Resource Hub - Mitratech

Real-world Education for Enterprise Risk Management

The Mitratech Resource Hub is real-world education for companies who want to break down the barriers between legal, compliance, and operational risk. Looking for expert insight into managing risk and its associated costs? Check out our library of whitepapers, blog posts, webinars, and other useful resources.

Do You Know How Secure Your Shared Data Is?

A large corporation being the target of a sophisticated cyber-attack seems to be becoming a regular occurrence. The corporate legal community, I think, is well aware of the sensitivity and value of the data they handle on a day to day basis. Fortunately, many within this community are part of some pretty large organizations with […]

The White House and IP Litigation

It appears the White House has become serious about reigning in NPEs (non-practicing entities or “patent trolls”). President Barack Obama has announced seven legislative proposals and five executive actions designed to curb the damaging activities of these entities. Some of our internal estimates have IP litigation increasing 1000% over the last decade in the U.S., […]

SEC Investigations

I realize that the type of work our corporate counsel clients typically deal with is complicated and can have far reaching implications throughout the organization. When the SEC gets involved, I’m sure there is special interest paid from the highest level of the corporation, meaning that it’s all hands on deck for the GC and […]

Technology to Protect Against Outside Counsel Overbilling

There have been a number of articles published recently about the New York Times report of alleged attorney overbilling by DLA Piper to a corporate client. The article I found the most constructive was written by Steven Barentzen for the Law Technology News section of the website. Rather than just concentrating on this one […]

Doing More With Less

The economic outlook in early 2013 is much brighter in the US than in years past, but uncertainty remains. With ongoing European debt crisis and the fallout from the latest recession still fresh on the mind, companies are still wary of spending and hesitant to let their guard down. This means that the General Counsel’s […]

Fines and Settlements and Disgorgements…Oh My!

Let’s set the stage… If I were to pitch you on a $1 million investment that had a guaranteed return of $20 million, you would be a fool not to take it. Right? It doesn’t take a C-level executive of a Fortune 500 company to take you up on that offer. Unless that $1 million was to […]

Building a Better User Community

Last week I attended our Regional User Group in Houston which I personally felt was a huge success. The session was well attended, with over 25 clients representing 10 corporations, meeting for a day of presentation and collaborative discussion. Some of the folks have been with us for 10+ years, while others are brand new, […]

From Law Firm to Corporate Counsel

It is interesting to consider the changes that an attorney would face by transitioning from a law firm to a member of the corporate legal staff. Today, corporate legal departments act as key members to the decision making process. However, unlike a law firm, the legal function itself is not the business. In the corporate […]

Headed to SuperConference!

I’m headed off to the InsideCounsel SuperConference in Chicago this Tuesday and Wednesday.  I’m looking forward to talking to some industry leaders and getting back to my Midwestern roots for a couple of days. And, of course, I’m going to try to sneak in an Italian beef sandwich, some pizza and/or a Chicago style dog […]