Olga V. Mack, Above the Law

Olga V. Mack

Above the Law

Silicon Valley, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Olga:

First 90 Days Game Plan To Building A Legal Operations Function

How do you build a sustainable, efficient, and effective legal operations function? → Read More

Innovation In Law, It Is Not

Innovation has to go beyond appearances, to the building blocks of any successful enterprise and department. → Read More

The Insider Guide To What In-House Lawyers Want

For starters, law firms need to truly understand their clients’ businesses. → Read More

3 Tricks To Help Lawyers Improve Their Adaptability Quotient

It's possible to innovate the practice of law using the following this sequence: People, process, and then technology. → Read More

Modernize Your Contract Negotiation Process

Doing things the old-fashioned way isn’t just slow, inefficient, and annoying. It’s harmful to your business. → Read More

Fractional Ownership: Legal Implications Of A Masterpiece & Prime Real Estate Within Your Reach

Legal issues of governance in this developing area of the law may become significant soon. → Read More

Contracts Reimagined: Ken Adams On Making Contracts Clear And Making The Contracts Process Efficient

As an advisor to LegalSifter, an artificial-intelligence company that helps review draft contracts, he's eager to point out that at its core is old-fashioned expertise. → Read More

Branding: It’s More Than Just A Fluffy Word

Many lawyers dismiss branding as 'marketing speak,' but in the age of consumerism, mastering positive perceptions and substance should be the goal of every professional, including legal professionals. → Read More

Innovation In Law: An Oxymoron?

Change doesn’t always come easy, but it’s worth it in the end. → Read More

Actionable Cost Data: What It Is And Why You Want It

Actionable data can help law firms understand what matters cost and create accurate forecasts and well-scoped fixed fee arrangements. → Read More

What Experiences Can Lawyers Bring To A Board?

By their very nature, lawyers are cautious, analytical, risk-averse, strategic, and communicative. In other words, the perfect board members. → Read More

Starter Board Opportunities: Thinking Beyond Nonprofits

When you prepare for any of these board opportunities, think creatively. A board is all about bringing diverse experience and new perspectives. → Read More

Take A Walk On The Business Side: On The Mythology Of The ‘Recovering Lawyer’

Why do we use the language of addiction and recovery to talk about working in law? → Read More

Modern General Counsel: Technology Is A Must

The days of a GC staying blissfully ignorant of technology are gone. → Read More

GCs And Entrepreneurs: A Match Made In Heaven

How The Fourth Floor community -- a group that connects female founders to female legal executives and industry leaders -- was born. → Read More

‘Code Is Law’: Should Software Developers Protect Our Freedoms?

As law and code converge, what is the responsibility of software developers? → Read More

The Legal Chief Of Staff: A Critical Role For General Counsel’s Success

What is a legal chief of staff? And is this function here to stay? → Read More

The Crystal Ball Of Blockchain: What Does The Future Hold?

One way to predict the future of technology is by looking to patent filing trends. → Read More

Software developers need an independent ethics body

The difference between what you, as a software developer, can do legally and what you should do is often vast and confusing. → Read More

The Power Of Your Voice: Why You Should Incorporate Speaking Into Your Practice

Consider incorporating public speaking into your career to make your leadership and expertise more visible. → Read More