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From FBI Dreams to Big Tech Legal: Alice Bisgrove, VP & Associate General Counsel, Procore
Alice Bisgrove's career in law enforcement and non-profits took a surprising turn towards leading legal teams at tech giants like Cisco and Procore. Find out how eagerness to learn, relationship building, and openness to new challenges have been key to her success.
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Championing Inclusion, Ethics & Compliance with Junna Ro
Join Junna Ro, the UC Office of the President’s Head of Strategic Legal Initiatives, as she shares lessons in corporate compliance and ethics, the roots of her passion for diversity and inclusion in legal, and the importance of speaking up for what you believe in.
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Taking the Helm as an Interim Executive: Vanessa Gage, GC, Cedar
Join Cedar’s General Counsel Vanessa Gage as she offers insights into thriving as an interim executive, expanding into multiple roles, and taking on multi-team leadership.
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Defining Ethical Use & Dealing with Law Enforcement
Join Protégé Search’s Partner and Executive Recruiter Mark Kahn as he discusses questions of ethics and acceptable use at WhatsApp, Twilio, and more.
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Big Risks and Big Rewards: René Paula, GC & SVP of Legal & Business Affairs, Vaxxinity
Join Vaxxinity’s René Paula as he shares lessons from his marathon career in financial transactions at HSBC, counsel at Amazon’s Audible, ventures at Anheuser-Busch, taking start-ups public, and founding then selling his own tech company.
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Privacy, Ad Tech, and AI: Julia Shullman, GC and Chief Privacy Officer, Telly
Join Telly GC and Chief Privacy Officer Julia Shullman as she shares dispatches from nearly two decades at the intersection of ad tech and privacy, and where she sees the two sectors heading in a rapidly changing legal and business landscape.
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Navigating Public Scrutiny & Adversity as a GC: Mark Marin’s Candid Insights
Join Puffco’s GC Mark Marin, as he shares candid stories about supporting companies through bankruptcies and acquisitions, navigating challenging times in his career, and more.
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Being a Business-Minded Lawyer: Kathy Zhu, Co-founder, CEO & GC, Streamline AI
Join Kathy Zhu, from Streamline AI, as she shares insights into dealing with change, transitioning from in-house law to entrepreneurship, learning important life lessons from scuba diving, and more.
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Leading Teams in High Growth, High Pressure Environments
Join Seth Weissman as he discusses leading the IPO at Marqeta and SolarCity, working with Elon Musk, building legal teams in high-growth environments, and more.
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Navigating Ownership Transitions From PE to Public Holdings: Brian Chase, GC, ServiceChannel
Join ServiceChannel’s GC Brian Chase, as he shares an insider look at being the GC at a private-equity run company vs. a subsidiary of a conglomerate, adapting to changing ownership structures, and more.
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From NASA to HR tech: Evan Ferl, Chief Strategy Officer & GC, Bambee
Join Bambee’s Chief Strategy Officer & GC Evan Ferl as he talks about going from being a GC who does strategy to becoming a strategist who also does legal.
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Bonus: Becoming a True Business Partner as an In-House Lawyer
Join us as we explore what it takes to become a true business partner as an in-house counsel, with insights from GCs and legal leaders at some of the biggest companies today.
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Going Beyond the GC Role: COO Genessa Stout on Organic Growth
Join Tally’s COO & GC Genessa Stout, as she sheds insights into how she grew into leading functions like finance and HR, her consumer-centric approach to lawyering, and more.
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Navigating IPOs and Acquisitions: GC Gary Spiegel Takes Us Behind the Scenes
Join Gary Spiegel, ex-GC at Anaplan, as he gives us an insider's view into supporting businesses through successful IPOs and acquisitions, navigating challenging times in your own career, and more.
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Brand Building for Legal Teams: With Lydia Cheuk, GC at Away
Join Away’s GC Lydia Cheuk as she shares insights on being the first legal hire at early-stage companies across different industries, building a brand for Legal within the organization, supporting the business through a pandemic, and more.
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Navigating the Legal-Security-Privacy Relationship: Celaena Powder’s Experiences at Seismic
Join us as we dive into the incredible journey of Celaena Powder, VP of Legal at Seismic, as she weighs in on topics like forming unbeatable GC-CISO duos, supporting an enterprise sales motion at a company, nurturing meaningful relationships with Sales AEs to drive business impact, and more.
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Mapping Your Career in Law: Akshay Verma’s Blueprint for Success
Join Akshay Verma, Head of Legal Ops at Coinbase, for a deep dive into career growth for lawyers, aligning values with ambitions, building world-class legal ops teams, and more. We’ll also discuss Akshay’s experience teaching at law school, the top skills companies value in lawyers, and more.
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Becoming a Customer-Centric GC: Adam Glick’s Mindset
Join Adam Glick, ex-Head of Legal at Intercom, as he shares insights from his journey to becoming a legal leader in the tech industry. We’ll discuss building legal teams from scratch, aligning legal with business values, the importance of cultivating connections, and more.
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Unlocking Success in In-House Legal Roles
Join ex-DocuSign Deputy GC Doug Luftman as he discusses mentorship, management, and workplace fulfillment. Delve into Doug's journey to executive leadership, thriving in high-pressure, cross-functional settings, and managing career transitions in a tough job market.
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The Limits, and Limitlessness, of the Legal Function
Join Apollo.io's CLO Megan Niedermeyer and Sr. Legal Ops Manager Brenda Perez as they talk about exploring the expanding roles and limits of legal teams, fostering growth, mastering task delegation, and more.
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Episode 42

