Legal Matters Community Newsletter Ed. № 28 December 2020

December 21, 2020 2 min read
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Meet the GC: Ryan Loh, VP of Legal at Bolt

As the first legal hire at five companies in Silicon Valley, Bolt VP of Legal Ryan Loh knows what it takes to build a legal team from scratch. Learn his playbook and what he’s prioritizing in 2021.

P.S. He’s hiring a senior counsel as lawyer #2. Read more.

From the GC: The Importance of Community

As the nation braces lockdowns to slow the spread of COVID during the holidays, it’s more important than ever to connect with others to help you get through. Kentucky State University GC Lisa Lang shares how to build your community of support. Read more.

Member News

Fresh faces

Join us in welcoming new members Patrick Hicks (Head of Legal, Trust & Will), Courtney Hoyt (Sr. Counsel, Intuit), Brittany Leonard (Counsel, Civix), Ashley Lydon (Legal Ops, Univar Solutions), Krystal Kovac (Head of Legal, Oncor), Olivier Manigat (AGC, Hermann Miller), Mallory Michaelson (Legal Ops, University of North Texas), Mary O’Carroll (Director of Legal Ops, Google), Elizabeth Oney (Legal Ops, TransUnion), Jessica Patel (Contracts, eHealth), Grace Ray (Sr. Counsel, Bardavon Health), Mateo Sanchez (Legal Ops, Clorox), and Mialeeka Williams (GC, Kit Check).

CLOC Roundup

What were your favorite takeaways from our session at CLOC Global Institute? Here are some crowd favorites:

  • “Build a coalition. Lawyers get overwhelmed with data. So I made good friends in Finance.” – Akshay Verma, Facebook
  • “Use a pareto chart and leverage the 80-20 rule to determine opportunities to optimize processes and spend.” – Brad Rogers, TIAA
  • “Data can also show you what process you need to stop.” – Anushree Bagrodia, Mastercard

CLOC Panel Quote Akshay Verma

Community socials

AccuWeather GC Jennifer Chung hosted a virtual wine tasting for newly minted GCs at companies like Just, Snap, Modern Health, Planful, Golub Capital and more. We also hosted a series of virtual Chef’s Nights in November to connect in-house counsel and legal ops leaders across the country.

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