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How Namely Accelerated Its Sales Contracting Process 85% with Ironclad

Namely is an HR solution company that processes hundreds of sales contracts quarterly. Here’s how the company’s Deal Desk partnered with Ironclad to drive an 85% reduction in contracting processing times and 100% adoption from Sales....

How Workflow Designer Puts Legal Teams in the Driver's Seat

Last Thursday, at an event hosted by Fitbit's Emelita Hernandez-Bravo and Eric Lentell, we caught up with legal teams from forward-thinking companies like AppDynamics, Branch, and Indiegogo to see how they're using Workflow Designer to create, deploy, and manage contract workflows on their own....

Meet Ashlee Best, Legal and Privacy Operations Manager at Asana

Asana is a work management platform designed to help teams track and manage their work. The company's legal team handles a range of responsibilities around the world. We recently spoke with Ashlee Best, Legal and Privacy Operations Manager at Asana, to learn more about her legal operations career and what advice she'd give legal operations teams at fast-growing companies. (By the way, that's Ironclad Customer Success Manager Sara Lin backing up Ashlee.)...

The Lawyer in the Machine

Law and technology have not always been comfortable bedfellows. But as the rate of technology adoption in the industry accelerates, the need for lawyers to embrace technology has become acute. Yet simply plumping for shiny, off-the-shelf tech is not necessarily the panacea, nor advised for a profession notoriously slow to adopt innovation of any kind.  “Think process first, tools second,” rang one of the key takeaways from an executive panel titled The Lawyer in the Machine convened at the recent Financial Times and RSG Innovative Lawyers Summit in London. Representing hardware services, legal, media, and software development industries, the session spotlighted how a new breed of legal professionals are leading the charge in digitising the legal profession, lessons being learned along the way, and the challenges a legacy profession faces to “going tech.”...

How Digital Contracting Is Putting Legal on the Fast Track

I always flinched when I heard, “Pass the new vendor contract through Legal.” Until recently, I looked at Legal as the proverbial “black box.” Important stuff goes in, tumbles and cycles around—why I don’t know—then comes out wrinkled with redlines, ready to re-forward as a Word document back to my vendor for further offline review, more redlines, and maybe, just maybe, a few signatures somewhere down the line. Legal, rinse, repeat. ...

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....

Meet Jo Vong, Legal Operations Manager at Branch

Last week, at CLOC Vegas 2019, we partnered with Jo Vong, Legal Operations Manager at Branch, to deliver a product demo of Blueprint, our walk-up usable, no-code workflow builder. Jo stole the show, delivering a thoughtful, compelling presentation on both the Ironclad platform and her broader legal ops philosophy. We followed up with Jo to learn more about her journey from law firm to tech company, why she chose to focus on legal ops, and how she and her team use Ironclad to streamline contract processing across the business....

How lawyers can be more like coders: CLOC 2018 revisited

Six years ago, when I was a Corporate Attorney at Fenwick & West, I began taking coding classes on the weekends. I had a hunch that technology could speed up many of the routine tasks that came across my desk, and I wanted to know if I was right....

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....