Expert Series with Bendita Cynthia Malakia

Adjust for Unconscious Bias


The Elevate.Together.Podcast. Voices of Change in the Business of Law.

Each 20-minute weekly episode is an interview-style podcast with thought leaders from law departments, law firms, and law companies.

We’re launching our podcast with episodes from our Expert Series; putting a spotlight on industry leaders executing bold positions. These Experts offer unfiltered viewpoints, practical insights, and suggest changes to implement now.

Building on the success of our video program of the same name, the Elevate.Together.Podcast. will offer an Impact Series featuring Elevate customers. These are Voices of Change in support of business stakeholders or the clients they advise.

The Next Normal Series features Elevate’s Chairman and CEO Liam Brown talking to forward-thinking General Counsel, law firm Managing Partners, and law company leaders – about the challenges – and learnings – resulting from this new normal and what’s ahead within the Next Normal.

We round out our program with the Elevate Debate. Featuring industry leaders and Elevate Experts supporting and defending an approach, a viewpoint, or a practice.

To hear what’s happening and what’s next – tune into the Elevate.Together.Podcast. Voices of Change in the Business of Law.

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Adjust for Unconscious Bias

Published: December 1, 2020

In this Expert Series episode, Elevate’s President, John Croft, talks with the Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Hogan Lovells, Bendita Cynthia Malakia.

A T-Shaped General Counsel

Published: November 24, 2020

In this Next Normal podcast episode, Elevate’s Chairman and CEO, Liam Brown, talks with Elevate’s General Counsel and Secretary, Steve Harmon. A Co-founder of CLOC, Steve joined Elevate from Cisco in November of 2018.

A Business Style GC

Published: November 17, 2020

In this Next Normal podcast episode, Elevate’s Chairman and CEO, Liam Brown, talks with   Monica Risam, Group General Counsel and Company Secretary of Lombard International, a global leader in wealth structuring solutions.

Measure Results

Published: November 10, 2020

Law company Level Legal is focused on giving legal and corporate customers the best possible solutions, simply, efficiently, and for the best value. As the Level Legal leader and CEO, Joey Seeber is focused on results and leading with optimism.

Perspective Matters

Published: November 3, 2020

Richard Given thrives on re-thinking the way to provide legal services. As General Counsel and Company Secretary of 10X Future Technologies, a FinTech established to transform banking; he is responsible for corporate governance, partnership compliance, and best practices at 10x.

Innovation as a Service

Published: October 27, 2020

Caryn Sandler, Partner and Chief Knowledge & Innovation Officer at Gilbert + Tobin, joined our Impact Podcast Series to share her experience implementing a significant and disruptive document review unit.   Her goal? Deliver the best document review solutions to clients.

A Digitally Optimized Legal Department

Published: October 20, 2020

Matt Fawcett, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Chief Compliance Officer handles legal affairs worldwide at NetApp. Under his leadership, NetApp’s digitally optimized legal department has earned several innovation awards. Elevate’s Chairman and CEO, Liam Brown, and Matt cover the concept of digital work, the burnout some are experiencing as digital workers, and transitioning from lawyer to lawyer leader to business leader.

Lawyer Leaders in the C-Suite

Published: October 13, 2020

Karen Klein, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary at Relativity, and Liam Brown discuss legal professionals as leaders, identifying several reasons we’re seeing legal leaders advancing within a business. In this episode, Karen elaborates on leadership traits of lawyer leaders – several of which were clearly (and naturally) on display in this conversation.

The Lawyer Business Leader

Published: October 6, 2020

Dole Food Company, Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary –  Jared Gale joins Next-Normal Leadership Series host – Liam Brown, Elevate’s CEO, to reflect on the general counsel role and the opportunity to be a business adviser with legal expertise.

Bringing Calm to a Crisis

Published: September 29, 2020

This episode features Liam Brown, Elevate’s CEO and Chairman, and Nicolette Henfrey, EVP, General Counsel and Company Secretary of the Intercontinental Hotels Group. Nicolette reflects on how IHG, a global hospitality company, managed rolling closures and the regulatory requirements for reopening.  She talks about the New Normal and how IHG ensures their teams have the energy for the Next Normal.

THRIVE for Structure and Culture

Published: September 21, 2020

In this episode, host Nicole Giantonio welcomes Nick Humphrey, Managing Partner at Hamilton Locke, to talk about how Nick and his colleagues created a law firm with a structure and culture they call ‘THRIVE’. Nick and his team spent a couple of years on research and planning to develop “THRIVE” to build a firm that is both agile and lean; focuses on client and people experience. 

Taking Law Firm Billing to the Next-Level

Published: September 15, 2020

This episode features Pratik Patel, the Head of Innovation at Elevate, and Joe Woods, COO at Lane Powell, a nearly 200 lawyer firm in the Pacific Northwest. Pratik and Joe talk about Technology, the transition to a work from home environment, and the results of effective technology implementation.

In this episode, Brian Kuhn, Vice President & General Manager of Elevate’s Digital Strategy & Solutions Business, joins host Nicole Giantonio to discuss digital design thinking, digital transformation – which represents one-third of all IT spend globally, – and that today’s organizations are using digital to get closer to end-users by accessing know-me insights.

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