Change management doesn’t need to be the beast you might think it is. Here are seven change management best practices that will see your change management journey flourish. Arguably the legal profession (like many others) has been through more change in the past 18 months, than in the previous decade. From technology to personnel, and […] The post Seven change management best practices you need to adopt today appeared first on Exigent.…
As we enter recovery, there is a national shortage of workers and the US Chambers of Commerce is calling for a doubling of quotas for employees from abroad, but are you ready for the work that entails? Less than a month after the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) filed a Temporary Final Rule increasing […] The post All you need to know about the recent H-2B visa changes appeared first on Exigent.…
Legal Fee Structures. If you’re a client and have to hire a law firm, you’re probably in the midst of a difficult time. It could be that your business is going through a stressful merger or acquisition, that you’ve been sued or have cause to sue another party, that you’ve run afoul of government regulations […] The post What Does Growing Client Fee Sensitivity Mean for Law Firms? appeared first on Exigent.…
While procurement and legal teams align to similar business goals—improving productivity, digital transformation, enabling commercial outcomes–their functional differences often create conflict when it comes to contracts and the buying of legal services. Legal potentially over rotates on contract risk, while procurement many not have the expertise needed when contemplating changes to terms and conditions. The success factors […] The post Contract Management Brings Legal and Procurement Together appeared first on Exigent.…
Fiona McCambridge, Associate Director, Business Development The best part of my role here at Exigent is helping connect corporate legal professionals with best practices and engaging with them on the implications of emerging trends. To that end, I spend a lot of time listening to our clients, and networking and participating in a host of […] The post Corporate Legal Department Priorities, Challenges, and Solutions appeared first on Exigent.…
The first quarter of 2021 saw the largest value of M&A activity for an opening quarter since records began in 1980, according to financial data company Refinitiv. Deal value peaked at $1.3 trillion in Q1, a 94% increase from Q1 2020. It’s also the second-largest quarter on record, beaten only by Q2 of 2007 when […] The post Reimagining M&A Due Diligence for Speed, Cost Containment and Insights appeared first on Exigent.…
ESG and Contract Management. Set against the backdrop of an increasingly dire climate landscape and growing mistrust in businesses and institutions, market participants are evaluating organizations based on additional factors beyond their growth potential and economic performance. Increasingly, environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors are the defining reasons why an investor chooses to buy shares, […] The post The Intersection of ESG and Contract Management appeared first on Exigent.…
Law firm staffing trends. So much of the legal industry’s work focuses on managing and mitigating change. Legal professionals protect their clients from unexpected market events, regulatory shifts, global and local crises and more. But it’s important for the industry to periodically take a step back and turn that lens on itself: How can we […] The post How New Law Firm Staffing Trends Are Affecting the Industry appeared first on Exigent.…
Reverse Urbanization. There’s been plenty of talk about how cities are emptying out, that new remote working paradigms and changed attitudes and priorities among the younger generations are driving people out of densely populated downtowns and towards smaller cities and towns. Is there anything to this idea? Or, is it just a fashionable position to […] The post Reverse Urbanization: How New Localization Trends Impact Retailers appeared first on Exigent.…
In a dramatic reversal of the past four years, President Joe Biden has made—and passed—sweeping changes to US immigration policies. Joe Biden promised to ‘restore the faith in the United States legal immigration system and strengthen the integration and inclusion efforts for new Americans.’ With the ink barely dry on his inauguration papers, Biden made […] The post A Lawyer’s Guide to Immigration Changes Under the Biden Administration appeared first on Exigent.…
Retailers and Contract Management. Retail has got to change to survive, but how can contract data help? We explore how contract management could transform organizations today to survive and be ready for tomorrow. Get to know your business better, optimize, streamline and use data to do everything. All wise words that retailers (and others) have […] The post How Retail Can Use Contract Management to Transform into Tomorrow appeared first on Exigent.…
As was the case for many industries, the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated many trends within the retail space. Now, retailers have to contend with a whole new paradigm in their industry. How can one adapt to the new emphasis on online shopping? What should the new in-store experience look like? Let’s dive into the post-pandemic changes […] The post Retail’s Great Transformation: How the UK Market Is Changing appeared first on Exigent.…
Contract Management for real estate. The real estate sector is feeling the pressure as the market reinvents itself. Those firms that get their contract management in order will be agile and informed enough to make successful decisions. While there are no areas of the economic, social, or political spheres that have remained unaffected by the […] The post Why Contract Management Could Be the Steady Hand Real Estate Needs appeared first on Exigent.…
Social distancing requirements, government-mandated closures, remote work — these developments changed how we interacted with commercial real estate. Adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic took a lot of energy and focus. So much so that there hasn’t been that much time to take stock of how businesses’ relationships with the spaces they lease have changed. In […] The post How Covid-19 Transformed Commercial Real Estate appeared first on Exigent.…
    Amy Dennerlein, RN, BSN, our Director of Medical Legal Solutions provides her unique perspective on how our Mind Factory solution works together with our Nurse Consultants to deliver results. I am a nurse. I am not a numbers person, I am certainly not a technologist, and analytics was new to me until I […] The post When Medicine Met Law, Law Met Technology, and Then Analytics Showed Up appeared first on Exigent.…
In-house counsel have always had an edge compared to their peers in law firms. Outside of the rigid law firm culture and compelled by their organization’s need to stay competitive, legal departments are better positioned to embrace change. That’s why any in-house counsel needs to keep their finger on the pulse of how artificial intelligence (AI) […] The post AI in the Legal Industry: 3 Impacts and 3 Obstacles appeared first on Exigent.…