Note: Akshara Kannan was a completely great 2009 Brightleaf summer intern.  We miss having her around.  But here’s the next best thing: during the year, she will occasionally share her thoughts here on how contemporary legal education is preparing her for the changing world of legal employment. When I began my summer internship at Brightleaf Corporation […]

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In a meeting last week, an AmLaw 100 partner related to us that he had just completed a commercial transaction in Germany, where, under the German Civil Code, the contract had to be read aloud in the presence of a notary before it could be executed.  While this initially struck us as archaic and inefficient […]

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From a very senior partner we work with at an AmLaw 25 firm… “We now know that we will increasingly need to stop leveraging associates and start leveraging technology…”

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If you happened to pick up this month’s Corporate Counsel magazine, you would have been struck–as we were–by the fact that it actually had three separate covers.  Each featured a different large-corporation general counsel (FMC Technologies’ Jeffrey Carr; Cisco’s Mark Chandler; Sun’s Mike Dillon) who has become well-known as a  advocate/evangelist/early adopter of change when it comes to how their […]

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