David Cambria, the so-called “Godfather” of legal operations, made big news recently when he announced he was leaving his in-house post at Fortune 50 food and agriculture giant ADM to join Continue Reading An Offer He Couldn’t Refuse
Transparency and collaboration are obvious keys to strong and smooth relationships between inside and outside counsel. Less obvious is the role budgets can play in facilitating such relationships. Here, Jared Applegate of Barnes & Thornburg and Justin Ergler of GlaxoSmithKline share best practices on using budgets as a conversational tool to build better relationships. Continue Reading Budgets as Conversational Touchstones
Recently appointed chair Sam Ranganathan shares his hopes and goals for the future of the group. Continue Reading ACC Legal Operations – New Leadership Looks to the Future
Wolters Kluwer’s ELM Solutions’ Margie Sleboda and Nathan Cemenska discuss the powerful world of dashboard software and how it can help companies analyze and improve legal spend and operations.
Vice chair Tania Daniels makes the case that all legal ops professionals, regardless of experience level, can benefit from the ACC Legal Operations events and resources. Continue Reading Tapping Into the ACC Legal Operations Network
When creating a vendor management process, consider these best practices.
Every company wants the best results from their legal partners, but when evaluating the performance of multiple outside law firms, it can be difficult to know where to start. Continue Reading Get Analytical, Get Better Legal Results
Walmart’s Alan Bryan, recipient of the ACC Legal Ops Professional of the Year Award, discusses the evolution of his company’s legal operations and procurement functions. Continue Reading Now in Aisle 3: A More Efficient Legal Department
When I got back from CLOC last month, I was amazed at the various roles and responsibilities shouldered by legal operations staff. Still one of the fastest growing roles in legal departments, the responsibilities often assigned to these teams are varied and all over the map in terms of impact on the business, not just the legal department. Continue Reading The Ever-Increasing Responsibilities of Legal Operations Staff
Given the profound changes roiling the market for corporate legal services, it can be tough to tell just what makes today’s in-house law department tick. The agenda for CLOC’s Annual Corporate Legal Operations Institute, dissected in this infographic from Corporate Counsel Business Journal, isn’t a bad place to start. Continue Reading CLOC Agendalytics
Legal technology, information management, cost control and convergence move into the spotlight.
To celebrate our 25th anniversary, we are digging into the MCC archives for insights into the evolution and accomplishments of corporate counsel. Last issue, we focused on our inaugural edition. This issue we examine our first five years – 1994-98 – a period when corporate counsel were focused on building closer relationships with outside counsel, exemplified by the DuPont partner program. Our next four issues will tackle five years of MCC at a clip. Enjoy the trip. Continue Reading Looking Back: The Search for Trust, 1994-98