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Lucy Bassli

Principal at InnoLaw Group, PLLC

Seattle, United States

Lucy Bassli is an attorney, author of The Simple Guide to Legal Innovation and CLM Simplified, and a former Assistant General Counsel of Legal Operations and Contracting at Microsoft.

While at Microsoft, she redefined how legal work is done and created one of the first managed service engagements with a law firm. She was tapped to teach the Legal Operations course for Suffolk University Law School’s Legal Innovation & Technology Certificate Program. Lucy has a partnership with Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, to deliver operations consulting to corporate legal departments.

Lucy is a highly sought-after legal industry expert who works with corporate legal departments and law firms on legal service delivery, automation, smart risk-taking and alternative resourcing models. She educates and consults with lawyers to take best practices in the legal industry to a new level. Lucy is also a strategy advisor for LawGeex, an AI legal start-up that automates contract review services.

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Lucy Bassli Points
Academic 0
Author 126
Influencer 73
Speaker 0
Entrepreneur 0
Total 199

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Company Information

Company Type: Service Provider

Areas of Expertise

Innovation 32.87
Legal and IP 48.72
Management 30.20
Change Management 32.30
Digital Transformation 30.77
Startups 35.64

Industry Experience

High Tech & Electronics
Professional Services


6 Article/Blogs
Lucy Bassli on The Contract Metrics Every Legal Department Should Be Tracking
Lucy Bassli
February 10, 2021
Hear Lucy’s best tips for helping legal professionals overcome their fear of legal technology, and follow as she shares practical advice on the top three metrics every legal department needs to know like the back of their hand!

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Tags: Innovation, Management, Legal and IP

Lucy Bassli on The Modern Legal Ecosystem and Unicorn Lawyers
Lucy Bassli
February 02, 2021
Listen as Lucy discusses the players in the modern legal ecosystem and why to be truly successful and efficient, all of them should work together. She also explains what it means to be a unicorn lawyer–a lawyer that knows law, but also loves, understands and values process and technology.

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Tags: Innovation, Management, Legal and IP

The Forte Edge Podcast: Innovative Thinking
Lucy Bassli
January 26, 2021
Listen in as Lucy joins Forte Markets on the first episode of The Forte Edge – A Legal Technology Podcast. Lucy talks about her long career as a lawyer, her insights into innovative thinking in the legal field, and how we can use creative strategies to explore new and exciting markets & workflow.

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Tags: Innovation, Management, Legal and IP

September 17, 2020
Can you feel it? There’s a change coming. If you pay attention, you will notice the shift of the status quo; a subtle movement in our legal ecosystem. We are evolving as innovation becomes just as important as experience. Seasoned attorneys take note: the legal industry is transforming and any lawyer who doesn’t adapt will certainly be left behind. Maybe you are already feeling your confidence being chipped away as millennials flood into our profession, bringing with them new ideas, a desire for work-life balance, and a natural ease in using and embracing technology.

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Tags: Innovation

The Data-Based Law Firm Relationship
May 20, 2020
Law firm relationship management is driven by personal connections and personal relationships. Very little has changed, but the future methods of relationship management will veer away from the personal and move towards more objective and empirical foundations. Data will become a staple in those relationships and will drive which relationships continue and which ones may end.

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Tags: Innovation, Management, Legal and IP

OUR Time is Now
April 23, 2020
I recently watched the docuseries about Hillary Rodham Clinton on Hulu and in the past half year watched National Geographic series Genius: Einstein, which prominently explored the role that his first wife, Mileva Einstein-Maric, played in his scientific discoveries.

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Tags: Innovation, Legal and IP

2 Books
CLM Simplified: Efficient Contracting for Law Departments
September 23, 2021
Educating corporate law departments and commercial transactions lawyers in-house about the practical steps they can take to reduce the cycle time for contract review and remove unwanted work from their plates, in preparation for CLM automation.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Startups, Change Management

The Simple Guide to Legal Innovation
American Bar Association
April 01, 2020
Casual read on the many shapes legal innovation can take, so every lawyer can embrace it and make it their own.

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Tags: Innovation, Legal and IP

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