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Author Archives: Mike Haysley

Mike Haysley
Mike, Director of Strategic Consulting at LexisNexis CounselLink, helps corporate legal departments manage the business of law. His experience includes over 15 years in roles as the Director of Legal Operations for a large company, consulting to large legal organizations with premier consultancies, and serving legal departments with matter and spend management software providers. This background provides a unique perspective of having personally addressed and managed many of the issues facing legal departments today, while also understanding best practices and varying needs of legal departments. Mike graduated from Texas A&M University with a business degree, received his law degree from the University of Houston, and is licensed to practice law in Texas.

The New and Evolving Legal Department Operations Role

The New and Evolving Legal Department Operations Role

Corporate legal operations manager or director is one of the most important new legal roles emerging in corporate legal departments. From the emergence of e-billingin the early 2000′s, to the explosion of eDiscovery around 2005-2006, to the expansion of financial and accounting practices and controls following the 2008 economic collapse, law department operations, or LDO, has played a pivotal role ... Read More »

Five Ways to Jeopardize a Corporate Legal Project

Five Ways to Jeopardize a Corporate Legal Project

There are clearly ways corporate legal staff can build influence in a corporate legal department, but it is equally important, to avoid factors that can undermine your efforts.  These pitfalls will not only ruin your project, but also damage your reputation in a way that destroys, at least temporarily, your influence in your department. In order to better describe these ... Read More »

Seven Ways to Influence Change in Your Legal Department

Seven Ways to Influence Change in Your Legal Department

Many corporate legal leaders find that they are far more successful in developing a vision than in turning it into a reality. While these legal visionaries are able to articulate a new and exciting way of practicing law, or managing the business of law, the true challenge often arises in affecting change within their department. While each legal department and ... Read More »

ELM Trends Report: Turning Information Into Action

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As previously discussed in this blog, LexisNexis CounselLink recently published its first Enterprise Legal Management Trends Report. This report contains a wealth of information on evolving practices by corporate legal departments regarding legal spend management. An important question for individuals in roles responsible for managing legal spend – be it General Counsel, legal department operations managers, or in-house counsel – is ... Read More »