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Jan 25

Stakeholder Capitalism: Challenges And Opportunities For Big Law

Big Law has demonstrated remarkable resilience. It has weathered financial crises, economic downturns, the Big Four, automation, social change, corporate digital transformation, and the Pandemic,. Big Law channels Mark Twain— the reports of its demise have been greatly exaggerated. Large corporate law firms enjoyed a rich economic harvest in 2021.... read more →
Dec 19

Legal Transformation Is A Business Story

Business is undergoing a paradigmatic shift in its relationship with existing and prospective customers, the workforce, society, and even the planet. This is the business story of our time— a top-to-bottom corporate reverse- engineering process undertaken from the customer perspective. Business is challenging and refining its purpose, culture, structure, economic... read more →
Nov 30

The Inevitability Of Legal Industry Change. Really?

Ferris Bueller said, “Life moves pretty fast….” That was in the ‘80’s. What would he say now? Life is moving very fast, propelled by the speed and breadth of change. Legal industry change is generally viewed through the narrow lens of the profession. Lawyers have long controlled all facets of... read more →
Oct 26

What Is Digital Legal Talent?

“Talent” is a common term lacking a conventional meaning. The importance of a working definition goes far beyond semantics; it is critical to individual and enterprise success. Talent, like other elements of digital transformation,  is a fluid, nuanced word with many facets. Talent wars have heated up across multiple industries... read more →
Oct 11
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Aug 14

Legal Change Derives From Business Digital Transformation

The first of this two-part series examines how and why legal change derives from business digital transformation. The second segment analyzes the legal function’s transition from cost center to value creator and how to quantify its value.   Legal industry change is a business story more than a legal one.... read more →
Jul 27

Minding Law’s Digital Gap: It’s Real; It’s Big; And It Matters

The legal industry has a digital gap separating it from business and its customers. This is a high-stakes challenge exacerbated by the legal ecosystem’s widespread failure to recognize, much less address it. Business is adversely affected by a digitally laggard legal function. That’s why the C-Suite and corporate Boards expect... read more →
Jun 28
May 25
Legal Mosaic

Law Is A Team Sport In The Digital Age

“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” -Andrew Carnegie The legal profession’s “lawyer and non-lawyer’” mindset is alive, if not well. A recent Bloomberg Law article... read more →