Author Archives: Zach Abramowitz

The logo of GlaxoSmithKline Plc sits on a sign outside the pharmaceutical company's headquarters in London, U.K., on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Photographer: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

Why Efficient Legal Department’s are Not Rocket Science: A Conversation with GSK’s Justin Ergler

Why Efficient Legal Department’s are Not Rocket Science: A Conversation with GSK’s Justin Ergler

Justin Ergler is not a lawyer by training, but, as he would tell you, “It’s NOT rocket science.” “It” refers to running an efficient legal department in 2017, something Ergler has made his mission at pharmaceutical giant GSK where he is Director of Alternative Fee Intelligence and Analytics. I met Justin earlier this year at


How Shell Has Transformed Managing Outside Counsel: Live Conversation with Vincent Cordo

Earlier this year, I attended the annual CLOC conference in Las Vegas where I had the opportunity to sit in on a session led by Vincent Cordo, head of global litigation sourcing for Shell, addressing how corporate legal departments can transform their interactions with outside counsel. I’ve seen studies that say that our brains only

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Legaltech’s Shifting Landscape: A Conversation With iManage CMO Dan Carmel

Dan Carmel, CMO of iManage, was building legal technology before it was cool. Dan, who is responsible for go-to-market and product strategies, originally joined iManage in 2001, returned to the company under HP in 2011 after serving as CEO of SpringCM, and was part of the management team that completed a buyout of iManage from HP.

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How Law Firms Evaluate Technology? A Conversation with Reed Smith’s Director of Practice Support, Bryon Bratcher

Last month, the night before the Legaltech Show in New York, I got together for drinks in a midtown bar with Bryon Bratcher, Director of Practice Support at Reed Smith. Bryon has spent the last fifteen years working on the tech side of Am Law 200 firms, first specializing in litigation technology. I met Bryon


A Conversation with Mary O’Carroll, Head of Legal Operations at Google

Last month at the Legaltech Show in New York, I had an opportunity to meet with a variety of legal executives at top legal software and service providers. When I asked them to identify important trends in the market, nearly all of them mentioned the growth of legal operations, or as Dan Carmel, CMO of