Legal Operations


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    As GCs focus on risk, legal operations grow in importance

    A dedicated legal ops role is seen as integral to freeing up the energy of in-house legal leaders, a report indicates.

    By June 5, 2024
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    In-house legal conferences for the second half of 2024

    Legal Dive’s list of conferences can help corporate counsel learn where to go for the latest on technology, operations and the law. 

    By June 4, 2024
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    Managing risk by framing it as a business problem

    Counsel hurt themselves by trying to get executives to pay attention solely to legal concerns, says an in-house specialist. 

    By June 3, 2024
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    Company touts remnant assets as a cash generator for GCs

    Older, larger companies with lots of M&A behind them tend to have an extensive portfolio of assets lying dormant that are ripe for monetization, executives at an asset buyer say.

    By May 28, 2024
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    Taking the pulse on the IPO landscape: Part 2

    Revisiting a conversation between Broadridge’s Jennifer Flynn and Cooley’s Yvan-Claude Pierre.

    May 6, 2024
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    Taking the pulse on the IPO landscape: Part 1

    A conversation between Broadridge’s Jennifer Flynn and Cooley’s Yvan-Claude Pierre.

    April 29, 2024
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    Opinion

    Top 10 pet peeves for in-house litigation counsel

    Budget surprises, a failure to communicate at inflection points and vague billing entries are among the outside counsel practices that make life hard for in-house litigation counsel.   

    By Joshua Stein • April 19, 2024
  • How companies use in-house legal to boost business

    Liberty Mutual and Wayfair have leveraged investments by their legal departments to help the company attract and keep more customers. 

    By April 11, 2024
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    Latitude Legal hires Alex Su to help fuel growth

    The flexible talent provider is hoping the well-known legal professional can raise awareness about the company’s offerings for legal departments and law firms.

    By Lyle Moran • April 2, 2024
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    How general counsel are keeping core legal work in-house

    Technology and alternative legal service providers can help, but it’s also important to hand off low-level work to other functional areas within the organization, say legal leaders.

    By April 1, 2024
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    How general counsel can create an integrity mindset in the executive team

    Success makes business leaders more susceptible to rationalizations, so the key is to make ethics top of mind before a compromising situation occurs, a legal leader says.

    By March 18, 2024
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    Alternative legal services provider Proxiio launches US operations

    The company headquartered in India specializes in managed review, litigation and investigation services, including e-discovery and compliance management.

    By Lyle Moran • March 13, 2024
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    Legal professionals desire more expertise about GenAI, survey finds

    A majority of surveyed in-house and law firm professionals also expressed interest in using generative AI to gain better insights from data, Consilio reported.

    By Lyle Moran • March 12, 2024
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    Wolters Kluwer releases AI-powered contract querying tool

    The company said its AI upgrades in Legisway will also integrate into the recently launched legal services portal.

    By Lyle Moran • March 11, 2024
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    LegalOn Technologies releases contract editing tool featuring GPT

    The software will assist in-house legal professionals with quickly reviewing various types of contracts and will enable them to collaborate with colleagues, the company said.

    By Lyle Moran • March 1, 2024
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    Opinion

    Why a general counsel must serve as a business partner

    How the GC performs when the proverbial door closes and the executive team has to engage in candid and sometimes fraught conversations about critical issues is pivotal.

    By Michael Sachs and Joanna Herman • Feb. 23, 2024
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    Legal teams advised to deploy GenAI in ways that benefit the business

    Regulatory compliance and contracting are two areas where legal’s use of generative AI could improve collaboration with other functions, an EY legal tech leader said.

    By Lyle Moran • Feb. 21, 2024
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    Leading general counsel team up to support generative AI adoption

    A collaboration spearheaded by Factor includes participation from executives at companies such as Microsoft, Intel, Adobe and Ford.

    By Lyle Moran • Feb. 16, 2024
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    Law firms raised rates 6.5% to close 2023, report finds

    Outside counsel also reduced their growth in expenses, which helped firms achieve profitability last year, according to Thomson Reuters.

    By Lyle Moran • Feb. 12, 2024
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    Opinion

    Using design thinking to improve legal operations processes

    In design thinking, organizations put themselves in their users’ minds to create innovative solutions that meet their customers’ needs and expectations.

    By Jared Hostmeyer • Feb. 9, 2024
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    CLM as the next Salesforce or NetSuite not far off, CEO says

    The legal ops team, key to integrating tech with the broader organization, still faces growing pains from the cultural legacy lawyers bring to their in-house role.

    By Feb. 7, 2024
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    ESI protocols are key to discovery – even if they’re informal

    Handling of electronically stored information has factored into a number of recent cases, with big lessons for in-house legal operations.

    By Feb. 1, 2024
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    Tech roundup: Companies announce new legal tools early in 2024

    Amid a push for greater legal department efficiency, many technology companies are offering new AI-powered solutions. 

    By Lyle Moran • Feb. 1, 2024
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    42% of legal teams face cost-cutting mandates, ACC survey finds

    One way many legal departments are aiming to reduce spending is by improving the efficiency of their operations.

    By Lyle Moran • Jan. 30, 2024
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    2024 in-house legal outlook series: GCs, CLOs ready for hard decisions

    Legal leaders look at practical generative AI use cases and get tough on outside counsel spend, among other priorities this year.  

    By Lyle Moran and Robert Freedman • Jan. 29, 2024