Executive Management Team
Cobra's Executive Management Team integrates years of litigation, technology, and management experience to ensure seamless delivery of services from India to anywhere in the world. The team understands the needs of corporate law departments and law firms from years of professional experience at prestigious legal institutions and companies.
The Executive Management Team includes:
Candice Hunter CorbyPresident and Chief Executive Officer
Candice Hunter Corby is President and Chief Executive Officer of Cobra Legal Solutions LLC and a member of the company’s Board of Directors. She is responsible for setting the company’s strategic direction and leading and managing all facets of the business. Corby was named CEO on January 1, 2010. Under her leadership, Cobra has increased its client base, grown top-line revenue by more than 200%, and expanded the scope of its services. With the launch of its Technology Solutions service in January of 2013, Cobra’s service offerings now encompass the full spectrum of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM). Candice has forged enduring, trust-based collaborations with Cobra’s key clients, which include AmLaw 100 firms and Fortune 100 companies – household names in the technology, financial, retail, and semiconductor industries – and built dynamic relationships with Cobra’s elite team of lawyers, technology experts and executives based on admiration and mutual respect. Throughout her career, Candice has been an advocate for transparency, collaboration, service excellence, leadership development, and constant institutional improvement. She has spent 20 years in increasingly responsible executive, operations, finance, and compliance positions within global law firms and corporations and has been instrumental in impacting cost-effectiveness in both growth and restructuring environments. Previously, Candice served as a Director at Mayer Brown, Chief Operating Officer of Baker & McKenzie's Dallas office, and Chief Financial Officer of Godwin Gruber (now Godwin Lewis) of Dallas. Mrs. Corby also held various management positions at E.W. Scripps and the Neiman Marcus Group. She has been featured in business building articles, served in the United Way’s Loaned Executive Program, and is a frequent speaker for the Association of Legal Administrators. Born in North Adams, Massachusetts, Mrs. Corby holds a B.S. degree in accounting from the University of Arkansas, Little Rock, and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Lee H WebbChief Operating Officer
Location:New York, USA
Lee Webb, as Chief Operating Officer, is primarily responsible for managing Cobra’s litigation operations and support services. Ms. Webb’s location in the Americas expedites communications with our North American clients and further bridges the distance between our clients and our exceptional team of attorneys. Before joining Cobra Legal Solutions, Ms. Webb was a Member with the law firm of Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan PLLC in the Knoxville, Tennessee office. Ms. Webb concentrated her practice on civil litigation and insurance defense. As a litigator with over a decade of experience representing businesses and individuals, Ms. Webb has handled various types of cases including workers' compensation, motor vehicle accidents, person injury and death cases. She has extensive experience defending cases at trial and during appellate arguments. She has also worked on mass tort litigation including document production for diet drug litigation and has represented a large government contractor in cases involving multiple exposure claims. Ms. Webb graduated from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee and has a J.D. degree from the University of Memphis. Ms. Webb is a member of the Tennessee bar and is admitted to practice in the US District Court of Eastern Tennessee.
Sakthivel VenkatramanManaging Director - Operations
Sakthivel Venkatraman, as Managing Director of Operations, India, is primarily responsible for managing the day-to-day operations and support services of Cobra in India. He was formerly the Director of the Legal and Transaction processing unit of OfficeTiger, a large professional outsourcing company in India. Sakthi oversaw the department since its inception and was responsible for building and managing a team of 500 over four years. Prior to OfficeTiger, Sakthi worked at NIIT, one of India's leading software training companies, and at Tata Consultancy Services. Sakthi is experienced in a number of areas, including operations management, client relationship, and corporate sales account management, implementation of service deliverables, and creation and oversight of quality control processes. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Rising Star Outreach of India. He is a graduate in science from the University of Madras, with masters’ degree in business administration(SSM) and business law from NLSIU. He is recognized and certified by the Forum of Free Enterprise (FFE) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). Sakthi is a regular speaker at various outsourcing conferences and prestigious universities that includes Bharathidasan Institute of Management (BIM) and JSN School of Management.
Arthur HalpernSenior Director – Global Marketing & Business Development
Location:New York, USA
Arthur Halpern, Senior Director – Global Marketing and Business Development, is responsible for developing and overseeing Cobra’s communications, marketing, web and advertising initiatives and crafting strategies and materials to support Cobra’s marketing and business development efforts. Art has more than 10 years of experience managing, formulating and executing the marketing, communications and business development efforts of world class professional service organizations, and more than 20 years supporting the legal industry. His background is in brand development and implementation, corporate communications, strategic planning, writing, graphic design, multi-media and print materials development, and event coordination. Before coming to Cobra, Art spent nine years, in a variety of roles, designing and executing communications, creative strategies, business plans, and marketing tactics for Mayer Brown LLP. Art is a graduate of Wesleyan University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in English.