The logo of GlaxoSmithKline Plc sits on a sign outside the pharmaceutical company's headquarters in London, U.K., on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Photographer: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg Justin Ergler is not a lawyer by training, but, as he would tell you, “It’s NOT rocket science.” “It” refers to running an efficient legal department in 2017, something Ergler has made his mission at pharmaceutical giant GSK where he is Director of Alternative Fee Intelligence and Analytics.
One of the most rewarding things about writing about legal disruption here on ATL has been meeting with lawyers and legal tech enthusiasts who read my posts. First of all, it’s always nice to know that people besides my mother read what I write, but connecting with readers helps me to understand the pain points they’re still dealing with as lawyers and how they’re innovating.
From time to time, I will include a parentheses enclosed disclosure about a relationship I might have with companies that I write about here on Above the Law or elsewhere, including whether they are currently running sponsored ReplyAll campaigns or simply flying me out to speak at a conference. With eDiscovery software platform Relativity, I feel the need to do a little more than make the normal disclosures.
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Selecting a term
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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