A virtual learning and networking program for legal operations professionals worldwide.
Lean into LegalOps – 2021 Overview Building Community to Learn and Collaborate
When the world went virtual in March 2020, Onit reacted by moving our community building and thought leadership efforts online. With the introduction of the Lean Into LegalOps program, Onit provided customers and other members of the legal community with a forum to share and learn from one another. We hosted webinars, debates and weekly catch-up calls.
As we move into 2021, Onit is expanding Lean Into LegalOps to include even more members of the legal community and provide even more diverse content. We’ll partner with different industry thought leaders and associations to consolidate the very best content in the legal sphere in one place. Becoming a member of Lean Into LegalOps is all you need to do to get updates and access to this great content! Simply fill out the form on this page to join.
Upcoming opportunities are listed below. As more content is added, members will be alerted in the bi-weekly email update.
Listen to this WCC webinar featuring VMware and Onit for an engaging discussion with insights into how to start and successfully complete a journey to build a sophisticated, tech-enabled contract ecosystem within your organization. Marcelo Peviani of VMware, and formerly with Lenovo, shared his experiences and included some valuable framework examples for building your own strategic tech and operations roadmap.
Examples of how to manage unexpected short, mid, and long-term challenges around surges in contract activity, Legal Process Outsourcing engagements, technology implementation and adoption are discussed. Strategies for factoring AI into your planning and roadmap are also outlined.
Marcelo Peviani, Senior Director, Global Legal Services at VMware
Jean Yang, VP & Co-Founder, AI Center of Excellence at Onit
Matt DenOuden, Senior VP, Gobal Sales at Onit
Paul Branch, Chief Networking Officer at World Commerce & Contracting
Please join us for a conversation with Aine Lyons of VMware about the critical role data has played in their legal tech journey. Hear how data was used to prioritize and justify investment and how Onit, as the department’s “central nervous system,” is driving the collection and presentation of that data. Put all of this in market-level context with a discussion of the most recent HBR Law Department Survey, focusing on the technology investments law departments plan to make going forward. How to maximize ROI from technology projects, along with important industry trends will also be covered.
Aine Lyons, VP & Deputy General Counsel, Worldwide Legal Operations, VMware
Kevin Clem, Chief Commercial Officer, HBR Consulting
Cole Morgan, VP of Operations, Onit
CLOC Ask the Experts - Legal Transformation Projects and How to Scale Up or Down to Your Needs I Presented by Onit
Watch Recording(Filling out the registration form for the event will take you to a recording of the webinar.)
The Legal Operations role often involves developing and implementing new initiatives that will ultimately transformation the legal departments day-to-day work. Join Brad Rogers, SVP of Strategy & Growth at Onit, as he moderates a panel of Legal Ops experts that will share their experiences and advice for scaling legal transformation projects successfully within a legal team and organization.
Tony Curzio, Program Manager Legal Technology & Projects, MassMutual
Danielle Antill, Director of Legal Operations, Barings
Sarah Mintz, Legal Operations Analyst, Barings
Marcelo Peviani, Legal Director - Transactions COE, Technology, Operations, Lenovo
Over the past decade, our customers, certified App builders and trusted partners – the Onit Nation – have created digital transformation one App at a time. Now, their innovation can be your inspiration! Join us for an overview of Onit’s new App Catalog and demos of example customer Apps. This catalog represents a collection of workflow, process and automation Apps that span the enterprise, resulting in operational efficiencies, reduced risk and greater insight.
Aaron Van Nice, VP, Legal Operations – Legal, Compliance & Government Relations, ADM
Ryan Kinsey, Director of Sales Engineering, Onit
The Power Of AI + Human Expertise In Managing Legal Spend
A discussion with Chubb and Sterling Analytics Often, the value and savings from legal e-billing are undermined by the time-consuming review process. A solution that many have turned to is 3rd party bill review in combination with an AI-powered Enterprise Legal Management System. This approach puts two experts in the loop, removes the burden of invoice review from your internal staff, and generates numerous tangential benefits, including:
More consistent enforcement of outside counsel guidelines
A better understanding of the work your firms are doing
More time to focus on important work in house
And, of course, incredible savings
Learn from Chubb’s firsthand experience about the many benefits for your own organization. Chubb manages one of the largest books of outside counsel spend in the world and sees amazing results in how they manage it.
Jonathan S. Weber, Vice President, Claim Optimization Legal and Operations Lead, Chubb
Marci Waterman, President, Sterling Analytics
Matt DenOuden, SVP – Global Sales, Onit
To AI or not to AI? The Big Debate Part II with Consilio and Buying Legal Council
Whether it’s reviewing invoices or repapering contracts, there are many tasks that are dreaded but must be done. So, do you bring in AI to relieve some of that burden? Or is the risk of inaccuracies or strain of implementation too great? Join us for another Big Debate to examine both sides of that question. The challenge: There is no budget for additional headcount this year despite the fact that your legal department is faced with the daunting task of repapering a massive number of contracts due to LIBOR, data privacy and other regulatory changes. Not to mention, you still have mounds of legal invoices to review. At the same time, strategic and risk management demands are higher than ever. The GC has asked you to present a solution. Two teams will make their case for different ways forward.