Legacy Legal Ops v. Start-Up Legal Ops: Susan Packal, Head of Global Legal Ops at Atlassian

Join Susan Packal, Head of Global Legal Operations at Atlassian, as discusses her career founding and scaling legal ops teams at companies like Hilton, Uber, eBay, and Twilio, and shares ways to establish a strong culture in your legal team, elevate the GC role while focusing on business priorities, and recognize the importance of allowing tough feedback to help guide your career.

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Episode 41

Building Legal Ops at Google: DeAnna Papedis, ​​Head of Legal Contracts & Operations, Google

Join DeAnna Papedis, Head of Legal Contract & Product Program Management & Operations at Google, as she discusses building and leading one of tech’s biggest and most venerable legal ops teams, expanding the legal ops community, and predicting the future of legal ops.

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Episode 40

Leveraging Social Media to Build a Legal Brand: Matt Margolis, Partner at Margolis PLLC

Join Matt Margolis, Partner at Margolis PLLC, as he talks about how he built up a major social media presence making funny, relatable content on platforms like LinkedIn, TikTok, and X, launching his own law firm, and where he thinks AI is taking the future of legal work.

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Episode 39

Legal Process Orchestration: Sagi Eliyahu, CEO & Co-founder, Tonkean (w/ cohost Akshay Verma)

Join Sagi Eliyahu, CEO and co-founder of Tonkean, as he discusses process orchestration for legal teams, founding a people-focused tech startup as an immigrant to the US, and the best way to incorporate AI automation into your organization.

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Episode 38

Product Counseling at Nest, Apple, and a Climate Change Startup: Vineet Shahani, GC, Mill

Join Vineet Shahani, General Counsel at Mill, as he shares valuable lessons from his time as product counsel at Apple and Nest (before and during its acquisition by Google), Leading legal at a mission-driven environmental startup, and advice to lawyers trying to find work that addresses climate issues.

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Episode 37
IPO, Acquisitions & Board Membership: Nithya Das, Chief Legal & Administrative Officer, Diligent

Join Nithya Das, Chief Legal and Chief Administrative Officer at Diligent, as she shares her journey leading legal through groundbreaking IPOs and acquisitions at AppNexus and Olo, expanding beyond the traditional GC role to run departments beyond the scope of legal, and taking a seat on a board of directors at Outbrain.

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Episode 36
From Paralegals to Legal Ops Leaders: Tommie Tavares-Ferreira, Cedar, and Tom Stephenson, Legal.io

Join legal ops experts Tommie Tavares-Ferreira and Tom Stephenson as they discuss their journeys from paralegal and contract manager to leaders in the expanding field of legal ops and share advice for those who want to progress their career into legal ops and beyond.

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Episode 35
Growing Your Personal Brand and Legal Network on LinkedIn: Brittany Leonard, GC at Civix

Join Brittany Leonard, General Counsel at Civix and legal community influencer, as she discusses her experience launching a consulting side hustle and shares strategies for using LinkedIn to build your personal brand, extending your legal community, and growing your business. 

