🎉Lawtrades October Round-Up

📅 October was a month of growth

Lawtraders logged 6,054 hours in October and 166 new talented users joined us. That means our network now includes over 1,200 top legal professionals from around the world, with new talent signing up from Germany, Belgium and the UK. If you are looking for legal support in these countries, or elsewhere, post a position!

We also reached an amazing milestone- our Lawtraders have earned over $10 million on our platform! Thank you to everyone for your support and hard work in reaching this achievement 🙌

We held an interactive event: It was all around how GC’s can position themselves as valuable members of the C-Suite. Over 80% of GCs believe it’s important to have a seat at the C-Suite table. But, less than half of CEOs see them as a strategic business partner.

Lisa Lang (GC, Kentucky State University) moderated an honest and interesting conversation with panelists Adam VanWagner (GC, MoneyLion), Brooke Smarsh (GC, Flow), and Lydia Cheuk (GC, Away) in which they shared their experiences of integrating in to the C-Suite and the issues they faced along the way. You can check the replay and notes here.

👋 Join our community

Do you want to join our community of in-house leaders and get access to exclusive events and networking opportunities? We created this space because we believe shared knowledge in the legal community has the power to change lives. With a growing membership base of over 100 in-house leaders from companies such as Coinbase, Patreon, and Yelp, it’s the perfect place to share your experiences, learn from others, read relevant legal news and celebrate your wins.  

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🔊 RSVP to our next event

Oh yes, we have a great panel discussion for you this month! ​Ever wondered how you could improve your negotiation strategies? Or what to do in a tense situation when the other side is unwilling to budge? Join Kathy Zhu (Senior Director, AGC at DoorDash) as she moderates this discussion with Hylan Fenster (Director, AGC at Adobe), Hayley Gonzales (Managing Counsel, Affirm) and Ariana Goodell (Legal Director of Commercial, Branch)…you won’t want to miss it!

RSVP here

👏 What’s new with Talent

In a world where companies are hiring people based on pattern-matching or outdated hiring practices, how do you identify, vet, and create a pool of talent that’s not only great at what they do, but are also diverse? According to McKinsey, ethnically diverse organizations are more likely to exceed industry financial return metrics. We’re really proud to share some statistics around how diverse our talent network is here at Lawtrades.

💭 What’s on the horizon

We are working hard behind the scenes to constantly improve our product to make your lives easier. Our top priority at the moment? Launching our iOS app so that you can manage your work with Lawtrades on the go. Watch this space!

🆕 Team updates

We are super stoked to announce a new member of our team! Lauren O’Neill joined our sales team at the start of October and she brings with her a wealth of experience from working in client development for both Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. Want to say hi? Shoot her a note!