Author: Zac Hale

ON #FEARLESSLAW: PEARSON GC & CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER BJARNE TELLMANN

Bjarne P. Tellmann is Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel of Pearson and a member of its Executive team. A FTSE 40 company with 36,000 employees in over 70 countries, Pearson provides a range of education products and services to institutions, governments and individual learners. Here he talks to High Performance Counsel as part of our exclusive #FearlessLaw series.

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On #BakersDozen: Caleb King, Co-Founder of Mplace Speaks With High Performance Counsel

On the forefront of change in workforce deployment, co-founder of Mplace, Caleb King tackes the issues of modern law and leadership – in the #BakersDozen. Thought: one of the greatest challenges the legal industry faces is adjusting its business model to continue to deliver the high level of service that blue chip clients have come to expect, while engaging and retaining today’s millennial work force.

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ON #BAKERSDOZEN: LEGAL SECTOR BANKING EXPERT JAY BENEGAL OF CITIZENS

There is banking – and then there is banking for the legal sector specifically. Jay Benegal is a senior leader and ground-breaker in the field – with years of experience understanding and meeting the needs of legal clients. In a sector that is undergoing landmark change on so many levels, Jay Benegal of Citizens is a voice of experience. Here he tackles the infamous #BakersDozen.

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BEST OF THE BEST ON #FEARLESSLAW: SUCCESSFUL CLOC CO-FOUNDER & GENERAL PARTNER OF UPLEVEL OPS, STEPH COREY

Steph Corey is the kind of bright, smart, energetic individual who makes stuff happen – and she’s definitely “one to watch” in the Legal Ops space. She is the General Partner and Co-Founder of UpLevel Ops, LLC, a multi-service Legal Operations consulting firm, and co-founder of CLOC, Corporate Legal Operations Consortium. We’re delighted to share her thoughts and insights here on #FearlessLaw.

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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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BOARD GOVERNANCE EXPERT NANCY MAY SPEAKS TO A NEW APPROACH FOR SUSTAINING HIGH PERFORMANCE BOARDS

Nancy May tackles the issue of sustaining high performance boards. A leading expert in the field, she speaks to the challenges and opportunities this presents. In her words: “In these times, boards need to be more dynamic than they are today, if they want to continue to succeed. Life term directors and board “continuity” are no longer the prime means of keeping a board strong. Boards need to “refresh” and “re-balance” in response to changing business environments.”

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FOLLOW THE MONEY. DERMOT KNIGHT OF NAVIGATE LEGAL STEPS UP FOR THE INFAMOUS #BAKERSDOZEN CHALLENGE

We asked Dermot his thoughts on the greatest challenge facing law – his answer was succinct, powerful and timely: “Inertia. Innovation must go beyond buzzwords at conferences – there needs to be a transition from having an innovation strategy to living one. Those who act first have the most to gain – those that linger the most to lose.” You can read his interview here.

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BRING IT. INSPIRED AND INSPIRATIONAL LEGALTECH CEO LECIA KASLOFSKY ON HARD-EARNED SUCCESS AND MORE IN THE #BAKERSDOZEN

Successful Legaltech Founder & CEO Lecia Kaslofsky has the instincts and the inspiration of a winner. Taking the path less trodden, she speaks the story of hard-earned success. When we asked what inspires her? “Olympic athletes inspire me. Musicians inspire me. People who put in the work each and every day and then make it look facile, triumphant even.

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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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TOP IP PARTNER SCOTT LOCKE TAKES ON THE INFAMOUS #BAKERSDOZEN

A little while back, we were fortunate to sit down with Scott Locke, a leading intellectual property partner and department chair at Dorf & Nelson LLP – advising household-name clients in the life sciences industry, the internet of things industry, the fashion industry, the cosmetics industry, the medical device industry and the wearable technology industry. Here you can read how he tackles the infamous #BakersDozen…

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GREAT TEAMS INSPIRE GREAT OUTCOMES – RALPH SCHONENBACH’S #FEARLESSLAW INTERVIEW FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE COUNSEL

Successful CEO and now B2B startup Founder of Envoy, Ralph Schonenbach tackles #FearlessLaw. On his most satisfying feeling as a leader in both consulting and now in tech? “When everyone in the organization is excited about the vision of the firm – this is extremely rewarding. Taking big risks to follow a dream and getting positive feedback from the market is exhilarating.” You can read his further thoughts here.

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