On #BakersBest 4X4 Edition – Top Legal Industry Leaders Speak: Mary Mack, Jennifer Silverman, Debbie Reynolds & Rashda Rana
At High Performance Counsel, we pride ourselves on asking the right questions – which are typically also the tough questions. So any of these four questions taken from our infamous #BakersDozen interview is arguably an essay in its own right. Welcome to the second issue of #BakersBest – four of the best in the legal industry answering four tough, timely questions. We hope you like it.
We couldn’t be more excited to share this first interview in our new #FoundersDozen series – and our interviewee is a genuine rockstar: Justin Maxwell co-founder of Smith.AI. With his mainstream background now applied to legal, his interview is perhaps one of the most authentic and valuable pieces you’ll read this year on life as a startup founder – the good, the bad and the ugly. No holds barred. Enjoy!
On #BakersBest 4X4 Edition – Top Legal Industry Leaders Speak: Mark Cohen, Sarvarth Misra, Dennis Garcia & Caleb King
On #BakersBest 4X4 Edition – Top Legal Industry Leaders Speak: Mark Cohen, Sarvarth Misra, Dennis Garcia & Caleb King
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
The legal industry is in play. Let that sit with you for a moment. For several years since early LPO experiences, voices have murmured about the time this point was coming - and when “it would happen”. That moment has finally arrived. So when I sat down to write a few...
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.
To kick off Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions’ new Legal Innovator blog series – showcasing how industry leaders and experts are moving the business of law forward – we turned the tables on David Kinnear, publisher and chief conversationalist with High Performance Counsel who spends most of his time talking to the leading thinkers and practitioners in the industry.
On #BakersDozen: Stephen Ward, Co-Founder & Managing Director of Clerksroom In Interview With High Performance Counsel
As Co-Founder and Managing Director of Clerksroom Stephen Ward is familiar with change and innovation in the legal business – he’s driving it. With a keen eye for making the client experience better, he has been busy transforming how barristers’ chambers are managed and services delivered in the burgeoning UK legal market. Here he speaks with High Performance Counsel for #BakersDozen.
Sarvarth Misra is the CEO of ContractPodAi – a disruptive, SaaS based legal tech business providing AI powered end to end contract management solution. He reflects the forward-thinking of a new generation in the legal industry with a sharp eye for the opportunity that great technology can create.
On High Performance Counsel: Debbie Reynolds is a global thought-leader and advisor to Fortune 500 Companies on data privacy and electronic evidence handling in high-stakes litigation. We invited Debbie to tackle the infamous #BakersDozen interview and we’re sure you’re going to enjoy what she had to share.
High Performance Counsel Rolls Out New #FoundersDozen Interview Series for Legal Industry Founders and Entrepreneurs
Following the success of its #BakersDozen and #Bakers18 formats, High Performance Counsel today unveiled the #FoundersDozen Interview Series for Legal Industry Founders, Entrepreneurs and High-Performing Individual Contributors. Read more.
On #BakersDozen High Performance Counsel interviews the Honourable Mr Justice Graeme Mew who was appointed to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in December 2013. He sits on the senior trial court in Canada’s largest province, exercising civil, criminal and family jurisdiction – and also on the boards of the Ontario Superior Court Judges Association and the Sports Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada.
High Performance Counsel (HPC) interviewed Somya Kaushik for #BakersDozen. Somya is CEO and Founder of Esq.Me. Her experience of legal industry entrepreneurship and her perspective on the legal industry’s direction make for compelling reading. Read her insights here on HPC.
High Performance Counsel interviewed Mark Yacano for #BakersDozen. Mark is Global Practice Leader for Major, Lindsey & Africa’s Managed Legal Services Practice.
We spoke with John Thacher of RICOH for this #BakersDozen interview. With 18 years in the industry, we were struck by his sound perspective on the future. He is enthusiastic about some of the newer, exciting elements and changing market dynamics. He speaks clearly, from experience, to today’s drivers in the modern legal economy: “Low price and high quality are now fully expected. Client service is once again becoming paramount in the client experience and their decisions to buy from a vendor a second time.”
On #BakersDozen: Tom Trujillo – EVP, Deputy GC & COO, Wells Fargo Law Department – In Interview with High Performance Counsel
Tom speaks with refreshing authenticity from a rich well of experience in the legal industry. His voice speaks clearly to both the challenges and opportunities ahead for lawyers and the industry we embrace. As we congratulate him on his new appointment as Deputy General Counsel & COO with Wells Fargo’s Law Department, we invite you to share in what he has to say about the road ahead.
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.
My first job was to lead recruiting for sales/trading and investment banking at one of the big banks. They had a trading business in London and wanted to replicate it in New York.
On #BakersDozen: Roger O’Sullivan, General Counsel of Cogstate In Interview with High Performance Counsel
Mr. O’Sullivan has extensive experience as legal counsel for the healthcare and life sciences industries, bringing broad, frontline experience establishing strategic alliances and structuring and negotiating complex commercial/corporate transactions.
We interview Sonya Olds Som aka “The Connector” in our latest episode of #BakersDozen.
