I recently sat down with Lucy Bassli, former Microsoft assistant general counsel, legal operations and contracting and founder of InnoLaw Group, PLLC, to talk with her about her upcoming series for Corporate Counsel Advance on steps legal teams can take to reduce the challenges of increasing contracting volumes and limited capacity to scale. In these series of articles, she will address legal risk tolerances and setting thresholds for legal review to templates, playbooks and outsourcing and automation, and effective tactics for reducing the legal workload and increasing business satisfaction. Below is an introductory Q&A on her background and an overview of the guidance the series will provide. 

Heather Nevitt, Editor-in-Chief of Corporate Counsel:  So that people understand why you are putting this series together, can you first share a little background about yourself?