Category: Legal Leadership

The Three Horses Of The Legal Apocalypse Ride Forth

I coined the phrase when we first launched High Performance Counsel: the three horses of the legal apocalypse. These stood for data, tech and finance – in any order. The power in these elements in play is vast – truly transformative for the legal industry – and the horses are running. #hipcounsel #3horses

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On #BakersDozen: Dennis Garcia of Microsoft In Interview With High Performance Counsel

We were especially delighted to interview Dennis Garcia for this edition of #BakersDozen. Our pleasure in getting to know him is now our pleasure in sharing this interview with you. We’re not allowed to pick favorites but this is way up the list. #hipcounsel

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On #BakersDozen: David A Greetham of RICOH In Interview for High Performance Counsel

A renowned expert in the field, David Greetham is the Vice President of eDiscovery at Ricoh USA, Inc., where he is responsible for Intelligent eDiscovery services. He is also a champion of people and the development of individual potential. He speaks to a love of mentoring his team by encouraging them to become even better than they think they can be, and by helping them by removing barriers that stand in their way. Here he tackles the (now) infamous #BakersDozen interview on High Performance Counsel. We think you’ll enjoy what he has to share.

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On #BakersDozen: Monica Zent, Founder & CEO of Foxwordy In Interview with High Performance Counsel

Monica Zent is one of the bright shining lights in modern law. With her upbeat, “can do” attitude she is one of the driving forces at the epicenter of legal industry change via innovation and smart enabling technology. A valued HPC Advisory Board member, and a force to be reckoned with, here she tackles the infamous #BakersDozen.

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On #BakersDozen: Doug Ellenoff of Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP In Interview with High Performance Counsel

Doug Ellenoff is a partner in the NYC-based 80 lawyer firm of Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP (EGS), which recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. He is also Chairman of iDisclose, which is a legal technology company. On #BakersDozen, he speaks truth to the changing face of law, the opportunities and challenges that technology represents for modern practitoners and the possibilities for meaningful innovation.

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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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James Joyce And The Legal Sector Myth

As the industry faces cost pressures and business interjections from outside – from the C-suite, from new technology and new legal service providers, from data and automation – we may yet see a new and greater symbiosis between these communities around what unites us, not what divides us. In my various conversations with leaders, I see a shared passion for “better” – not just for cost reduction though that is a consideration for every business. I see a genuine “fire” in the eyes for advancement in how we do things, the purpose it serves and the value it creates or adds to our clients. The future will come soon enough, as they say, and it will bring mighty change. Of that there can be no mistake. But on both sides of this discussion – and looking further afield into the growing array of participants – I see encouraging evidence of great innovative and forward-thinking individuals that will carry the torch and take the opportunity to champion “better”.

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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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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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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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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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LEADING STARTUP COUNSEL OLGA MACK TALKS #LEGALOPS WITH HIGH PERFORMANCE COUNSEL

I see the proliferation of legal operations as a sign that legal departments are more integrated parts of business, as opposed to the oddballs they used to be. I also see it as a way for lawyers to become true business professionals who just happen to understand law well — we will no longer be limited to “just” legal work! Consequently, it’s also a way for attorneys to have more rewarding legal careers, where they can spend more time on what matters and provide strategic, impactful advice.

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On #LegalLeadership: Nancy May Speaks Of “Hunting” Diversity

Nancy May, CEO of the BoardBench Companies, is a leading authority on Boardroom candidacy and governance. In this article, she invites us to take a look at how you can go about finding “diverse directors.” Keep in mind that, if you don’t know what you value, setting clear objectives and finding practical solutions will always make the process much harder.

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