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PODCAST: How TiVo’s Senior Legal Counsel is trying to make complex legal issues as simple as possible


PactSafe’s “Legal Departments of the Future” podcast is hosted by PactSafe founder and CEO Brian Powers. As an attorney who’s ventured into the tech business, Brian is always looking for ways to fuse the legal and tech spaces together.

In this podcast, Brian sat down with TiVo’s Senior Legal Counsel, Roy Zemlicka. TiVo is a consumer electronics company with technology inventions that run deep. From the creation of the interactive program guide to the DVR, TiVo continues to revolutionize how people find content in a chaotic, fragmented media landscape.

Tune in as Brian chats with Roy on how his background as an architect and UX designer led him to his career in tech at TiVo and why it’s his goal to make complex legal issues as simple as possible.

More information in this podcast on how Roy’s legal career in litigation has helped in his current role at TiVo:

  • How to marry the languages of tech, marketing, and legal: Roy dives into the parallels of conveying complex legal issues to a judge and jury as a practicing litigation attorney to his current position at TiVo. Roy now finds himself in a position as an in-house attorney where he works collaboratively with engineering and legal teams, helping them work better together, identifying the different risk assessments of each department and working to align with each organization’s goals.
  • Driving innovation: Roy discusses how he finds the balances of innovation within the legal department at TiVo and not limiting technology advancement as it pertains to legal regulations.
  • Tips for keeping up with tech and adopting technology that’s right for your business: Roy offers his thoughts on legal teams’ challenges for keeping up with the rapid pace of the industry and technology.
  • What tech is next for legal departments, and why lawyers have a fear of speeding up.

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