June 30, 2014
Recently Inside Counsel launched a microsite dedicated to the Women, Influence & Power in Law (WIPL) Network at InsideCounsel.com/wiplnet . WIPL was established in 2012 to bring together several projects with a shared goal of supporting the economic empowerment of women who work in the business...Read more
June 23, 2014 by Dave Moran
Budgeting and forecasting spend for legal matters is nothing new. But in the current environment of economic challenge, there is greater emphasis at many companies on corporate law department budgets. As a result of this increased scrutiny, legal departments are demanding ever more predictability...Read more
June 16, 2014
For more than a decade, I worked in the financial services industry for a third party electronic trading provider. During this time, I had the opportunity to work with various institutional and retail trading platforms and I see some significant similarities between that business and enterprise...Read more
June 8, 2014
Have you ever owned a pair of scissors where the small screw or pin in the middle became loose? When that happens, the blades get out of line and, no matter how sharp they are, they no longer do the job well. And if that pin falls out altogether, the scissors just don’t work at all. There is a...Read more
June 1, 2014
Holden Caulfield said it best: “Certain things, they should stay the way they are. You ought to be able to stick them in one of those big glass cases and just leave them alone.” (The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger) If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right? The flaw in that mindset is that it...Read more
May 26, 2014
As a father to two young children, I’ve played my fair share of rock-paper-scissors over the years. And while admittedly my competition has been restricted to the age 11 and under bracket, I’ve enjoyed my unfair share of wins. My flair with paper? Irrefutable. My finesse with scissors? Been there,...Read more
May 18, 2014
When the blog editor gently reminded me that my turn on the editorial calendar had rolled around and that I better get writing, I looked back at my last post ( Putting Big Data to Work – After the Selfie ) and thought about the next logical step. That next step is, of course… the Shelfie, as in...Read more
May 11, 2014
I recently read an article about the effect that data guru Nate Silver has had on the landscape of political media and election coverage. It got me thinking about how enterprise legal management (ELM) is also being transformed by data. Silver is the statistician and writer who famously made correct...Read more
May 4, 2014
Have you ever entered a negotiation wanting to provide or receive good value and fair pricing, but feeling unsure of how to get there? Great value is in the best interest of both law departments and law firms because it supports a strong, ongoing partnership. But achieving this win-win pricing that...Read more