Songmee Connolly is Fenwick & West’s Litigation Practice Group Director, leading operations of the firm’s 100+ attorney litigation practice and serving as liaison between firm management, departments, and other practice groups.
As Practice Group Director, Songmee's responsibilities encompass:
- collaborating with the firm's marketing, business development, finance and budgeting departments to develop and implement strategic pricing models, project management solutions and other initiatives to optimize delivery of client services;
- providing strategic input on knowledge management initiatives in support of business goals, including those relating to data analytics, automation tools and technology-driven processes to increase efficiencies in performance and delivery of client services;
- developing professional development curriculum for litigation attorneys, with focus on the development and mentoring of associates; and
- managing workflow and staffing to optimize utilization and allocation of practice group resources.
Songmee has over 13 years' experience as an intellectual property and commercial litigator at Fenwick & West, with extensive experience in copyright, trademark, complex commercial and class action litigation. Songmee was distinguished in Thomson Reuters' Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star" in Northern California for business litigation in 2013 and 2014, and for IP litigation in 2015.
Songmee graduated from Wellesley College with a B.A. in Economics and German Studies and received her J.D. from U.C. Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall). At Boalt Hall, she received the American Jurisprudence Award in Entertainment Law, served as Senior Articles Editor of the Berkeley Technology Law Journal and President of the Boalt Sports and Entertainment Law Society, was a member of the Berkeley Law Foundation and Coalition for Diverse Faculty and Student Body, and externed with Professors Peter S. Menell and David Nimmer.