Katrina Brundage

Innovation. Law. Data. Design.

Katrina Brundage is a data scientist and legal analytics professional, with a J.D. and M.S. in Business Analytics from Michigan State University. She is passionate about using innovation, law, data, and design to improve legal services and access to justice. Katrina is a Data Scientist at Cordell Practice Management Group, a law practice management and technology company. Katrina also consults with trial courts to develop court management analytics.


Data Science & Analytics

  • Developed algorithms for disambiguation and clustering of strings identifying companies, law firms, and individuals.

  • Developed text analyzers and search algorithms to provide for effective keyword and similarity search relevance across a database of more than 10 million patent applications

  • Led research and development efforts to extract insights and information from unstructured text documents obtained from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and store this information in an effective and efficient manner.

  • Managed data resources for resources for data-driven sales, marketing, and customer success, including:

    • Merging various disparate internal and external data sets and tools to create a comprehensive list of patent professionals and stakeholders enriched by patent prosecution metrics.

    • Implementing data privacy policies, documentation, and controls to ensure compliance with GPDR and other data privacy regulations.

    • Developing data workflows for data-driven event-based targetted email campaigns.

    • Analyzed Google Analytics data from external and internal publishing and advertisements to evaluate marketing pipeline effectiveness.

  • Conducted data analysis for Juristat publications, including:

  • Consulted for court administrators to modernize reporting system using Tableau dashboards for evaluating trends in accounts receivable and collections data.

  • Consulted for a local court to determine the effectiveness of a pilot program for indigent criminal defense during arraignment proceedings. Project included mining data from the court record database, managing a data collection team of 5 interns, designing statistical models to evaluate the program goals, and data visualization.

Business Analytics Projects & Course Work

  • Consulted with USAA on a customer transaction and demographic segmentation project.

  • Legislative Impact on Tobacco Usage Rates--a project analyzing the correlation and impact of smokefree indoors and tax legislation at the state level on tobacco usage rates.

  • 2015 SAS Analytics Shootout: Modeled solar energy production using ordinary least squares and weighted least squares linear regression modeling.

  • Consulted for Diageo as part of MSU's IBM Smart Project.

  • Predicting Crime Trends and within the City of Chicago--a project to mine and analyze historical crime data and community demographic data from the city of Chicago to analyze crime trends and predict future occurrences. The project utilized APIs to mine online data resources and various modeling tools to analyze the data.

  • Social media data mining using Twitter APIs and Python: Sample code

  • Coursework: Introduction to Predictive Analytics, Computational Techniques for Large-Scale Data Analytics, Introduction to Statistics for Analytics, Communication Strategies for Analytics, Statistical Regression Methods I, Marketing Technology & Analytics, Social Network Analtyics, Business Topics in Analytics, Data Mining, Capstone Project in Applied Analytics.

LegalRnD & ReInvent Law Course Work

  • 21st Century Law Practice Program: London 2014

    • Coursework: 21st Century Law Practice, Legal Information Engineering & Technology, Legal Services Act & UK Deregulation

    • ReInvent Law London Presentation: Big Data Deal

  • E-Discovery

    • Presentation: Predictive Analytics for Electronic Discovery

  • Design Thinking for Legal Services

  • Delivering Legal Services: New Legal Landscape

  • Litigation: {Data, Theory, Process, Practice}

  • Entreprenurial Lawyering

Lean Thinking

  • Completed AME/SME/Shingo Lean Bronze knowledge exam requirements

  • "Delivering Legal Services" workshop, a hands-on, 14-hour workshop focused on the business of law, lean for legal, and project management.

  • "Legal Lean: How to Think and Act Like a Startup" workshop

  • Reading List: Lean Thinking, Lean Production Simplified, Learning to See, Gemba Kaizen, Lean Analytics

Design Thinking

  • Participated in a Design Challenge designing business solutions for an insurance defense law firm and a major regional insurance company claims department.

  • White Paper: Designing for Legal Services

Legal Writing & Legislative Drafting

  • Closed Legal Memorandum: Trademark Likelihood of Confusion

  • Open Legal Research Memorandum: Copyright Fair Use

  • Appellate Brief: Defamation, 2014 Donald Nystrom Best Brief Competition Finalist

  • Original Legislative Drafting Exercises: Academic Honesty & Child Care regulations


Additional work samples available upon request.