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Renee S. Dankner

Of Counsel

Meridian
1320 Main Street
17th Floor
Columbia, SC 29201
renee.dankner@nelsonmullins.com

Renee Dankner is of counsel to Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP in the Columbia office. Her areas of focus include corporate transactions due diligence, electronic signatures, information governance, knowledge management, client relations and business intelligence. Ms. Dankner has 12 years of experience working as in-house counsel for global organizations, including almost six years designing...

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Renee Dankner is of counsel to Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP in the Columbia office. Her areas of focus include corporate transactions due diligence, electronic signatures, information governance, knowledge management, client relations and business intelligence. Ms. Dankner has 12 years of experience working as in-house counsel for global organizations, including almost six years designing programs, services, and resources for general counsel.

Ms. Dankner's in-house counsel experience includes her role as associate general counsel and director of chief legal officer services for the Association of Corporate Counsel where she developed resources, programs, and services for general counsel and in-house leaders who manage the global operations of their corporate law departments. In addition, her in-house counsel experience includes her role as senior counsel for Mobil Oil Corporation/Mobil Business Resources Corporation where her practice focused on environmental regulatory and transactions work for the global energy company. Ms. Dankner's professional experience also includes her role as principal and general counsel of Legal Executive Leadership, LLC, and as an associate for a large law firm.

programs, services, and resources for general counsel.

Ms. Dankner's in-house counsel experience includes her role as associate general counsel and director of chief legal officer services for the Association of Corporate Counsel where she developed resources, programs, and services for general counsel and in-house leaders who manage the global operations of their corporate law departments. In addition, her in-house counsel experience includes her role as senior counsel for Mobil Oil Corporation/Mobil Business Resources Corporation where her practice focused on environmental regulatory and transactions work for the global energy company. Ms. Dankner's professional experience also includes her role as principal and general counsel of Legal Executive Leadership, LLC, and as an associate for a large law firm.

Renee Dankner is of counsel to Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP in the Columbia office. Her areas of focus include corporate transactions due diligence, electronic signatures, information governance, knowledge management, client relations and business intelligence. Ms. Dankner has 12 years of experience working as in-house counsel for global organizations, including almost six years designing... programs, services, and resources for general counsel.

Ms. Dankner's in-house counsel experience includes her role as associate general counsel and director of chief legal officer services for the Association of Corporate Counsel where she developed resources, programs, and services for general counsel and in-house leaders who manage the global operations of their corporate law departments. In addition, her in-house counsel experience includes her role as senior counsel for Mobil Oil Corporation/Mobil Business Resources Corporation where her practice focused on environmental regulatory and transactions work for the global energy company. Ms. Dankner's professional experience also includes her role as principal and general counsel of Legal Executive Leadership, LLC, and as an associate for a large law firm.

Experience

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Experience

  • Performing due diligence for mergers and acquisitions (buy and sell-side) and deal-related services
  • Counseling clients on electronic contracting and electronic signature policies and programs
  • Providing services to general counsel, legal operations professionals, and senior in-house counsel on law department management issues including
    • Resource development for attorneys new to the general counsel role
    • Benchmarking law department management practices
    • Guiding Legal Operations professionals new to role on scope, good practices, networks
    • Developing roundtable discussion sessions, retreat program strategies and related materials
  • Developing information and knowledge management resources
    • Led content and web redesign and development strategy
    • Developed knowledge management strategies to centralize and leverage information and enhance efficiencies

Previous Professional Experience

  • Developed resources and executive discussion programs for Fortune 500 General Counsel, top Forbes-listed company General Counsel and Canadian General Counsel on broad range of topics including: information management & e-discovery, global law department structure and practices, and maximizing law department value
  • Created network of in-house leaders who manage the global operations of their law departments and developed resources and roundtable discussion programs for the group on topics including: law department technology and knowledge management practices, relationships with outside counsel and legal service providers, professional development and staffing practices for the in-house legal team, and law department metrics and value
  • Developed resources featuring in-house law department practices to help increase value of services to corporate clients, including on: relationships among in-house counsel and external legal service providers, value-based fee structures, staffing practices, law department technology practices, and law department metrics
  • As senior counsel for Mobil Oil Corporation/Mobil Business Resources Corporation, advised on environmental aspects of transactions and provided counseling and advocacy services on Clean Air Act regulatory and enforcement issues
  • As an associate for a large firm, practice included commercial real estate, environmental regulatory and project finance energy work

Education

  • The George Washington University Law School, JD, with honors (1989)
    • Member, Law Review
  • The State University of New York at Binghamton, Harpur College, BA, Biology (1986)

Admissions

  • South Carolina
  • District of Columbia
  • New York

Practice Areas

Industries

  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • South Carolina Women Lawyers Association
  • Chair, Firm Web Redesign Marketing Subcommittee
  • Co-chair, Firm Diversity Engagement Task Force
  • Former Chair, Membership Committee, Lawyers for Civil Justice
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