Doing More with Less: Structuring Legal Knowledge to Transform Your Legal Department
Erik Smetana, Political Compliance Specialist, Koch Companies Public Sector LLC, USA
Martin Kwedar, Senior Counsel and de facto General Counsel to i360, Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC, USA
‘We have to do more with less’ – has been the predominant ethos of in-house legal teams since the 2008 financial crisis. In the intervening decade, companies have strived to reduce cost centers, which includes legal teams. In response to this demand, in-house legal teams’ adoption of legal technology and non-traditional legal provider models has made progress towards providing quality legal work while using less resources. Yet, these challenges grow more severe as the law expands in complexity. At the same time, the move to a work-from-home environment during the global pandemic exacerbates the difficulty of sharing legal insights for many. What do we do now?
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