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PEARSON GC & CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER BJARNE TELLMANN TALKS #FEARLESSLAW ON HIGH PERFORMANCE COUNSEL

I think the biggest challenge facing the legal profession over the next five years is navigating the disruption and complexity that flows from the “more for less” problem. Corporate legal teams are facing an unprecedented need to contain costs at a time when demand for legal services is increasing.

DON’T BET AGAINST THIS GUY – UNLESS YOU ENJOY LOSING: STEVEN FRIEL, CEO OF WOODSFORD LITIGATION FUNDING, TAKES ON THE #BAKERSDOZEN

When the story of law is written for the next decade, litigation funding will feature prominently as the broader role of finance quietly but surely redefines the legal industry. We think it's a new defining element of what is to come and we cannot over-estimate its importance. So it is with great pleasure that we got speaking with Steven Friel, CEO of Woodsford Litigation Funding - one of the sharpest minds in legal finance today. He's not someone to bet against - unless you like losing, of course. Clear, articulate and purposeful, he doesn't waste words. If you're grappling with what the future looks like, Steven's insights are a great place to start. Here he takes on the infamous #BakersDozen. #BakersDozen is a series of interviews with leading professionals in the fields of law, consulting, finance, tech, and more.

DON’T BET AGAINST THIS GUY – UNLESS YOU ENJOY LOSING: STEVEN FRIEL, CEO OF WOODSFORD LITIGATION FUNDING, TAKES ON THE #BAKERSDOZEN

When the story of law is written for the next decade, litigation funding will feature prominently as the broader role of finance quietly but surely redefines the legal industry. We think it's a new defining element of what is to come and we cannot over-estimate its importance. So it is with great pleasure that we got speaking with Steven Friel, CEO of Woodsford Litigation Funding - one of the sharpest minds in legal finance today. He's not someone to bet against - unless you like losing, of course. Clear, articulate and purposeful, he doesn't waste words. If you're grappling with what the future looks like, Steven's insights are a great place to start. Here he takes on the infamous #BakersDozen. #BakersDozen is a series of interviews with leading professionals in the fields of law, consulting, finance, tech, and more.

Chuck Brooks, Featured HPC Contributor – Adviser to LinkedIn as Cybersecurity and Emerging Technology Subject Matter Expert

Chuck’s thought leadership writings on cybersecurity and emerging tech have helped shape the public policy debate as he is respected in industry, in the Federal Government, academia, and on Capitol Hill. He has been a force in discussing, advocating, promoting cybersecurity issues across digital media, at events, in professional forums, and with a variety of public policy organizations.

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  • OLGA MACK & NEHA SAREEN: CORPORATE GROWTH AT CISCO – MORE THAN NUMBERS

    OLGA MACK & NEHA SAREEN: CORPORATE GROWTH AT CISCO – MORE THAN NUMBERS

    Those who think gender diversity on boards is merely “for the sake of diversity” can learn from Cisco’s example - our expert Contributors argue. Olga V. Mack and Neha Sareen make the connection between how business is done - and good business. They point to industry leader Cisco, where innovation in tech is matched by innovation in corporate culture. Cisco is one of the few companies that has recognized the importance of gender diversity on its board: when diverse leaders make big picture decisions, corporate culture thrives, and corporate growth follows. You can read their analysis here.

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  • JACK NEWTON – CLIO CEO AND CO-FOUNDER – IN INTERVIEW FOR THE #BAKERSDOZEN

    JACK NEWTON – CLIO CEO AND CO-FOUNDER – IN INTERVIEW FOR THE #BAKERSDOZEN

    We interviewed Jack Newton, CEO and Co-Founder of Clio for the infamous #BakersDozen. When the history of modern law is written, Jack will feature prominently. Spotting the opportunity for cloud technology in legal services early on, he evidences a powerful case study in vision, persistence and execution. We observe how he has managed to not only build a highly successful company but also inspire fun and loyalty in the entire enterprise. He brings out the best. And we think that defines legal leadership. Bravo Jack, bravo.

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Legal Delivery Is Becoming Digitized. What Does That Mean?

The features of digitized legal providers are becoming well-defined-- they are customer centric, tech and process enabled, agile, diverse, accessible to clients in real-time, intelligent, globally branded, scalable, multi-disciplinary, and enterprise focused. Few—if any—law firms fit this description. The Big Four accounting firms, Accenture, IBM, and others certainly do. Consider that General Electric recently moved its global in-house tax department to PriceWaterhouse Coopers. Law firms should take notice. This is the next phase of legal digitization: managed legal services.

