I spent some time this week with a new customer with a very specific problem: a particular type of agreement which they felt insufficiently equipped to negotiate, with their otherwise excellent legal team lacking both sufficient capacity and certain niche expertise. Another customer is in a post-acquisition phase, struggling to assess and assimilate the landslide of new and unfamiliar contractual relationships, some of which conflict directly with their pre-existing relationships.
Branden DeMass, Allison Hart
Law departments, like any other department, seek efficiency. In pursuing this goal, a law department faces the substantial challenge of fielding hundreds of requests from internal stakeholders and the law firms it engages.
Jacquie Champagne
Diversity with corporate law departments has taken centre stage of late, or so it seems. In the most recent Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC) State of the Industry Report on law departments, implementing a Diversity and Inclusion program was the top-ranked issue in the list of priorities for 2021.
Prashant Dubey
I have maintained that I am very encouraged by the diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives in companies that focus on race, gender, and social justice. Now, my cynical side could say “...this is only picking up momentum because of the murder of George Floyd and the BLM movement.”
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2021 ACC Value Champions
Congratulations to Elevate customer Rio Tinto! The Association of Corporate Counsel named Rio Tinto and Elevate co-winners of a 2021 ACC Value Champions award for creating and launching Rio Tinto’s “Spend Excellence Program.”
June 15–17, 2021 | Summit
Join Elevate expert Stephen Allen, VP Consulting and Get Sh*t Done, on June 16, 2:15 p.m. GMT | 9:15 a.m. EDT as he takes part in: The Break-Out Debate.
June 18, 2021 | Conference
Join Elevate expert Stephen Allen, VP Consulting and Get Sh*t Done, on June 18, at 9:15 a.m. CEST | 8:15 a.m. BST as he hosts the session: Law Company – Doing Things Differently.
June 22, 2021 | Conference
Elevate expert Dr. Daniel Katz hosts multiple sessions throughout the day. Daniel will conduct a short Ted Talk on: The Power of Interoperable Legal Technology. Later in the day, Daniel speaks with Clifford Chance legal tech experts Carissa Schiller and Chris Peel to discuss how their law firm is partnering with Elevate to implement change.