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Upcoming events

    • 12 May 2021
    • 11:00 - 12:00 (EDT)
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    Data & Legal Price Discovery:

    What Should You Really Be Paying for Outside Counsel?

    Your law firms might insist that you’re getting the best price they have to offer, but can they prove it?

    Corporate legal departments are routinely overcharged by outside counsel. With limited access to price discovery, GCs are often stuck without the data they need to effectively benchmark rates, AFAs or other pricing structures. But that is changing - and rapidly.

    GCs should have a clear understanding of cost and value - and the data to compare their options. They need a functional economic market for legal services - and that means they need data!

    Join us for an insightful conversation in which we’ll discuss:

          Current challenges around law firm benchmarking

          The metrics that matter

          How to leverage data to secure a fair market price

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    • 19 May 2021
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    Join us for this special session with Cliff Mahoney, Senior Manager, Group Purchasing Americas (LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton Inc.). 

    Sourcing legal services through a lens that incorporates Project Based Partnerships, Collaborative Capacity Management, and Value Based Sourcing may help you find new, unique insights, and ultimately yield additional improvements for your company’s overall performance.

    • 2 Jun 2021
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    How does a $925 billion dollar industry have a problem achieving scale? Why does this hold back innovation efforts? What can we do to fix it? Hear how industry-leading General Counsel are changing the name of the game, how they made it happen, and lessons learned along the way.

    With Marcela Kirberger (Roche) & Jeff Langlands (BT)

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    • 9 Jun 2021
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    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

    This session is powered by Onit and Consilio.


     


    • 16 Jun 2021
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    Join us for a special session of The Definitive Guide to Buying Legal Services!

    Co-author Richard Stock (Catalyst Consulting) will discuss best practices for UNDERSTANDING PRICING OF LEGAL SERVICES.

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    • 30 Jun 2021
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    Join us for a special session of The Definitive Guide to Buying Legal Services!

    Hear about best practices for MAKING CHOICES ON DIVERSITY & INCLUSION. We will take a fresh look at Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in 2021 and the increased focus on building multiple facets of diversity efforts into the culture of an organization to drive real change.

    As DEI efforts progress to new heights, we examine changes in the legal industry’s focus to drive DEI culture change. Buying Legal Diversity & Inclusion workgroup team members will share insights and special guest Kathy Bowman Williams, Director of Diversity & Inclusion at Baker Botts will speak about how her firm has made strides its diversity programs on the Human Resources front and with Supplier Diversity efforts for a well-rounded approach to making positive diversity change.   

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    • 14 Jul 2021
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    Please join us for the special session "The Newlywed Game - Are you and your law firms a perfect match?"

    There are lots of things left unsaid between law firms and clients. In this session, we discuss the common miscommunication between in-house counsel and law firms from both perspectives - will their relationship be a perfect match?

    Alacrity presents this interesting problem in a fun, interactive format with a panel and many live polls for you.

    This fully interactive webinar will address common issues from the need for transparency, alignment with internal client goals, and making sure both parties are successful. 

    The Newlywed Game, Legal Edition: Certainly not one to miss!

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    • 21 Jul 2021
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    Legal Vendor Management: Are you efficiently managing the risk and compliance of all your vendors?

    Join this discussion to learn about:

    • Benchmarks of how many legal vendors corporations in different sectors engage
    • What’s critical to manage for preferred vendors vs. all other vendors
    • What roles are responsible for managing vendor onboarding, risk, compliance, and fee negotiations

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    • 28 Jul 2021
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    • 4 Aug 2021
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    • 11 Aug 2021
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    • 18 Aug 2021
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    • 8 Sep 2021
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    Join us for a special session of The Definitive Guide to Buying Legal Services!

    Co-authors Steph Corey, Haley Carter, and Sue Krasaway (UpLevelOps) will discuss best practices for NEGOTIATING WITH FIRMS & PROVIDERS.

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    • 15 Sep 2021
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    • 22 Sep 2021
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    • 29 Sep 2021
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    • 6 Oct 2021
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    • 13 Oct 2021
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    Join us for a special session of The Definitive Guide to Buying Legal Services!

    Co-authors Anja Jähnel, Tina Ksienzyk, and Yannis Theile (BAYER) will discuss best practices for MANAGING FIRMS AND PROVIDERS.

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    • 20 Oct 2021
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    Who will win the 2021 LEGAL PROCUREMENT AWARDS? Join us and find out. Celebrate the advances in different legal procurement award categories and learn about the latest trends!


    • 27 Oct 2021
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    Please join us for this session on Cost Management.

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    • 3 Nov 2021
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    • 10 Nov 2021
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    Join us for a special session of The Definitive Guide to Buying Legal Services!

    Co-authors Caroline O'Grady and Lynsey Wood (both Coote O'Grady) will discuss best practices for KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS & HEAT MAPS FOR LEGAL SERVICES.

