May 2, 2022

Industry Dive launches Legal Dive

Industry Dive unveiled the Legal Dive website last week and will send its first newsletter to subscribers on May 9.  The new publication brings news and insight to chief legal officers, general counsel and their in-house legal staff. The publication expands the leading business journalism company’s publication list and topic areas covered.

While many corporate counsels and other legal professionals already turn to Industry Dive’s newsroom’s coverage of 20+ industries, Legal Dive covers information essential to the legal profession itself. Legal Dive marks the 27th publication in the Industry Dive collection and welcomes another member of the C-suite executive team and other decision makers to the audience. 

“Chief legal officers and general counsel have a unique responsibility to work closely with the C-suite on how a company's business strategy intersects with legal and regulatory issues,” said Industry Dive Editor-in-Chief Davide Savenije. “With Legal Dive, we see a clear opportunity to deliver deep reporting and insights on important news and trends that help readers stay ahead of the evolving business law landscape."”

Legal Dive’s coverage will include law department and outside-counsel management, regulatory and compliance changes, lawyer compensation, legal technology such as e-discovery tools, time-tracking software and document management options, dispute resolution, contract law and other issues. 

“General counsels have to understand important changes in policies, laws and regulations on a high level but also at the level it affects their company,” said Legal Dive Managing Editor Saied Sartipzadeh. “At the same time, they must stay in touch with the latest best practices of their profession, including those on the management side. How do they get the best from their team? Are they getting what they need from outside counsel? What’s the most effective use of technology? Legal Dive will cover all of these areas and become the must-read resource for in-house counsel.”

Sartipzadeh, in addition to two decades of journalism management experience, has a law degree from American University and an MBA from Georgetown. He will oversee the publication, along with Lead Editor Robert Freedman and Senior Reporter Lyle Moran. Sartipzadeh also leads Industry Dive publications CFO Dive, Banking Dive  and Payments Dive.

Freedman is a 35-year veteran business-to-business journalist and past president of the American Society of Business Publication editors. His early coverage for Legal Dive includes a look at how general counsel can respond to a shift in how states view e-commerce income tax liability and why your cyber insurance might not protect your company against a breach if it’s sponsored Russia or other hostile foreign power. 

Moran is a veteran legal journalist who has previously reported for the ABA Journal, Above the Law, Los Angeles Daily Journal and San Diego Daily Transcript. He has experience covering the business of law, legal technology, legal ethics and litigation. One of his initial stories for Legal Dive focused on how legal departments can help their companies effectively prepare to implement contract lifecycle management (CLM) systems, while another highlighted what competencies corporate board members prioritize in GCs.

Readers can sign up for a free subscription to receive the newsletter each weekday and a round-up edition on Saturday. Articles in the newsletter also will be posted at


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