If you really want to understand what legal departments are thinking, why not ask someone with 25 years of in-house experience? For Deloitte Legal Business Services, that will likely be  much easier now that Bob Taylor—who has spent a quarter of a century inside the legal department at Liberty Mutual—is now officially on the payroll as one of the service provider’s newest managing directors.

At Deloitte, Taylor will specialize in legal operations and data driven law—in other words, he’ll be helping clients learn how to make strategic decisions based in data. The role builds naturally upon his experience as vice president, senior corporate counsel at Liberty Mutual, where Taylor also spearheaded the company’s legal ideation and transformation group.