Peter Geovanes, an accomplished executive who has implemented innovative analytic and AI solutions for law firms and large corporations, has joined McGuireWoods as chief innovation and AI officer. He reports directly to Managing Partner J. Tracy Walker IV.
Geovanes, based in Chicago, has significant business, legal, technology and project management experience in a career that spans more than three decades. He comes to McGuireWoods from an Am Law 50 firm, where he led data strategy, AI and analytics. He was a finalist for the Litera Legal Innovator of the Year Award and the ILTA Innovative Leader of the Year Award. In 2022, he won Corinium Intelligence’s “Data Value Award,” which celebrates the leader who “has worked to extract large amounts of value from their data & analytics projects.”
Geovanes has extensive experience leading data strategy, business intelligence and the development of analytic solutions for Fortune 1,000 clients and law firms, supporting their evolving analytical needs. Geovanes, who earned an MBA and a J.D., also served for eight years as an officer in the U.S. Navy.
At McGuireWoods, Geovanes spearheads development and implementation of innovative business solutions, including the use of AI-enhanced tools, to better serve clients and to improve firm operations. He also is a leader in the firm’s Practice Innovation Office, a team of lawyers and administrative professionals that evaluates, recommends and pilots novel approaches to serving clients.
“Peter has a wealth of experience devising and implementing big data and AI solutions that create value for large organizations,” Walker said. “He sees the big picture, but he has the analytical mind and skills of a coder. His leadership and insight will keep McGuireWoods at the forefront of positive change for the benefit of clients and the firm.”
Geovanes joins a firm that continuously ranks among the leaders in Financial Times’ North America Innovative Lawyers report. McGuireWoods also has earned numerous honors for leveraging data analytics and technology capabilities to deliver solutions for clients, including recognition as a 2023 “Legal Technology Trailblazer” by The National Law Journal.
“McGuireWoods’ culture encourages creative thinking and collaboration and I look forward to working with attorneys and professional staff to help the firm remain a leader in legal services innovation,” Geovanes said.