A consummate professional herself, Sonya is a source of advice, insight and inspiration to countless legal professionals in today’s legal industry.
We like what Sonya is about. We think you will also. This is a must-read.
On #BakersDozen: Jared Coseglia, Founder & CEO of TRU Staffing In Interview with High Performance Counsel
Tell us a bit about yourself and how you came to be in (or a customer of) the legal business? Getting to where I am today has been life’s second-greatest happy accident (the first being meeting my wife). I always wanted to be an actor, went to Tisch at NYU, realized...
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.
My first career was in music — violin performance. During my junior year of college, I began researching next steps in my educational journey and realized that auditions for a masters or PhD in music would be ridiculously competitive, and that my career path in music would remain that way.
On #BakersDozen: Mary Mack of ACEDS, the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists
I was a geek that went to law school, and came out before the term “electronic discovery” existed. People kept asking me if I was going to do Computer Law – which had no meaning.
On #BakersDozen: Rashda Rana SC (QC) – Leading Barrister, Mediator and International Arbitrator. A reluctant lawyer, Rashda has proven to be one of the very best – demonstrating professional excellence and a passion for advocacy on the critical issues of equality and unconscious bias. #BakersDozen is an exclusive series of interviews with top professionals in the legal, finance and consulting sectors – presented by High Performance Counsel.
For anyone following the growth of the Legal Operations (#LegalOps) discipline in modern law (and if not, why not) Steph Corey is one of its brightest shining lights. Fresh thinking, great energy – she speaks to where the industry is heading. Here, she takes on the infamous #BakersDozen.
On #BakersDozen: Fernando Garcia, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Nissan and Infiniti in Canada
Fernando Garcia is General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Nissan and Infiniti in Canada. An acoomplished lawyer, he tackles the infamous #BakersDozen and speaks to the journey he has taken from earliest youth to present day – and his well-earned success.
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.
Ken Grady is one of the finest minds in the modern legal industry and we love sharing his #BakersDozen interview.
We particularly enjoy the practicality of his perspective and his mindset: “acknowledge success, but focus on reality.” We find this to be acutely relevant and timely as the legal industry seeks to define its future self. Those in the sector – or contemplating it professionally – could do no better than to read what Ken has to say.
I head the Intellectual Property practice at Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP, a mid-sized general practice firm in NYC.
High Performance Counsel (HPC) will become a Media Partner of the Global Legal Hackathon and provide feature coverage of the winning contestants. New York, NY - (February 16, 2018) – HIGH PERFORMANCE COUNSEL™ today announced its decision to support the...
On #BakersDozen, we interview one of the legal industry’s gifted leaders, Jennifer Johnson. The legal industry is in good hands knowing that inspiring professionals like Jennifer are at the helm. To identify the uniquely powerful role of people and the criticality of great leadership in a rush-around, tech-fueled world takes genius. To make it happen every day takes excellence.
On #BakersDozen: Akbar Jaffer, CMO of Award-Winning ZorroSign – In Interview with High Performance Counsel
I am a marketer by passion, products guy by heart, and a technologist by profession. Currently I serve as a member of the Board and as the Chief Marketing Officer of ZorroSign.
2018 will be a landmark year in the legal industry so we assembled a crack team, the best of the best, the creme de la creme – the #Bakers18 – to share their thoughts on how this year plays out. It’s a bit like Ocean’s Eleven. Only much, much better. Happy new year from all of us at High Performance Counsel.
When I speak with Raymond, I know the future of law will indeed prove exciting – just not the way some people think. With some of the freshest perspective in the industry, here he tackles the infamous #BakersDozen and his responses are well worth noting. Like Ford in his day, the answer lies in looking beyond what is comfortable to identify what is next.
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.
The latest in our (infamous) #BakersDozen interview series features legal industry legend, Paul Lippe.
#BakersDozen is a series of interviews with leading professionals in the fields of law, consulting, finance, tech, and more – presented exclusively by HIGH PERFORMANCE COUNSEL. Here Daniel Walker tackles the (now) infamous challenge.
Bill Bierce is no stranger to the reinvention of the legal industry that is occurring today. He witnessed the transformation brought about by ITO, HRO and BPO in years past – advising market participants on new forms of business that resulted. It’s invaluable experience in understanding the context for changes occurring in the legal sector. With a smile and the confidence of experience, these days he’s a sought-after adviser on international commerce and international tech transactions.
A globally-aware, razor-sharp lawyer focused on bringing the very best eDisovery experience to the table for clients, Jessica Lockett speaks to the opportunity for innovation today and more to come in this field. With a keen eye on efficiency, she prides herself in honesty and being the kind of services partner that clients can rely on with confidence.
Ron Friedmann has spent over two decades improving law practice and legal business operations with technology, knowledge management, and alternative resourcing. Here, he tackles the infamous #BakersDozen on HIGH PERFORMANCE COUNSEL.
Filipe Revez Neves, Head of Legal & Compliance at McDonald´s Portugal Speaks With HIGH PERFORMANCE COUNSEL
Filipe is the Head of Legal & Compliance at McDonald´s Portugal, and is responsible for all legal affairs.
