Houston – November 23, 2015 – Morae Legal LLC, a unique solution provider to law departments, today announced that Christopher M. Graff, CFA, Partner and Director of Asset Management at RMB Capital Management, has joined its board of directors. Graff brings to the company investment, financial and strategic business planning expertise.
“We are thrilled that Chris has agreed to join our board,” says Gary Holdren, Morae Legal’s Chairman of the Board (and Founder and CEO of Garland Capital Group). “He brings the type of knowledge and experience that will help us continue to achieve our aggressive growth plans.”
“Our board members consistently provide us with strategic, financial and subject-matter expertise,” says Shahzad Bashir, Morae Legal’s President and CEO. “They are extremely helpful as we continue to build Morae Legal into the transformational service provider of a full range of services related to the business of law.”
Graff leads the investment activities at RMB Capital including asset allocation, manager research and selection, and security selection across multiple asset classes and investment strategies. He has more than 20 years experience, including investment research and analysis roles with UBS and William Blair & Company and also spent some time in the legal consulting industry at a firm that focused on intellectual property valuation and litigation. Chris earned a Bachelor of Science in finance with honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the CFA Institute and CFA Society of Chicago.
“I am thrilled to be a part of Morae Legal, and I look forward to helping Shahzad and Gary build a strong, vibrant and successful company,” says Graff.
Graff joins a board of directors that, in addition to Bashir and Holdren, includes Albert O. Cornelison, retired Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Haliburton Company and James H. Wooten, Jr., retired Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary of Illinois Tool Works Inc.
Morae Legal is headquartered in Houston and has offices in Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit www.moraelegal.com.
About Morae Legal
Morae Legal is comprised of a seasoned team of professionals who help the office of corporate counsel improve business performance by developing strategy, creating processes, deploying people, leveraging technology and measuring with data in order to deliver results. The company’s core service offerings include law department management consulting, outsourced legal services, claims management services and discovery consulting and services. More information can be found at www.moraelegal.com.
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