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Episode 34
From Prosecuting to Leading In-house at a Tech Startup: S. Michael Lee, GC & COO at Engaging.ai

Join S. Michael Lee, GC & COO at Engaging.ai, as he shares his experience making the switch from prosecutor to in-house counsel, leveraging your network to find new startup GC roles after a devastating layoff, and the importance of his Korean-American roots to his legal career.

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Episode 33
Legal Issues in the Gene Editing Space: Lisa Taylor Ash, General Counsel at Shape Therapeutics

Join Lisa Taylor Ash, General Counsel at Shape Therapeutics, as she shares her experience leading legal at the forefront of cutting-edge biotech, starting her own consulting firm for health care companies, offering advice to a new generation of lawyers at effectiveinhouse.com, and building an amazing career that merges her love of science and the law.

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Episode 32
From Product Counseling at Apple & Meta to the Crypto World: Nguyen Vu, DGC, OKX

Join Nguyen Vu, Deputy General Counsel at OKX, as he recounts his journey from launching products at Apple and Facebook to leading legal teams and encountering big company bias after he joined the world of start-ups.

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Episode 31
Peak Legal Efficiency: Siddharth Manchanda, IndusLaw Partner & Unacademy External GC

Join Siddharth Manchanda, Partner at IndusLaw and External GC at Unacademy, as he explains why he embraced tech as the solution for dealing with 1000 new contracts a month at India’s largest learning platform, shifting legal mindsets away from traditional lawyering, dividing his time between an in-house and client services role, and more.

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Episode 30
Leading Legal in Complex Regulatory Environments: Hardeep Singh, GC, CRED

Join Hardeep Singh, General Counsel at CRED, as he shares stories and advice about navigating India’s complex regulatory and financial structure, including structuring M&A deals, fostering massive growth, and being driven by the goal of making real, positive change.

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Episode 29
What’s Next for Legal Ops: Jenn McCarron, President of CLOC

Join Jenn McCann, Director of Legal Operations & Technology at Netflix and president of CLOC as she discusses the importance of the legal ops community in shaping the industry and individual legal careers, as well as how she sees the role developing in the future.

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Episode 28
From Law Partner to Top Recruiter: Richard Hsu, Managing Director at Major, Lindsey & Africa

Join Richard Hsu, Managing Director at Major, Lindsey & Africa and host of the Hsu Untied podcast, as he talks about transitioning to executive recruiting, handling the stress of being a law firm partner, acing your next job interview, and hosting a podcast with more than 300 episodes and celebrity guests like Mark Cuban and Tony Robbins.

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Episode 27
Taking Businesses & Legal Teams Global: Sarah Binder, General Counsel, Lime

Join Sarah Binder, General Counsel at Lime, as she provides expert tips about building the perfect legal team to take on international expansion. Drawing on her experience growing teams across 35 countries, Sarah discusses effectively scaling your legal department, working with a diverse set of regulatory bodies, and what American execs often misunderstand as they expand into Europe.

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Episode 26
Finding Empowerment in Disability: Raj Mahapatra, Senior Counsel at Wilson Sonsini

Join Raj Mahapatra, Senior Counsel at Wilson Sonsini, as he shares how he transformed his disability into a superpower through a passion for long-distance running, charity work, and devoting his life to building mission-driven tech start-ups as a business operator and legal leader.

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Episode 25
Data, Privacy, and Podcasting: Andy Dale, GC & CPO, OpenAP

Join Andy Dale, GC & CPO of OpenAP and co-host of the long-running Data Protection Breakfast Club podcast, as he shares privacy and data wisdom around ad tech, streaming TV, AI, and much more.

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Episode 24
Building, leading, and scaling legal teams | Bonus Episode

How do you build and scale high-performing legal teams? Learn from top in-house legal leaders on mastering leadership, finding and retaining the right talent, allocating resources and advocating for budget, and more.

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Episode 23
Expanding Beyond the GC Role | Bonus Episode

How do you break free of the GC persona to take on C-level roles beyond legal? Learn from leaders who’ve made the transition and owned the mantle of COO, CFO, CEO, and more on this episode of the Abstract.

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Episode 22
GCs in the Boardroom: Lisa Harrington, Board Director, Consultant, and CLO

Join Lisa Harrington, board director, consultant, and CLO, as she draws from her years of experience on public and private committees at organizations like A-Rod’s Slam Corp and Iron Horse Acquisitions to offer the best advice for GCs looking to join or direct a board.

