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About Ketan Jhaveri

Co-CEO, Co-Founder of Bodhala formerly: Antitrust lawyer at Simpson Thacher Trial lawyer at Department of Justice, Antitrust Division Co-Founder Relatia Networks JD Harvard; BA Harvard

Bodhala CEO Raj Goyle Sits Down With Above The Law

2017-06-13T02:22:06+00:00

Joe Borstein recently interviewed Raj Goyle at Above the Law about Bodhala and the evolving legal space.  Here is an excerpt: A complete lack of data hurts the legal profession and the market. Bodhala has used data in innovative ways –saving a client $1.2M per year by allocating its spend more efficiently, helping a major [...]

Bodhala CEO Raj Goyle Sits Down With Above The Law2017-06-13T02:22:06+00:00

The Emperor Has No Clothes – There Has Never Been A Better Time For Innovative Law Firms To Poach Work From the Elite Firms

2017-03-16T21:41:18+00:00

There has never been a better time for challenger law firms to take business from the most elite law firms. In talking to law firm leaders in the AmLaw 200, we find they often think that there is a slice of the market that does not feel competitive pressure.  This slice does not exist anymore. [...]

The Emperor Has No Clothes – There Has Never Been A Better Time For Innovative Law Firms To Poach Work From the Elite Firms2017-03-16T21:41:18+00:00

“It’s The Firms’ Fault”: GCs, You Can No Longer Rely on This Excuse For The Lack of Diversity In Your Outside Counsel

2017-03-01T22:34:08+00:00

Law firms remain painfully not diverse at the most senior levels, as we have discussed in a prior post. Despite decades of bar association statements, this pitiful state of affairs remains.  No one - whether in-house or outside counsel - has taken ownership to drive change, and consequently law has remained the the least diverse [...]

“It’s The Firms’ Fault”: GCs, You Can No Longer Rely on This Excuse For The Lack of Diversity In Your Outside Counsel2017-03-01T22:34:08+00:00

Wanna Be A GC Some Day? Read This. The Qualifications Are Changing.

2017-02-21T22:39:43+00:00

Historically, JD-MBA grads have gone into Corporate America, finance, or consulting, using their legal background as a support in their business careers. But we predict that the next generation of GCs at major corporations will be JD-MBAs. We are starting to see this happen. For example, the new GC of State Farm, Steve McManus, has [...]

Wanna Be A GC Some Day? Read This. The Qualifications Are Changing.2017-02-21T22:39:43+00:00

Dear GCs: The Business Thinks You Are Throwing Away The Company’s Money

2017-02-21T22:40:22+00:00

Admit it.  GCs have few friends when the company budget is being discussed.   Everyone thinks the GC is giving money away to his or her former law firm. When the legal department is seen as a cost center, even GCs who are lawyer’s lawyers spend too much of their time playing defense on costs. This [...]

Dear GCs: The Business Thinks You Are Throwing Away The Company’s Money2017-02-21T22:40:22+00:00

99% of Legal Departments Are Investing In Data Analytics. Are You?

2017-02-24T20:14:05+00:00

As we have written, data is essential to managing a legal department, raising the stakes for legal departments that have fallen behind.   In 2017, the stakes have never been higher. According to a recent survey, 99% of legal practitioners noted that data analytics will be “indispensable” for legal departments over the next ten years.  [...]

99% of Legal Departments Are Investing In Data Analytics. Are You?2017-02-24T20:14:05+00:00

Show. Me. The. DATA! – If You’re a GC and Don’t Have Real Data, Time to Get a New Job

2017-02-07T22:36:13+00:00

In speaking to legal departments, a common theme is fear of falling behind as innovators in legal department management -- from General Electric to Google to the legal operations innovators at CLOC -- come up with creative approaches to demonstrate data-driven approaches to legal spend.  Specifically, the features of the new legal landscape pressuring legal [...]

Show. Me. The. DATA! – If You’re a GC and Don’t Have Real Data, Time to Get a New Job2017-02-07T22:36:13+00:00

The Data-Driven Chief Justice: Rehnquist As The First Legal Operations Thinker

2017-01-28T13:19:32+00:00

“It is apparently common in some major New York firms to expect associates to bill in excess of two thousand hours per year, and the ratio of associates to partners in some law firms is increasing sharply” “Institutional loyalty appears to be in decline.  Partners in law firms have become increasingly “mobile,” feeling much freer [...]

The Data-Driven Chief Justice: Rehnquist As The First Legal Operations Thinker2017-01-28T13:19:32+00:00

The New Normal: Elite Clients Require Their Elite Law Firms To Compete

2017-01-28T13:23:23+00:00

“It was a growth story in the 1990s, but since 2008, it’s a more competitive world where there is less growth,” Jeffrey Hammes, Kirkland & Ellis “Law firms today must make a persuasive case for their retention. [The] new reality is marked by hypercompetition and bears little resemblance to the world even five to 10 [...]

The New Normal: Elite Clients Require Their Elite Law Firms To Compete2017-01-28T13:23:23+00:00