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Month: July 2017

Rising Tides And Higher Stakes. Cybersecurity Thought-Leader Chuck Brooks In Interview

While the tide of opportunity is rising for cybersecurity advisers and solutions, the risks for organizations such as law firms have never been higher either. What are the new Cybersecurity stakes. What are the vulnerabilities and risks? We live in world of algorithms; x’s and o’s. Our digital world is ripe for access and compromise by those who want do harm from just a laptop and server.

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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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8of9 CEO MARY KOPCZYNSKI TAKES ON THE #FEARLESSLAW LEGAL LEADERSHIP INTERVIEW

Mary Kopczynski, J.D./Ph.D. is CEO and Founder of 8of9 – a RegTech company focused on simplifying the complex world of financial regulation. Mary is recognized as one of the country’s leading financial regulatory consultants, having advised some of the world’s largest financial institutions navigating through the technical requirements of complex global regulations such as Dodd Frank, FATCA, Basel, EMIR, AIFMD, Margin Rules and more. Here she tackles questions on cybersecurity, legal innovation and much more for #FearlessLaw.

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TOP HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY CEO RUSS RUDISH TALKS LEADERSHIP – AND WHAT IT TAKES TO SUCCEED

To speak with Russ Rudish is to tap into one of the richest and most experienced sources of knowledge, intellect and experience in the modern healthcare industry – and to engage one of its sharpest business minds. And to observe the level of technical and digital growth in healthcare, we can’t help wonder if law is any different in its potential for vast change. We managed to get some time with Russ to share his views on leadership – and what it takes to succeed in a highly-competitive industry – here.

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GLINTS OF THE FUTURE SHINE THROUGH

It’s hard not to have fun when your work involves looking into the future and sharing the news and expertise of some of the best and brightest in the legal industry. In the past few days we were delighted to share news of deals closing, companies expanding and new technology coming into the market: Consider the exciting potential that Mplace is bringing to agile worforce deployment – and congrats to the team on announcing its deal with Consilio. Consider the relationship-to-revenue potential within law firms of the new Envoy release, Prospect. The figures are staggering and the clients jumping...

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On #LegalMosaic: Mark Cohen Discusses “The Future Lawyer”

HPC Contributor and Advisory Board Member Mark Cohen opines on the future role of lawyers and the special role they still have to play in society. As the lawyers of the future recreate the legal marketplace, they must zealously defend the rule of law. Its defense will be their most important matter, a constant reminder of what it means to be a lawyer and why the profession is so important to preserving the freedoms so many take for granted.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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LEGAL DECODER CEO JOE TIANO DISCUSSES LEGAL OPS AND DATA-DRIVEN LAW WITH HIGH PERFORMANCE COUNSEL #FEARLESSLAW

If data is recent and intelligently structured to align with how lawyers work, more data is better. The challenge faced by many legal operations professionals and law firms is that the data is inconsistently categorized, mis-tagged and poorly structured. Our technology transforms raw data into refined information upon which legal industry leaders can make decisions.

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THE WAR FOR TALENT: PLAY TO WIN

By: Carol E. Crawford, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Managing Director, Calibrate Legal The global economy is moving at record-breaking speed. The intersection of consumer choice, innovation, generational shifts and technology has created a ripple effect that has only just begun to impact businesses and their workplaces.  As our economy continues to rebound and the unemployment rate falls to less than half what it was in 2010, hiring and retaining the right employees are becoming an even greater challenge.  Law firms and other organizations are struggling to fill open positions, with some positions remaining vacant for six months or more, causing losses...

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Mplace Inc. adds Global eDiscovery Leader Consilio to Client List

Mplace Inc., an innovative online talent marketplace servicing the document review, contract review, and due diligence markets, has just announced the addition of Consilio to its growing list of clients. Launched one year ago, Mplace is growing at a rapid pace. Consilio joins some of the nation’s leading law firms and global eDiscovery providers, as Mplace’s notable clientele.

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Envoy’s Recent Release of Prospect is a Game-Changer for Business Development

Prospect is innovative functionality allowing people for the first time to combine their networks with others while keeping contact information such as emails and phone numbers private.  Within access to more contacts, there are more relationships to engage for prospecting resulting in increased sales. With the latest release of Prospect, Envoy CEO stated “We are very excited by the advances we have made during the past month.  For the first time, organizations can tap into valuable employee relationships around the world.” Delivering increased business value and fueling competitive advantage, Envoy is a leading-edge technology platform that unlocks Relationship Capital...

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