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Episode 21
From FBI Dreams to Big Tech Legal: Alice Bisgrove, VP & Associate General Counsel, Procore

Hear Alice Bisgrove, Procore VP & Associate General Counsel, discuss her unexpected career path from law enforcement and non-profits to leadership in legal teams at tech giants like Cisco.

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Episode 20
Championing Inclusion, Ethics & Compliance: Junna Ro, Head of Strategic Legal Initiatives, UC Office of the President

Join Junna Ro, the UC Office of the President’s Head of Strategic Legal Initiatives, as she shares lessons in corporate compliance and ethics, the roots of her passion for diversity and inclusion in legal, and the importance of speaking up for what you believe in.

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Episode 19
Taking the Helm as an Interim Executive: Vanessa Gage, General Counsel, Cedar

Join Cedar General Counsel Vanessa Gage as she shares her experience as a two-time interim executive, leading teams from across the C-suite, leaning in and stepping up.

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Episode 18
Defining Ethical Use & Dealing with Law Enforcement: Mark Kahn, Partner and Head of Legal/Tech at Protégé Search

Join Protégé Search Partner and Head of Consumer Mark Kahn as he discusses questions of ethics and acceptable use at WhatsApp, Twilio, and more.

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Episode 17
Big Risks and Big Rewards: René Paula, GC & SVP of Legal & Business Affairs, Vaxxinity

Join Vaxxinity’s GC & SVP of Legal & Business Affairs René Paula as he shares lessons from his marathon career in financial transactions at HSBC, counsel at Amazon’s Audible, ventures at Anheuser Busch, taking start-ups public, and founding then selling his own tech company.

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Episode 16
Privacy, Ad Tech, and AI: Julia Shullman, GC and Chief Privacy Officer, Telly

Join Telly's GC and Chief Privacy Officer Julia Shullman as she shares dispatches from nearly two decades at the intersection of ad tech and privacy, and where she sees the two sectors heading in a rapidly changing legal and business landscape.

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Episode 15
Navigating Public Scrutiny & Adversity as a GC: Mark Marin’s Candid Insights

Join Puffco’s GC Mark Marin as he shares candid stories about supporting companies through bankruptcies, navigating challenging times in his career, and more.

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Episode 14
Being a Business-Minded Lawyer: Kathy Zhu, Co-founder, CEO & GC @Streamline AI

Join Kathy Zhu from Streamline AI, as she shares insights into dealing with change, transitioning from in-house law to entrepreneurship, learning important life lessons from scuba diving, and more.

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Episode 13
Leading Teams in High Growth, High Pressure Environments: Seth Weissman, Executive Coach

Join Seth Weissman as he discusses leading the IPO at Marqueta and SolarCity, working with Elon Musk, building legal teams in high-growth environments, and more.

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Episode 12
Navigating Ownership Transitions From PE to Public Holdings: Brian Chase, GC, ServiceChannel

Join ServiceChannel’s GC Brian Chase as he shares an insider look at being the GC at a private-equity run company vs. a subsidiary of a conglomerate, adapting to changing ownership structures, and more.

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Episode 11
From NASA to HR Tech: Evan Ferl, Chief Strategy Officer & GC, Bambee

Join Bambee’s Chief Strategy Officer & GC Evan Ferl as he talks about going from being a GC who does strategy to becoming a strategist who also does legal.

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Episode 10
Bonus: Becoming a True Business Partner as an In-House Lawyer

Join us as we explore what it takes to become a true business partner as an in-house counsel, with insights from GCs and legal leaders at some of the biggest companies today.

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Episode 9
Going Beyond the GC Role: COO Genessa Stout on Organic Growth

Join Tally’s COO & GC Genessa Stout, as she sheds insights into how she grew into leading functions like finance and HR, her consumer-centric approach to lawyering, and more.

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Episode 8
Navigating IPOs and Acquisitions: GC Gary Spiegel Takes Us Behind the Scenes

Join Gary Spiegel, ex-GC at Anaplan, as he gives us an insider's view into supporting businesses through successful IPOs and acquisitions, navigating challenging times in your own career, and more.

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Episode 7
Brand Building for Legal Teams: With Lydia Cheuk, GC at Away

Join Away’s GC Lydia Cheuk as she shares insights on being the first legal hire at early-stage companies across different industries, building a brand for Legal within the organization, supporting the business through a pandemic, and more.

