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3 Business Insights Learned from the DuPont Model

3 Business Insights Learned from the DuPont Model

Corporate legal departments don’t need to pay hundreds of millions in outside legal fees and have a DuPont size legal team to desire greater efficiency, Tom Sager, partner at Ballard Spahr LLP and former general counsel at DuPont, shared this insight during an Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) webinar on the topic. According to Mr. Sager, in 1992 during his ... Read More »

Shift Left: 5 Ways to Drive Down Costs in eDiscovery

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Pre-trial discovery was originally intended as a rule in our civil courts that would prevent trial by ambush, but the ability of massive discovery requests to bog down a case and load up the costs of litigation turned it into a key strategic focus of corporate litigants. As we all know, the explosion of electronic documents simply exacerbated that problem ... Read More »

Happy Independence Day, America

Happy Independence Day, America

With most of our usual readership likely occupied with beaches, grilling, picnics, parades and/or fireworks today, we think it’s fitting to revolt from the responsibility of producing our typical volley of thought-provoking, legal-related blog content. Instead, we’re taking the opportunity to acknowledge the singularly memorable event that took place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania exactly two hundred and forty years ago. It ... Read More »

BOL Blog Fans: What’s Most Important to You?

BOL Blog Fans: What’s Most Important to You?

The fact that we publish our own legal industry blog doesn’t mean that we don’t pay attention to others that cover the same field. While we won’t name names here, it’s worth mentioning that we’ve observed that many of our favorite legal blogs sometimes generate more feedback than our posts typically do. We acknowledge being just the slightest bit envious ... Read More »

Understanding the Science Behind How Clients Think

Understanding the Science Behind How Clients Think

Earlier this month, LexisNexis conducted a webinar series titled: Helping Lawyers Grow Sustainable Pipeline. Each of the sessions, co-presented by Mo Bunnell, founder and president of Bunnell Idea Group, Doug Johnson, managing director of Catapult Growth Partners and Scott Winter, enterprise client engagement manager for LexisNexis Interaction, focused the discussion on the following three areas: How to Manage Opportunities How ... Read More »

5 Things Legal Tech Should Know About ISO 2013 Certification

5 Things Legal Tech Should Know About ISO 2013 Certification

Peer to Peer, the official publication of the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA), published a special editorial feature in its Winter 2015 issue regarding important developments in the world of data security. Among the subjects tackled was the new ISO 27001:2013 certification for information security. International Organization for Standardization (English acronym is ISO) develops standards for a number of global ... Read More »

Can You Relate? A Touch Point Checklist for Law Firms

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The recent release of the 2015 Year-End edition of the Enterprise Legal Management Trends Report has revealed several insights regarding the current state of corporate legal dynamics. As we reported in a recent Business of Law Blog post, among the many revelations found in the latest report is this sobering fact: When it comes to engaging outside counsel for significant ... Read More »

Analytics Revolution Will Drive Better Litigation Outcomes

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A new generation of eDiscovery software products is stirring excitement as we’re discovering the enormous untapped potential of advanced visual analytics in the eDiscovery workflow. “The use of analytics in e-discovery is not new; indeed, in some ways, it’s as old as the discipline of electronic discovery itself,” writes Steve Ashbacher, vice president of litigation solutions at LexisNexis, in a ... Read More »

5 Tips for Women to Succeed in the Legal Tech Workforce

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A recent report found that just 30 percent of the average tech company workforce is comprised of women. By comparison, women make up 59 percent of the overall U.S. labor force and almost 51 percent of the U.S. population, according to the Census Bureau. And while comparable data is tough to come by in the legal space, it’s well known ... Read More »

Corporate Internal Investigations: Performing Smart Investigation Analysis

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Corporate executive teams and their in-house legal departments used to be called upon to conduct internal investigations when there was some kind of employee misconduct that needed to be assessed or perhaps a conflict of interest concern to be quickly resolved. Those types of issues still surface, of course, but the mazes of regulations and litigation risks that are present ... Read More »