How does your department achieve its best when the company is struggling? At times of crisis and uncertainty the stresses are more extreme and conflicting. The legal department must uphold the highest levels of corporate protection, and achieve financial efficiencies, all while caring for the welfare of its talent under pressure.Take the first step on 23rd July.
How do you achieve your best when all the bets are off? How can you further your professional path in times of turmoil? Crises can inspire the clarity, purpose and humility to undertake self-analysis, independent assessment and systematic steps towards new goals. Take the first step on 8th July.
The Opening Thursday Keynote of LEGAL ®EVOLUTION Expo & Congress 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany on 5th December will be given by Trevor Faure, CEO Smarter Law Solutions. CLICK HERE for details.
Organisers state: "The LEGAL ®EVOLUTION Expo & Congress merges an exhibition and congress for legal innovation, business and change management, and the law of the digital economy, forming Europe's premier legal innovation event for legal departments, compliance departments, and law firms".
"On Notice: Teva’s Entire $330m Legal Spend Could Go To One Law Firm"
The Legal 500’s publishing director David Burgess speaks exclusively to chief legal officer David Stark about the overhaul of external legal relationships being undertaken by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, as the company is set to slash its roster of firms.
David Burgess also reviews the new book "Smarter Law: transforming busy lawyers into business leaders"
ACC Announces New Advisory Service Offering with Smarter Law Solutions
25th June 2019
The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), a global legal association representing more than 45,000 in-house counsel employed by over 10,000 organizations in 85 countries has partnered with Smarter Law Solutions to offer law department customized consultations. All consultations will utilize ACC Benchmarking Report data.
A keynote "Transforming Busy Lawyers Into Business Leaders" will be made at the 2019 National Bar Association General Counsel Invitational in New York on 17th May. For further details please CLICK HERE.
A TED-style talk "Sustaining Success – The Smarter Legal Department Evolved" will be given at the 2019 Association of Corporate Counsel Global Summit in London on 24th May. For further details please CLICK HERE.
A New Blueprint: Legal Leadership and Transformation in Uncertain Times
During what is a generational global issue, in-house legal departments are demonstrating their value to their organisations by managing risk, resolving disputes, promoting business resilience; and critically, preparing those organisations for the critical recovery phase.
The 2020 ACC Asia-Pacific Digital Meeting will deliver an impressive line-up of regional and global speakers to highlight how the best in-house teams are navigating the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts. Even more importantly the event will bring the Asia-Pacific in-house community together to share insight and best-practice in what the best and most innovative organisations are doing during these uncertain times.
An online discussion with Trevor Faure, CEO, Smarter Law Solutions, Professor Richard Susskind, Sir Geoffrey Vos (Chancellor of the High Court), Lord Falconer (Shadow Attorney-General), Trevor Faure, and Andrea P. Sinner, Esq.
The discussion is reported HERE and may be viewed in full online HERE
The Opening Plenary Session of the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Association of Corporate Counsel in Phoenix, Arizona (27th-30th October) will be given by Trevor Faure, CEO Smarter Law Solutions. CLICK HERE for details.
Smarter Law Workshops will be held during the Annual Meeting:
For large legal departments. To apply to attend please contact: email@example.com
Four Smarter Law Workshops will take place on an invitation-only basis convened by the Association of Corporate Counsel in: Geneva, Switzerland 29th August, Zurich, Switzerland 30th August and Phoenix, Arizona on 28th & 29th October.
For further details and to apply to attend please contact:
Corporate Counsel reports that "CLO David Stark is looking for a few good firms to handle more than $100 million in external legal spend at a significantly reduced cost...Trevor Faure, former global general counsel of Ernst & Young and the CEO of Smarter Law Solutions, is assisting Teva in the process."
In-House Community Review of "Smarter Law: transforming busy lawyers into business leaders"
5th December 2018
Patrick Dransfield, co-director of In-House Community
"“Smarter Law: Transforming Busy Lawyers into Business Leaders offers both the compass and the map for in-house and private practice lawyers alike to move forward in their careers to become effective business leaders through measurable and incremental change — marginal improvements leading to profound, life-changing results."
“In short, Trevor Faure has captured the zeitgeist regarding the challenges facing commercial legal practitioners and provided practical steps to counter them.”