May 25, 2015

At the inflection point: the CMO's role in reinventing law firm business models

In May, I had an opportunity to join the Law Firm Marketing and Business Development Leadership Forum* in New York, where I led a roundtable on the role of lawyering technology in marketing the law firm of the future.

April 28, 2014

People Make Mistakes in Contract Review. Here's How.

Optimal contract review conditions? Two of the main drivers behind building the DiligenceEngine contract review system were that (1) contract review really needs to be done accurately and (2) the junior lawyers who typically do due diligence contract review sometimes make mistakes in this work.

March 27, 2014

Automated Contract Review in The Wall Street Journal

Automated contract review came up in a recent piece in The Wall Street Journal on “The Data Companies Wish They Had.

March 24, 2014

Improving Contract Management and Analysis — Ron Friedmann

Improving Contract Management and Analysis — Ron Friedmann I have found Ron Friedmann to be a terrific resource on law practice technology and legal profession changes.

January 6, 2014

Calling "Bullshit" About Changes to Lawyer Regulation

You want to be a great humanitarian? Give it away for free. But you don’t. You sell it, just like the other altlaw businesses who [want] to pretend they’re doing people a favor when it’s only about the money.

October 15, 2013

Is Law Firm Pedigree a Thing of the Past?

In a recent Harvard Business Review blog post, Dina Wang and Firoz Dattu argue “that GCs are increasingly willing to move high-stakes work away from the most pedigreed law firms (think the Cravaths and Skaddens of the world)… if the value equation is right.

September 26, 2013

Will "Robolawyers" Dominate The Future of Law?

Is law practice changing dramatically or will good lawyering always be centered around the same skills as ever? Are these mutually exclusive?

August 11, 2011

Law Firms Being More Efficient

Law firms can increase profits by being more efficient. Sure, this is obvious for firms that bill fixed fee: lower production costs (or the less time time spent on matters) mean greater profits, all other things equal.

June 9, 2011

Legal Due Diligence Explained

Continuing our series on the background to what we do (make legal due diligence better, faster and cheaper), here’s an explanation of “legal due diligence” for unfamiliar readers.

May 10, 2011

What is Due Diligence?

Ever wonder what “due diligence” is? Then we weren’t colleagues during my law firm days. But read on. DiligenceEngine is focussed on making legal due diligence faster, better and cheaper.