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Silvia Hodges Silverstein

Executive Director of the Buying Legal Council; Adjunct professor at Columbia Law School & Fordham Law School

Dr. Silvia Hodges Silverstein researches, teaches, and speaks on purchasing decisions and metrics in the legal industry. She is the executive director of the Buying Legal Council, the international trade organization for legal procurement. She is also an adjunct professor at Columbia Law School and Fordham Law School.

Dr. Hodges Silverstein co-authored the Harvard Business School case studies GlaxoSmithKline: Sourcing Complex Professional Services on the company’s legal procurement initiative and Riverview Law: Applying Business Sense to the Legal Market on the new model law firm.

She authored many articles on law firm management and legal procurement including The Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics’ “I didn’t go to law school to become a salesperson” and the South Caroline Law Review’s “What we know and need to know about Legal procurement”. She is also the author/editor of several books, including the Legal Procurement Handbook and Buying Legal: Procurement Insights and Practice.

Dr. Hodges Silverstein earned her PhD at Nottingham Law School (UK), holds a master’s degree in business from Universität Bayreuth (Germany) and Warwick Business School (UK) and an undergraduate degree (economics) from Universität Bayreuth.