Outside Counsel Guidelines (OCGS) are commonly used these days, but comprehensive and clear guidelines are hardly universal. In this piece from Corporate Counsel Business Journal, Brenda Hansen, a senior consultant with Epiq who has drafted many OCGs, offers useful advice for developing effective guidelines.
Technology Solutions for Corporate Law Departments
In this interview with Corporate Counsel Business Journal, Mark Nastasi, founder and VP of contract management company CobbleStone Software, discusses the evolution of cost-effective and user-friendly contract and procurement management software applications and continuous innovation in Contract Lifecycle Management.…
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Full Potential, Full Circle
In this interview with Corporate Counsel Business Journal, Shawn R. White unveils her “secret recipe” for working with the family office of Will Smith, Jaden Pinkett Smith and their family circle.…
Hidden Risks in Contracts
In this interview with Corporate Counsel Business Journal, Karen Meyer, CEO of Contract Logix, a longstanding contract management software company, discusses the “hidden risks in contracts,” which can be miniscule or massive.
Born NOT to Lead
In this CCBJ interview, Olivera Medenica, a partner with Dunnington, Bartholow & Miller, discusses her decidedly non-traditional career path and approach to leadership.
Drive Success with Process-Focused Decisions
In this interview with Corporate Counsel Business Journal, Alexandra Guajardo, Pricing & Analytics Officer at Shell, and Jared Applegate, Chief Legal Operations Officer with Barnes & Thornburg, discuss the challenges and opportunities inherent in legal technology solutions.
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Trust, Not Tech: Why In-house Teams Are Reluctant Software Buyers
In this interview with Corporate Counsel Business Journal, Melanie Shafer, vice president of customer success and professional services with SimpleLegal, an Onit company, discusses the risks and opportunities corporate law departments face when purchasing software.…
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GCs Should Flex Muscles with Flexible Talent
“Overbill me once, shame on you. Overbill me twice, shame on me. Overbill me now – when I have a lot more work and a lot less budget – and it’s time for change,” writes David McVeigh, CEO of Axiom.…
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The Humanity of the Managed Review Temp
In this piece from Corporate Counsel Business Journal, Todd Purdy, VP of Epiq, discusses “myth-busting” data points derived from his experience with e-discovery review teams in the U.S. and India. “When you approach a vendor for managed review of documents for litigation or an investigation, every single one will tell you they have the best people,” Purdy says. “But if everyone has the best people, how do you know what sets service providers apart for you, your firm or company, and your specific need?” From there he trots out four myth busters to use in evaluating a landscape populated by what are, by and large, temp workers:
In this piece from Corporate Counsel Business Journal, Herman Raspé, a partner at Patterson Bellknap and chair of the World Services Group Board of Directors, discusses a wide range of topics, including the “technologization” of the legal profession. One hurdle he sees is money. “When I look at how law firm budgets have evolved over time, budgets tend to be based on: What did we do in the past? How did we cover our expenses, fixed, variable, etc.? While technology was certainly increasingly a large line item, I think it will need to be a much more significant line item,” Raspé says. The second challenge I have observed—within my firm, within WSG and in my personal life – is the more we get used to technology, the less patience we have it. It has to work immediately. It has to work all the time.” There is, however, a path forward: “Embrace it! Technologization of the profession is a wonderful thing,” he continues. “Daunting at times, but wonderful. I have enjoyed looking and experiencing and experimenting with new, technology-enhanced ways of building relationships with clients, building relationships within the WSG network, with other lawyers, and with other firms. Legal communication does…Continue Reading Embrace Technologization
Automation: Not Solely an Efficiency Play
In this piece from veteran legal industry observer, Eyal Iffergan, managing director for Epiq’s legal business advisory practice, the legal transformation wave disperses as it progresses.