In-House Work in the Wake of COVID
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by Joe Calve
4d ago
In “My Take,” a feature from ACC Docket, Adrian Goss, GC of Bauer Media, Australia’s largest magazine and digital publisher and former National President of ACC Australia, discusses in-house collaboration in the post-COVID environment. “There’s much to consider as we look at these issues’ impact on employee retention and changing work priorities,” Goss writes. “And while there are challenges, it seems that the disruption caused by COVID has created an opportunity to design better in-house workplace environments (both in the physical and non-physical sense) that are more aligned with the prefer ..read more
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Jamming for Dispute Resolution Success
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by Joe Calve
4d ago
In this piece from Corporate Counsel Business Journal, Liz Carter, Senior VP of dispute resolution provider JAMS, and Gina Miller, a VP overseeing JAMS’s resolution centers in 11 states and Canada, talk about the state of mediation and arbitration and the roles they play in keeping JAMS on top of its game. “We interact with our clients to make sure we’re giving them what they want and sometimes what they may not yet even know they want,” Carter says. “We make sure we’re ahead of the game.” Miller emphasizes the importance of cohesiveness in the services JAMS delivers, including development of ..read more
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Lessons from the Bruising Business of Hockey
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by Joe Calve
4d ago
In this piece from Corporate Counsel Business Journal, two academics, Rick Burton, the David B. Falk Professor of Sport Management at Syracuse University, and Norm O’Reilly, dean of the Graduate School of Business at the University of Maine, discuss their book, Business the NHL Way: Lessons from the Fastest Game on Ice. Their goal, O’Reilly says, was to look at the National Hockey League and see what they could learn from a sport that’s had “unbridled business success” and share their insights with the broader business world. “One of the things that makes Norm and me interesting as academician ..read more
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Reversal of Fortune
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by Joe Calve
4d ago
In this piece, HBR Consulting focuses on two sources, its 2022 Law Department Survey and its Sounding Board series, which reflects data from more than 200 corporations, to conclude that in-house law departments, which had been sanguine about increases in headcount, spending, and tech investment throughout 2022, are far less optimistic heading into the new year. “As departments have emerged from the pandemic into the ‘new normal’ over the last year, we have seen a continued uptick in activity ranging from growing demand in new areas, expansions of internal teams, new investments in technology ..read more
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First, Ask These Questions About Contracts
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by Joe Calve
4d ago
In this piece from Corporate Counsel Business Journal, Dave Parks, VP of Marketing with Contract Logix, worries that the economic slowdown will hamper organizations already struggling to do more with less and optimize their investments in areas such as contract lifecycle management. “It all comes down to data,” Parks says. “Contracts contain an enormous wealth of data that can be used to uncover the insights necessary about a business to weather or even thrive during tough times. . . . Unfortunately, many organizations still use antiquated techniques for managing legal agreements which puts t ..read more
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You Don’t Need a JD to Make A Difference in Legal OPS
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by Joe Calve
4d ago
In this piece from Bloomberg Law, Evisort’s Memme Onwudiwe and Credit Karma’s Tom Stephenson make the case that having a law degree is not – and should not be – a prerequisite for a legal operations job. Those trained in cutting-edge technology can manage lawyers, they say. “The legal technology industry raised more than $2.5 billion in 2021, and alternative legal service providers are rising in market share, as firms like Deloitte & EY grow their ranks in legal consulting,” they write. “This growth is leading to new job opportunities.” Still, those opportunities tend to be restricted to J ..read more
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When Tech, What Tech, Why Tech?
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by Joe Calve
4d ago
In this piece from the Law Society Gazette of England and Wales, Mike McGlinchey, head of client consulting at Pinsent Masons Vario, Glasgow, discusses legal tech in a very practical way – when is tech the answer, when not – noting that the growth of tech is sprouting new problems. “First, the number and variety of products on the market are simply overwhelming,” McGlinchey writes. “Second, it has led to a perception that technology is always the answer. Spoiler alert, it is not.” The obvious follow-on queries, therefore, how to identify when tech is needed and analyze what tech is appropriate ..read more
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Law Firms Fail to Face Their Biggest Threat
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by Matthew Leopold
2M ago
What’s the biggest threat to the future growth ambitions of top law firms? Increased competition from international firms? No. Attracting and retaining the best talent? No. Remaining on top of compliance? No. It’s cyber risk. As in – the accidental leakage of confidential data through email hijacks, phishing attacks and malware. This relatively niche, back-office support problem has become so troublesome in recent years that it was listed as the biggest threat to the future growth ambitions of the top 100 law firms.  A whopping 90% of law firm leaders said they are ‘extremely’ or ‘somewha ..read more
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What’s Up with WhatsApp? Out of Control Business Communications
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by Richard Torrenzano and Ronald J. Levine
2M ago
As many worked from home, accelerated by the pandemic and technology, it has been particularly difficult to avoid a growing threat posed by employees who have utilized private E-message platforms to conduct company business. Private E-message platforms – email and instant messaging – which include WhatsApp, Telegram, Slack, Hangouts, Signal, WeChat, Messenger, Viber, Gmail, Yahoo and others – are prime targets for regulators or adversaries. They can be misused when sensitive information about deals are shared. In most cases, these platforms are not authorized for company use because they fail ..read more
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Data Science Center Tames Big Data Projects
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by Greg Negus
2M ago
Greg Negus is the chief operating officer at Cornerstone Research. In this interview, he shares innovations in big data, as well as how artificial intelligence and machine learning can be used to support expert testimony. Can you tell us a little about yourself and your role at Cornerstone Research? Greg Negus: I have enjoyed a thirty-year career in professional services firm management. Prior to joining Cornerstone Research, I worked as a chief operating officer and chief financial officer at several large law firms. At Cornerstone Research, I am responsible for leading the firm’s corpor ..read more
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