Marrying Sales and CLM: The Benefits of a Strong Integration

The sales and legal teams each view contracts from a unique vantage point. One emphasizes revenue while the other seeks to mitigate risk. More often than not, these viewpoints wind up conflicting with each other. Whether the sales team becomes frustrated with the amount of time lawyers take to review contracts or the attorneys worry […]

The Art of Contract Management: A Contract Heroes Special at CLM Simplified Academy

We recorded this special episode of Contract Heroes at the CLM Simplified Academy event in New York City. There, we had the delightful opportunity to talk with three distinguished guests: Mary O’Carroll, Laura Frederick, and Debbie Hoffman. Our conversations with Mary, Laura, and Debbie all centered around contract management, with each of them drawing from […]

5 Strategies to Bring Procurement and Legal Together

5 Strategies to Bring Procurement and Legal Together The intricate nature of contracts, regulatory landscapes, and business relationships necessitates a unified and collaborative approach between all corporate functions. Two functions that have particularly similar interests, however, are procurement and legal. Both departments involve themselves in the negotiation of commercial relationships through contract management and often […]

Taking the Tech Out of It: Contract Heroes with Trayce Marcelle

On this episode of Contract Heroes, we’re taking you back once again to the CLOC Global Institute Event in Las Vegas for another special guest interview with Trayce Marcelle. Trayce is the head of U.S. Legal Operations and Technology Consulting at LOD + SYKE. She has over 20 years of experience in legal operations management […]

Laying the Groundwork for CLM on Byte-Sized Law with guest Kami Paulsen

Byte-Sized Law, hosted by Siddarth Menon, is a podcast that explores the trends and challenges currently dominating the complex landscape of legal technology. In an episode earlier this summer, Siddarth spoke with Kami Paulsen, a published author and renowned CLM expert who has spent over 2 decades working in the space. Today, we will take […]

Turning CLM Setbacks Into Success with James Donald

In this exciting episode of Contract Heroes, we spoke with James Donald, the Deputy General Counsel at Accor. James is a lawyer by background who eventually found his way into the hospitality sector.  Throughout his time with Accor, he has learned their legal processes inside and out. Alongside his team, James tackles legal operations with […]

In Case You Missed It: CLM Simplified Academy

On March 10, Pepe and I headed over to NYC to attend the very first installation of CLM Simplified Academy. Organized by Legaltech Hub and InnoLaw Group, this one-of-a-kind event was designed to focus entirely on our favorite subject: CLM.  In the past decade, CLM has become somewhat of a buzzword in the legal tech […]

The Evolving Role of Contract Lifecycle Management with Alla Valente

In this exciting installment of Contract Heroes, we sat down with Alla Valente, the Senior Research Analyst at Forrester. Throughout our conversation, Alla dissected the common misconceptions surrounding Forrester Wave™ Reports and explained the best ways to use information from the reports to make informed decisions about CLM purchases. She also provided valuable insights that […]

Understanding CLM: Insights from the Pharma Industry with Angelina Bellanton

Welcome to another episode of Contract Heroes! This time around, we had a great conversation with Angelina Bellanton, the Senior Manager of Contracts and IP at Ikena Oncology and a veteran of the Agiloft system. Angelina told us all about her first-hand experiences implementing and working with Agiloft to improve contract success at not just […]

Legal Operations: The Key To Unlocking Business Success With Mike Haven

Welcome to another installment of Contract Heroes! In this episode, we sat down with the president of the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC), Mike Haven. On top of being a leader in the legal ops community as a whole, Mike is also the Head of Legal Operations at Intel. Read on or tune in to […]