For years, general counsel counsel have been doing more with less — handling a flood of mounting data as well as increased compliance and HR functions that used to be separate from the GC function. Now some are looking to technology to help manage the workload and make them seem less of a cost centre.
“As you’re wearing more hats, you have to be more efficient in what you’re doing,” said Fernando Garcia, general counsel of Nissan Canada, speaking as part of a panel last week at McCarthy Tétrault LLP. “That’s where we’re seeing technology starting to creep in. Maybe we can find ways to get things done faster and more efficiently with technology.”
The panel, called Tech Savvy In-House Counsel presented by Evolve Law, McCarthy’s and Thomson Reuters, looked at how both in-house counsel and law firms can be looking to deploy and even create technology tools to make their lives easier and help each other find greater value.