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Leveraging Contract Data: The Two Types of Data Every Legal Team Needs to Track Today, and How

On Tuesday morning, we partnered with IACCM to host a webinar on how to get the most out of contract metadata and process data. During the webinar, we defined both types of data and gave specific use case examples for both. ...

5 Ways I Use Process Metrics as the GC of Ironclad

As General Counsel at Ironclad and previously GoFundMe, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about how to best leverage my team, often through software. There’s an emerging narrative that the goal of software is to relegate lawyers to the sidelines, or that the relationship between lawyers and software is zero-sum: the more that software can do, the less important lawyers become....

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....

Achieving Business Impact With Data: How Process Metrics Can Improve Your Legal Team's Operations

In previous posts, we explained why data is critical to your legal operations strategy and how metrics can prove your team’s value. The main theme of those two posts? Metrics put you in the driver’s seat. They help orient your team in the right direction and take the guesswork out of long-term planning....

Meet Chris Chin, Legal Director at Google

Chris Chin is a Legal Director at Google and has been at the company for 16 years, since it was just a couple hundred employees spread across two buildings. When he started, the legal team tracked all of the company’s contracts on a single spreadsheet. Today, it is an industry leader, defining and setting the standards for how modern legal teams operate....

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....

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....

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. ...

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....