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You Heard That, Right? The Top Three Elevate Podcasts of 2023

December 19, 2023

legal ops DEI

If a picture is worth a thousand words, how many words (or pictures?) is a podcast worth? It’s a confusing question, and rather than think about the answer, here are the three episodes of the Elevate.Together.Podcast. that drew the most listeners. Each of these twenty-something-minute episodes deliver insight and information on everything legal ops to DEI issues to lessons learned on the way from humble begins to GC of one of the music industry’s most famous brands.

Two Legal Ops Pioneers Talk Shop

This Impact Podcast features two pioneers in the field of legal operations, Mike Russell, the Head of Global Legal Operations for Expedia Group, and Steve Harmon, Elevate’s COO and General Counsel, discussing the big- and little-picture issues in optimising processes and implementing change. The episode centres on two change initiatives: the deconstruction and rebuilding of litigation processes for a large manufacturing organisation, and the process review and automation of buy-side contracts.

Surmounting Socio-Economic Hurdles

This Expert podcast episode features Elevate President John Croft talking with the CEO and founder of the 93% Club, Herbert Smith Freehills’ associate, Sophie Pender. Sophie describes her background, education experience, and the work of the 93% Club to clear a path for legal professionals from non-traditional socio-economic backgrounds.

From the Mailroom to the Boardroom, It’s About Human Connection

In this far-ranging Impact episode, Aarash Darroodi, Fender’s General Counsel and Executive Vice President, and Elevate’s COO and General Counsel, Steve Harmon, cover everything from the need to insist on and engage colleagues to ensure inclusion and diversity within legal to how legal professionals must operate as business leaders and the recent appointment of legal leaders to executive business roles. The episode features Aarash recounting formative moments in his professional and personal journey.

If you have an answer to our question, congratulations (and please share it with us) – but whatever the case, stay tuned in 2024 for more insight and information from Elevate’s customers, colleagues, and friends.

2023’s most-played and shared podcasts make it to the list. To hear what’s happening and what’s next – tune into the Elevate.Together.Podcast.

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