Dan Safran

Adjunct Professor


Dan Safran is President/CEO at LegalShift, LLC. He brings over 30 years of services growth and enablement experience to LegalShift’s clients. He is an advocate and solution innovator, targeting the disruptive change facing the legal world. Dan and his team drive legal operational improvements to global, national, regional and local clients with an emphasis on improving collaboration and enabling transparency between co-dependent legal players.

Prior to LegalShift, Dan spent 15 years as EVP at Project Leadership Associates (at the time, the largest consulting firm serving the US legal market) and led its Legal Market and Management Consulting practice groups. He served as company co-President and was President of Project Leadership Consulting, a pure play management consulting advisory business, until it was sold to PLA. 

Dan has held various positions as President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Information Officer at a variety of international public and private companies and law firms. Dan’s classical consulting training comes from eight years at Arthur Andersen/Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) early in his career. 


BA, Indiana University


Law Practice Technology and Business Operations