August 3, 2014
A new paradigm has emerged for Corporate Legal Departments and Law Firms, which poses cultural, operational, and technological challenges for both organizations. With corporations demanding fiscal accountability from their in-house legal teams and outside counsel firms, procurement departments are...Read more
July 27, 2014
Over the weekend, I had a chance to catch up on my reading while lounging on my sunny patio. Of particular note was a relatively recent report released by Altman Weil, entitled Law Firms in Transition Survey . The sixth annual report is over 130 pages and discusses the changing nature of the US...Read more
July 20, 2014
It is often said “If it ain't broke, don’t fix it!” And sure, there are many things not worth changing because they are just fine as they are. But, in some areas, one cannot afford to wait passively for something to break before making an improvement. Physical health is one example. We eat our...Read more
July 8, 2014
Ask nearly any school-aged child or your typical US worker logging the standard Monday through Friday schedule, and most would agree that Mondays are tough and Fridays are, well, awesome! This collective belief is firmly established in our culture and part of our social norm. (If you’ve ever seen...Read more
July 7, 2014
Last week I attended my nephew’s high school graduation. The commencement, held in the performing arts auditorium of a large university campus, was packed. It was filled with excited graduates, proud family members and the younger students who were looking forward to moving up a grade next school...Read more
June 30, 2014
Recently Inside Counsel launched a microsite dedicated to the Women, Influence & Power in Law (WIPL) Network at InsideCounsel.com/wiplnet . WIPL was established in 2012 to bring together several projects with a shared goal of supporting the economic empowerment of women who work in the business...Read more
June 23, 2014
Budgeting and forecasting spend for legal matters is nothing new. But in the current environment of economic challenge, there is greater emphasis at many companies on corporate law department budgets. As a result of this increased scrutiny, legal departments are demanding ever more predictability...Read more
June 16, 2014
For more than a decade, I worked in the financial services industry for a third party electronic trading provider. During this time, I had the opportunity to work with various institutional and retail trading platforms and I see some significant similarities between that business and enterprise...Read more
June 8, 2014
Have you ever owned a pair of scissors where the small screw or pin in the middle became loose? When that happens, the blades get out of line and, no matter how sharp they are, they no longer do the job well. And if that pin falls out altogether, the scissors just don’t work at all. There is a...Read more