This week I had the opportunity to speak to Jim Delkousis, CEO and founder at Persuit.
After graduating with his law degree, Jim began working at one of Australia’s leading law firms, Mallesons Stephen Jaques. He quickly made his way up the ranks, getting promoted to Senior Associate in 1995, and Partner in 1999.
For the next six years, he oversaw their construction team, eventually helping the firm start a construction dispute practice in Perth.
Looking for a change of pace, Jim left his firm in 2007 and joined DLA Piper in Dubai to lead their dispute practice in the Middle East. Here, Jim helped his practice group become one of the most profitable in the firm.
As he approached the tender age of 50, Jim started to rethink his career path. He left DLA Piper and founded Persuit to give companies an easier way to source and compare proposals for external legal services.
Fast forward to 2020 and Jim is working with the world’s leading organisations including Walmart, Shell, Novartis, Johnson & Johnson, Exelon, Target, Citi, Facebook, Twilio and Square.
And saving them, on average, 37 per cent on quoted law firm fees for a particular assignment, which translates into tens of millions of dollars in savings.
Tune in to find out more.