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The Changing Competitive Landscape in Managed Services

March 18, 2021
Factor CEO Varun Mehta discussed the changing competitive landscape in legal managed services on the recent Reinventing Professionals podcast with Ari Kaplan.
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The Changing Competitive Landscape in Managed Services
March 18, 2021
Factor CEO Varun Mehta discussed the changing competitive landscape in legal managed services on the recent Reinventing Professionals podcast with Ari Kaplan.
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Exploring the last frontier: Bridging legal to business
January 26, 2021
In this exclusive column for CEO Magazine North America, Varun Mehta, CEO for Factor, discusses the pressing need for innovation in the legal industry.
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What is complex legal work at scale?
January 20, 2021
Technology alone is not going to change the means of legal production. We also need a change in how lawyers approach the work process itself.
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The Changing Normal
December 17, 2020
Varun Mehta is featured as a special guest on Litera TV.
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Out of Office: Keeping our offices excelling while we weren’t in them
December 17, 2020
As services companies, our offices aren’t just where we work, but a large component of the offering we bring to our clients, with our physical spaces reinforcing our businesses' unique brands and allowing us to develop cultures of excellence.
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An Overview of the New Central Securities Depository Regulation
December 16, 2020
Factor’s Chris Magee illuminates a new EU regulation, discussing which organizations are impacted and what they can do to meet their compliance obligations.
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Street Performer to Orchestra Conductor: Lessons in Leadership
December 1, 2020
This year, my first as CEO, I've found it's more about slowing down than being a quick mover, about chasing empathy over wins. As I look back and reflect, here are a few things I found helpful and learned about leadership along the way.
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Our voices matter.
November 30, 2020
I've learned often that the most simple nudges are the most impactful. I'm conscious (and hopeful!) that you'll be seeing many similar encouragements to vote. This is my small/humble addition to the chorus.
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Conversations: On Mentorship
November 14, 2020
Recently, I talked about the importance of mentors in my career and the journey that’s brought me here to Factor. Mentors don’t need to be appointed or overly formalized relationships but often can be individuals that you admire and respect. They can be candid and open to helping you solve the big problems in your career and even at home.
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Uncleared Initial Margin Rules Phases 5&6 – considerations for in-scope market participants
November 11, 2020
Moderated by Keith Blizzard (Head of Factor SME Group) the recent webinar addressed key challenges facing buy- and sell-side market participants striving to execute IM documentation by the Phase 5 deadline of September 1, 2021, and the Phase 6 deadline of September 1, 2022. 
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The New Normal is Here – How to future proof your supply chain contracts
November 10, 2020
If pre-pandemic your teams were overworked, or your processes were not efficient, you likely found that those cracks truly fractured this year. For supply chain contracts in life sciences, the coronavirus crisis hit like a hundred-year flood.
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No magic to building great culture…hint, it starts before they start
October 22, 2020
You walk from the elevator to the door, wiping the sweat from your palms onto your chinos. You slide your hand inside your bag to make sure your resume is there, a gesture you’ve done about 45 times since you left the house. Okay, it’s time. Wait, smooth your shirt down first. It’s doing that weird foldy thing again. Why did you wear this shirt? It always does the foldy thing. 
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Has Initial Margin fallen to the bottom of your in-tray?
October 21, 2020
With the recent one year extensions to the regulatory deadlines, Initial Margin regulations have seemingly fallen to the bottom of the financial services market’s in-tray.
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Factor at LegalGeek - Miraculous or Mythical: Can Smart Intake Remake Legal?
October 13, 2020
Factor's talk at LegalGeek on the challenges and potential benefits of improving smart intake.
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Human and Proud: The Rich Potential of a Connected Legal Community
October 6, 2020
Discover the rich potential of a connected legal community
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New Role, New World, New Habits
September 10, 2020
It was one of those phone calls I usually wouldn’t pick up. It was from a number I didn’t recognize and I wasn’t expecting a call.
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How to Build a Leadership Team…and Avoid Befriending a Volleyball
September 1, 2020
Visualize yourself in the middle of the ocean. You’re a good swimmer, but the current is strong. You’re pulled under the water, then gasp for air as the current pulls you right, left, back, right, and left again. Suddenly, you see a familiar orange shape bobbing up ahead - a life jacket.
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6 Steps to a Successful Libor Transition
August 17, 2020
While there is a lot of effort going into essential contract review, now is the time to think about the end game: how will you take the contracts that you’ve entered into over many years and remediate them in just 18 months?
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Factor June Benchmark Reform Roundtable Takeaways
June 26, 2020
Key Insights and Observations from Factor’s June Benchmark Reform Roundtable.
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Applying LegalTech to Libor remediation: not quite the Jetsons!
May 12, 2020
The end of 2021 is fast approaching, and while we can’t hope to have flying cars, as far as Libor is concerned, we can still take a lesson from the Jetsons and let the machines do (some of) the work.
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Non-Performing Loans and Defaults Checklist: What to Assess
April 27, 2020
While the length and severity of a pending recession is uncertain, financial services companies can prepare by taking the vital first step to assess the provisions in legal agreements which will dictate what steps you can take when your customers start to feel the pressure.
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Factor Benchmark Reform Roundtable Takeaways
April 22, 2020
Key Insights and Observations from Factor's Benchmark Reform Roundtable
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Our View on Legal Transformation 2.0
January 15, 2020
Despite the hype, legal innovation is still outpaced by the spiraling workloads, deadlines, and complexity our clients face every day. Regulatory events regularly strain budgets and stretch in-house teams.