Our Team

Lourdes Fuentes

CEO & Founder

    I am the Founder and CEO of Karta Legal LLC. I am graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, and a Legal Project Manager.

    I have over 20 years of legal operations, technology management, and litigation experience. Throughout my career, as a partner in private practice and in my current role, I have represented governmental and quasi-governmental agencies, as well as publicly-held Fortune 100 companies.

    At Karta Legal, I have assembled an entire ecosystem to help your organization in its legal innovation journey. In my team, I have experts in process mapping, technology, AI, cybersecurity, data science, e-discovery, project management, and litigation support. We know what works, what doesn’t, and how much it should cost.

    My goal is innovation and re-designing the delivery of legal services. The path to innovation is simple. First, focus on the people. Second, design or redesign the process. Third, pick the right technology for your specific needs and your budget. To achieve those goals, I use a variety of design thinking and business process improvement tools selected from Lean Six Sigma and Agile Project Management methodologies. Over the years, I have curated and tailored these tools to fit the needs of the legal industry and have applied them successfully.

“... diversification of talent in the legal industry because, simply put, it is good for business.”
- Fuentes

Jose Gonzalez

CIO

    I have more than 20 years of experience implementing and managing information and communications technology. A natural educator, I excel at translating complex technology into the language of business.

    I have a knack for analyzing business requirements and integrating information technology to support them. I work extensively with vendors to ensure that their services meet client needs. While at the World Bank, I 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, I constantly seek 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.”
- Gonzalez

Lee Shubert

Director of Litigation Support & Discovery Strategy

Lee Shubert

   I began my career in the eDiscovery and litigation support industry ten years ago and found it a natural fit for my law school training and background in technology. I have a demonstrated history managing large teams of contract attorneys and lawyers, project management, and communicating technical topics to case teams. I am an expert on best practices for litigation support departments and stay current on new rulings, tools, and trends.

   Certifications:  iCONECT Project Manager & System Administrator, LAW PreDiscovery EDD Certification from LexisNexis, iManage Certified Trainer, and OneTrust Privacy Management Professional.

Shyamal Addanki

Consultant

Shyamal Addanki

    I have over 15 years of experience in process optimization and automation, bridging the gap between operational processes and IT, and have championed process improvement and development projects in a number of industries with examples including aerospace, legal, commercial real-estate, manufacturing and insurance.
     I have an MBA from Oxford University where I focused on operations management and economics, and a BSc in Aerospace Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

    Areas of expertise: process risk analysis, process optimization, digital transformation.


Ana Ascone

Executive Assistant & Project Coordinator

Ana Ascone

    With over 20 years of experience, I have a proven track record in vendor management, process management, and project management. I excel at fostering professional relationships both internally and externally and in providing support in all capacities to the Karta Legal team. I handle multiple projects simultaneously, all while maintaining the strictest confidentiality.

    Whether you’re a seasoned practice with a large team or a startup practice, I will work collaboratively to help you harness the full potential of experienced legal support.

James Slater

Designer Consultant

James Slater

    I have a passion for learning new things, and finding out the real value in the lessons at hand.
    Part of the 2022 class of Columbia University Engineering I am working towards a BS in Computer Science Intelligent Systems. Also an avid self-learner from Youtube and every form of free media, I hope to extract this value from all experiences and see a brighter future for everyone.

   Interests: Cryptocurrency, artificial intelligence, digitizing infrastructure, gamification, visualization.
"If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants."
- Newton

Sean Slater

Project Manager Assistant

Sean Slater

     I am a sophomore at George Washington University, majoring in business and international affairs. An avid debater, I was part of the UN debate team in high school, where I developed critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and negotiation skills.
Given my fluency in Spanish, I am a natural fit for the team working on the expansion of Karta Staffing for Puerto Rico and Latin America.

    Interests: geography, history, politics, graphic design, organization.
“With Karta Legal, I want to immerse myself in the world of legal process improvement and legal innovation.”
- Slater

Karlos Baltodano

Project Manager

Karlos Baltodano

     I am a Project Manager and Six Sigma Black Belt expert with experience in operations, procurement, and risk management. I have gained over nine years of management consulting experience from the healthcare industry.
     I specialize in assisting clients with performance improvement projects related to lean, continuous improvement, organizational and operational model re-design, change management and cost reduction.  

     Certifications: Six Sigma Black Belt, Project Management, Product Management, OneTrust, BrainSpace, Advanced Google Analytics, and Marketing Strategy.

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Lourdes Fuentes

CEO & Founder

Lourdes is the Founder and CEO of Karta Legal LLC, a legal operations and technology management consulting firm. I am graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, and a Legal Project Manager.

