David Munn, the author of this blog, is an attorney in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has practiced as an in-house attorney for most of his career. The blog is a personal blog from the perspective of an in-house lawyer.
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A question came up recently on an ACC (Association of Corporate Counsel) listserv about best practices in managing information received under a confidentiality obligation. “We are trying to develop a ‘best practices’ process for NDAs i.e., how to keep track of info that is...
Today Jason Mark Anderman, of Becton, Dickinson and Company, and I presented a “legal quickie” for ACC’s Law Department Management Committee on the topic of “Contract Management Systems.” This is becoming a hot topic for law departments, as more forward-thinking...
Another outstanding IACCM Americas conference concluded yesterday in Fort McDowell, Arizona. A record 400+ attendees heard more than 30 presenters on the theme of “Collaborate to Innovate.” This was my second IACCM Americas, and once again IACCM delivered a number...
I’ve been following developments in legal technology for the past ten years or so. During that time the slow pace of adoption of game-changing technology by the legal profession has been disappointing. Yes, nearly everyone uses email now, and we all have at least a rudimentary...
Last year I attended the IACCM Americas conference in New Orleans. I thought it was one of the best conferences I’d ever attended. Excellent speakers, thought-provoking discussions, and opportunities to network with people outside my normal sphere of corporate counsel made it an event...
Sixteen years ago I had just started a new job as Pella Corporation’s first general counsel. Soon after that the ACCA Docket published an article by Reebok’s then-general counsel, Jack Douglas entitled Reebok Rules, in which he described twenty-three guidelines to help...
Ok. I’ll admit I’m a bit older than the typical Facebook user, and maybe that has something to do with my attitude, but I have to say I’m skeptical, at least in the short term, about all the social networking sites for lawyers that are springing up. There are getting to...
In October 2007, Laura Williams of Safeco, Jim Marvin of FMC Technologies, and I gave a presesention on technology for corporate legal departments at the annual meeting of the Association of Corporate Counsel. One of the topics we covered was contract management. The material here (Contract...
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