On this edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay chats with Editor-in-chief of Corporate Counsel Magazine, Anthony Paonita on naming Microsoft as its 2010 Law Department of the Year. Monica and Anthony discuss how General Counsel Brad Smith and his team reshaped the technology giant’s entire reputation, from a pugnacious fighter to a company that is willing to listen and negotiate.
On this special edition of In-House Legal, Susan Hackett, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), explores important issues to in-house lawyers and to the outside counsel who provide services to them with two high profile guests. In the first segment, Susan welcomes David M. Dresden, a law department executive for McDonalds , to discuss the successful, global in-house management of legal services across country borders. In the second segment, Susan is joined by Jeffrey W. Carr, the Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of FMC Technologies , to discuss his innovative approach to managing in-house staff and outside counsel costs using performance metrics that reconnect value and cost. And you’ll hear about the new ACC Value Index, designed to help in-house counsel establish an online database for ACC members to share information and rate the firms they believe provide their clients with the greatest value.
Many companies and law firms have adopted financial reporting and collection systems, but aren’t fully exploiting their capabilities. On Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay welcomes Kenneth Jones, chief operating officer of Sedgwick, Detert, Moran, & Arnold’s Xerdict Group, to discuss October’s Law Technology News’ article, “Capture Metrics. “ They discuss how these technologies can not just help general counsel and corporate law departments monitor their company’s spending habits, but also can be used to analyze legal department expenditures. This helps the GC spot trends, and cut costs.
What makes a Go-to Lawyer? Many believe that a go-to lawyer possesses a certain confidence or style. And what makes a great Go-To Firm? Is it good results and smooth transactions? In this show, we will speak to the experts on what makes a go-to lawyer and which firms are the go-to firms. Join co-hosts and Law.com bloggers J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi as they turn to our experts for the answers. Coast to Coast welcomes Daniel J. DiLucchio, principal of Altman Weil, Inc. and Tamara Loomis, a contributing writer for Corporate Counsel who just recently worked on the survey on the top firms who represent corporate America. Don’t miss it.
In-house counsel can be one of the most coveted jobs in the legal field and with good reason. Join co-hosts and Law.com bloggers J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi as they get the lowdown on these high powered men and women of the legal world, their salaries, bonuses, perks, etc. The legal magazine, Corporate Counsel, compiles a list of the 100 Highest Paid General Counsel every year. Bob and Craig welcome Robin Sparkman, the Editor-in-Chief of Corporate Counsel Magazine, to Coast to Coast to discuss the ins-and-outs of this survey. Don’t miss it.