Team 1 (led by Onit) - Let’s “Hire” AI to perform some of the routine work before it ever even gets to a human
Team 2 (led by Consilio) - Let’s outsource the routine work to an ALSP and let them worry about the technology
Managing Compliance Investigations with Workflow Platform Technology at Roche
In this webinar, Roche shared its experience with workflow automation to streamline and gain visibility into global team compliance with internal and regulatory policies. With its technology partner, Onit, and consulting partner, Duff & Phelps, Roche built a front-to-back solution to manage the full lifecycle of investigations. Watch how quickly the solution was implemented and how the technology has bridged gaps between legal, compliance and other departments to reduce risk to the company. Speakers:
Sébastien Bergier, Director Internal Investigations, Roche
Imran Khan, Computer Forensics Manager, Roche
Matt DenOuden, SVP-Global Sales, Onit
Roger Jarman, Director, Legal Management Consulting, Kroll
Christoph Kueng, President, Swiss LegalTech Association
Nicolas Torrent, Vice-President | Co-head Geneva Chapter, Swiss LegalTech Association
Ari Kaplan Advisors Daily Virtual Lunch
Every day in January Onit sponsored this virtual lunch series. The topic for January was digital operations and transformation. Check out these recordings of some of the more lively discussions. The topic for January was digital operations and transformation.
Every company needs a faster and more efficient contracting process that enhances risk and spend management, improves revenue and profit margins and increases visibility into counterparty relationships. The Lenovo Legal Department’s transformation journey is delivering value to the business by centralizing the global legal transactional support resources, standardizing the contract process across the company and optimizing the process with technology. In this webinar, Lenovo outlines their strategy for a global rollout of contract lifecycle management technology and why artificial intelligence is considered a key part of the services delivery model of the future.
Confusion and misinformation around what Artificial Intelligence is and how it works is widespread, particularly in the legal technology space. Watch this webinar to debunk ten common misconceptions and learn how to decipher marketing-speak to separate true AI from just software.
Virtual Legal Resourcing Debate with Buying Legal Council
The Challenge: Three “debate teams” present scenarios to their hypothetical General Counsel, who has asked for options to reduce expenses related to outside counsel. Cost-savings options are due to the GC and there are differing opinions about the best way forward. Each team, captained by experts from Consilio and Buying Legal Council, will present a business case for one of these scenarios: Team 1: Bring more work in-house
William Bremner, Sr. Director, Law Department Management, Consilio (captain)
Vianka Wong, Sr. Corporate Paralegal, Tronox
Roycee Hasuko, Director of Product Engagement, SimpleLegal
Team 2: Leverage Alternative Legal Service Providers more
Robin Snasdell, Managing Director, Consilio (captain)
Jo Ellen Hatfield, Sr. Manager, Procurement Professional Services, Bunge Ltd.
Brad Rogers, COO & Chief of Staff, TIAA
Team 3: Renegotiate terms with existing outside counsel
Silvia Hodges-Silverstein, Buying Legal Council (captain)
Greg Kaple, Sr. Director Legal Department, Kaiser Foundation
Richard Brzakala, Director Global Legal Services, CIBC
Legal Operations Reporting Done RightThursday, October 22nd
In this case study by Mylan, you will hear from a leading global legal operations voice and her team about their approach to identifying and collecting the right data and creating reports that are meaningful to different audiences across the organization. Speakers:
Kristi Anne Gedid, Sr. Director Global Legal Operations, Mylan
Eric Wallas, Legal Finance Manager, Mylan
Brandt Gray, Sr. Manager Business Analysis, Mylan
Paige Edwards, Director of Customer Experience, Onit
Checking in on Travel & Hospitality Legal Departments
Join this virtual discussion with a variety of Onit customers from one of the industries hardest hit by societal changes driven by COVID-19. Hear how their legal departments have been impacted, what changes they are planning for the short and long term and how lessons from this crisis will inform their approach to legal issues such as contracts in the future. Speakers:
Fred Headon, Assistant General Counsel - Labour and Employment Law, Air Canada
Eric Kabot, Sr. Associate Counsel, Royal Caribbean
Saumil Mehta, Sr. VP and AGC, Gogo Air
Paige Edwards, Director of Customer Experience, Onit
Moderator: Kevin Clem, Chief Commercial Officer, HBR Consulting
Automating Processes to Connect Legal and the Business (Lean Into LegalOps Europe)
Operating efficiently and reducing spending are a top priority for legal teams at the moment. This discussion will focus on approaches legal departments should take to leverage technology in order to drive savings apart from just reducing outside counsel spend. The speaker panel will specifically address how to put automation in place to empower your legal team to better serve and collaborate with the business. Speakers:
Kate Danson, General Counsel, Johnson Matthey
Kevin van Tonder, Legal Operations Consultant and former General Counsel, Legal Shared Services at Schlumberger
Nadine Stuttle, Managing Director, Duff & Phelps
Moderator: Robert Johnson, Managing Director, Onit
McDonald’s to Reveal “Special Sauce” for Legal Ops Strategy and Transformation