A podcast dedicated to bringing you the voices leading the way in legal operations and legal services innovation.
Winston Yeung, T-Mobile
In Episode 15, presented by ACC Legal Ops and LawVu, Winston Yeung of T-Mobile talks to us about the strategic projects his very lean team is focused on, and how they're advancing knowledge management efforts to make legal work more efficient. And, if you're a law firm listener who supports T-Mobile, you'll want to listen carefully as Winston talks about an opportunity for T-Mobile's outside counsel to stand out from competitors -- something he says no firm has yet ventured to raise.
Kristi Gedid, Mylan
In Episode 14, presented by ACC Legal Ops and LawVu, Kristi Gedid of Mylan describes the challenges of managing the legal operations function of a global company. She also tells us why it's important to "get yourself comfortable with being uncomfortable" in her role, and gives specific examples of ways she's seeing law firms and in-house teams partner in innovative ways.
Jen Warner, Columbia Sportswear
In Episode 13, presented by ACC Legal Ops and LawVu, Jen Warner of Columbia Sportswear describes her dual roles: as VP of Legal, Jen oversees several areas of legal work, but she has the added responsibility of leading operations for Columbia's legal team. She describes the efforts her team is making to align closely with Columbia's business strategy. She also tells us about something that most of the outside firms she works with are NOT doing that she sees as a missed opportunity.
Lisa Kremer Brown, Starbucks
In Episode 12, presented by ACC Legal Ops and LawVu, Lisa Kremer Brown of Starbucks describes how a change of General Counsel has impacted her team's work and the legal department at large, and she gives us insight into some of the recent developments around her department's outside counsel management efforts. She also tells us about the various ALSPs the legal team is leveraging, and the type of work she's looking to these outside resources to provide.
Roycee Hasuko, Salesforce
In Episode 11, presented by ACC Legal Ops and LawVu, Roycee Hasuko of Salesforce describes the unique RFP process that Salesforce legal recently went through in order to create a preferred panel of law firms, and how Salesforce is looking to reward those selected firms by actually helping them to cross-sell their services inside of the company. She also talks about how Salesforce is measuring outside counsel, and how she’s encouraging them to, as she says, "engage the full power of their firms."
Emelita Hernandez-Bravo, Fitbit
In Episode 10, presented by LawVu, Emelita Hernandez-Bravo of Fitbit talks about what she calls a "quasi legal ops team", in that, she is the team. This gives her the opportunity to play dual roles — one in strategy around opportunities, while also being focused on execution and getting her hands dirty. And she tells us how the legal team is providing its operational expertise to other parts of the business.
Excellent insightful podcast
As the owner of a small fast growing firm I find this podcast to be very informative and helpful in my practice. I hope to hear more. Keep up the good work.