Cultivating the legal ecosystem: Recognizing the need to innovate

What concrete steps can we take to put the 'legal ecosystem' philosophy into practice?

Professionals in our field are becoming familiar with the concept of the “legal ecosystem,” a term that conveys relationships shared by corporate and other clients, outside counsel and third-party service providers.

In viewing these relationships as an ecosystem, perhaps the biggest “environmental concern” is the misalignment between ever-increasing budget pressures in corporate legal departments and law firms striving to remain profitable in a highly competitive market.

Connie Brenton

Connie Brenton is chief of staff and director of legal operations at NetApp. Email her at

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