WHAT: CLOC Annual Corporate Legal Operations Institute
WHEN: Tuesday, May 3, 2016
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Room: California West
WHERE: The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square
335 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102
SESSION: ELM Redefined: Beyond Traditional Legal and Spend Management – Law Department Operations for the 21st Century

Evolving legal departments like Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) are thinking beyond traditional Enterprise Legal Management Solutions (ELM) solutions that focus only on legal and spend management to influence how they can drive change enterprise-wide with operational efficiency, reduced costs and, most importantly, process improvement. Corporate law departments need to be involved in business processes and continuously “optimize” those processes to improve the performance of the business as a whole.

David Cambria, Global Director of Operations – Law, Compliance and Government Relations, ADM will discuss how his legal department has been able to provide “continuous” value to the company. Topics of discussion will include:

  • Why systems of record are not enough to drive operational improvements at ADM
  • Why e-billing and matter management technology only represent a “fraction” of the legal department’s needs
  • Why process, workflow, and collaboration are critical for the success of his legal department
  • How a business automation tool solves all process needs beyond e-billing and legal spend management
  • Key benchmarks and metrics that drive innovation and transformation in legal operations and performance management
  • David Cambria, Global Director of Operations – Law, Compliance and Government Relations, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)
  • Eric M. Elfman, CEO & Founder, Onit

This Institute is about deep dives in critical areas of legal operations that we face daily. It’s about facilitating the conversation on how we change the corporate legal operations industry. It’s about creating best practices, avoiding reinventing the wheel, and creating a paradigm shift in what we do and how we do it.

The Institute will feature more than 50 sessions of foundational, intermediate, and advanced topics over three days. Sessions will include experts across an array of disciplines.

Unlike the usual panel based conferences typical of the industry, this event will identify practical approaches to addressing everyday issues and give you the chance to meet and talk to the people and providers that are leading the charge to running legal departments like a business.

About Onit

Onit was formed by legal software industry experts Eric M. Elfman and Eric A. Smith, co-founders of Datacert, a leading provider of enterprise spend management software. Launched in early 2011, Onit deploys Onit Apps to simplify business process automation and improve business productivity across all departments and industries. Onit App Builder allows business users to drive efficiency and productivity by combining business process management, project management, and information management into one easy to use tool so the user can create their own Onit Apps without having to rely on IT for support.

Businesses have processes for everything — whether it’s hiring a vendor or law firm, terminating an employee, submitting a contract for review, requesting a trademark request, obtaining an NDA, etc. Most of these processes are manual, paper intensive and cumbersome. With Onit Apps, processes are automated in a few clicks, responsible parties are notified immediately, and data collection is centralized. Onit doesn’t require any software to download or resources from IT. For more information, visit www.onit.com or contact 1-800-281-1330.

Press Contact

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Onit, Inc.
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