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Synergy's Management Team


Karen Pordum, the CEO of Synergy, was a pioneer in the provision of temporary legal staffing for corporate legal departments and law firms, with years of experience as a former senior executive in two of the nation's largest legal staffing providers. Since purchasing Synergy in 2007, she has spearheaded its growth to a $50M company with locations throughout the US and UK, as well as coordinating project staffing in other international locations.


Ms. Pordum is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School and practiced commercial litigation with two large New York law firms, Thatcher Profitt & Wood and Ropes & Gary. She was also Chief Marketing Officer for AmLaw 100 firm Quinn Emanuel. 

Karen Pordum, CEO

Maria Diaz, COO

Maria Diaz, the COO of Synergy has been with the company since 2005 and is responsible for all finance and accounting functions. Throughout her career, Maria has worked with organizations across a wide range of industries. No matter which hat she's wearing, her goal is simple - to empower the company to differentiate themselves and drive measurable results through game-changing content.

Maria is originally from New York and holds a Master’s degree in Accounting.  She is a member of the American Payroll Association and the Society for Human Resource Management.

Krissy Loas, Director

Krissy Loas is the Placement Director of Synergy. Prior to joining Synergy, Krissy practiced as a family law attorney and also spent considerable time working on various document review projects in the Chicago market, thus gaining first-hand knowledge on how the legal staffing industry operates.

Krissy is originally from Rock Island, Illinois, and obtained a JD and MS in Sports Administration from St. Thomas University and a BS in Psychology from the University of Illinois. When she is not working she enjoys playing recreational sports, watching sports, and traveling to warm destinations.

To submit your professional resume information to be included into our registry of attorney document reviewers, please email Krissy Loas at

For inquiries regarding payroll, health insurance, or any other special services please contact Maria Diaz at

Inclusion in Synergy's registry of attorney document reviewers does not constitute an offer of promise of employment. It does offer you the opportunity to be considered for temporary document review positions. All resumes and candidate information submitted are kept in the strictest confidence. No resume will be released without the candidate's prior permission. 

Synergy Legal Staffing is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing a work environment that is free of all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment. Synergy does not discriminate based on sex, age, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable laws. 

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