Nada Alnajafi is an award-winning attorney with deep experience serving as in-house counsel for startups and public companies that are building or using ground-breaking technology products. She currently serves as Corporate Counsel for Franklin Templeton, a Fortune-500 global financial services organization. Previously, she served as in-house counsel for Faraday Future, Indi EV, Lexus, and Concannon Business Consulting. Nada is passionate about leveraging the latest in legal tech to gain efficiencies in the contracts management process. With her dynamic legal and consulting background, she is more than just an attorney; she is a trusted advisor, business partner, project manager, creative problem-solver, and skilled negotiator. In addition, Nada enjoys training contracts and procurement personnel on the ins and outs of contracts negotiations. This is what sparked her new blog, Contract Nerds, which provides powerful tips and strategies that any smart in-house counsel or procurement professional should use to successfully and effectively negotiate contracts. In addition, Nada has recently joined The Conscious Inclusion Company as a Board Advisor and Faculty Member.
In this episode, we discuss Nada’s passion for contracts and the way legal tech is impacting the contracts space. How can attorneys leverage CLM tools to negotiate better contracts? What is one aspect of contract negotiations that cannot be replaced by technology?