Microsoft (one of only two law firms in the world)
  • Led team deploying Office 2010 and Windows 7 as part of Microsoft's Rapid Deployment Program (only law firm to successfully deploy Office 2010 in the RDP)
  • Architected Knowledge Management system built on top of SharePoint 2007 and 2010
  • Successfully deployed SharePoint 2010 social networking to entire firm
  • Architected Firm Document Management System/Document assembly system
  • Architected Litigation Document Review System
  • Architected Intranets built on SharePoint 2001, 2003, 2007 and 2010
  • Architected Extranet farms built on Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
  • Architected imaging process for Windows 7 x64 and Office 2010
  • Build and manage annual budget of over $6 million
  • Built Development team, Desktop Support and Training team
  • Reorganized and reduced Desktop Support and Training team from 31 to 19 while maintaining support levels and employee satisfaction levels. Current support ratios are well below industry standards. Saving firm $750,000 in annual costs.
  • Reduced capital budget spending by 50% in 2010
  • Built and maintained many strong, dynamic relationships with leaders across the firm.
  • Winner of Law Technology News - Most Innovative use of Technology in a Law Firm award (2008)
  • Winner of International Legal Technology Association - Microsoft Champion of the Year award (2010)
  • Authored policies and procedures
2000 - 2001


Plexix LLC
  • Owner, Legal Technology consulting company
1996 - 2000

Director of Information Technology

Sutin, Thayer & Browne
  • Directed all aspects of IT for the second largest law firm in New Mexico
1995 - 1996

Project Manager

ProLaw Software


1991 - 1995


University of New Mexico - College of Arts and Sciences

Volunteer Organizations, Awards and Publications

  • Former Regional Vice President for International Legal Technology Association
  • Former Peer Group Vice President for International Legal Technology Association
  • Member/volunteer for DS Action Committee, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with Down Syndrome
  • Member of San Diego Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

  • Finalist, ILTA Innovative Firm of the Year, 2011
  • ILTA Microsoft Champion of the Year, 2010
  • Most Innovative use of Technology by a Law Firm, Law Technology News, 2008
  • ILTA White Paper, Early adopter tales: Piloting Office 2010.
  • ILTA, The Art of Delegation


A strategic leader providing technology direction and knowledge in the legal industry for over 15 years.

Experienced technology management professional focused on the challenge of using cutting edge technology to improve the practice of law while aligning IT with an organization's business objectives in order to maximize efficiency and achieve competitive advantage.

Successfully retained and motivated top talent during force reductions and economic upturns. 

A frequent speaker on technology related topics for national and international organizations.

Knowledge Management

Considered a knowledge leader in the Legal vertical. I frequently speak on how to use SharePoint and build business solutions that align IT with the needs of law firms and other businesses. Created one of the first Intranets in the legal vertical with SharePoint 2001. Architected KM system on SharePoint 2010/FAST that indexed all firm documents. Architected OutLaw, enterprise application mashup in Outlook.  OutLaw aggregates data from Elite, Pattsy, ProLaw, SharePoint and APS. OutLaw won Law Technology News 2008 award for most innovative use of technology in a law firm. In 2010, I was awarded ILTA's 2010 Microsoft Champion of the Year award. In 2011, my development team was a finalist for ILTA's Innovative Firm of the Year award.