This week, the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC 2022) conference kicked off in Las Vegas for the first time in-person in three years. While the conference did not yield as big a crowd as its pre-pandemic gatherings, it was the largest event the Bellagio has hosted since 2020 and showcased a rapidly growing legal ops industry. The comparatively smaller group was largely attributed to hesitancy some people in the community still feel around large gatherings, said CLOC leaders.

A lot has changed in terms of tech adoption for legal ops over the past few years, expedited certainly due to the pandemic. The conference consisted of conversations discussing the impact of data management needs and evolving data privacy laws, as well as how the gaps in communication between GCs and vendors might be met by managed services systems.