Nashville Business Journal Names Legility's Alison Watts CFO of the Year for her Leadership in Global Legal Services
The award in the medium private company category recognizes Watts' accomplishments helping Legility navigate 2020
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Sept. 29, 2020 – Legility, a leading global legal services provider, today announced that its Chief Financial Officer, Alison Watts, was named CFO of the Year in the medium private company category by the Nashville Business Journal. The award recognizes financial professionals who have demonstrated the highest level of talent and commitment as corporate stewards for their companies over the course of the year.
As the Chief Financial Officer for Legility, it's been exciting to help lead the transformation of Legility from a regional company to a leading global legal services enterprise with a full suite of capabilities.
“As Legility’s CFO, Alison plays a key role in striking the balance between creating a strategic financial framework for the business and managing the execution of tactical operational activities,” said Barry Dark, CEO of Legility. “Her steady approach to operations has helped set the stage to grow the company fourfold in the past three years through a combination of strong organic growth and strategic acquisitions. I personally congratulate Alison on this well-deserved recognition.”
“As the Chief Financial Officer for Legility, it’s been exciting to help lead the transformation of Legility from a regional company to a leading global legal services enterprise with a full suite of capabilities,” said Watts. “Considering the challenges of 2020, I am especially grateful to be part of a team with a culture centered on providing Fabled Service to clients and co-workers alike. I am honored to be recognized alongside an amazing group of successful business leaders.”
Watts brings more than 20 years of experience in financial management and strategy to her role at Legility. As CFO, she is responsible for managing the financial activities of Legility and focuses on business planning, strategy, operations, and compliance. She is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Belmont University and an MBA with an emphasis in accounting from the University of Tampa.
Legility, the global, independent new law company, delivers transformative legal solutions that build business value and set our clients apart. Our global network comprises 30 locations on three continents, 1500 legal experts, and our legal operations work spans every industry and practice area. We have world-class data, strategy, and talent operations. For corporate legal departments and law firms, we provide consulting, technology, managed solutions, and flexible legal talent engagement services to improve operational efficiency. By combining people, processes, and technology, Legility offers innovative and bundled solutions that align with how the legal market is looking to engage. www.legility.com