Olga V. Mack

Fellow at CodeX

Olga V. Mack is a fellow at CodeX, The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics, and a Generative AI Editor at law.MIT. Mack shares her views in her columns on ACC Docket, Newsweek, Bloomberg, VentureBeat, Above the Law, and many other publications.

Mack is also an award-winning (such as the prestigious ACC 2018 Top 10 30-Somethings and ABA 2022 Women of Legal Tech) general counsel, operations professional, startup advisor, public speaker, adjunct professor, and entrepreneur. She co-founded SunLaw, an organization dedicated to preparing women in-house attorneys to become general counsels and legal leaders, and WISE to help female law firm partners become rainmakers.

She has authored numerous books, including Get on Board: Earning Your Ticket to a Corporate Board Seat,  Fundamentals of Smart Contract Security and Blockchain Value: Transforming Business Models, Society, and Communities. She is working on her next books: Visual IQ for Lawyers (ABA 2024), The Rise of Product Lawyers: An Analytical Framework to Systematically Advise Your Clients Throughout the Product Lifecycle (Globe Law and Business 2024), and Legal Operations in the Age of AI and Data (Globe Law and Business 2024).

My Articles

Guiding Your CEO’s Social Media Adventures

Social media is now one of the main — and still mainly free — tools CEOs use to communicate directly with the public and investors (especially during pandemic lockdowns). It’s the modern way to build a positive brand image, earn trust, and lead through uncertainty. As corporate counsel, your role is to de-risk your CEO’s social media adventures, not stop them. Here’s how.

How In-house Leaders Can Use Technology to Better Prepare for the Next Crisis

During a crisis, corporate counsel deal with many unknowns that make answering a question like this a tricky business. We often need to make decisions long before all the facts are revealed. There are no rulebooks; no straight lines that lead to all the right answers. We can, however, take advantage of technology to ensure we are better informed during a crisis and better able to assist employees and clients.

How Technology Shrinks Our Fictional Divide and Fosters Positive Change

The fictional divide that separates our personal and professional lives is crumbling. We show ourselves as we truly are everywhere we go ⁠— at work, home, and play. What will it mean for the future of law when technology tears down the wall completely? Here’s how lawyers who embrace a leadership mindset will find opportunities for growth and positive change.

Remote Collaboration: 3 Ways General Counsel Can Improve their Communication Skills

The coronavirus work from home mandates have shown us that no matter how far apart we are physically, we’re all still very much connected. Remote communication tools bring us together, but new legal leaders still need to ask the right questions, actively listen to others, and set aside any assumptions to accurately assess the lay of the land.