law departments

  • Working out

    Law departments are tasked with cutting costs wherever and whenever possible. They leverage software and analytics, operations professionals and more to achieve savings. But the fact of the matter is, in-house lawyers are often stretched thin with the amount of work—both legal and otherwise—that comes across their desks. So, what...

  • More than great lawyers

    While legal insight can be the product of a solitary genius, the delivery of modern legal services demands a mix of people, processes and technology. Our previous columns calling for structured dialogue between law departments and law firms are informed by our view that the marketplace should pay more attention...

  • On law department responsibility (Part 2)

    Our last column called for structured dialogue between law departments and law firms. We recommended an ongoing conversation about identifiable improvements in how legal services are delivered. With people and pricing in place, process will drive continuous improvement. Collaboration can deepen relationships between law departments and law firms. Better legal...

  • Scare them, scare yourself

    I have a terrific work commute. Most people can't say that, especially in the New York metro area, where a lot of my colleagues battle with suburban train delays and subway reroutings. But I get to take a ferry, which gives me nice views of the harbor, as well as...

  • On law department responsibility (Part 1)

    It is a buyer's market for legal services. Yet, there remain many glaring deficits in the delivery of legal services that we have not remedied. To address these faults, we need to incent outside counsel to work differently, set clear expectations for what we want, and work collaboratively to ensure...

  • 3 key steps to navigating legal department politics

    Awareness, analysis and action are the three key steps to navigating legal department politics, ensuring departments continue on the optimal path to success.

  • Curated wisdom

    Knowledge management a term that people use quite often, but they sometimes use it interchangeably with “document management” or “records management,” and the truth is, it's a lot more than that.

  • Regulatory counsel give an FCPA update

    The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act has received greater attention in the past few years, as government regulators have scrutinized companies for violations and levied harsh penalties.

  • Technology drives transformation in the legal department

    How can in-house lawyers use technology to drive transformation in their legal department? A panel at SuperConference 2015 strove to answer that question.

  • Innovation in the law department

    The first day of SuperConference 2015 featured a keynote session entitled “Innovation within the Law Department: The Law Department of the Future.”

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