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Meet Emily See, Legal Operations Manager at Procore

Today we're introducing you to Emily See, Legal Operations Manager at Procore, who will be featured in our monthly newsletter, Legal Matters, in a new advice column called "Ask Emily." Have a burning question about legal ops for Emily? Email community@ironcladapp.com. Introduction Emily grew up on a very rustic property in the mountains of Southern California before running off to Boston for school. She realized California wasn’t all that bad, so she returned as soon as she could. She will always have a place in her heart for hiking, vintage cardigan sweaters, raising chickens, and unreliable Italian automobiles. Hi, Emily! You are a gifted writer and provided legal editing and legal writing services prior to Procore. Can you tell us a bit about your career path? I spent 15 years as an editor before I realized that I really loved contracts more than anything in the world. One of my clients was an attorney who originally hired me to work on webcopy, but eventually started sending me contracts to proofread. I’ve been doing work in the legal field ever since....

Ironclad's Focus on People Drives Our Growth, Diversity, Culture and Momentum

Digitizing and bringing data-driven insights to the contracting process, by our estimates, is a $60+ billion market. By streamlining contract workflows, from creation and approvals to compliance and insights, Ironclad is freeing GCs and in-house legal teams to become the strategic advisors they’re meant to be for their organizations....

5 Software Engineering Concepts Changing the Way Lawyers Work

Intro The legal profession has remained largely unchanged for hundreds of years. Sure, lawyers use emails and word documents today, but legal processes are still heavy on manual review and unstructured back-and-forth between counterparts. In that sense, legal processes like contract review operate in much the same way as they did in the days of quill and ink....

Take 5 with Antonio Perez, Legal Engineer

Interested in life at Ironclad? Get to know our Cladiators through our weekly employee spotlight, Take 5. Tell us about yourself. I attended Colgate University where I studied history and received my J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis. I was a corporate associate at two firms, specializing in secured transactions, but ended up narrowing my practice further to do just aviation finance. After I "left" the law, I worked in Melbourne, Australia on a team that prepared cases for litigation....

Take 5 with Stacey Wang, Product Marketing

Interested in life at Ironclad? Get to know our Cladiators through our weekly employee spotlight, Take 5. Tell us about yourself. I tell people I'm from Ohio but I'm really a vagrant. I've lived in eight states and my favorite is California. I studied at Duke and Harvard Law and thought I wanted to be a litigator, but left the lawyer track for Palantir when I realized I wanted to do more creative, generative work. I was the first marketing hire at Ironclad and have helped build the team and craft the Ironclad narrative. I view my career as really an exploration of all the ways I can challenge myself to grow, whether that's learning a new skill or way to work with people....

Take 5 with Ben Newcomer, Software Engineer

Interested in life at Ironclad? Get to know our Cladiators through our weekly employee spotlight, Take 5. Tell us about yourself. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with a minor in Chemistry at Georgia Tech. I worked in software engineering at Cisco for a year and then as a line cook at acclaimed Hawker Fare for seven months....

Low-hanging fruit: Three easy Wins for Legal Operations professionals

Just getting your Legal Ops team off the ground? We have good news. Many early legal ops improvements are well-documented and easy to implement. We’ve pulled together three high-value projects to get you started. As you build up or reboot your operations these projects give you an opportunity to learn the ropes and quantify ROI early on. Think of them as low-risk, low-cost ways to build out your legal operations infrastructure....

Take 5 with Mike Flores, Account Executive

Interested in life at Ironclad? Get to know our Cladiators through our weekly employee spotlight, Take 5. Tell us about yourself. After attending undergrad at Pepperdine, I caught the startup sales bug and was lucky to be part of a company that was acquired by Zillow. After working in Zillow's Seattle headquarters for several years, I made the journey back to the Bay Area in search for my next early stage company destination....

Take 5 with James Honsa, Head of Legal Engineering

Interested in life at Ironclad? Get to know our Cladiators through our weekly employee spotlight, Take 5. Tell us about yourself. I graduated from Stanford with a Political Science degree and joined Dropbox's commercial legal team as a new grad "Legal Analyst". I worked there for three years, doing everything from negotiating NDAs to being on-call for company-wide incident response....

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....