LOD has carried out a variety of assignments for Google. They range from short term cover to ease general workflow, to longer term assignments to deal with gaps in the legal team, special projects and peaks in work.
Google approached LOD needing expertise in IT, technology and media rights to help with the high volume of work across a number of key product areas, including YouTube and Google Play. An LOD lawyer with both in-house and big law firm experience was assigned and quickly became an essential part of the in-house team. The work included support for various Google products, regulatory advice and helping the business drive through key deals.
We keep coming back to LOD because we find lawyers that are great at what they do and have an attitude and approach that fit in well with our culture. Our LOD lawyers have become a natural extension of our in-house team. We were able to help reduce the load across a number of our existing team members from the word go. We need lawyers who quickly build internal relationships and deal with stressful situations in a fast-moving business with a smile.
Luisa Edwards, Director, Google’s UK Legal Team
LOD lawyer said:
Google is a great client to work with. Its vibrant and collaborative environment is felt across the entire company. Whilst I came into the assignment with a great deal of relevant experience, I knew that I would need to quickly learn how the in-house team operates with other areas of the business. It is great to work for such a fantastic brand on a broad range of engaging matters. It’s good to be seen as a member of the team whilst enjoying all the benefits of working autonomously through LOD.