SOURCE: Mitratech


April 06, 2010 07:00 ET

Steven Harmon, Director, Legal Services, Cisco Systems to Present Keynote "Collaborative Accountability Strategies for the High-Performance Legal Department" at Mitratech's Interact 2010: The Legal & Compliance Technology Forum

Interact Attendees Seek Out Collaborative Accountability Initiatives to Enable Virtual Teams to Effectively Collaborate on Sensitive, High-Risk Projects While Providing Traceability of All Communications

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - April 6, 2010) -  Mitratech, provider of collaborative accountability solutions for enterprise legal and GRC process automation, announced today that Steven Harmon, Director of Legal Services at Cisco Systems, will open discussions on the practical applications of the collaborative accountability principle within legal and compliance organizations at Interact 2010, The Legal and Compliance Technology Forum on May 16-18 at the Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort in Miami, Florida. 

Balancing Collaboration & Accountability Is The New Lesson In Legal and Compliance Management
Legal keynote speaker Steven Harmon will explore technology's role in enabling in-house legal departments to provide exemplary service to clients while building deep, lasting relationships with outside counsel advisors. Mr. Harmon will discuss how to balance collaboration requirements for modern teamwork interaction between internal and extraprise groups with the critical need to enforce accountability, traceability, and security of all legal and regulatory work. Discussions around this dual requirement for collaboration and accountability extend to all sessions within the Interact agenda with topics including:

  • Legal budget management: forecasting accruals, budget tracking and alternative fee arrangements
  • Cost control strategies for a leaner, high-performance legal department
  • Top ten opportunities to develop a best in class legal and compliance function
  • Integrating compliance silos to drive business performance
  • Current trends and best practices for a defensible, controlled legal hold program
  • Governing social medial: risks and legal implications in corporate usage
  • Recent developments in FCPA enforcement and strategies for program implementation

Throughout the two-day conference, legal and compliance executives in large, high profile enterprises, as well as outside counsel who are tackling some of the biggest legal and regulatory issues of the day, will engage participants in intimate sessions, case study presentations, panel discussions, and CLE accredited courses in this peer-driven conference. Speakers include:

Industry Leaders Support Collaborative Accountability Education
Supported by the Association of Corporate Counsel, ARMA International, Council on Litigation Management, ILTA, OCEG, The Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics, Inside Counsel, and Mitratech, Interact provides practical strategies to optimize business practices, implement and improve risk and cost management strategies, and boost performance for legal and compliance departments through the collaborative accountability principle. Duff & Phelps, Huron Consulting Group, Kiersted Systems, June Consulting Group, Mosaic Consulting, World Compliance, and Deloitte represent a few of the strategic consulting and technology experts in the field who will be participating in discussions.

"Collaborative Accountability is gaining currency as the most effective method to satisfy teamwork requirements without sacrificing assurance in knowing who did what when," said Afshin Behnia, President and CEO, Mitratech. "For organizations looking to operate at the most lean, high-performance, maximum value threshold, Interact provides the practical strategies and case studies to make that objective a reality."

For more information on Interact 2010, visit:

About Mitratech
Mitratech provides market-leading Collaborative Accountability Applications for businesses and their trusted partners. Mitratech's TeamConnect platform has proven the value of collaborative accountability in corporate legal operations, government case management, compliance and insurance claims litigation management. Applications built on the TeamConnect platform improve the transparency of financial reporting, reduce exposure to risk and boost operating discipline, information security and the efficiency of enterprise processes. The company's Collaborati browser application also meets the accountability and collaboration needs of proliferating extraprise teams, wherein vendors, partners and service providers often have to be included in sensitive teamwork projects such as electronic billing, litigation hold and collaborative budgeting, or those which expose businesses to liability. 

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