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    Many in-house counsel are deciding that an ideal relationship with outside counsel involves a long-lasting commitment to partnership and collaboration, to understanding each other's interests and goals, to open communication and to pursuing new strategies. Read this article and learn how to establish outside counsel partnerships based on trust.

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    Dr. Ray Kurzweil coined the theory known as the "Law of Accelerating Returns," especially applicable to technology. In this article, find out how this theory applies to the job of in-house counsel.

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    As companies get creative about their financial solutions, the concept of taking business to off-site legal professionals is becoming more popular. This article discusses the development of legal outsourcing, its benefits and the information you need to decide if it’s the right move for your business.

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    Stephanie Corey, Co-founder and CEO, UpLevel Ops and Casey Flaherty Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer, LexFusion
    7 pages

    Savings is not a strategy. Imagine a CEO opening an earnings call by celebrating the money the company “saved” on deal counsel and due diligence by not moving forward with an otherwise strategically vital acquisition. The stock would crater because leadership would rightly be judged as majoring in the minors.

    As a line item, legal spend is a minor consideration. Rather, legal spend is better characterized as a relatively small investment that enables the business to execute on what matters.

    Legal spend should be dictated by business needs. Those business needs are only escalating with the explosion in legal complexity. The increasingly law-thick environment in which businesses operate is having a profound impact on corporate top lines, bottom lines, valuations, and strategic opportunities. Trying to save money on legal is myopic—and excruciatingly common.

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    Interest Area: Law Department Management
    Audience: Legal Operations
    Association of Corporate Counsel
    58 pages

    This report provides a summary of the use of technology within legal departments, based on a survey conducted in autumn 2020 at the behest of the Tools & Technology Interest Group of ACC Legal Operations.

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    Region: Global
    Audience: Legal Operations
    Hayden Goudy, ESG Business Intelligence Advisor, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP and Vedika Mehera, Innovation Advisor, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
    -2 pages

    There is a growing focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues in today’s boardrooms. As companies grapple with developing ESG programs, legal operations have an important role. From preparing ESG disclosures and managing risks to collecting, validating, and reporting data, firms can leverage core legal operations functions to build an ESG program that drives improvement over time.

    Resource Details
    Interest Area: Law Department Management
    Audience: Mid-Career, New to In-House, Legal Operations, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments

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