At the Bloomberg Law In-House Forum in New York, panelists discuss the evolving role of legal operations in improving processes and managing data.

Logan Maley, associate general counsel of Procore Technologies, explained that establishing a legal operations team was essential for her company, due to its rapid growth from a small startup to a global organization.

“It ensured that we had all the right systems in place to be able to move really fast with the company,” Maley said. Legal operations, she added, has been particularly valuable in making common processes more efficient, such as giving attorneys the ability to easily update frequently used forms, such as NDAs and contractor agreements.

“It’s simple stuff that actually makes you better business partners,” Maley explained. “It’s seeing around corners and thinking about how you’re going to need to produce information in the future, and having it already stored and collected in a way that makes it really easy.”

According to Bloomberg Law’s recent Legal Operations and Technology Survey, 45% of survey respondents cited records management as one of the key responsibilities of legal ops at their companies. This puts the departments on the front lines of organizing and protecting data.

Rick Schoeneck of Accenture (left), Logan Maley of Procore Technologies (center), and Jeffrey Kessler from Winston & Strawn, share their perspectives in a panel about trends in legal operations.