The Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC) conducts a number of initiatives focused on pursuing solutions for key issues affecting legal departments. One of these is the Legal Project Management (LPM) initiative. Here, the initiative is discussed by several participants: Janelle Belling, managing director of Perkins Coie’s E-Discovery Services & Strategy practice; Connie Brenton, chief of staff/senior director of Legal Operations at NetApp and president and CEO of CLOC; Patrick Ellis, legal counsel, Maven and BOOK by Cadillac at General Motors; Danny Kotlowitz, in-house counsel at Telstra; and Pratik Patel, vice president of Innovation and Products at Elevate. Continue Reading
LexisNexis’ Kris Satkunas looks at data-driven insights into legal departments’ billing and law firm consolidation activities.
Thomson Reuters recently released the first edition of a new semiannual report focused on legal department operations. It’s called the Legal Tracker LDO Index Benchmarking & Trends Report, which puts it squarely under the company’s e-billing and matter management brand, Legal Tracker. (Tracker evolved out of Thomson’s 2010 acquisition of Serengeti and has become the most widely used e-billing platform in the world.) Continue Reading
Article by Jeanne Somma / RVM Enterprises, Inc.
How we manage e-discovery is an ever-evolving thing. As the landscape changes, new trends constantly emerge that alter the way that corporations, law firms and service providers operate. Constant change is expected and necessary, given that data volumes continue to skyrocket. Coupled with stagnating and even declining litigation budgets, this means that the industry is ripe for yet another round of evolution.
Corporate legal departments have answered the call for change and realize that they must find new ways to control soaring costs. By thinking about where they came from, these departments have realized that years of litigation have given them one precious thing that may help – enough historical data to build tracking and prediction methods for the future. Continue Reading
Article by: Michael W. Peregrine
The challenges associated with board oversight duties in “crisis situations,” and related expectations regarding director attentiveness, are highlighted in a recent Wall Street Journal article concerning Theranos. It serves as a reminder of the valuable role that general counsel can play in supporting the ability of directors to satisfy these duties and expectations. Continue Reading
Interview with Frank A. Segall and Scott H. Moskol /Burns & Levinson
Frank A. Segall and Scott H. Moskol co-chair the cannabis business advisory group at Burns & Levinson, where they have built an unusual practice helping individuals and companies involved in the marijuana industry navigate the complex and rapidly changing legal and business environment. MCC talked to them about the growth and opportunities in this new area of the law. The interview was edited for style and length. Continue Reading
Metropolitan Corporate Counsel invites you to participate in a Complimentary Webinar on Tuesday, May 23rd at 11:00am EST to learn about 10 Key Considerations When Selecting an e-Billing and Matter Management Solution.
Today more than ever, corporate legal departments are looking to do more with less. Managing invoices manually, tracking matters in spreadsheets, or using disparate point solutions that each solve a single problem, will no longer be sustainable practices.
This webinar, led by Kevin Caulfield and Lisa Weremeichik of Wolters Kluwer, will help those involved in corporate legal software and vendor selection better understand the benefits of e-Billing and Matter Management technology, and identify and explore the key considerations when choosing a system for your business.
By attending this webinar, you’ll come away with:
- Insight on the value of an integrated e-Billing and Matter Management system
- Best practices on getting started with your investment
- Key product and vendor considerations when choosing a system
- Those who register will also receive a link for on-demand viewing in case you are unable to attend the live event.
We welcome you to forward this invitation to any of your colleagues who may find it to be of interest. Continue Reading
Interview with Laura King / Clifford Chance
Laura King has been a lawyer at Clifford Chance for more than 20 years, initially based in Canada. She later moved to London, where she practiced capital markets law and was promoted to partner in 2001. A few years later, however, her career took an unexpected turn. The firm adopted a centralized approach to HR and asked King to lead the effort as a member of its global management team. And that’s why she recently found herself working on a book showcasing some of the firm’s top women lawyers. MCC interviewed her by telephone and email. These communications have been edited for length and style. Continue Reading
Interview with M. Melissa Glassman / McGuireWoods, LLP
Not every woman starts law school shortly after she starts a family. And of those who do, not all of them decide to go to work at a large firm as a litigator – and somehow survive to tell the tale. But M. Melissa Glassman is not every woman. And Glassman, now a deputy managing partner at McGuireWoods LLP, did a lot more than survive. But she insists she never aspired to be Superwoman. The interview has been edited for style and length. Continue Reading
By Trisha Anderson, Inventus LLC
According to the U.S. Census, there are over 83 million millennials. They make up over a quarter of the nation’s population. The growth of this demographic has had an inevitable impact on the demographics of the workforce. By the year 2020, millennials will account for 46 percent of all employees. Continue Reading