Aaron Ruleman is the Chief Information Officer for Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. Mr. Ruleman leads a team that is responsible for the strategy, governance and continuous evolution of the firm’s information services – inclusive of information technology, trial services, and e-Discovery services.
In this role, he collaborates with the firm’s lawyers and professional staff to define and leverage innovative yet cost-effective solutions and information services to enhance the firm and empower its internal and external clients.
Mr. Ruleman has over 20 years of experience in law firms, financial services, health care, government, and nonprofit operations. He is a graduate of Loyola University’s executive M.B.A. program and is certified in Legal Lean Six Sigma® and Project Management.
Before joining Akin Gump, Mr. Ruleman was the Head of Global Information Management at Hogan Lovells US LLP, where he led a talented cross-continental department serving clients and customers operating from more than 40 countries and six continents.
Prior to that, he was the Head of Infrastructure & Operations at Hogan Lovells US LLP, and led the group responsible for ensuring highly secure data center storage, facilities, network engineering, client device engineering and collaboration systems engineering.
Prior to that, Mr. Ruleman was the Vice President of IT Operations at Enterprise Business Partners, Inc. and was responsible for the management and oversight for all elements of its national IT infrastructure and technical support services.
Mr. Ruleman is an active member of the community and has engaged in volunteer work with organizations such as: