"When you’re tackling the work directly a lot of times it makes a lot of sense to work directly with service providers to take on some of the heavy lifting or handle more of the technical aspects around the e-discovery process while still keeping in-house eyes on the data."
"You always hear our legal duty is to the corporation, as a corporation. I think it’s actually a practical guideline here. If we’re very clear with everybody, look, I’m here for the company. I’m not the CEO’s person, I’m not the board’s person, although the board’s probably the highest representation of it, even though it’s an abstract concept."
"What we’re seeing is that the innovative leading legal departments are focusing on their legal operations groups as a way not only to reduce costs and gain efficiencies, but to actually create competitive advantage for their organizations."
"As a plaintiff, let’s find out what we’re going to find good and bad and generally at corporations you hear the good really easily. The bad takes a little bit of digging and a little bit of romance."
"Not to say that all GC jobs are great – we have some bad bosses and we have some bad situations, but when I talk to my brethren in law firms, and I talk to them a lot, I would say that we are definitely on the happier side of that equation."
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