Episode 64: Building a Legal Department from Scratch, with Help from Tech

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When Jerry Levine became general counsel of IPsoft in December 2015, the artificial intelligence company had been in business since 1998, but it had never had an inhouse lawyer. That meant Levine had the daunting task of creating a legal department from scratch, within an established company that had customers worldwide.

More than four years later, Levine has built an international team of inhouse legal professionals, implemented governance standards, put in place compliance policies, set up processes for contract management and legal operations, and much more.

He is also a tech- and business-savvy lawyer who has relied heavily on technology to help build the department and accomplish its goals.

In a special episode of LawNext recorded live during Legalweek 2020 in New York City, host Bob Ambrogi sat down with Levine to talk about the challenges of building a legal department and the role technology played -- and continues to play -- in helping him meet those challenges.

Special thanks to Valerie Chan, founder of Plat4orm PR, for her assiduous assistance in organizing this panel.

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