Tracey Gallegos, CLM, is the Manager of Legal Operations at Argonne National Laboratory, reporting to the Laboratory’s General Counsel. Tracey joined Argonne after spending ten years as a law firm administrator at which she handled the financial, human resources and facilities components and overall management of the firm. She took her experience to Argonne, where her primary duties include strategic planning, process improvement, outside counsel procurement, budget management and solo member of the legal operations team. This combination of experience gives Tracey a unique insight into the legal industry from both a for-profit law firm perspective as well as from a corporate and not-for-profit government contractor perspective.
Tracey maintains memberships in the Association of Legal Administrators, Corporate Legal Operations Consortium, Association of Corporate Counsel and International Legal Technology Association, while also volunteering on various community and professional boards and committees. In her free time, she is a volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate GAL for neglected and abused children for CASA DeKalb County, Illinois. Tracey’s most recent passion includes teaching the Legal Industry e-Learning course for the Association of Legal Administrators, where law firm administrators and executives learn about alternative fee arrangements, billing for client service, legal project management, strategic planning and law firm marketing. She also acts as a consultant for small, outside-of-Chicago law firms in all operations areas from strategic planning to process improvement and workflow development.