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The Legal Innovators Interview Series is hosted by Craig Mills, a shareholder and co-chair of the Litigation section at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney. On the show Craig talks to leading in-house counsel from across the country to get their insights on the evolving role of general counsel.

Latest Episodes

Kelly Lefferts, Bloomin' Brands, Inc.

In this episode of the Legal Innovators Interview Series, Craig Mills talks with Kelly Lefferts, Group Vice President, US General Counsel and Secretary at Bloomin' Brands, Inc. Bloomin' Brands is one of the largest casual dining companies in the world with more than 1,400 restaurants in 49 states and 21 countries and territories. Their brands include restaurants many of you have surely visited, such as Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Bonefish Grill, and Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse. Craig and Kelly discuss the move from working at a firm to in-house counsel, her favorite Bloomin’ restaurant, and what the challenges are of managing legal for a nationwide brand.

22 MINJAN 29
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Kelly Lefferts, Bloomin' Brands, Inc.

Rob Edmund, K-Force

In this episode of the Legal Innovators Interview Series, Craig Mills talks with Rob Edmund, Chief Legal & Talent Officer at K-Force, one of the nation’s leading professional staffing firms. K-Force specializes in providing strategic partnership in technology and finance & accounting services and they serve about 70 percent of the Fortune 100. Craig and Rob discuss the increasing role of in-house counsel, bringing experience from one company to another, and some of the challenges on the legal side of a company that specializes in talent.

28 MINJAN 29
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Rob Edmund, K-Force

David Kerstein, Bentham IMF

In this episode of the Legal Innovators Interview Series, Craig Mills talks with David Kerstein, Investment Manager and Legal Counsel at Bentham IMF, a litigation finance company that provides funding to plaintiffs and law firms for large legal disputes. Bentham is the U.S. arm of IMF Bentham Limited, one of the oldest and most experienced commercial litigation funders in the world. Craig and David discuss how exactly litigation finance companies work, whether they’re something companies should be afraid of or embrace, and some of the challenges that Bentham IMF faces.

26 MIN2018 JUL 12
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David Kerstein, Bentham IMF

Janet Lee, ANSYS

In this episode of the Legal Innovators Interview Series, Craig Mills talks with Janet Lee, general counsel at ANSYS. Craig and Janet discuss the importance of having a deep understanding of your company’s industry; diversity issues in the legal industry; and how GCs are increasingly playing the role of business advisors for their companies.

31 MIN2018 APR 18
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Janet Lee, ANSYS

Joe Nauman, Acushnet Company

In this episode of The Legal Innovators Interview Series, Craig Mills speaks with Joe Nauman, EVP and Chief Legal and Administrative Officer at Acushnet Company (maker of golf equipment and apparel) about balancing the use of in-house teams and outside counsel; his company's unique partnership with other golf manufacturers to fight the production and sale of conterfeit clubs; and his unique experience of being involved in Acushnet's IPO proceedings in 2016.

34 MIN2018 APR 17
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Joe Nauman, Acushnet Company

Anne Robinson, Vanguard

In this episode of the Legal Innovators Interview Series, Craig Mills, speaks with Anne Robinson, the General Counsel and Managing Director of Legal and Compliance at Vanguard, one of the world’s largest investment management companies. Robinson was Vanguard's GC in July 2016. In this episode Craig and Anne discuss transitioning to a new organization as a GC; the increasing role GCs play in making not only legal decisions, but also important business decisions; Anne’s personal journey to becoming a GC, and the importance of diversity in the legal profession.

24 MIN2018 APR 17
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Anne Robinson, Vanguard

John Hall, Implus LLC

In this episode of The Legal Innovators Interview Series, Craig Mills interviews John Hall, vice president and general counsel of Implus LLC, an innovative manufacturer of more than a dozen footwear and recreational accessory products. During the conversation, we discuss some of the unique legal challenges of managing so many different brands, how Hall built the Implus legal department from the ground-up, and how he has handled the company’s aggressive merger and acquisition strategy.