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Episode 6
Navigating the Legal-Security-Privacy Relationship: Celaena Powder’s Experiences at Seismic

Join us as we dive into the incredible journey of Celaena Powder, VP of Legal at Seismic, as she weighs in on topics like forming unbeatable GC-CISO duos, supporting an enterprise sales motion at a company, nurturing meaningful relationships with Sales AEs to drive business impact, and more.

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EPISODE 5
Riding Tech Booms and Busts as a Lawyer: Perspectives from David Lancelot

Join David Lancelot, ex-VP Global Head of Legal at eBay Classifieds, as he talks about surviving the dot-com crash as a tech lawyer, being promoted to GC as a legal assistant, scaling Legal like a business team, and more.

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EPISODE 4
Mapping Your Career in Law: Akshay Verma’s Blueprint for Success

Join Akshay Verma, Head of Legal Ops at Coinbase, for a deep dive into career growth for lawyers, aligning values with ambitions, building world-class legal ops teams, and more. We’ll also discuss Akshay’s experience teaching at law school, the top skills companies value in lawyers, and more.

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EPISODE 3
Becoming a Customer-Centric GC: Adam Glick’s Mindset

Join Adam Glick, ex-Head of Legal at Intercom, as he shares insights from his journey to becoming a legal leader in the tech industry. We’ll discuss building legal teams from scratch, aligning legal with business values, the importance of cultivating connections, and more.

What’s a Rich Text element?

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EPISODE 2
Unlocking Success in In-House Legal Roles: Lessons from Doug Luftman, ex-DGC @DocuSign

Join ex-DocuSign Deputy GC Doug Luftman as he discusses mentorship, management, and workplace fulfillment. Delve into Doug's journey to executive leadership, thriving in high-pressure, cross-functional settings, and managing career transitions in a tough job market.

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EPISODE 1
The Limits and Limitlessness of the Legal Function: With Megan Niedermeyer and Brenda Perez

Join Apollo.io's CLO Megan Niedermeyer and Sr. Legal Ops Manager Brenda Perez as they talk about exploring the expanding roles and limits of legal teams, fostering growth, mastering task delegation, and more.

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What’s Next for Legal Ops: Jenn McCarron, President of CLOC

Join Jenn McCann, Director of Legal Operations & Technology at Netflix and president of CLOC as she discusses the importance of the legal ops community in shaping the industry and individual legal careers, as well as how she sees the role developing in the future.

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Taking Businesses & Legal Teams Global: Sarah Binder, General Counsel, Lime

Join Sarah Binder, General Counsel at Lime, as she provides expert tips about building the perfect legal team to take on international expansion. Drawing on her experience growing teams across 35 countries, Sarah discusses effectively scaling your legal department, working with a diverse set of regulatory bodies, and what American execs often misunderstand as they expand into Europe.

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Finding Empowerment in Disability: Raj Mahapatra, Senior Counsel at Wilson Sonsini

Join Raj Mahapatra, Senior Counsel at Wilson Sonsini, as he shares how he transformed his disability into a superpower through a passion for long-distance running, charity work, and devoting his life to building mission-driven tech start-ups as a business operator and legal leader.

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Bonus: Becoming a True Business Partner as an In-House Lawyer

Join us as we explore what it takes to become a true business partner as an in-house counsel, with insights from GCs and legal leaders at some of the biggest companies today.

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Going Beyond the GC Role: COO Genessa Stout on Organic Growth

Join Tally’s COO & GC Genessa Stout, as she sheds insights into how she grew into leading functions like finance and HR, her consumer-centric approach to lawyering, and more.

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Navigating IPOs and Acquisitions: GC Gary Spiegel Takes Us Behind the Scenes

Join Gary Spiegel, ex-GC at Anaplan, as he gives us an insider's view into supporting businesses through successful IPOs and acquisitions, navigating challenging times in your own career, and more.

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Legacy Legal Ops v. Start-Up Legal Ops: Susan Packal, Head of Global Legal Ops at Atlassian

Join Susan Packal, Head of Global Legal Operations at Atlassian, as discusses her career founding and scaling legal ops teams at companies like Hilton, Uber, eBay, and Twilio, and shares ways to establish a strong culture in your legal team, elevate the GC role while focusing on business priorities, and recognize the importance of allowing tough feedback to help guide your career.

