How to Keep Legal Fees on Budget

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From big-law-on-retainer to in-house counsel, it can be quite expensive for companies to protect their interests. Hiring one attorney, be it as an employee or through an outside provider, can help cover your interests, so long as you have the budget — a challenge for many businesses concerned about a pending recession But, in today’s […]

Can You Reduce Legal Risk Without an Expensive Law Firm Retainer?

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Organizations are increasingly budget-conscious in 2023 and only want to pay for the support they need. But, having high-quality, experienced legal counsel is critical for business success. Think an expensive attorney retainer fee to protect your company’s interests is your only option?  Think again. Traditionally there have been three options for protecting your company with […]

Luminance and modCounsel Partner to Deliver Suite of AI Technologies to Clients

Luminance, the global leader for legal process automation, announced a partnership with San Francisco-based law practice, modCounsel, that will extend the entire suite of Luminance’s AI-powered products to the firm’s wide range of high-growth clients. Founded by former Fortune 100 business leaders, modCounsel is an alternative legal service provider designed for innovative, high-growth companies. In […]

Growth Company Law Practice modCounsel appoints Denise Doyle as Managing Director, Legal Operations

New Managing Director, Legal Operations joins firm on its mission to overhaul legal industry’s growth company support model. San Francisco, CA – modCounsel has appointed Denise Doyle known for leading cross functional teams with designing, building, and implementing innovative legal solutions, as Managing Director, Legal Operations. An experienced strategic and operational executive, Denise brings extensive […]

The Big Picture Is Your First Step


When I was in law school, exam questions were made-up scenarios based on half-a-page set of facts and the answers were supposed to provide real-life legal solutions. Context and the reasons behind the facts are almost never discussed nor given any importance. The facts are given and to be taken as true. After passing the […]

Integrated Legal Department Roadmap

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Effective legal departments demonstrate their ability to predict company needs. This requires transparent risk management with an agile response to feedback. True risk management is achieved through teamwork and leadership. Start with developing a reusable tool legal showing how legal is integrated into the company’s growth mandate. Demonstrate how legal fits into the broader strategic […]