Work Smarter, Not Harder: Leveraging Technology to Address Common Legal Department Tasks

John Price, Global Litigation & Compliance Counsel, CEVA Logistics, USA
Rebecca Schutt, Compliance & Records Manager (Global), CEVA Logistics, USA

When implemented correctly, technology and technological developments can be leveraged to increase legal department efficiency and productivity, and can reduce legal department spend. Our article will describe how CEVA Logistics has worked to leverage technology in a variety of common legal department tasks. We will describe how a global legal department can utilize technology to increase and facilitate meaningful communication and information sharing. We will address how technology can decrease the amount of paperwork and paper processing, and increase the efficiency and effectiveness of document storage. We will illustrate how technology can improve those legal department functions and tasks which require consistency, and which must be able to be tracked and easily referenced. Finally, we will discuss how certain analytical tasks can be streamlined and standardized to increase accuracy, availability and usefulness.

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USA Management Consultant August 2014 Vol. 7, No. 28, Summer 2014

John Price

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John Price is Global Litigation & Compliance Counsel with CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading logistics companies. John has worked with CEVA since 2005, and has held a number of roles with the organization. In his current role, John handles compliance and litigation matters with his colleagues across the globe. John’s undergraduate degree is in Information Systems and, before attending law school, John worked as a technical engineer with Lucent Technologies and Avaya Communications.

Rebecca Schutt

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Rebecca Schutt is Compliance & Records Manager (Global) with CEVA Logistics. Rebecca has worked with CEVA since 2011, and, in her current role, manages CEVA’s Records Management Program and various Legal Department processes, and also supports CEVA’s Third Party Due Diligence Program and a number of other key compliance programs.

CEVA Logistics

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CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading non-asset based supply-chain management companies, designs and implements industry leading solutions for large and medium-size national and multinational companies. Approximately 44,000 employees in more than 170 countries are dedicated to delivering effective and robust supply chain solutions across a variety of sectors where CEVA applies its operational expertise to provide best-in-class services across its integrated network. For more information, please visit www.cevalogistics.com.

USA Management Consultant August 2014 Vol. 7, No. 28, Summer 2014