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Building Legal Ops at Google: DeAnna Papedis, ​​Head of Legal Contracts & Operations, Google

Join DeAnna Papedis, Head of Legal Contract & Product Program Management & Operations at Google, as she discusses building and leading one of tech’s biggest and most venerable legal ops teams, expanding the legal ops community, and predicting the future of legal ops.

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Leveraging Social Media to Build a Legal Brand: Matt Margolis, Partner at Margolis PLLC

Join Matt Margolis, Partner at Margolis PLLC, as he talks about how he built up a major social media presence making funny, relatable content on platforms like LinkedIn, TikTok, and X, launching his own law firm, and where he thinks AI is taking the future of legal work.

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Legal Process Orchestration: Sagi Eliyahu, CEO & Co-founder, Tonkean (w/ cohost Akshay Verma)

Join Sagi Eliyahu, CEO and co-founder of Tonkean, as he discusses process orchestration for legal teams, founding a people-focused tech startup as an immigrant to the US, and the best way to incorporate AI automation into your organization.

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Product Counseling at Nest, Apple, and a Climate Change Startup: Vineet Shahani, GC, Mill

Join Vineet Shahani, General Counsel at Mill, as he shares valuable lessons from his time as product counsel at Apple and Nest (before and during its acquisition by Google), Leading legal at a mission-driven environmental startup, and advice to lawyers trying to find work that addresses climate issues.

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IPO, Acquisitions & Board Membership: Nithya Das, Chief Legal & Administrative Officer, Diligent

Join Nithya Das, Chief Legal and Chief Administrative Officer at Diligent, as she shares her journey leading legal through groundbreaking IPOs and acquisitions at AppNexus and Olo, expanding beyond the traditional GC role to run departments beyond the scope of legal, and taking a seat on a board of directors at Outbrain.

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From Paralegals to Legal Ops Leaders: Tommie Tavares-Ferreira, Cedar, and Tom Stephenson, Legal.io

Join legal ops experts Tommie Tavares-Ferreira and Tom Stephenson as they discuss their journeys from paralegal and contract manager to leaders in the expanding field of legal ops and share advice for those who want to progress their career into legal ops and beyond.

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Growing Your Personal Brand and Legal Network on LinkedIn: Brittany Leonard, GC at Civix

Join Brittany Leonard, General Counsel at Civix and legal community influencer, as she discusses her experience launching a consulting side hustle and shares strategies for using LinkedIn to build your personal brand, extending your legal community, and growing your business. 

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From Prosecuting to Leading In-house at a Tech Startup: S. Michael Lee, GC & COO at Engaging.ai

Join S. Michael Lee, GC & COO at Engaging.ai, as he shares his experience making the switch from prosecutor to in-house counsel, leveraging your network to find new startup GC roles after a devastating layoff, and the importance of his Korean-American roots to his legal career.

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Legal Issues in the Gene Editing Space: Lisa Taylor Ash, General Counsel at Shape Therapeutics

Join Lisa Taylor Ash, General Counsel at Shape Therapeutics, as she shares her experience leading legal at the forefront of cutting-edge biotech, starting her own consulting firm for health care companies, offering advice to a new generation of lawyers at effectiveinhouse.com, and building an amazing career that merges her love of science and the law.

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From Product Counseling at Apple & Meta to the Crypto World: Nguyen Vu, DGC, OKX

Join Nguyen Vu, Deputy General Counsel at OKX, as he recounts his journey from launching products at Apple and Facebook to leading legal teams and encountering big company bias after he joined the world of start-ups.

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Peak Legal Efficiency: Siddharth Manchanda, IndusLaw Partner & Unacademy External GC

Join Siddharth Manchanda, Partner at IndusLaw and External GC at Unacademy, as he explains why he embraced tech as the solution for dealing with 1000 new contracts a month at India’s largest learning platform, shifting legal mindsets away from traditional lawyering, dividing his time between an in-house and client services role, and more.

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Leading Legal in Complex Regulatory Environments: Hardeep Singh, GC, CRED

Join Hardeep Singh, General Counsel at CRED, as he shares stories and advice about navigating India’s complex regulatory and financial structure, including structuring M&A deals, fostering massive growth, and being driven by the goal of making real, positive change.

