CRAWL, WALK, RUN: Building Corporate Pro Bono Programs

Mar 24, 2016 By: Bernadette Bulacan, Esq.

Corporate legal departments gathered at the 2016 Pro Bono Institute Conference this week to discuss best practices in managing a pro bono program.

“Trust Falls” and Hiring Processes in Legal Departments

Jul 21, 2015 By: Bernadette Bulacan, Esq.

More law firms and legal departments are hiring differently, focusing on new factors different from those more traditional ones.

Proactive Planning in this Regulatory Environment: Hope is not an Option

Jun 22, 2015 By: Bernadette Bulacan, Esq.

In times of increased regulatory risk, as we are in now, it’s hard to imagine that a legal department not proactively addressing trending regulatory issues.

The Fog of Information Overload

Jun 15, 2015 By: Bernadette Bulacan, Esq.

The abundance of information doesn’t build confidence; rather, it instills fear that something has been missed or something better lies beyond.

What Law School Didn’t Teach You: Observations from ACC’s Corporate Counsel University

May 20, 2015 By: Bernadette Bulacan, Esq.

After recently attending 2015 ACC Corporate Counsel University, I was reminded of the host of non-legal practice skills that are absent in law school curriculum, but essential to be effective in the corporate counsel practice.

The “New Order” of GCs and the Law: Comments on the Results of the 2015 General Counsel Excellence Report

May 8, 2015 By: Bernadette Bulacan, Esq.

The recent 2015 General Counsel Excellence Report highlighted how the dynamics of authority between large law firms and in-house counsel have reversed.

Top 10 from the 2011 ACC Annual Meeting

Nov 8, 2011 By: Bernadette Bulacan, Esq.

As if guided by the unofficial U.S. Postal Service mantra, neither rain or shine, nor snow and sleet could stop the 2000-plus

Innovative Techniques to Manage Outside Counsel Move Mainstream

Sep 1, 2011 By: Bernadette Bulacan, Esq.

Aptly named the “New Normal,” this new era in the legal industry has allowed certain cost-controlling techniques that were once considered ground-breaking

Managing Outside Counsel – A Decade in Review

Jun 30, 2011 By: Bernadette Bulacan, Esq.

Ten years ago, Serengeti Law partnered with the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) to provide previously unavailable data about the evolving relationships between

Outside Counsel Engagement and Retention Policies

Jun 23, 2011 By: Bernadette Bulacan, Esq.

Gone are the days when in-house counsel assign major projects to outside counsel, deferring to their law firms to decide what work