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Chuck Brooks, Featured HPC Contributor – Adviser to LinkedIn as Cybersecurity and Emerging Technology Subject Matter Expert

Chuck’s thought leadership writings on cybersecurity and emerging tech have helped shape the public policy debate as he is respected in industry, in the Federal Government, academia, and on Capitol Hill. He has been a force in discussing, advocating, promoting cybersecurity issues across digital media, at events, in professional forums, and with a variety of public policy organizations.

  • #CyberSecurity: Recent Attacks Demonstrate The Urgent Need For C-Suite Cybersecurity Expertise

    #CyberSecurity: Recent Attacks Demonstrate The Urgent Need For C-Suite Cybersecurity Expertise

    On BULLET POINTS we feature a guest post by HPC Contributor on Cybersecurity, Chuck Brooks. This week the mainstream headlines have been brimming with news of cyber attacks impacting society and industry at every level. The legal industry could not escape the headlines and was dragged onto the front page - not as adviser but instead as victim. One of the largest, highest profile law firms in the world was snared by a broad-based cyber attack with severe consequences for day-to-day operations. Those who have questioned the relevance of cyber in the legal industry must surely now be coming around to the reality that no-one and nothing is exempt from attack. Only the right strategy, technology, awareness and people training may stand between attack and devastating consequences. Chuck knows what he's talking about. We commend reading his article.

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Legal Delivery Is Becoming Digitized. What Does That Mean?

The features of digitized legal providers are becoming well-defined-- they are customer centric, tech and process enabled, agile, diverse, accessible to clients in real-time, intelligent, globally branded, scalable, multi-disciplinary, and enterprise focused. Few—if any—law firms fit this description. The Big Four accounting firms, Accenture, IBM, and others certainly do. Consider that General Electric recently moved its global in-house tax department to PriceWaterhouse Coopers. Law firms should take notice. This is the next phase of legal digitization: managed legal services.

  • CARS, CELL PHONES AND ICE HOCKEY. LAW IS NEXT. READY?

    CARS, CELL PHONES AND ICE HOCKEY. LAW IS NEXT. READY?

    Over the next decade, many will participate but a much smaller number will lead and profit from the outcome of change in the legal industry. Change is scary and often inconvenient but it is necessary for survival and those who grasp the nettle today - and invest in that future - have nothing to fear. 

  • OLGA MACK & KATIA BLOOM: SERENA WILLIAMS AND STAR-POWERED BOARDS

    OLGA MACK & KATIA BLOOM: SERENA WILLIAMS AND STAR-POWERED BOARDS

    Some organizations shine while others struggle. Some navigate difficult points with greater ease than others and cultivate a more popular and appealing acceptance in the broader public space. The reasons for this may be many and varied. In this article, our Contributors Olga Mack and Katia Bloom look at the many benefits of star-powered Boards for today's growing organization.

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OLGA MACK & KATIA BLOOM: SERENA WILLIAMS AND STAR-POWERED BOARDS

Some organizations shine while others struggle. Some navigate difficult points with greater ease than others and cultivate a more popular and appealing acceptance in the broader public space. The reasons for this may be many and varied. In this article, our Contributors Olga Mack and Katia Bloom look at the many benefits of star-powered Boards for today's growing organization.

  • NANCY MAY: DIVERSITY – RESISTANCE IS FUTILE

    Nancy May is President and CEO of The BoardBench Companies and one of the smartest folks we know. We love that Nancy is a straight-talker. She calls it. No fuzz on it. In her view: ".. this boardroom diversity “thing” isn’t going away. Diversity and equality in the boardroom is coming. How soon you face it and embrace it is up to you. Resistance is futile. We're with Nancy. How about you?

  • OLGA MACK & NEHA SAREEN: CORPORATE GROWTH AT CISCO – MORE THAN NUMBERS

    Those who think gender diversity on boards is merely “for the sake of diversity” can learn from Cisco’s example - our expert Contributors argue. Olga V. Mack and Neha Sareen make the connection between how business is done - and good business. They point to industry leader Cisco, where innovation in tech is matched by innovation in corporate culture. Cisco is one of the few companies that has recognized the importance of gender diversity on its board: when diverse leaders make big picture decisions, corporate culture thrives, and corporate growth follows. You can read their analysis here.

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