Changing the legal department paradigm

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February 2017

Under a barrage of pressures — economic, legal, jurisdictional and operational — companies are now requiring their in-house lawyers to step up to the role of strategic partners and corporate stewards. Risk mitigation is still critical, of course. But so is ROI. 

The transformation requires a significant overhaul. Your legal function should operate as a single organism, aligned with the larger strategy of the enterprise.

From specialized advisor to corporate steward

The days of Legal operating in a privileged corporate category — essentially as a cost center highly focused on one crucial task, risk mitigation — are over.

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Mind your ROI

What does it mean for Legal to shift from a cost center to a value-adding enterprise partner? It means governing a global network of practice areas, offices and technologies — on strategy and on budget.

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A new, holistic view of legal

Your legal function today should operate as a single organism, aligned with the larger strategy of the enterprise. That requires overhauling and consolidating your data governance and other legal practices.

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Dyan Decker

Dyan Decker

US Forensics Leader, PwC US

Rudolph Mayer, Jr.

Director, Forensic Technology, PwC US

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