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HPC COMMENTARY: LEGAL EFFICIENCY IS LIKE CAKE THESE DAYS. YOU CAN HAVE IT – AND EAT IT.

While two nations may be divided by the same language nothing divides the US and UK like the relative popularity of fruit cake. Giving someone a fruit cake gift in the US is, essentially, the equivalent of un-friending them on Facebook or blocking them on Twitter. It’s a clear statement that you (a) don’t like them or (b) you don’t really understand gifting. Don’t even get me started on the politics of re-gifting a fruit cake. Legal efficiency is a lot like cake. But it’s not a bad thing. Let’s unpack that.

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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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Cybersecurity: A Quick Summary of Recent Trends & Developments That Businesses and Law Firms Should Know

According to market research firm Gartner, global spending on information security is expected to reach nearly $87 billion in 2017 — an increase of around 7 per cent over 2016 – and is expected to top $113 billion by 2020. In this helpful article, our Cybersecurity Expert Contributor Chuck Brooks highlights a few items every law firm and business should know.

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HPC Analysis: Market Forces and Smart Leadership Shape Successful Technologies Like Mplace

Ford observed that his customers would have asked for faster horses but he saw the need – and opportunity – for the car. In modern law, it may be said that the co-founders of Mplace have a similarly bold view. The opportunity for something better, like Mplace, far outweighs the incremental changes others may suggest. Caleb and Aden are onto something – you can feel it. But even moreso, when you run the numbers, you know it. This may explain why several major customers and partners have signed on to work with them this year.

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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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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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WHAT’S YOUR STORY?

It has been a busy week here at HIGH PERFORMANCE COUNSEL – engaging in dialog with industry participants, on-boarding new clients and rolling out our fresh new look (with some exciting functionality behind the scenes). Our goal remains simple and that is to tell the story of the individuals, organizations and solutions creating the framework of the next ten years in law. This week we enjoyed engaging with some really fabulous people and organizations out there who definitely “get it”. There are too many to mention everyone individually but here we highlight a few who deserve a special mention.

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