Updated on November 28, 2018
There are nearly 113,000 General Counsel in the United States, paid an average of $408,000 each year, with those in the role placing more value in their management skills, rather than legal prowess, a major new study reveals.
Updated on November 26, 2018
Not so long ago, the role of General Counsel could be easily dismissed. “If you are looking back 30 years ago, a General Counsel and the in-house legal department was not robust, it was essentially a narrow and reactive role,” says Julie Brush a top legal recruiter who has placed hundreds of general counsel in the United States. “It was what you cannot-do type of role, and very siloed. GCs were not part of bigger business discussions,” she says.
However, fast-forward to today’s boardrooms and that has all changed. Today’s GCs are no longer a business backstop. In place of the traditional perception of the legal department as overly conservative or “non-business-minded”, general counsel in the United States have become central actors in corporations, shaping industries and playing a central part in the entire US economy.
Posted on October 23, 2018
In a landmark study, 20 top US corporate lawyers with decades of experience in corporate law and contract review were pitted against an AI. Their task was to spot issues in five Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs), which are a contractual basis for most business deals.
Updated on November 14, 2018
Lauri Donahue, Director of Legal Content at LawGeex
As we blogged about back in the day,
Many people make others sign non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) before they reveal their business ideas to them. They assume that an NDA will prevent the other party from using or revealing their ideas.
Updated on October 8, 2018
Four top legal innovators have been announced to lead the bill at the first GC Tech Masters Summit to be held in the UK this month.
Updated on September 25, 2018
Noory Bechor, CEO, and co-founder of LawGeex
In 2018, LegalTech investments are rapidly closing in on the $1billion mark, with three months of the year still remaining.
Updated on September 4, 2018
It’s been a scorching summer in many parts of the world. But oblivious to heady nights, tequila and sunburn, the world of LegalTech continued its momentum with major deals and talking points. Here are five things you need to know, and probably missed, over the summer.
Updated on July 25, 2018
Which books should you pack along with the sunscreen and flip flops? From OJ to the Anxious Lawyer, leading legal technology and law commentators offer their vacation must-reads.