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What’s Next for Legal Ops: Jenn McCarron, President of CLOC

Join Jenn McCann, Director of Legal Operations & Technology at Netflix and president of CLOC as she discusses the importance of the legal ops community in shaping the industry and individual legal careers, as well as how she sees the role developing in the future.

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From Law Partner to Top Recruiter: Richard Hsu, Managing Director at Major, Lindsey & Africa

Join Richard Hsu, Managing Director at Major, Lindsey & Africa and host of the Hsu Untied podcast, as he talks about transitioning to executive recruiting, handling the stress of being a law firm partner, acing your next job interview, and hosting a podcast with more than 300 episodes and celebrity guests like Mark Cuban and Tony Robbins.

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Taking Businesses & Legal Teams Global: Sarah Binder, General Counsel, Lime

Join Sarah Binder, General Counsel at Lime, as she provides expert tips about building the perfect legal team to take on international expansion. Drawing on her experience growing teams across 35 countries, Sarah discusses effectively scaling your legal department, working with a diverse set of regulatory bodies, and what American execs often misunderstand as they expand into Europe.

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Finding Empowerment in Disability: Raj Mahapatra, Senior Counsel at Wilson Sonsini

Join Raj Mahapatra, Senior Counsel at Wilson Sonsini, as he shares how he transformed his disability into a superpower through a passion for long-distance running, charity work, and devoting his life to building mission-driven tech start-ups as a business operator and legal leader.

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Data, Privacy, and Podcasting: Andy Dale, GC & CPO, OpenAP

Join Andy Dale, GC & CPO of OpenAP and co-host of the long-running Data Protection Breakfast Club podcast, as he shares privacy and data wisdom around ad tech, streaming TV, AI, and much more.

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Building, leading, and scaling legal teams | Bonus Episode

How do you build and scale high-performing legal teams? Learn from top in-house legal leaders on mastering leadership, finding and retaining the right talent, allocating resources and advocating for budget, and more.

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Expanding Beyond the GC Role | Bonus Episode

How do you break free of the GC persona to take on C-level roles beyond legal? Learn from leaders who’ve made the transition and owned the mantle of COO, CFO, CEO, and more on this episode of the Abstract.

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GCs in the Boardroom: Lisa Harrington, Board Director, Consultant, and CLO

Join Lisa Harrington, board director, consultant, and CLO, as she draws from her years of experience on public and private committees at organizations like A-Rod’s Slam Corp and Iron Horse Acquisitions to offer the best advice for GCs looking to join or direct a board.

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From FBI Dreams to Big Tech Legal: Alice Bisgrove, VP & Associate General Counsel, Procore

Hear Alice Bisgrove, Procore VP & Associate General Counsel, discuss her unexpected career path from law enforcement and non-profits to leadership in legal teams at tech giants like Cisco.

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Championing Inclusion, Ethics & Compliance: Junna Ro, Head of Strategic Legal Initiatives, UC Office of the President

Join Junna Ro, the UC Office of the President’s Head of Strategic Legal Initiatives, as she shares lessons in corporate compliance and ethics, the roots of her passion for diversity and inclusion in legal, and the importance of speaking up for what you believe in.

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Taking the Helm as an Interim Executive: Vanessa Gage, General Counsel, Cedar

Join Cedar General Counsel Vanessa Gage as she shares her experience as a two-time interim executive, leading teams from across the C-suite, leaning in and stepping up.

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Defining Ethical Use & Dealing with Law Enforcement: Mark Kahn, Partner and Head of Legal/Tech at Protégé Search

Join Protégé Search Partner and Head of Consumer Mark Kahn as he discusses questions of ethics and acceptable use at WhatsApp, Twilio, and more.

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Big Risks and Big Rewards: René Paula, GC & SVP of Legal & Business Affairs, Vaxxinity

Join Vaxxinity’s GC & SVP of Legal & Business Affairs René Paula as he shares lessons from his marathon career in financial transactions at HSBC, counsel at Amazon’s Audible, ventures at Anheuser Busch, taking start-ups public, and founding then selling his own tech company.

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Privacy, Ad Tech, and AI: Julia Shullman, GC and Chief Privacy Officer, Telly

Join Telly's GC and Chief Privacy Officer Julia Shullman as she shares dispatches from nearly two decades at the intersection of ad tech and privacy, and where she sees the two sectors heading in a rapidly changing legal and business landscape.

