About LegalExecutive

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

Continental Room 8

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-- Workshop on Impact of the Cyber Security Law of China

What’s in China’s New Cybersecurity Law? What are the requirements for processing personal information and transferring data cross-border? The controversial Cybersecurity Law of China is scheduled to take effect on June 1, 2017. Companies with operations in China that need to transmit data offshore, and the companies supplying hardware, software, or services to Internet industries should closely watch legislative progress to understand implications of the new law for the purpose of designing an appropriate compliance program to face new challenges successfully.

Speakers:
Sarah Zhao
Partner
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Kiran Raj
Partner
O’Melveny & Myers LLP

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.

Speakers:
Daniella Isaacson
Senior Analyst
ALM Intelligence

Nick Bruch
Senior Analyst
ALM Intelligence

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 leveraging nontraditional legal services from outside providers. Many law firms are now also using Alternative Legal Service Providers (ALSPs) to address client demands, control costs, help with scaling, and to provide access to technologies and professional expertise.  This panel discussion will cover the risks and benefits of using ALSPs, the business considerations that go into engaging them, supervisory obligations, and will include practical guidance for law firms and legal departments seeking to incorporate ALSPs into their existing business models.

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

Speakers:
Andy Peterson
Co-Founder
Design Build Legal

Mark Redmayne
VP Business Development and Co-founder
Elevate Services, Inc.

Margaret Hagan
Director of the Legal Design Lab
Stanford University Institute of Design

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.

Speakers:
Nicholas Bruch
Senior Analyst
ALM Intelligence

Scott Rechtschaffen
Chief Knowledge Officer
Littler Mendelson, P.C.

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Exhibit Hall Break

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Winning the Battle for Top Legal Talent

Contributing to growth in this challenging law firm climate means changing hiring strategies while partner compensation is changing for individuals more frequently than ever before and 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 work with external search firms.

Moderator:
Greg Mitchell
Editor-in-Chief
ALM

Speakers:
Keith Wetmore
Chair Emeritus
Morrison & Foerster LLP

Chris Egan
Founder
Celeritas Associates

Natasha Innocenti
Founder
Innocenti Partners, LLC

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.

Moderator:
Emily Foges
CEO
Luminance

Speakers:
Andrew Arruda
CEO & Co-Founder
ROSS Intelligence

Pallab Chakraborty
Senior Counsel
Tesla

Apoorv Agarwal
Co-founder and CEO
Text IQ

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Legalweek Cocktail Reception

Speakers

Apoorv Agarwal

Apoorv Agarwal

Co-founder and CEO, Text IQ

Andrew Arruda

Andrew Arruda

CEO & Co-Founder, ROSS Intelligence

Nicholas Bruch

Nicholas Bruch

Senior Analyst, ALM Intelligence

Pallab Chakraborty

Pallab Chakraborty

Senior Counsel, Tesla

Chris Egan

Chris Egan

Founder, Celeritas Associates

Emily Foges

Emily Foges

CEO, Luminance

Margaret Hagan

Margaret Hagan

Director of the Legal Design Lab, Stanford University Institute of Design

Natasha Innocenti

Natasha Innocenti

Founder, Innocenti Partners, LLC

Daniella Issacson

Daniella Issacson

Senior Analyst, ALM Intelligence

Greg Mitchell

Greg Mitchell

Editor-in-Chief, ALM

Andy Peterson

Andy Peterson

Co-Founder, Design Build Legal

Scott Rechtschaffen

Scott Rechtschaffen

Chief Knowledge Officer, Littler Mendelson, P.C.

Mark Redmayne

Mark Redmayne

VP Business Development and Co-founder, Elevate Services, Inc.

David L. Stanton

David L. Stanton

Litigation Partner and Information Law & Electronic Discovery Team Leader, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Keith Wetmore

Keith Wetmore

Chair Emeritus, Morrison & Foerster LLP

Media Partners