Right now, we’re applying AI to content on immigration and international travel, which is hosted on our enterprise legal portal. The goal is to provide an efficient and intuitive ‘finding’ experience for employees who need guidance on job-related legal questions, and to continually learn more about what they are trying to find so we can surface that content. Contracts and e-discovery are probably the next logical areas to explore.
Taking on the role of a teacher, lecturer, or adjunct professor is a great opportunity to shape the next generation of lawyers, businesspeople, and other professionals. With so many different possibilities for stepping up your classroom game, it may be difficult to know where to start. We’ve narrowed the field down to eight advanced teaching tactics for lawyers to consider.
Over the course of Orta’s successful career as a business/law chameleon, he has gathered the following tips for anyone seeking to bridge the industry divide — both lawyers seeking to break into business, and business professionals seeking to break into law.
In Silicon Valley, we often acknowledge that we live in a “bubble.” Although everyone’s image of the bubble is different, most people would agree that Silicon Valley is kind of an optimistic technology paradise, with larger than life entrepreneurship, an abundance of capital, infinite opportunities, and a global meritocracy that rewards hard work and perseverance.
Olga Mack and Troy Foster, a partner in the emerging growth practice group at Perkins Coie, recently taught Financial Statement Analysis for Lawyers at the University of Berkeley School of Law. Their teaching experience was tremendously rewarding and a source of both personal and professional growth. They share several factors that practicing attorneys should consider before embarking on this journey.
We all know that the field of law is changing. Unlike 20 or even 10 years ago, many recent law firm graduates are taking jobs in-house, and many corporate legal departments are comfortable training recent graduates instead of hiring them directly from law firms
Kent Leacock, a government relations professional at startup Proterra Inc., the leading US manufacturer of zero-emission commercial transit vehicles, has extensive experience with the relationship between regulators and innovators.
As the general counsel of a company at the forefront of a rapidly changing industry, it’s interesting to learn that Kristin Sverchek credits a significant portion of her success to proactively building relationships with her team, key decision-makers within the company, and mentors from the legal community.
Before he wrote about the cutthroat politics of fictional Westeros, however, Martin authored Ace in the Hole, writing that “Politicians were mostly people who'd had too little morals and ethics to stay lawyers.”
Those who know Katy Motiey for her fearless business leadership and in-house expertise may be surprised to hear that corporate law wasn’t her first calling. Those who’ve benefited from her talent, however, are undoubtedly thankful that her path led Motiey to the corporate world. Motiey was born in Iran, moved to the United States when she was a month old, but then moved back to Iran with her family when she was a young child.
Salle Yoo took the helm of Uber’s legal department as its general counsel in 2012 and it’s almost hard to imagine that in just over four years she has gone from being its first and only lawyer to managing a team of over 200 people in 21 offices.