LegalMarch 30, 2022

Legal Leaders Exchange - Podcast Episode 8

Managing exponential growth in legal operations: The Microsoft case


As a large and fast-moving enterprise organization, Microsoft has experience working through legal ops challenges that many other companies can take valuable lessons from. Nathan Cemenska, Wolters Kluwer's ELM Solutions director of legal operations and industry insights, is joined by Tom Orrison, Microsoft’s director of legal operations, and Jason Barnwell, Microsoft’s general manager for digital transformation.

Listen to learn about Microsoft’s legal ops approach, including:

  • How Microsoft is successfully leveraging data and technology to manage legal spend in a fast-paced environment
  • Balancing the need for organizational consistency with the empowerment of employees to problem-solve for themselves
  • Best practices employed by Microsoft for managing legal work performed by both in-house and outside counsel
  • How artificial intelligence and other technologies are helping the legal operations team work successfully and efficiently
  • Strategies for scaling up access to subject matter expertise held by team members throughout the organization 

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