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Generals of the Revolution™ Provides Open Forum for Legal Execs By Rebecca E. Neely Those in leadership roles in large corporate legal departments, including general counsel and directors of legal operations, will gather in mid-September in Washington, D.C. for the annual Generals of the Revolution™ conference.

The goal of the event is to promote interaction among legal executives, so as to empower innovation for more effective management, and increase the overall value of legal departments to organizations. In addition, the event provides an open forum for legal executives, and aims to empower change and innovation for the legal industry, as well as address critical industry concerns.

support efforts to deliver valuable legal services in today’s global economy.’’

A key event at the conference, per the August 30th press release, will focus on the optimization of legal operations and service delivery in a global economy driven by technology, and will be led by Professor Richard Susskind, author, lecturer and specialist in the field of legal technology. With over 25 years of experience to his credit, Susskind has served for over a decade as IT Adviser to the Lord Chief Justice of England, and in addition to his other books, most recently, he authored, The End of Lawyers? Rethinking the Nature of Legal Services. He was quoted as saying: ‘’This conference offers a great opportunity for leaders in the in-house legal community to come together and discuss practical solutions to our industry’s most pressing challenges.’’

The event is sponsored in part by Datacert Inc.. The company drives innovation for in-house legal executives, and thus delivers greater value for both legal departments and organizations as a whole. Datacert Inc. provides enterprise legal management software and services that facilitates more effective management, collaboration, support and strategy for law departments. Many Fortune 500 companies, Fortune Global 500 companies, as well as all of the AmLaw 200 firms utilize Datacert products and services.

Mark Poag, general counsel and senior vice president, Datacert was quoted as saying in the press release: ‘’Economic volatility has transformed the role of the corporate law department into one where in-house counsel are required to take a much more savvy approach to delivering and sourcing legal services. Utilizing advanced technology is the only way in-house counsel will be able to execute proactive business practices that help mitigate risk, reduce costs, and increase productivity. Generals of the Revolution™ offers a distinct opportunity for legal executives to develop fundamental execution tactics that


Those presenting at the conference include Peter Beshar, executive vice president and general counsel at Marsh & McLennan and Doug Magnuson, ECM Solutions Executive at IBM.

Along with Datacert, InsideCounsel and the General Counsel Forum sponsor the Generals of the Revolution™ event. InsideCounsel is a monthly magazine whose target audience includes general counsel and other key in-house legal professionals, and whose content is aimed at providing tools for more effective management and greater understanding of business risks. The General Counsel Forum is comprised of over 550 general counsel and senior managing counsel, from over 300 companies and organizations, and strives to be a leader in the discovery, benchmarking and sharing of the best legal practices among peers.

Generals of the Revolution™ Provides Open Forum for Legal Execs