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Top legal executives will gather to hear the industry’s top minds provide leading content and information on growth trends, technological advances and best practices for the business of law.

Why Attend?

  • Explore the benefits of ALSPs for eDiscovery, litigation and investigation support, and some of the ALSPs used for regulatory and compliance services.
  • Learn about some of the best practices and tools firms are using to unearth top candidates and train them for success.
  • Hear key strategies on how to transform new-found scale into stronger growth and greater profitability.
  • Understand how A! & Automation can streamline your legal department/office.

Who Should Attend:

  • Managing Partners
  • Partners
  • LawFirm Stakeholder
  • Law Firm Of Counsel
  • Practice Area Leaders

Agenda

Theme: The Business of Law

June 12, 2017

7:30 am – 8:30 am

Legalweek West Coast 2017 Media Breakfast *Open to Invited Press*

ALM Intelligence will explore key questions and themes driving change in how law firms and corporate legal departments are preparing for the future, developing tools and techniques for operational efficiencies and effectiveness, and expanding towards a more diverse talent base. We’ll present data and insight from recent surveys to help frame decisions on how to address the trends, technology and talent drivers transforming the legal community.

8:00 am – 9:15 am

Global Lawyer Forum Topic #1 – Globalizing Legal Operations
Global Lawyer Forum Topic #2 – Impact of the Cyber Security Law of China

9:30 am – 9:45 am

Legalweek - STATE OF THE INDUSTRY: Welcome and Opening Address by ALM Intelligence

ALM Intelligence will explore key questions and themes driving change in how law firms and corporate legal departments are preparing for the future, developing tools and techniques for operational efficiencies and effectiveness, and expanding towards a more diverse talent base. We’ll present data and insight from recent surveys to help frame decisions on how to address the trends, technology and talent drivers transforming the legal community.

9:45 am – 10:45 am

Legalweek – STATE OF THE INDUSTRY KEYNOTE: Internet, Technology & The Law featuring a discussion on Digital News & Information in the Age of Trump

The amazing new innovations we’ve seen in the past few years — social media, self-driving cars, drones, artificial intelligence, Blockchain, and so on — are just beginning to radically change how business operates – and government policy makers, regulators and legal decision makers are struggling to keep up. Over the next 10 years of tech progress, we’ll see even most business change and disruption than we’ve seen in the past 50. How will law department and law firms need to flex their traditional roles in the turbulent years to come? How does the legal professional need to think differently in the age of fake news, tweeting Presidents and divisive politics driven by this disruption?.

Keynote Speaker:
Ari Melber, Chief Legal Correspondent, MSNBC

10:45 am – 11:15 am

Exhibit Hall Break

11:15 am – 12:15 pm

New Legal Service Provider Models

Corporate law departments are no longer the only ones using nontraditional legal services from outside providers. Technological and regulatory disruption in the legal sector has caused law firms to incorporate alternative legal services as well. The use of non-traditional service providers, or Alternative Legal Service Providers (ALSPs), is a fast growing trend. ALSPs are utilized to address client demands, control costs, help with scaling, and gain access to expert knowledge in specialized areas. This discussion will cover the benefits of ALSPs for eDiscovery, litigation and investigation support, and some of the ALSPs used for regulatory and compliance services.

Moderator:
David L. Stanton
Litigation Partner and Information Law & Electronic Discovery Team Leader
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Break

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Emerging Business Models & Growth Opportunities for Law Firms

Flat demand has many law firms worried about revenue and profits, putting pressure on the question “to merge or not to merge”?  By combining forces, firms have been able to accelerate growth, quickly penetrate new markets, and build some of the legal world’s most recognized brands. Transforming that new-found scale into stronger growth or greater profitability, however, has been more difficult than many firms anticipated.

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Exhibit Hall Break

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Winning the Battle for Top Legal Talent

Law firms across the country and internationally are trying to grow revenue while dealing with overcapacity. Contributing to growth in this challenging climate means changing hiring strategies and altering compensation policies. Partner compensation is changed for individuals more frequently than ever before– while becoming strategic about the lateral hiring process is paramount.
Come listen to this panel discuss how firms are trying to figure out ways to keep top performers, how to hire the right staff with a strategic business sense, and avoiding the pitfalls of external search firms. Learn about some of the best practices and tools firms are using to unearth top candidates and train them for success.

 

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Break

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

AI & Automation: Game Changers for the Legal Marketplace

How fast can AI perform “grunt” work for your firm or department?  AI is not only being used to automate components of contract review and for data mining, but also increasingly utilized as a way to manage e-discovery, conduct legal research, and execute regulatory compliance processes. Today the potential of AI and automation seems almost limitless—by tapping into the ability to extract metadata, identify entities and “understand” content, much of the work conducted within a legal office can be streamlined.

Speaker:
Andrew Arruda
CEO & Co-Founder
ROSS Intelligence

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Legalweek Cocktail Reception