As the Firm's first Chief Knowledge Officer, Mr. Benamram provides White & Case with strategic direction on knowledge management and technology and leads the Knowledge Management department in developing and implementing the systems and processes that enable the Firm to use its collective knowledge to benefit its clients worldwide.
Mr. Benamram is a globally recognized thought leader and a frequent speaker on legal technology and knowledge management subjects. He has won numerous awards for the design and development of AnswerBase, an intelligent search system that offers lawyers and staff a powerful one-stop source for finding, understanding and using the vast array of information needed to serve clients.
Prior to joining White & Case in late 2008, Mr. Benamram was Firmwide Director of Knowledge Management and Head of the Israel Desk at Morrison & Foerster. He formed and led the Firm's knowledge management department and helped represent Israeli businesses in the United States and Asia, as well as global investors in Israel.
Mr. Benamram was a practicing lawyer until 2002. His practice focused on corporate and securities law, assisting clients primarily with public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and joint venture agreements.
Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Mr. Benamram spent a year as a visiting lawyer in the corporate department of Fulbright & Jaworski's New York office. Between 1996 and 1998, he was an associate with Danziger, Klagsbald & Co. in Israel, where he concentrated on commercial litigation and corporate disputes. Mr. Benamram clerked for the Honorable Justice Mishael Cheshin of the Supreme Court of Israel between 1995 and 1996.
Born in Jerusalem in 1967, Mr. Benamram received his BA in Economics from Tel Aviv University Faculty of Social Sciences, magna cum laude, and his LLB from the Tel Aviv University Law School in 1995. He served as Chairman of the Law School Student Council, helped to establish and volunteered in the Tel Aviv University Civil Rights Clinic and received the Law School dean's fellowship for his social involvement. Mr. Benamram was a Major in the Israel Defense Forces, where he served as a Tank Company Commander.
"The Intelligent Law Firm – How analytics is helping law firms compete and win in today's increasingly competitive world", February 5, 2014: LegalTech, ALM,
"Business Process Management for Strategic Business Intake", February 5, 2014: CIO Forum, American Lawyer,
"Investing in Thought Leadership, Knowledge Management and Client-Facing Technology", October 25, 2013: 12th Annual Law Firm COO & CFO Forum, Hildebrandt Institute and West LegalEdcenter
"Social Knowledge Management: Can social collaboration technologies offer robust, sustainable platforms to enable knowledge sharing?", October 16, 2013: Ark Group/Managing Partner's 9th Annual Knowledge Management in the Legal Profession
"Why Most Law Firms' Internal Collaboration Systems are Doomed to Fail", May 8, 2013: Managing Partner
Named one of 50 Legal Business Trailblazers & Pioneers by The National Law Journal, December 2013
Winner of ILTA's 2012 Distinguished Peer Award, Knowledge Management Champion 2012