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Navigating Public Scrutiny & Adversity as a GC: Mark Marin’s Candid Insights

Join Puffco’s GC Mark Marin as he shares candid stories about supporting companies through bankruptcies, navigating challenging times in his career, and more.

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Being a Business-Minded Lawyer: Kathy Zhu, Co-founder, CEO & GC @Streamline AI

Join Kathy Zhu from Streamline AI, as she shares insights into dealing with change, transitioning from in-house law to entrepreneurship, learning important life lessons from scuba diving, and more.

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Leading Teams in High Growth, High Pressure Environments: Seth Weissman, Executive Coach

Join Seth Weissman as he discusses leading the IPO at Marqueta and SolarCity, working with Elon Musk, building legal teams in high-growth environments, and more.

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Navigating Ownership Transitions From PE to Public Holdings: Brian Chase, GC, ServiceChannel

Join ServiceChannel’s GC Brian Chase as he shares an insider look at being the GC at a private-equity run company vs. a subsidiary of a conglomerate, adapting to changing ownership structures, and more.

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From NASA to HR Tech: Evan Ferl, Chief Strategy Officer & GC, Bambee

Join Bambee’s Chief Strategy Officer & GC Evan Ferl as he talks about going from being a GC who does strategy to becoming a strategist who also does legal.

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Bonus: Becoming a True Business Partner as an In-House Lawyer

Join us as we explore what it takes to become a true business partner as an in-house counsel, with insights from GCs and legal leaders at some of the biggest companies today.

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Going Beyond the GC Role: COO Genessa Stout on Organic Growth

Join Tally’s COO & GC Genessa Stout, as she sheds insights into how she grew into leading functions like finance and HR, her consumer-centric approach to lawyering, and more.

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NEW
Navigating IPOs and Acquisitions: GC Gary Spiegel Takes Us Behind the Scenes

Join Gary Spiegel, ex-GC at Anaplan, as he gives us an insider's view into supporting businesses through successful IPOs and acquisitions, navigating challenging times in your own career, and more.

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Brand Building for Legal Teams: With Lydia Cheuk, GC at Away

Join Away’s GC Lydia Cheuk as she shares insights on being the first legal hire at early-stage companies across different industries, building a brand for Legal within the organization, supporting the business through a pandemic, and more.

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Navigating the Legal-Security-Privacy Relationship: Celaena Powder’s Experiences at Seismic

Join us as we dive into the incredible journey of Celaena Powder, VP of Legal at Seismic, as she weighs in on topics like forming unbeatable GC-CISO duos, supporting an enterprise sales motion at a company, nurturing meaningful relationships with Sales AEs to drive business impact, and more.

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Riding Tech Booms and Busts as a Lawyer: Perspectives from David Lancelot

Join David Lancelot, ex-VP Global Head of Legal at eBay Classifieds, as he talks about surviving the dot-com crash as a tech lawyer, being promoted to GC as a legal assistant, scaling Legal like a business team, and more.

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Mapping Your Career in Law: Akshay Verma’s Blueprint for Success

Join Akshay Verma, Head of Legal Ops at Coinbase, for a deep dive into career growth for lawyers, aligning values with ambitions, building world-class legal ops teams, and more. We’ll also discuss Akshay’s experience teaching at law school, the top skills companies value in lawyers, and more.

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Becoming a Customer-Centric GC: Adam Glick’s Mindset

Join Adam Glick, ex-Head of Legal at Intercom, as he shares insights from his journey to becoming a legal leader in the tech industry. We’ll discuss building legal teams from scratch, aligning legal with business values, the importance of cultivating connections, and more.

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Unlocking Success in In-House Legal Roles: Lessons from Doug Luftman, ex-DGC @DocuSign

Join ex-DocuSign Deputy GC Doug Luftman as he discusses mentorship, management, and workplace fulfillment. Delve into Doug's journey to executive leadership, thriving in high-pressure, cross-functional settings, and managing career transitions in a tough job market.

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The Limits and Limitlessness of the Legal Function: With Megan Niedermeyer and Brenda Perez

Join Apollo.io's CLO Megan Niedermeyer and Sr. Legal Ops Manager Brenda Perez as they talk about exploring the expanding roles and limits of legal teams, fostering growth, mastering task delegation, and more.

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