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    • 17 Nov 2021
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    • 1 Dec 2021
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    Join us for a special session of The Definitive Guide to Buying Legal Services!

    Co-author Jason Winmill (Argopoint) will discuss best practices for ASSESSING FIRMS AND PROVIDERS and HOW TO SCORE LEGAL SERVICES.

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    • 8 Dec 2021
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    • 15 Dec 2021
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Past events

5 May 2021 The Definitive Guide to Buying Legal Services - IDENTIFYING THE RIGHT FIRMS AND PROVIDERS AND SOLICITING PROPOSALS
28 Apr 2021 Is 2021 the year we stop talking billable hours and start talking client value? (Deloitte)
21 Apr 2021 The Paradox of Value (Morae Global)
14 Apr 2021 Getting Serious About Value-Based Legal Sourcing (Brightflag)
31 Mar 2021 The Definitive Guide to Buying Legal Services - YOUR CHOICES MAKE AN IMPACT: SOCIAL IMPACT & SUSTAINABILITY
24 Mar 2021 AI & The Promise of Predictable Legal Spend (Brightflag)
17 Mar 2021 The Corporate Legal Triumvirate: 3 Models for Successful, Data-Driven Outside Counsel Management (Bodhala)
3 Mar 2021 BOOK LAUNCH: The Definitive Guide to Buying Legal Services - DESIGNING A SOURCING STRATEGY
24 Feb 2021 Analytics & Benchmarking: Peer-to-Peer with Andie Lam, Jo Ellen Hatfield, Orazio Difruscolo, and Melissa Miller (EY Law)
16 Feb 2021 The Great Legal Shift of 2021: Procurement’s Role in Adding Value to the Business Bottom Line with Leigh Vickery (Level Legal) & Kevin Kiley (OneTrust)
10 Feb 2021 Analytics & Benchmarking: Expert Roundtable with Connie Brenton, Jim Hannigan, Jon Lane, and Joey Seeber (Level Legal)
27 Jan 2021 Innovation: Peer-to-Peer with Gina Patierno, Jessica Williams, Jon Lane, and Peter Krakaur (EY Law)
9 Dec 2020 A D&I Working Group session: Building Diversity Culture Into Your Legal Supply Chain
2 Dec 2020 Automation of Work/New Technology: Peer-to-Peer Roundtable with Andy Krebs, Lisa Khan, Orazio Difruscolo, and Agustín Sánchez (Thomson Reuters)
18 Nov 2020 The BIG DEBATE: The best solution to reduce outside counsel cost?! (ONIT)
11 Nov 2020 Automation of Work/New Technology: Expert Roundtable with Dr. Eva Bruch, Tim Corcoran, Shamus Rae, and Heidi Stenberg (EY Law)
28 Oct 2020 Strategic Partnering with JeanMarie Campbell, Michael Glasser, and Joshua Zorger (Baker McKenzie)
21 Oct 2020 Cost Management: Peer-to-Peer with Matt Lundin, Lisa Khan, Andie Lam, and Peter Eilhauer (EPIQ)
7 Oct 2020 Cost Management: Expert Roundtable with Akshay Verma, Michael Rynowecer, Olaf van der Linden, Stephanie Corey, and Mark Habbinga (EPIQ)
30 Sep 2020 Efficiency & Productivity: Peer-to-Peer with Andy Krebs, Jennifer Black-Sherman, Mo Zain Ajaz, Tina Ksienzyk. Moderator: Sandy Devine (Factor)
23 Sep 2020 INSIGHTS: Q4 2020/Q1 2021 - What can we expect? An industry intelligence overview with Jeff Grossman
16 Sep 2020 Efficiency & Productivity: Expert Roundtable with Sandy Devine, Bruno Mascello, and Lon Povich
9 Sep 2020 Real Innovation through Client-Firm Collaboration - Matter Intake Automation with Toby Brown (Perkins Coie)
2 Sep 2020 Buying Legal Council’s 2020 Market Intelligence Report: Perspectives
12 Aug 2020 Procurement, the GC’s office and Legal Ops: Living Together (and Thriving!)
6 Aug 2020 The Buying Legal Council D&I Working Group presents: Diversity in the Legal Profession: A Moral and Business Imperative
29 Jul 2020 DATA GOVERNANCE & CONTRACT MANAGEMENT: How you can build security into your contracts
22 Jul 2020 LEGAL VENDOR CYBER RISK PROGRAM: How to deal with problems (and how to avoid them in the first place)
15 Jul 2020 CYBER SECURITY BENCHMARKING: What you need to know now and how to avoid risk
8 Jul 2020 PRIVILEGED DATA: Understanding the cyber security Challenges with your legal vendors
2 Jul 2020 Social Impact and Sustainability: Peer-to-Peer Roundtable with Kelly Hotchkiss, Tom Harvey, and Pamela Cone
1 Jul 2020 Diversity & Inclusion: Peer-to-Peer Roundtable with Adrienne Fox, Rippi Karda, Vance McMurry; Moderators: Milly Parekh and Ruth Estrella Pujols
