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Lori Hughes

Lead Operations & Information Security Officer
Portland
503.205.2310
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I value our tight-knit business and legal community and strive to build and maintain strong business relationships. I consider these relationships a partnership where each party brings something to the table to develop the best outcome. Working together, we are stronger and can better focus on our clients’ needs. Quotation mark
Lori Hughes
Lori Hughes
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About Lori

Lori Hughes has worked with Miller Nash for many years and in a variety of positions leading and managing operations and workflow at the firm. As the firm’s lead operations and information security officer, Lori brings operations, technology, security, and risk prevention together. She focuses on firmwide strategic planning and operational efficiency and through communication, transparency, and innovation she strives to deliver value to our clients and improve upon their experience.

Legal operations drive performance and efficiency in legal organizations. Work once thought to be a single department's responsibility, now crosses multiple operative centers. Lori has coordinated teams across operation centers to implement key initiatives and has led firmwide programs to reduce costs and streamline workflow.

Education

  • University of Hawaii, paralegal studies, 1982
  • B.A., Portland State University, business, 1980

Activities

Professional Plus
  • Association of Legal Administrators, member, 2002-present
    • board of directors, 2017-present
    • Oregon Chapter president, 2006-2007
Civic Plus
  • Clark College Paralegal Advisory Board, 2005-2019
  • Clark County Skills Center, Legal/Medical Advisory Board, 2004-2013
  • Participation in Oregon Food Bank and Sunshine Division activities, bringing food and services to Oregonians

Insights from Lori

Lori has been quoted in cybersecurity and paperless environment articles in the Association of Legal Administrators publication Legal Management and the Oregon State Bar Association Newsletter.

Lori has presented on panels, with colleagues, and individually for the Association of Legal Administrators, the Oregon Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators, the Paralegal Advisory Board of Clark Community College, and the Clark County Skills Center related to positions in the legal community, law firm transition to a paperless environment, public speaking, as well as leadership topics.

Collaborations

Outside the Office

Time with family and travelling for both work and play creates wonderful new memories. Regular trips to the Oregon Coast and exploring a new city in the U.S. or abroad offer some of the best medicine. The quiet time of gardening and reading supports the other side of life. Everyone needs a balance.