law departments

  • Top 5 highlights from the 2nd annual Women, Influence & Power in Law conference

    Here are five highlights from the event to tide you over until the 3rd annual event, to be held in October of 2015

  • Becoming the ultimate wingman: Aligning your law department with the corporate mission (Part 1)

    Remember, when it comes to determining if your legal department “has the right number of people, in the right areas, doing the right things”, the first step is to determine the strategic goals and objectives of your company and its clients and partners.

  • Survival of the efficient

    The ability to handle the selection of technology, management of processes, efficiencies, training and outside counsel has become key to the success of law departments. Increasingly, that has meant hiring a dedicated legal department operations (LDO) executive.

  • Full disclosure

    The Commission looks closely at financial statements, down to the smallest footnote, putting more pressure on true financial metrics, but also on the explanations for matters ranging from revenue to risk.

  • Pivoting your career back to a law firm

    Most of the time, the next step will be an in-house position elsewhere. But there is a significant uptick in the number of inside counsel who are returning to law firms. And not as the worker bees.

  • Calculating ROI to drive change

    Consider a compliance system that identifies potential Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations. Its value may be hard to quantify without a statistician and a lot of assumptions, but it is substantial and should be considered in some fashion.

  • Poised for prominence

    With the help of executive recruitment firms BarkerGilmore; Major, Lindsey & Africa; Heidrick & Struggles and Evers Legal, we compiled this year's list of 100 women poised to assume the position of GC in the next three years.

  • Getting the highest possible value from legal services: Can procurement help?

    When you work together with procurement professionals using market benchmarks and an ELM platform that captures your historical matter data, it can support your efforts to improve outcomes, operational efficiency and pricing.

  • Need benchmarking? Take the 2014 LDO survey

    Now in its seventh year, it is the only survey dedicated to benchmarking the operations of legal departments in areas including staffing, technology, e-discovery, cost management, metrics/reporting, and relationships with outside counsel.

  • Beginning with the end in mind

    This article will focus on defining success and the role that a solid technology platform can play in measuring success and providing the data needed for leadership to make informed decisions.

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