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6 Tips for Up-Leveling Your Legal Operations

As a Legal Engineer, I’ve been privileged to learn from Legal Operations professionals at legal teams of all different sizes and maturity stages. Some of those learnings are strategic (like how to achieve broad adoption), but others are quite tactical and simple. Below, I’ve compiled 6 of the easiest, most tactical tips you can implement today to up-level your team’s legal operations....

Community Newsletter Ed. №6

This month, get to know Opendoor's GC, Beth Stevens, and discover your next opportunity. Subscribe to our Community Newsletter to access the content in full, including job postings from our members. Here are excerpts from this month's issue: ...

October Community Recap and Upcoming Events

October was a busy month for Ironclad's community! We hosted two Community Dinners for in-house counsels at a private home in Venice, and at the historic Sunday House in Austin. In Venice, DJ Daiana spun soul and funk overhead as guests enjoyed a feast in one of the first conventionally constructed LEED Platinum houses in California. For the latter event, most attendees were in town for the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)'s Annual Meeting. A mix of lawyers representing retail, advertising, and tech companies across the US dined and connected over a delicious menu featuring sous vide jalapeño hangar steak in Austin's second oldest building, the Sunday House, at the Moonshine Bar & Patio....

Meet Beth Stevens, Head of Legal and Brokerage at Opendoor

Beth Stevens is Head of Legal and Brokerage at Opendoor, a rapidly growing real estate technology company that operates in over twenty markets and purchases more than $2.5 billion in homes annually. Before Opendoor, Beth was General Counsel at Sidecar, a ride-sharing company, and at Earnest, a student loan refinancing company. If there’s one thing that impresses me the most about Beth, it’s that she’s been able to help her companies grow quickly in markets that are highly regulated. Navigating challenging regulatory regimes is difficult enough; doing so while that company is doubling or tripling in size is herculean....

How to achieve broad adoption of your contract management platform

Software implementation is difficult. The list of things that could go wrong is practically endless, and includes things like office politics, technical debt, and lack of software support. But the biggest and most common hurdle is product adoption....

Community Newsletter Ed. №5

This month we're excited to announce Chris Young has joined the Ironclad team as our new GC and that Will Yoon will be leading our next Rooftop Law School. Subscribe to our Community Newsletter to access the content in full, including job postings from our members. Here are excerpts from this month's issue: ...

Meet Chris Young, Ironclad's General Counsel

This month, we are thrilled to announce that Chris Young has joined Ironclad as our General Counsel. If Chris’s name sounds familiar, it might be because he was most recently GC of GoFundMe, an early adopter of Ironclad’s ... or, it might just be because Chris knows a lot of people. Chris’s wide-ranging and fascinating career has traversed private practice, tech, entrepreneurship, and even politics. ...

Meet Toby Willcocks, Ironclad Legal Engineer

Toby Willcocks was Ironclad’s first business hire. Over the past two and a half years, he’s worn a number of different hats at the company and has helped dozens of clients implement Ironclad....

Meet Matt Thanabalan, Ironclad's Legal Engineer

Matt Thanabalan joined Ironclad after working as an associate at Cooley LLP.  At Ironclad, he combines his technical, legal, and client service expertise to his work as a Legal Engineer. In this capacity, he implements contract workflows at places ranging from the Fortune 50 to Ironclad itself....

How we use Ironclad at Ironclad

As a hyper-growth SaaS company, we face the same fundamental legal challenge that all companies do: we need to process contracts quickly, systematically, and in a way that minimizes our risk exposure. Unlike most companies, we power contracts with our own software. Whether it’s a photo release or an NDA or a sales agreement, every contract we handle goes through Ironclad, our contract management solution....