Jason Winmill is managing partner at Argopoint. He has served as a trusted advisor to some of the world's most respected legal departments and other organizations that support them.
Leadership at Argopoint
Jason Winmill is managing partner at Argopoint and has over two decades of management and strategy consulting experience. He has extensive expertise advising corporate legal departments on their most important management issues. Jason has advised across a range of industries including healthcare, pharmaceuticals, retail, consumer products, financial services, media, manufacturing, insurance, education, non-profits, and utilities.
Jason has led consulting engagements for Fortune and Global 500 corporate legal groups focusing on strategic planning, legal operations, outside counsel cost optimization, legal department post-merger integration, development management systems and tools (such as budgeting processes and Early Case Assessments), alternative fee development, legal organizational design, and legal department benchmarking.
In 2005, Jason was the “outside architect” and designed the outside counsel partnering program for country's fifth largest legal department - optimizing the use of hundreds of law firms. This groundbreaking program improved quality and reduced costs in excess of one hundred million dollars annually. His work spans litigation, commercial law, intellectual property (patents and trademarks, copyright, etc), employment, real estate, mergers and acquisitions, government investigations, internet law, claims defense, and regulatory law.
Jason's pioneering work has been the subject of a Harvard Business School case (2013) on legal efficiency; he was recognized as a legal services business authority in a whitepaper commissioned by the American Bar Association (2016). He was a contributing author to the Legal Procurement Handbook (2015) and co-founder of the Pharmaceutical Litigation Management Roundtable (started in 2006).
Jason’s work has been featured in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Corporate Counsel Magazine, the ACC Docket, The American Lawyer, Inside Litigation, Purchasing Magazine and Inside Supply Management.
He has held positions at Bain & Co—a leading international management and strategy consulting firm and Goodmeasure Consulting (headed by Rosabeth Moss Kanter, former editor of the Harvard Business Review and chair of HBS’s management faculty).
Jason is an honors graduate of Harvard College. He received an MBA from the Harvard Business School, where he was elected to lead the Dean's Forum on Business Ethics.
He enjoys civic life in Boston. He serves on strategic planning committees at the Museum of Fine Arts, the Boston Public Library Foundation, the Charles River Esplanade Association, and the Beacon Hill Civic Association. He has decades of continuous service to Harvard University, including Co-Chairing the 1636 Society, serving as both a Class Marshall (2013) and Marshall’s Aide to the University President's Division (2018) at the invitation of Gina Raimondo, governor of the state of Rhode Island. His sustained contributions to community life in Boston were formally recognized (2013) by the Beacon Hill Civic Association.
Understanding where your department is on the journey, and how progress on that path can be accelerated is a critical first step. Argopoint's expertise and knowledge of leading departments "best-practices" are reasons why legal department leaders speak to us first when they want to get started. Meaningful, sustainable improvements are not easy in the complex in-house legal context - an early conversation with an objective outside expert can improve the chances of success significantly.