Sharing this interesting article from this week’s The Economist about the power of being concise and redundant in our communications which I believe is instructive for in-house counsel.

Here’s my favorite quote from the article which is a great best practice for in-house lawyers when they communicate with clients: “The advice to keep it trim

One of my favorite things to do in my spare time is to read books about athletes as they provide great lessons for our personal and professional lives.

I recently finished the book entitled “The Last Folk Hero: The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson” by Jeff Pearlman.

It’s an excellent book as it takes

As many legal organizations are increasingly focused on appropriate resource allocation and relentless prioritization of work, it’s important for senior leaders in legal departments to thoughtfully delegate work.

Presidents Day was earlier this week and I think we would all agree that being a President of the United States is a highly challenging job!


I was saddened to learn about the passing of legendary baseball broadcaster and player Tim McCarver yesterday.

When I was a kid, I wrote a letter to McCarver asking for his autograph on my 1973 and 1976 baseball cards in the pictures above and below. McCarver generously obliged – which is an example of how

The funny lawyer-centric cartoon in the picture above was recently posted to the “The New Yorker Cartoons” Instagram account.

This cartoon reminds me of lawyers who overengineer and overcomplicate #contracts for their clients.

Since establishing thoughtful contracts are fundamental to the success of most businesses, creating and negotiating meaningful contracts are a critical skill for

There’s no doubt that artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the hot topics that we have been talking about so far during the first month of 2023. In fact, perhaps 2023 will be the year of AI – especially as technology continues to rapidly advance and we discover more real-world use applications for AI that

Relentless prioritization of work is increasingly an important skill for in-house counsel and business leaders.

Here’s my checklist of steps that corporate counsel can take to ruthlessly prioritize their work and be even more productive:

☑️ Alignment on Work > Maximum Impact: Gain clarity from your legal management team and senior business clients on specific

Many experts are predicting that we will see growing business uncertainty during 2023 in the US and that perhaps a recession may even be on the horizon.

If that is the case, a challenging economic climate provides opportunities for in-house counsel to really “show-up” for their clients and to deliver higher-impact legal services. For instance

During this time of increased business uncertainty, it’s important for legal departments to adopt a Moneyball approach in running their legal teams. In case you did not know, Moneyball is a terrific book written several years ago by Michael Lewis and it became a popular movie starring Brad Pitt.

Moneyball is essentially a philosophy