30 Jun 2020 Social Impact and Sustainability: Expert Roundtable with Adam Roy Gordon, Arnaud Brohé, Carol Kazmer Liffman, and Pamela Cone
25 Jun 2020 A Virtual Discussion with BT and Onit: Optimizing Resources Inside & Outside the Legal Department
27 May 2020 Agile (Legal) Tech Vendor Selection - Learning from other IT Categories with Hervé Legenvre, PhD (EIPM) and Andressa Reis (Heineken)
20 May 2020 Improving the Procurement Process Using Lean Six Sigma with Lourdes Slater (Karta Legal)
29 Apr 2020 How efficient are your legal suppliers? The evolving role of Procurement in driving cost savings AND efficiency when buying legal services with Matthew Peacock (OMC Partners)
22 Apr 2020 Special Session for Members & Friends: Corporate Supplier Diversity - How Corporations are making a difference for Legal Services
8 Apr 2020 Legal Procurement Dialogue Q1 with Lisa Khan, Director Strategic Sourcing (Alexion Pharmaceuticals)
18 Mar 2020 Legal Procurement 101 - Getting Started
4 Mar 2020 Activity-Collared AFAs with David Falstein
26 Feb 2020 A Panel Journey Experience – Crawl, Walk, Run with Reggie Plac (American Family Insurance)
13 Feb 2020 Pricing Legal Services Master Class - Module 4 Why ROIs and LPMs Matter; Managing the Transitions; and Innovation
11 Feb 2020 Pricing Legal Services Master Class - Module 3 Non-Hourly Fee Arrangements and Negotiations to Arrive at a Fair Price
5 Feb 2020 Virtual Legal Procurement Roundtable
23 Jan 2020 Pricing Legal Services Master Class - Module 2 RFPs, Invitations for Strategic Partnering and Evaluating Proposals
22 Jan 2020 Actionable cost data: What it is; why you want it; how you use it with Catherine Krow (Digitory Legal)
21 Jan 2020 Pricing Legal Services Master Class - Module 1 Procurement Strategy and Scope of Work
15 Jan 2020 How SALI Legal Matter Specification Standard (LMSS) helps you specify matters to identify the best resources for legal procurement with Jim Hannigan and Adam Stock
4 Dec 2019 Design Thinking for Legal Services with Kevin Bielawski (Husch Blackwell) and Lann Wasson (Husch Blackwell)
20 Nov 2019 Special Session with the 2019 Legal Procurement Award Winners!
13 Nov 2019 Legal Procurement Dialogue Q4 with Andie Lam - Global Category Sourcing Manager - Legal Services (Novartis)
16 Oct 2019 Compliance 101 with George Martin (Faegre Baker Daniels) and David Sampsell (Digi)
25 Sep 2019 Introduction to U.S. Contract Law with Stafford Matthews (Dentons)
18 Sep 2019 Legal Procurement Dialogue Q3 with Stephanie Arkin - Sourcing Manager
5 Sep 2019 Americas Legal Procurement Conference
30 Jul 2019 APAC Legal Procurement Conference
17 Jul 2019 Webinar: Profiles & Dialogue In Diversity for Legal Services
28 Jun 2019 Winning Proposals Workshop in Los Angeles
26 Jun 2019 Winning Proposals Workshop in Chicago
25 Jun 2019 Winning Proposals Workshop in New York
24 Jun 2019 Winning Proposal Workshop in Boston
11 Jun 2019 EMEA Legal Procurement Conference
5 Jun 2019 Building Trust: A Legal Procurement Change Management Journey with Jose Nicot (Teva Pharma)
22 May 2019 Legal Procurement Dialogue Q2 with Lisa Khan - Director Strategic Sourcing, Professional Services & IT (Alexion Pharmaceuticals)
15 May 2019 Mid-Year Review of your Legal Procurement Strategy and Prep for 2020 with Magen McClintock (KeyBank)
7 May 2019 DACH Legal Procurement Conference
24 Apr 2019 Estimating & Tracking Legal Costs, Tasks & Schedules with Dashboards & KPIs with Mark Lassiter (Lex Projex)
10 Apr 2019 Buying Legal Services – how buyers and sellers can help each other with Geraint Evans (CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang)
3 Apr 2019 GDPR with Tracy Weir (Baker Donelson)
27 Mar 2019 Legal Procurement Dialogue Q1 with Olaf van der Linden - Interim Management and Consulting Professional Services Procurement (Allotrope)
26 Mar 2019 Diversity & Inclusion: How to Increase Diverse Spend in the Legal Category with Adrienne Fox (Novartis) and Milly Parekh (Johnson & Johnson)
13 Mar 2019 Legal Method, Skills, and Reasoning with Louise Boswell and Tim Sales (CMS)
13 Feb 2019 The RULES - An Introduction to Law Firm Economics with Timothy Corcoran (BringinTim.com)