Those were the words that became the mantra of Paul Tagliabue, former commissioner of the National Football League. He now serves as senior counsel at Covington and Burling, but he recently addressed a large audience at the 20th Annual GC Conference. His message? Get used to, and comfortable with, the changes coming to the profession. You can read the full recap online at American Lawyer.

Paul is a reformed member of the bar. Reformed in the sense that he welcomes conflict, risk, and innovation. He also is a believer in conducting preventive “medicine” for a business or law firm instead of rushing it to the ER (stat! Get me an CBC, Chem7 and an IV of D5W with ringers!) when things, that many outside the industry could have predicted, go terribly wrong.