Lawton Penn, De Novo's Client Service & Engagement Partner, was recently part of a panel on "Linking Legal Value to Spend" at the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium's (CLOC) annual conference.
Highlighting the role that Legal Operations Professionals can play in bridging the gap between business needs, the legal department, and outside counsel, the session inspired conversations around how in-house and outside counsel can better partner to design new systems and create value.
One of the takeaways? As a GC, if you're waiting for your law firm to be more innovative, you're likely in for a long wait; unless, of course, you demand it. Law departments have a critical role to play in driving change at their outside law firms.