Registration & Continental Breakfast
Budgets, Bandwidth & Business Process: A General Counsel’s Guide to Strategic Outsourcing
Today’s general counsel face constant pressure around budgets, bandwidth and process efficiency. Recognizing the need to become less a cost center than a valued business partner, many general counsel are turning to third party providers in an effort to demonstrate greater strategic alignment. This opening panel examines the general counsel’s decision-making process for bringing in outside professionals. Pivoting upon personal experience and lessons learned, our accomplished panel will discuss how to master this complex—and essential—business decision.
Examining Innovation in the Law Firm-Client Relationship
Globalization’s impact on legal clients has fundamentally altered the law firm-client relationship. Value—whether through alternative fee arrangements, investments in talent or technology, geographic convenience, etc.—is of paramount import to corporate legal departments interested in partnering with outside counsel—a trend which has led to a number of innovative engagements highlighted therein. This conversation explores several instances in which forward-thinking legal departments worked with law firms to engineer a sustainable, mutually beneficial business collaboration.
Change, Technically Speaking: On Talent, Lawyer Training, and Cultural Recalibration
In addition to elevating the profile of the general counsel’s office, investments by corporate legal departments in advanced technologies has necessitated the formalized training of corporate counsel unaccustomed to such marked transformation. Thanks to the growing popularity of dashboards and metrics, in-house lawyers are expected to engage directly with a number of new technologies as part of their daily routine. This conversation begins with a high-level analysis of the pace of technological adoption in corporate legal departments today, followed by several real world examples of where and how iconoclastic companies are making in-roads in educating their legal talent.
Defining Strategy: A Collaborative Workshop
Each of the preceding sessions addressed major influences or considerations impacting modern-day corporate legal department operations. As a concluding exercise, participants will be given a hypothetical scenario that leverages the day’s takeaways and asks conference attendees to reach a collaborative solution.
Conclusion & Reception
Three Times Square (42nd St & Seventh Ave.)
New York, NY 10036
Please be prepared to present a photo ID upon entering the building.
Dress Code: Business Casual. We recommend dressing in layers, as meeting room temperatures tend to fluctuate.
Thomson Reuters has not arranged a hotel room block for the forum; however, a number of nearby options are available for out of town guests.
The Westin New York at Times Square
Holiday Inn Express Hotel New York City Fifth Avenue
Sofitel New York Hotel - Times Square
The Iroquois New York
New York's Roosevelt Hotel