I spoke with Corporate Legal Operations Consortium leaders Connie Brenton, the Senior Director of Legal Operations at NetApp, Mary O’Carroll, Head of Legal Operations at Google, Jeff Franke, Assistant General Counsel of Global Legal Operations at Yahoo, and Chris Coats, Vice President of Legal Operations at Oracle.We discussed the genesis of the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium, why legal operations principles have become so important in modern law department management, what attendees at the 2017 CLOC Institute can expect, how CLOC is evolving, and where the field of legal operations is headed.