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What Can Legal Learn from Facebook, DHL, Volvo and Home Depot? More Than You Think.

What Can Legal Learn from Facebook, DHL, Volvo and Home Depot? More Than You Think.
by Sean Sonnenberg

April 17, 2019

By: Ioana Good and Jill Huse

The Legal Intelligencer

LMA 2019 hit it out of the ballpark this year. With over 1,500 attendees and 150 speakers, everyone came together in Atlanta, Georgia to learn how to improve their business skills, discover the latest technologies, grow revenues and network with peers and vendors from around the world.

With recognizable names like Jennifer Dulsky, head of Groups & Community at Facebook as the conference keynote speaker, Mark Smolik, general counsel and chief compliance officer at DHL Supply Chain Americas, Alexia J. Maas, senior vice president, general counsel from Volvo Financial Services and William Barnette, associate general counsel at The Home Depot, the conference received a lot of exposure but it also delivered many valuable lessons.

The most resounding takeaway—the world is moving at an ever-increasing pace and law firms must embrace new ways of doing business if they are to succeed and thrive.

General Counsel Panel—Find a Way to Change With Me

The GC panel dubbed as “An Inside View: General Counsel Perspectives on the Use of Alternative Legal Service Providers and Artificial Intelligence” is always a big draw.

With a straight-forward approach, Smolik with DHL told the audience that the average cost of a senior member of his in-house legal team is $174 an hour. To read the article in full, go to: https://www.law.com/thelegalintelligencer/2019/04/15/what-can-legal-learn-from-facebook-dhl-volvo-and-home-depot-more-than-you-think/