Jeroen Plink is CEO of Clifford Chance Applied Solutions, a subsidiary of Clifford Chance. Jeroen is responsible for product development and go-to-market strategy for all products of Clifford Chance Applied Solutions, including CC Dr@ft.
Jeroen started his career at Clifford Chance's Amsterdam office as a private equity associate. Upon leaving the firm in 2000, he co-founded a company that developed software for due diligence in M&A transactions. Having built this company, it was successfully sold to Practical Law Company, for whom he led application development in London.
In 2007, he moved to the United States to set up Practical Law Company US. Within five years, he successfully grew this business from 2 employees in 2007 to 250 employees in 2013 with 80% of the AmLaw 200 and thousands of in-house departments subscribing to Practical Law US. In 2013 Practical Law Company was acquired by Thomson Reuters.
He has extensive experience as an entrepreneur and board member/senior advisor to a variety of companies in the legal, legal technology and information industries.
After 20 years as a partner at Freshfields, he is now CEO and one of the three co-founders of Top 3 Legal. Top 3 Legal is an online platform that is redefining how businesses find external lawyers to work with and how they manage ongoing relationships, informed by knowledge and trust. It enables businesses to create and manage their own private #T3LTeamSheet of lawyers and law firms using a simple and collaborative interface so they can quickly and simply find the right lawyer. The Team Sheet provides a constantly updating, trusted network of endorsed lawyers and offers live and immediate access to their contact details and profiles and relationship law firms’ own suggested contacts by work type and location. Users also see what others in their organisation say about their experience of a particular lawyer.
Alexandra trained as a solicitor in the UK with SJ Berwin LLP. Having completed her training contract in 2007, she moved with a group of the private equity team to help build the UK funds practice at US firm Kirkland & Ellis International LLP. Alexandra made partner at Kirkland & Ellis in 2013 at the age of 33. She then joined the global funds team of US firm - Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP in the summer of 2015.
Alexandra now runs her own business helping lawyers to perform at their best, think strategically about their career direction and manage their broader wellbeing.