35 MIN2018 APR 17
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John Hall, Implus LLC
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Latest Episodes

Kelly Lefferts, Bloomin' Brands, Inc.

In this episode of the Legal Innovators Interview Series, Craig Mills talks with Kelly Lefferts, Group Vice President, US General Counsel and Secretary at Bloomin' Brands, Inc. Bloomin' Brands is one of the largest casual dining companies in the world with more than 1,400 restaurants in 49 states and 21 countries and territories. Their brands include restaurants many of you have surely visited, such as Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Bonefish Grill, and Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse. Craig and Kelly discuss the move from working at a firm to in-house counsel, her favorite Bloomin’ restaurant, and what the challenges are of managing legal for a nationwide brand.

22 MINJAN 29
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Kelly Lefferts, Bloomin' Brands, Inc.

Rob Edmund, K-Force

In this episode of the Legal Innovators Interview Series, Craig Mills talks with Rob Edmund, Chief Legal & Talent Officer at K-Force, one of the nation’s leading professional staffing firms. K-Force specializes in providing strategic partnership in technology and finance & accounting services and they serve about 70 percent of the Fortune 100. Craig and Rob discuss the increasing role of in-house counsel, bringing experience from one company to another, and some of the challenges on the legal side of a company that specializes in talent.

28 MINJAN 29
Comments
Rob Edmund, K-Force

David Kerstein, Bentham IMF

In this episode of the Legal Innovators Interview Series, Craig Mills talks with David Kerstein, Investment Manager and Legal Counsel at Bentham IMF, a litigation finance company that provides funding to plaintiffs and law firms for large legal disputes. Bentham is the U.S. arm of IMF Bentham Limited, one of the oldest and most experienced commercial litigation funders in the world. Craig and David discuss how exactly litigation finance companies work, whether they’re something companies should be afraid of or embrace, and some of the challenges that Bentham IMF faces.

26 MIN2018 JUL 12
Comments
David Kerstein, Bentham IMF

Janet Lee, ANSYS

In this episode of the Legal Innovators Interview Series, Craig Mills talks with Janet Lee, general counsel at ANSYS. Craig and Janet discuss the importance of having a deep understanding of your company’s industry; diversity issues in the legal industry; and how GCs are increasingly playing the role of business advisors for their companies.

31 MIN2018 APR 18
Comments
Janet Lee, ANSYS

Joe Nauman, Acushnet Company

In this episode of The Legal Innovators Interview Series, Craig Mills speaks with Joe Nauman, EVP and Chief Legal and Administrative Officer at Acushnet Company (maker of golf equipment and apparel) about balancing the use of in-house teams and outside counsel; his company's unique partnership with other golf manufacturers to fight the production and sale of conterfeit clubs; and his unique experience of being involved in Acushnet's IPO proceedings in 2016.

34 MIN2018 APR 17
Comments
Joe Nauman, Acushnet Company

Anne Robinson, Vanguard

In this episode of the Legal Innovators Interview Series, Craig Mills, speaks with Anne Robinson, the General Counsel and Managing Director of Legal and Compliance at Vanguard, one of the world’s largest investment management companies. Robinson was Vanguard's GC in July 2016. In this episode Craig and Anne discuss transitioning to a new organization as a GC; the increasing role GCs play in making not only legal decisions, but also important business decisions; Anne’s personal journey to becoming a GC, and the importance of diversity in the legal profession.

24 MIN2018 APR 17
Comments
Anne Robinson, Vanguard

John Hall, Implus LLC

In this episode of The Legal Innovators Interview Series, Craig Mills interviews John Hall, vice president and general counsel of Implus LLC, an innovative manufacturer of more than a dozen footwear and recreational accessory products. During the conversation, we discuss some of the unique legal challenges of managing so many different brands, how Hall built the Implus legal department from the ground-up, and how he has handled the company’s aggressive merger and acquisition strategy.

35 MIN2018 APR 17
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John Hall, Implus LLC
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