Tag: legal leadership

Sonya Olds Som, Partner at Major, Lindsey & Africa, Honored as Executive of the Year by the National Bar Association General Counsel Invitational

Sonya Olds Som, a partner with legal search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA), has been honored as “Executive of the Year” by the National Bar Association General Counsel Invitational (NBA GCI) at its third annual conference in New York City.

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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 #BakersDozen: Laura Maechtlen, Partner at Seyfarth Shaw LLP In Interview For The #BakersDozen

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.

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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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On #BakersDozen: Ken Grady In Interview with High Performance Counsel

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.

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ON #BAKERSDOZEN: JENNIFER JOHNSON OF RICOH IN INTERVIEW WITH HIGH PERFORMANCE COUNSEL

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.

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High Performance Counsel Presents Its Inaugural #Bakers18 In Association With ACEDS

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.

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MPlace: Don’t Under-Estimate #Millennials. 5 Timely Tips to Win Over the Next Generation #Legal Workforce

The millennial generation represents a significant opportunity – or difficulty – for those organizations in and servicing the law and legal services sector. The key to success is understanding the drivers influencing this generation and having a clear strategy for engaging it successfully. Caleb King, a co-Founder of Mplace, unpacks the issues and speaks truth to the role of technology in harnessing this talented generation.

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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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Farming And Law – Worthy Professions Responding To The Unforgiving Voice Of Innovation.

“A moment – poised atop the vast field in the dark. Barely in our seats as the vast array pulls us steeply downward. Our powerful spaceship hovered, engine hungry – then plunged deep into the dark – only pierced by the sharp arc lights – and that was plenty. This is not the farming of my childhood. It is better, far better. And the same will be true of law.”

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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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GAZE INTO MY CRYSTAL BALL. BEHOLD THE FUTURE… HOW’S YOURS LOOKING?

We may not have a crystal ball we can gaze into to tell the future – but all of us can learn from some of the brightest minds in legal innovation who are thinking about it a lot. To contemplate a lifelong career with a blindfold on makes no sense. It never made sense but it makes less sense today than ever before in the legal sector. To know what’s coming allows you to plan for it and embrace the change – not get left behind by it. Starting this week – an exclusive series of articles in conjunction with our friends and colleagues at Law Made. You won’t want to miss this.

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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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