Katie Cook

Katie Cook is the Director of Marketing, Communications and Legal Standards at ContractRoom. Originally from the east coast of Australia, she has a background as an Attorney having practiced in both public and private practice in Brisbane and Melbourne. While working as an Attorney Katie completed studies in journalism and is now combining her legal and writing skill sets in her role at ContractRoom.

Recent Posts

5 tips for choosing and working with CROs

By Katie Cook on Oct 27, 2016 8:00:00 AM

We’ve written a few articles about tips for conducting clinical trials and in doing so working with CROs (clinical research organizations or contract research organizations). Here we consider 5 simple tips for selecting the best CRO for a trial and also tips for how to work with such organizations.

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2 tips for hiring and managing your in-house team as General Counsel

By Katie Cook on Oct 25, 2016 8:00:00 AM

How to pick the right people for and foster and manage your in-house legal team

I recently considered:

* The skills required by today’s GCs - 
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4 possible disadvantages of working with a CRO

By Katie Cook on Oct 20, 2016 8:00:00 AM

In a previous article we considered some of the advantages of working with clinical trial research organizations or contract research organizations (CROs).  There are also some possible disadvantages that should be weighed with the advantages when making a decision about whether to use one.  Here are 4 such points to consider.  

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How being a General Counsel has changed in recent history

By Katie Cook on Oct 18, 2016 8:00:00 AM

I recently wrote an article that considered the skills that are needed for being an effective General Counsel. Now let’s consider some of the ways the role and practice of General Counsel has changed over the last few decades of recent history.

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4 advantages of working with a clinical trial research organization

By Katie Cook on Oct 6, 2016 8:00:00 AM

In a previous blog post, we provided four tips for carrying out exceptional clinical trials, one of which include the assistance of a clinical trial research organization (sometimes called contract research organizations with both terms being abbreviated to CRO) to help you with the entire trial process. Here we take a closer look at the pros of using clinical trial organizations and in a later article we will look at the cons of doing so.  

Here are 4 advantages of using a CRO in your clinical trials:

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Developing the Skills for being an outstanding General Counsel

By Katie Cook on Oct 4, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Essential Skills for a General Counsel

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How to provide 6 parameters within which your employees can succeed

By Katie Cook on Oct 3, 2016 8:00:00 AM

3 areas to focus on for promoting a productive workforce (part 3)

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3 tips for encouraging fruitful relationships among employees

By Katie Cook on Sep 30, 2016 8:00:00 AM

3 areas to focus on for ensuring the efficiency and productivity of your workplace (part 2)

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Lessons learned from my transfer to Silicon Valley

By Katie Cook on Sep 22, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Transferring from law to a software startup - what I’ve learned about LegalTech

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How technology can assist with simplifying your ISDA documentation

By Katie Cook on Sep 15, 2016 11:23:26 AM

Here are two ways that new technologies can assist with simplifying processes involving International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) agreements.  

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