Corporate Legal Departments/Legal Ops

Episode 32: Keith Maziarek & Justin Ergler on the Legal Value Network (and Community and Collaboration in Legal)

Legal Value Network Founding Board Members Keith Maziarek and Justin Ergler visit Technically Legal for Episode 32.  Keith, a second time guest (Episode 15 – legal service pricing) and Justin talk about the genesis of LVN (an evolution from the P3 conference) and the group’s mission of “designing, building and implementing the foundations of a more…

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Episode 31: Dennis Garcia & Jason Barnwell on Legal Teams Innovating, Transforming And Working Remotely

Microsoft attorneys Dennis Garcia and Jason Barnwell join us on Episode 31 to discuss how legal teams can successfully and productively work remotely. They also discuss how governmental work from home orders may speed up innovation in legal departments and law firms. Dennis is an Assistant General Counsel at Microsoft and a prior Technically Legal…

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Episode 30: Sterling Miller on In-House Legal Teams Preparing for and Responding to Crises and Pandemics

Sterling Miller joins us on Episode 30 to discuss how in-house legal teams can help their companies respond to crisis situations and pandemics. Sterling is a three time general counsel (Travelocity, Sabre Corporation and Marketo) now with the Hilger Grabens law firm. He also writes a great blog, Ten Things You Need to Know as…

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Episode 26: Nathan Wenzel on The Journey of a Legal Tech Start-up

We headed to Silicon Valley to chat with SimpleLegal founder Nathan Wenzel in Episode 26. Nathan has a great legal tech start-up story–from idea to acquisition. SimpleLegal provides legal operations software to help corporate legal teams run their departments, manage their legal operations and monitor finances. (This type of software is sometimes referred to as…

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Episode 25: Neil Irwin On Successful (Legal) Careers in the Modern Economy

In Episode 25, we talk to New York Times Senior Economics Correspondent Neil Irwin about his book, How to Win in a Winner-Take-All World: The Definitive Guide to Adapting and Succeeding in High-Performance Careers. To write the book, Neil interviewed successful employees with companies in various industries–from Microsoft to a company running popular New York City…

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Episode 24: Justin Barker & Steven Nachtwey on Litigation Finance

In Episode 24 we talk litigation finance with Justin Barker, an investment manager and the head of the Chicago office for litigation funding firm Validity Finance, and Bartlit Beck litigator Steven Nachtwey. This is the first in a series of podcasts released in conjunction with the Legal Marketing Association’s excellent P3 conference. Justin and Steven…

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Episode 21 – Dave Rogers On Hype Technology and its Impact on Innovation

In Episode 21 we had the good fortune of talking to Dave Rogers, Chief Technology Officer for the Ministry of Justice in the United Kingdom. (For us Yankees, it is kind of like our DOJ). Dave got his start in media, but moved to the public sector when the Government Digital Service hired him as…

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Episode 18: Greg Siskind on Process Automation for Lawyers

The focus of this episode is automation of legal processes by law firms and in-house legal teams. We talk to Greg Siskind, a Memphis lawyer with Siskind Susser, a leading U.S. immigration law firm that handles all aspects of immigration and nationality law. As Greg explains, he and his firm automate both client facing and…

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Episode 16: Vishal Agnihotri on Knowledge Management for Law Firms and Legal Departments

Our guest this time is Vishal Agnihotri, Chief Knowledge Officer (or “CKO”) for the Chicago based national law firm, Hinshaw & Culbertson. As CKO, Vishal is responsible for the firm’s knowledge management programs.  What is knowledge management? Vishal has a great way of defining it: the ability to identify critical knowledge within an organization and then…

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Episode 11: Lucy Bassli on The Modern Legal Ecosystem and Unicorn Lawyers

In Episode 11 we talk to Lucy Bassli founder of InnoLegal Services and Chief Legal Strategist at Law Geex. Lucy started her career in Big Law (at Davis Wright Tremaine) and ultimately landed a job in Microsoft’s legal department where she served as Assistant General Counsel. At Microsoft, Lucy was responsible for, among other things,…

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