The 2021 tech GC report

Juro's annual report, in partnership with Wilson Sonsini, reveals the biggest challenges for legal teams at the world's fastest-growing companies. Explore the latest insights from legal leaders, covering everything from career development to the tech stack they use every day.

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What’s inside?

This report, in partnership with Wilson Sonsini, explores how the role of the in-house lawyer has changed over the past year. Has the 'great resignation' of 2021 spread to in-house legal? How are legal leaders mitigating routine tasks to focus on high-value work? And how has the rise of the remote GC impacted legal teams? Tech GCs share their thoughts in our 2021 report.

Introduction

The 2021 report: foreword

Wilson Sonsini's Daniel Glazer introduces the report with an overview of why high-growth technology companies require strong leadership from their in-house lawyers more than ever before.

Daniel Glazer is the Managing Partner at Wilson Sonsini London.

Section 1

Shaping your legal career

How has the past year affected the career trajectory of in-house lawyer? Are GCs looking to stay in-house, move back to private practice, or move away from legal entirely?

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Section 2

Technology and automation

Has in-house legal’s relationship to technology changed over the past year? We asked legal teams what they really want from a technology solution.

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Section 3

Legal's biggest challenges

Last year, low-value work and limited resources were cited as the biggest challenges for in-house lawyers. Has remote working presented new hurdles for scaling teams?

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Section 4

Analysis: why are lawyers buried in low-value work?

As business teams scale, legal teams are often left behind in budget and headcount. How can legal bypass repetitive tasks, and ensure that they are focusing on high-value work?

David Wang is the Chief Innovation Officer at Wilson Sonsini.

Conclusion

Conclusion

The past year has been a period of enormous change for the world. What has changed for the tech GC? And what does the rest of the year have in store for in-house legal teams?

Richard Mabey is the CEO and co-founder of Juro.

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