Lineal appoints Jeanne Somma as Chief Legal Officer and Head of Managed Review

Dallas, USA, November 3, 2020 – Lineal Services, a global AI-enabled legal data services organisation, announced today that Jeanne Somma has joined the company as Chief Legal Officer and Head of Managed Review. As Lineal continues to expand its technology forward offerings globally, Somma joins to lead the expansion of the company’s technology-driven managed review program.

For over a decade Somma has specialized in workflow design and technology application in the review process. Throughout her career, Somma focused on consulting with clients to create efficient, defensible, and technology-driven review workflows. She is an expert voice in the industry on eDiscovery best practices and law and brings with her the unique perspective of a seasoned practitioner who has also sat in her client’s seat as general counsel.


“We are excited that Jeanne has joined the Lineal team and are thrilled to leverage her expertise to grow our business,” said Kent Teague, Chairman & CEO of Lineal Services. “Her deep knowledge of document review workflows and best practices coupled with her belief that the right technology enhances the practice of law and solves the most challenging legal problems will help Lineal deliver cutting edge review related solutions.”

Prior to joining Lineal Somma served as the Legal Insights Executive and General Counsel of ayfie Inc., where she served as the company’s legal industry subject matter expert and consulted with clients on ayfie’s review and search workflow applications. She is also an adjunct professor teaching Legal Tech, Legal Operations, and the Business of Law at New York Law School.


“I am thrilled to join the team of experts at Lineal and eager to work alongside them,” said Jeanne. “To me, Lineal is poised to change the way the industry consumes managed review because technology is entrenched in everything we do and I cannot think of a better place to build and grow the next generation managed offering.”


About Lineal – Lineal Services (, is a global legal data services organization leveraging AI and process-driven workflows to solve information governance, discovery, privacy, compliance, DSAR, conversion, and cyber issues for law firms and corporations.  Headquartered in London, and with offices throughout the North and South America, Europe, and Asia, Lineal has been delivering pioneering solutions since 2009.

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