The panel will address the numerous challenges general counsel face in managing a global legal department. In today’s business climate, corporate counsel must be prepared to manage complicated legal issues, team members and vendors around the world, all while adhering to a variety of legal rules and customs. They must also simultaneously juggle the risks associated with legal matters, as well as the demands of the cultural and political landscapes of the places where they do business.
“The most successful legal departments are able to turn these risks into opportunities for growth,” said Vasudevan. “I look forward to the panel discussing how in-house counsel can accomplish this objective and effectively deal with the challenges involved in leading a global legal department.”
Joining Vasudevan as panelists will be Suchitra Narayen, Associate General Counsel for Oracle, and Rees Morrison, President of General Counsel Metrics. Together, their discussion will focus on setting goals and objectives for legal work and beyond; effectively partnering, communicating, and negotiating with global vendors and firms; and forming successful partnerships with key stakeholders. The panel will also cover how to leverage alternative legal service providers, such as legal process outsourcing companies, to ensure high quality, cost-effective legal support.
The General Counsel West Coast Conference provides general counsel with insight into the best and most innovative practices to manage today’s difficult corporate and legal issues. The conference will be held October 30–31, 2012 in San Francisco. To learn more about the conference and to register, please visit http://www.law.com/
About Ram Vasudevan:
Ram has presided over QuisLex's growth from three employees in 2004 to more than 550 today. He has over 16 years of experience providing high-quality services to his clients in a variety of settings. Prior to joining QuisLex, Ram spent eight years advising clients on corporate and M&A transactions with Skadden Arps and Sidley Austin in New York. He also previously worked for a multi-national consulting company, where he managed projects for large financial services clients. Ram received his Masters in Law from Columbia University School of Law, his MBA from the Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University and his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Madras.
A premier, pure-play, legal support services provider with offices in New York, Chicago and Hyderabad (India), QuisLex was founded by attorneys from Skadden Arps, Shearman & Sterling and Sidley Austin. Our growth over the last eight years from three to over 550 permanent employees has been fueled almost entirely by repeat work from existing clients and client references. We focus exclusively on providing complex and specialized legal support services, such as early case assessment and document review for litigation, contract review and management, and M&A services, to our litigation and corporate clients, which include Fortune 500 companies, leading US and international law firms, and large financial institutions. For more information on QuisLex, please visit http://www.QuisLex.com.
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