INTERVIEW WITH RACHEL JACOBS, GC, SPRINGER NATURE

Springer Nature has been on a fascinating legal tech journey over the past 12 months. A relatively small team of four lawyers are now able to focus on doing high-value work, as business users self-serve 95% of contracts. There’ve been huge savings in time, the equivalent of 50 days saved in the first half of…

INTERVIEW WITH DON KELLER, CEO & FOUNDER, JOINDER

In this episode I speak to Don Keller, CEO and founder at Joinder. Don is a partner in the Silicon Valley office of Orrick, and a member of the Technology Companies Group. He advises high-growth technology companies, public companies, venture capital firms and investment banks. He has advised clients on more than 60 public offerings,…

INTERVIEW WITH HORACE WU, MANAGING DIRECTOR AT SYNTHEIA

In this episode, I catch up with Horace Wu, Managing Director at Syntheia. Syntheia’s mission is to make life easy for lawyers and to help them do their best work.  In practice, that means Syntheia has designed its software to fit existing workflows. Horace and his team talk to law firms, understand: how are they…

INTERVIEW WITH MATT PEACOCK, OMC PARTNERS

In this episode, I interview Matt Peacock from OMC Partners. Matt specialises in improving legal operations, and has designed legal strategies and implemented a range of legal delivery models, leveraging his deep experience in legal process redesign, resourcing technology, risk management, and project management. Matt explains the “eye-opening” value doing an MBA has brought to…

INTERVIEW WITH CASEY KUHLMAN, CEO, MONAX

Casey Kuhlman is the CEO of Monax, a leader in digital legal infrastructure. A respected blockchain-native Software-as-a-Service company, Monax builds decentralised systems and growing ecosystem applications. They describe themselves as dog-lovers and do-gooders, ex-marines and mindfulness-advocates, photographers and music-lovers, artists and craftsmen, gamers and cooks, athletes and tinkerers. “We are some of the brightest minds in the…

INTERVIEW WITH TOM DUNLOP, CEO, SUMMIZE

In this episode, Tom Dunlop, CEO at Summize tells us why he founded his own legal tech software company. As a practising lawyer himself, he found a lot of products were obviously very technologically advanced, but they required a lot of implementation time. But secondly, cost was quite prohibitive for smaller in-house legal teams. And…

INTERVIEW WITH ROBERT JOHNSON, EUROPEAN MD AT ONIT

Robert Johnson is the Managing Director of Onit in Europe, which, at its core, is a leading provider of enterprise legal management solutions. Robert’s mission since his start at Onit has been to facilitate workflow and collaboration in legal, freeing up time to let legal teams focus on the work they truly love, and leaving the “boring…

INTERVIEW WITH VASILIS TSOLIS, CEO & FOUNDER OF COGNITIV+

Vasilis Tsolis is the CEO and Co-Founder of Cognitiv+, a leading AI solution that helps professionals review and extract information from their documents and ensure regulatory compliance. He is on a mission to take the “boring” out of “law” by helping law firms and companies understand their legal documents and review them with artificial intelligence,…

INTERVIEW WITH MARJORIE GOUX AND SHANNON PEDRONI, CLIF BAR

This week I caught up with chief legal counsel at Clif Bar, Marjorie Goux, and her colleague, Shannon Pedroni, who is senior contracts manager. They discussed how legal tech has helped their business leaders focus on running the business, and doing the stuff they really enjoy. They trumpet the use of Contract Express which they’ve…