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    ‘Maverick’ SaaS spending by workers can waste millions: Vertice

    A company with more than 2,000 employees wasted, on average, as much as $4.3 million on underutilized SaaS licenses in 2023.

    By Alexei Alexis • Feb. 22, 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 Feb. 21, 2024
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    Building success into your CLM adoption

    Contract lifecycle management software is only as good as its implemntation. That’s why legal leaders are making CLM an enterprise-wide initiative that all business functions can get behind. 

    By Legal Dive staff
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    How generative AI could alter the staffing mix in legal departments

    The emerging tech will result in more data-focused hires and lawyers becoming a minority on in-house legal teams, a KPMG global leader predicts.

    By Feb. 20, 2024
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    DOJ plans to up penalties for misconduct involving AI

    The agency has launched a six-month initiative to assess how the technology impacts its work, but in the meantime it’s treating it like a stepped-up threat. 

    By Feb. 16, 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 Feb. 16, 2024
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    The forward-thinking GC: Growing an in-house career with AI know-how

    If artificial intelligence can detect red flags for cancer on brain scans and manage air traffic, can it help in-house legal teams manage contract reviews and redact privileged information from a data set?

    Feb. 12, 2024
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    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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    Nearly 70% of law firm professionals use legal analytics

    An expectation from clients that law firms use analytics tools is helping drive adoption, a LexisNexis and Lex Machina report found.

    By Feb. 7, 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 Feb. 1, 2024
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    75% of legal chiefs plan to implement generative AI tools, survey finds

    Roughly two-thirds of GCs said they were comfortable with the use of AI for compliance monitoring, including 52% who said they were “very” or “extremely” comfortable.

    By Jan. 31, 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 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
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    5 focus areas to improve contracting

    Whether you implement contract lifecycle management software or take your existing process to the next level, the rigor of your legwork will impact the ROI you extract from your contracts.

    By Sailaja Meesaraganda • Jan. 25, 2024
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    Legal teams to test AI promises with use cases in 2024

    If 2023 was the year legal leaders began to think about deploying AI in their operations, 2024 will be the year they try to convert the technology’s promise into tools with measurable results.

    By Jan. 22, 2024
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    Opinion

    Five takeaways for chief legal officers from Biden’s executive order on AI

    Staying informed, proactive and adaptable will allow in-house legal teams to more easily navigate the complex landscape and harness the power of AI responsibly and effectively. 

    By Eric Gorman, Jill Fukunaga and Jeff Isaacs • Jan. 19, 2024
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    A CLO’s GenAI prediction: We’ll lean into it — and our humanity

    A human-centric, converged approach to harnessing new technology is what will truly make 2024 in-house counsel’s time to shine.

    By Shana Simmons • Jan. 18, 2024
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    How sales perceives legal’s speed on contracts

    31% of sales professionals say contract review reduces deal velocity and 24% say contract review isn’t necessary because an agreement is simple.

    By Jan. 17, 2024
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    6 AI tips for first-time adopters

    Companies adopting AI for the first time must be ready to do it responsibly and in a way that can deliver real business value, writes Hero Digital’s Arun Kumar.

    By Arun Kumar • Jan. 16, 2024
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    How to avoid regulatory risk for ‘AI washing’

    Federal agencies are prepared to call out companies whose AI claims don’t pass muster.

    By Lena Kempe • Jan. 12, 2024
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    Legal use of GenAI tools is massively error-prone, Stanford researchers say

    A deep look at how large language models perform suggests the technology is far from ready for widespread use by lawyers without close supervision.

    By Jan. 12, 2024
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    Exploring the potential impact of generative AI on legal operations

    Before legal ops professionals can participate in serious assessment of AI solutions and tools, they must first understand the nuances between different forms of AI.

    By Meredith Brown and Brandon Lee • Jan. 11, 2024
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    6 in-house legal trends to watch in 2024

    AI, labor, antitrust, bankruptcies, women GCs and cross-collaboration are among the headlines in-house counsel can expect this year.  

    By Lyle Moran and Robert Freedman • Jan. 9, 2024
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    How AI can help counsel sharpen their instincts

    Until it matures, the best use of the technology is to help attorneys do quick analyses that can be refined later, the innovation officer at a tech-focused law firm says.

    By Jan. 4, 2024