Earlier this year, Lucy Bassli left her position as Assistant General Counsel of Legal Operations and Contracting at Microsoft to become Chief Legal Strategist for LawGeex, a promising legaltech start-up, and to open her own hybrid law firm-consultancy.
Why would one of the legal industry’s most respected legal ops professionals leave the safety and prestige of the world’s most successful software company to try her hand in the legal start-up space? Many of us have been asking ourselves this question.
Fortunately, in Post 045, Lucy has agreed to provide us with answers. It is a wonderfully personal and candid story that I hope will spur a lot of beneficial conversations within the industry. Virtually all legal professionals want a career where they feel they are making a difference. Yet, we are at an inflection point where it is not obvious how to make that happen. To make sense of this complex new environment, we need a generation of trailblazers to take the road less travelled and clear out the brush for those who might follow. I believe Lucy Bassli is part of this elite group.
Thank you, Lucy, for sharing your story.