Mrs. Fuentes have over 20 years of legal operations, technology management, and litigation experience. Throughout my career, as a partner in private practice and in my current role, I have represented governmental and quasi-governmental agencies, as well as publicly-held Fortune 100 companies. I am honored to have been recognized as a Trailblazer by the New York Law Journal for being an “agent of change, thought leader and innovator.” In 2021, my consulting company, Karta Legal LLC, was named a Legal Technology Trailblazer by the prestigious National Law Journal. This award is very meaningful because our young company was selected amongst a choice of titans for its fresh approach to legal tech innovation. It is also very meaningful to us because it appears that we are the only 100% women and minority owned company on that distinguished list.

At Karta Legal, I have assembled an entire ecosystem to help your organization in its legal innovation journey. In my team, I have experts in process mapping, technology, AI, cybersecurity, data science, e-discovery, project management, and litigation support. We know what works, what doesn’t, and how much it should cost.

My goal is innovation and re-designing the delivery of legal services. The path to innovation is simple. First, focus on the people. Second, design or redesign the process. Third, pick the right technology for your specific needs and your budget. To achieve those goals, I use a variety of design thinking and business process improvement tools selected from Lean Six Sigma and Agile Project Management methodologies. Over the years, I have curated and tailored these tools to fit the needs of the legal industry and have applied them successfully. Included in my innovation goal is the diversification of talent in the legal industry because, simply put, it is good for business.

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Jose Gonzalez

Chief Information Officer

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.

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Shyamal Addaki

Consultant on Process Optimization & Automation

Shyamal has over 15 years of experience in process optimization and automation, bridging the gap between operational processes and IT, and has championed process improvement and development projects in a number of industries with examples including aerospace, legal, commercial real-estate, manufacturing and insurance.

Areas of expertise
Process Risk Analysis
Process Optimization
Digital Transformation

About Shyamal
Shyamal has an MBA from Oxford University where he focused on operations management and economics, and a BSc in Aerospace Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He has spent his career in pursuit of operational excellence through process optimization and automation, and is a strong advocate for digital transformation with a focus on process management and governance. He has led award-winning process-improvement projects in the aerospace industry and has consulted on numerous digital-transformation projects in various other industries. When approaching process optimization projects, Shyamal believes in preparing and aligning people and processes, before implementing technology – rather than forcing people and processes to react to new technology. To this end, he enjoys spending time with his clients and getting a deeper understanding of how an organization functions in order to create a sustainable environment for digital transformation.

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Anna Ascone

Executive Assistant and Project Coordinator


With over 20 years of experience, Anna has a proven track record in vendor management, process management, and project management. She excels at fostering professional relationships both internally and externally and in providing support in all capacities to the Karta Legal team. Anna handles multiple projects simultaneously, all while maintaining the strictest confidentiality.

Whether you’re a seasoned practice with a large team or a startup practice, Anna will work collaboratively to help you harness the full potential of experienced legal support.

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Karlos Baltodano

Project Manager

Karlos is a Project Manager and Six Sigma Black Belt expert with experience in operations, procurement, and risk management. Prior to Karta Legal, He gained over nine years of management consulting experience from the healthcare industry. Karlos is specialize in assisting clients with performance improvement projects related to lean, continuous improvement, organizational and operational model re-design, change management and cost reduction.  

In his role at Karta, Mr. Baltodano apply his creativity, problem-solving abilities, team leadership, mediation, and negotiation skills to apply to strategic planning, execution, to helping clients to achieve their goals of innovation. He is an initiator, people connector, self-motivated, resilient, adaptable, and well-traveled. 

Karlos is a graduate of Universidad Autónoma de Centro America, Costa Rica, with a master on physical science. He is Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, Project Management, Product Management, OneTrust, BrainSpace, Advanced Google Analytics, and Marketing Strategy. Karlos's passion is driving synergy between legal professionals, legal processes, and legal technology.
"Innovation is a change, change is improvement, improvement is a process that never ends"

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Sean Slater

Project Manager Assistant

Sean is a sophomore at George Washington University, majoring in business and international affairs. Sean is a geography, history and politics whiz. An avid debater, Sean was part of the UN debate team in High School, where he developed his critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and negotiation skills. He also has superb organizational and graphic design skills.

Sean is the newest addition to our team and works as a project manager assistant. Given his fluency in Spanish, he is a natural fit for the team working on the expansion of Karta Staffing for Puerto Rico and Latin America. In this role, he can put into practice his many skills and learn more about the legal industry in particular. “With Karta Legal, I want to immerse myself in the world of legal process improvement and legal innovation.”