In 2007 Susan Dunn co-founded Harbour. Subsequently, Susan has been instrumental in raising two further funds meaning that Harbour now advises on over £400 million of assets under management.
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.
I am the founder and CEO at Allegory. We built a litigation platform focused on connecting the pieces across the traditional practice of litigation
I am inspired when I see someone raise their hand and say something that others can learn from. People who put themselves out there for the purpose of growing their mindset and, in turn, wind up teaching others in the process. It’s usually the most understated people who have the biggest nuggets of wisdom.
David is enjoying a wonderful career and has been blessed with opportunities for which some wait their entire careers. He’s marshaled several multibillion dollar deals through the regulatory processes.
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.
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.
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…
Ed is one of those quietly disrupting the legal research industry through quiet persistence and brilliance. He’s also a nice guy. Here he takes on the infamous #BakersDozen for HIGH PERFORMANCE COUNSEL. When Ed speaks, take note.
TOPGUN WOMEN IN LEGAL LEADERSHIP ADVISER CAROL FROHLINGER TACKLES #FEARLESSLAW ON HIGH PERFORMANCE COUNSEL
Top leadership adviser Carol Frohlinger takes our #FearlessLaw slate of questions head on. You can read her insights here.
I believe that technology will be come more and more important to the practice of law. Predictive analytics and artificial intelligence are recent examples, who knows what may develop in the future..
HEAD OF LEGAL SERVICES DELIVERY AT HOGAN LOVELLS, STEPHEN ALLEN, TACKLES THE INFAMOUS #BAKERSDOZEN ON HIGH PERFORMANCE COUNSEL
At Hogan Lovells, Stephen is responsible for delivering quality, efficiency and innovation to Legal Service Delivery, globally. Here he tackles the infamous #BakersDozen and we invite you to read his insights.
SUCCESSFUL FOUNDER CEO OF LEGAL DECODER JOE TIANO TACKLES THE #BAKERSDOZEN ON HIGH PERFORMANCE COUNSEL
Attending CLOC this week, the talented founder CEO of Legal Decoder Joe Tiano breaks out some answers for the infamous #BakersDozen on HIGH PERFORMANCE COUNSEL. A successful former partner in one of the major law firms, he’s now one of the sharpest-shooters in the emerging field of LegalOps, LegalTech. Read what he had to share.
SUCCESSFUL LEGALTECH FOUNDER CEO BENOIT CHARPENTIER TAKES ON THE #BAKERSDOZEN ON HIGH PERFORMANCE COUNSEL
Successful legaltech entrepreneur and founder, Benoit Charpentier sat down with HIGH PERFORMANCE COUNSEL to tackle our infamous #BakersDozen interview. Read what he had to share.
SUCCESSFUL LEGALTECH FOUNDER & CEO DAVID MITNICK TAKES ON THE #BAKERSDOZEN FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE COUNSEL
Clients have more information, and more choices than ever before when making choices for legal services. The legal industry must continue to embrace technology and new ways of doing business in order to match the growth and advances that clients are seeing in other areas of their business.
How deep do you think will be the inroads of technology in the industry? They will be profound. Look at how technology has affected medicine, for example, as well as other professions and industries. Law is just behind presently.
Bernadette Catalana: Counsel, Lavin, O’Neil, Cedrone & DiSipio Who are you and what is your role? My name is Bernadette Catalana and I am of counsel to Lavin, O’Neil, Cedrone & DiSipio, a firm based in Philadelphia. I work out of the Rochester and New York City...
I believe that successful leaders in the world today need to check their egos at the door every single day.
Usually what we think of as “impossible” is merely “improbable,” and achieving it is just a question of strategy.
Alan is Sr. Associate General Counsel for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. where his responsibilities include leading the Office of Outside Counsel Management and Legal Operations.
I have been a lawyer for almost 30 years. Sounds very weird to me when I say that.
I went to law school straight from undergrad (Yale to Yale), where I realized that while I loved much of the substance of legal work, its rhythm wasn’t suited to my temperament.
I worked in one of Canada’s largest law firms as a Director of Finance in mid 200s and went back to law school as a second career in 2008. I never wrote the bar and decided instead to start…
Rebecca Yaa Serwah Tweneboah is owner and creative designer of Moi by Yaa, an African-inspired clothing company, and an attorney for New York City
I started as a commercial litigator with a high volume practice focussed on debtor/creditor law, loan and asset recovery and mortgage enforcement. I spent my first six years in private practice and the next six as in-house counsel…
Steven Weisbrot is a nationally-recognized class action notice expert and one of the premier thought leaders in the class action administration industry.
I first got trained in dispute resolution in college in the late 1980s. I ran the campus mediation program and did my thesis on collegiate dispute resolution. Then I got a job at the National Institute of Dispute Resolution in DC…
I am a Chartered Accountant by background. I trained at KPMG London and moved into corporate finance and due diligence work early on (auditing really wasn’t for me). I then moved on to Bridgepoint, a large private equity fund.