Our Founder has an unwavering commitment to excellence and a passion for empowering teams to achieve their full potential. She is a "master at navigating complex challenges and delivering results that drive growth and success." Her leadership style is collaborative and results-driven, and "she inspires her team to think creatively and embrace change." With a "deep understanding of the ever-evolving business landscape," our leader is constantly pushing boundaries and reimagining what's possible. She believes that success is achieved through a combination of strategic planning, focused execution, and a relentless pursuit of excellence.
Lourdes is a legal innovator with decades of experience in litigation, both domestically and internationally. The genesis of Karta Legal was driven by a desire to transform an industry hyper-focused on precedent and tradition into a new era of innovation, technology, and process optimization. At Karta Legal, we prioritize team upskilling, process improvement and design, and technology innovation to achieve our goals.
She is known for her unique approach, which utilizes curated design thinking, Lean Six Sigma, and Agile project management tools and techniques tailored to the management of the business of law and legal processes. By doing this, the success of any innovation initiative is optimized, and efficiencies are maximized, resulting in significant savings in resources.
Lourdes is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and a Legal Project Manager. Her commitment to innovation and legal process improvement has been recognized by the prestigious New York Law Journal, naming her a New York Trailblazer for being "truly an agent of change," an "innovator," and a "thought leader." She is passionate about redesigning the future of the legal profession and improving the delivery of legal services to all.In 2021, Karta Legal LLC was selected as a Legal Technology Trailblazer by the National Law Journal, a rare and prestigious recognition. As the only WBENC and MBE recipient, this award is a testament to Lourdes's innovative approach to legal technology innovation and the importance of diversity in the industry.
Our leader's experience in litigation, coupled with her passion for technology, has led her to become a skilled negotiator and team builder. She has saved clients millions of dollars in everything from thorny discovery disputes to data management, procurement of legal services, technology implementation, auditing, and contracting. Lourdes has a passion for education and training, and she remains committed to teaching others about process improvement, legal technology, privacy, artificial intelligence, diversity & inclusion, and e-discovery issues.
Joseph Gonzalez has more than 20 years of experience implementing and managing information and communications technology. A natural educator, he excels at translating complex technology into the language of business.
Joseph has a knack for analyzing business requirements and integrating information technology to support them. He works extensively with vendors to ensure that their services meet client needs. While at the World Bank, Joseph managed vendor relations and contracts with more than 500 software developers and system administrators in the United States and India, radically streamlining processes and reducing risk by consolidating work into strategic agreements.
In the rapidly-evolving technology space, Joseph constantly seeks out the latest products and processes to serve clients better. “Technology is evolving so fast that it is critical to continuously sharpen and share skills,” he says.