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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....

Introducing Blueprint with Lucy Li, Product Lead

Lucy Li is a Product Lead at Ironclad. A Carnegie Mellon-educated engineer, she led the front-end mobile web development of Salesforce's early tablet and phone product before joining Ironclad in 2015. She was the creative force behind many of Ironclad's core features, like red-line previewing and complex approvals. Most recently, she lead development of our most recent major product release, called Blueprint....

Community Newsletter Ed. №4

This month’s newsletter shines a light on members of our community and the good work they're doing, upcoming community events, the latest job postings, and other resources. 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: ...

Balance Visibility and Control with Granular Access Permissions

At Ironclad, we’ve been thinking hard about how to give Legal control over their contracts without sacrificing visibility to the rest of the organization. On the one hand, Legal needs to make sure sensitive information stays within Legal. On the other, contracting requires cross-functional collaboration from business counterparts who need access to contracts information to accomplish their goals....

How Costly Are Manual Contracting Processes...Really?

There’s a light bulb moment that we’ve seen over and over at our customers--it’s when companies realize just how much money they’ve been spending on processing contracts, and why that matters. The average company spends almost $7,000 processing a low-risk contract, according to the International Association for Contract & Commercial Management (IACCM). Think about that. If your company signs a $100,000 contract, 7% of the contract value is out the window before contract fulfillment begins....

Rooftop Law School: The Case of the Unforced Error

On August 23rd, Luis Bacalao, Assistant General Counsel at Khosla Ventures, presented his fourth baseball themed Rooftop Law School session by recounting the case of a Nolan Ryan rookie card that was "mistakenly" sold to a 12-year old boy for $12.00 instead of $1,200. The store owner subsequently sued the boy for $1,188 to make up the difference. The discussion led with this question: Is a contract voidable in the case of a unilateral mistake?...

Why data is critical to your legal operations strategy

In Mad Men, Don Draper is the creative mastermind behind one of Manhattan’s elite advertising firms. His approach is nothing short of magic: clients go to him with problems, he takes a few swigs of whiskey, and out comes a brand new concept, sure to make his client millions. He’s not informed by numbers or market research or last quarter’s sales data--but this was the ‘60s, a time when it was perfectly acceptable to take a suave man at his word....