Peter is General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Privacy Officer of Resolver Inc., a leading cloud-based, integrated risk management software company. As a member of the company’s executive team, he manages Resolver’s day to day global legal affairs by providing advice on corporate-commercial, M&A, employment, corporate finance, employment and privacy law. Prior to joining Resolver, he was Senior Vice-President, Corporate Affairs, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of a TSX-listed travel technology company and he has also served as in-house legal counsel to a variety of early stage and mature companies in the technology industry. He currently also serves as an advisor to two technology start-up companies. Peter started his career practicing corporate and technology law at Gowling WLG LLP and has also practiced at Dentons Canada LLP.

He is a frequent speaker on the topics of law department innovation, legaltech, cybersecurity and risk management. Peter is the founder of the GC Forum a networking group for GTA-based General Counsel that facilitates informal informative dialogue between GCs themselves and between GCs and law firms.

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I wanted to take a little time to share how my professional world has changed for me and how I am able to cope and carry on doing the things that I need to do and the things that I want to do. Life for all of us has drastically changed and we are now operating in a world apart from our friends and much of our extended family. Likewise, things have changed on the professional front as well. Our colleagues are also apart from us and we are working from our homes on a daily basis.

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Working as an amateur octogenarian futurist, Peter D. Lederer explores possible futures for the study and practice of law. The precursor for this was a career in the law spanning some seven decades. He studied law at the University of Chicago Law School and, for one year, at the University of Bern. He practiced for more than 40 years with Baker McKenzie, in this global law firm’s Chicago, New York and Zurich offices.

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There are times in our lives when we question ourselves. When we feel an innate desire to take a look at who we are and what we are seeking to accomplish for ourselves. Lately I have been doing this. I have not done it because I was starting to doubt the need to do what I do or whether I am doing the right thing. I have been questioning myself because I felt a need to see how I can improve continuing to advocate for, write for, and create change within the legal profession.

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Dennis Garcia is an Assistant General Counsel for Microsoft. He practices “at the intersection of law, technology and business and leads the legal support function to Microsoft’s US Enterprise Commercial team – a group of over 2000 sales, marketing, technical and services professionals that manages Microsoft’s largest commercial business with its biggest customers.”  He is also an active user of social media and is a fellow blogger.

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When I started my blog, I thought that I was starting it for one clear goal. That goal was to provide a means for me to write about what I have learned from working most of my career in-house and working with contracts. However, as I began writing and sharing my own knowledge, it became clear that there was actually another goal I had in mind that wasn’t clear to me at the time. That goal was to learn about the changes impacting the legal industry and then to share what I have learned with others.

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David Tollen is one of the industry’s leading authorities on software licensing and cloud computing agreements. He’s the author of The Tech Contracts Handbook, a best-selling manual on the subject from ABA Publishing. And he’s the founder of Sycamore Legal, P.C., an IP and IT boutique law firm in San Francisco. David also runs Tech Contracts Academy™, offering a variety of services and tools to help businesspeople and lawyers understand, negotiate, and draft tech contracts. David has a wealth of experience in the IT agreement space and is works to help individuals better understand what a technology contract is and isn’t and the differences between types of tech contracts.

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