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Contract Lifecycle Management: Process and Workflow, Negotiation and Approval, Ongoing Maintenance, Compliance

Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A

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Conducted on Tuesday, March 16, 2021

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This CLE course will provide counsel with an overview of the process of contract lifecycle management through its various states. The panel will address the need to create a common language, core templates, unified terms, and repeatable, consistent conditions of buyers and suppliers. The program will address the advantages and concerns of contract management systems, regardless of the particular software that counsel has adopted.


Contract lifecycle management--the process of establishing a legal department's contract management system, creating procedures for development and negotiation, and maintaining the requirements of an existing contract--allows counsel to reduce costs and time spent on drafting by automating portions of the contract construction.

By creating a common language, core templates, unified terms, and repeatable, consistent conditions, buyers and suppliers can reduce errors and expenses. Most contract management software is designed to provide greater transparency into corporate spending, create greater efficiencies in the contract process, and lower administrative costs.

Contract management can be a time-consuming task, but it can be one of the most lucrative areas for building a practice and generating revenue if properly managed. Counsel should be prepared to evaluate a contract management platform to determine its ability to manage and avoid risk and compliance issues through templates and approval workflows and streamline negotiations via online redlining. The best platforms allow firms and general counsel to manage documents after signing, helping organizations grab opportunities that may otherwise have been missed.

Listen as our authoritative panel provides best practices in contract lifecycle management, as well as establishes the best processes to develop contracts via contract management and later negotiate and maintain audits and renewals of existing agreements.



  1. Contract preparation
    1. Identify your needs, establish goals, set expectations, and define risk
  2. Draft the contract
  3. Get approval before finalizing the contract
  4. Contract negotiation
  5. Sign the contract
  6. Keep up with amendments and revisions
  7. Manage after the signature
    1. Audits, renewals, and obligations


The panel will review these and other important topics:

  • How can a contract lifecycle management system simplify the contract process?
  • Can a contract lifecycle management system assist in managing and avoiding risk and compliance issues?
  • What are best practices to streamline contract negotiations with online redlining?
  • How does a contract lifecycle management system reduce time and costs for counsel?


Hudson, Caroline
Caroline W. Hudson

Loeb & Loeb

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Jummati, Mary
Mary M. Jummati

Managing Director
Morae Global

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Marion, Tyler
Tyler Marion

Managing Director and Head of Managed Services
Duff & Phelps

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