About LegalOps

LegalOps will bring together corporate law department leaders for discussion and debate on optimizing legal department performance through savvy technology management.

Why Attend?

  • Explore the explore current industry benchmarks and metrics that drive innovation and improve legal operations management.
  • Learn the steps needed to successfully navigate the LegalOps role as a change leader – to identify weak spots, transform processes and sustain improvement.
  • Hear key strategies on how to implement and validate strong security measures for third party data, and examine the most common ways law firms misuse client information and security tools.

Who Should Attend:

  • Legal Operations
  • Legal Technology
  • Litigation Support
  • Strategic Planning
  • Law Department Business Operations
  • Vendor Management
  • Data Analytics

Agenda

Theme: In-House Legal Operations

June 12, 2017

7:30 am – 8:30 am

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

8:00 am – 9:15 am

Global Lawyer Forum Topic #1 – Globalizing Legal Operations

*Open to All Attendees*

Global Lawyer Forum Topic #2 – Impact of the Cyber Security Law of China

*Open to All Attendees*

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

Benchmarking Law Department Operations: Metrics, Efficiencies & Outcomes

Crafting a legal department technology strategy and a 3-5 year roadmap will support future processes and needs. This panel discussion will include a walkthrough on how to use data mining and analytics as predictive tools, developing targeted questions to uncover weak spots, and best resources available to help craft the outcomes your office wants to achieve. This panel discussion will explore current industry benchmarks and metrics that drive innovation and improve legal operations management.

Moderator:
Brad Blickstein
Principal
Blickstein Group, Inc.

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Break

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Picking Your Spots: Guiding Change in Transformative Times

Making the most of your legal operations department means taking a critical look at the processes and strategies your company currently employs.  This session will explore the steps needed to successfully navigate the LegalOps role as a change leader – to identify weak spots, transform processes and sustain improvement. We’ll explore the challenges in knowing how to identify the problematic areas within your firm that need – and can sustain- quick resolution.

Moderator:
Elizabeth Jaworski
Senior Director, Global Head of Legal Operations
ASTELLAS

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Exhibit Hall Break

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Mitigating Third Party Service Provider Data Risk

According to the Blickstein Group 2016 Law Department Operations Survey, only 16 percent of respondents consider their law firms’ cybersecurity stipulations to be very effective. More than a third of the respondents were unable to rate their firms’ ability to protect their data. This session will cover how to implement and validate strong security measures for third party data, and examine the most common ways law firms misuse client information and security tools.

  • How to implement data governance initiatives that prevent common forms of third party data misuse
  • Emerging technologies that can prevent leaks from going unnoticed
  • How to quickly stop attacks and respond to data leaks

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Break

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Contract Management Spotlight

A high quality contract repository/ management system is an integral part of a department’s efficiency metrics.  Organization are using technologies to automate all types of daily tasks, such as approval processes, populating and electronically signing contracts, and transmitting them to an existing online repository. Further extensions include the ability to discover contracts across networks, triage disputes more effectively and extract valuable data that can inform office decisions.

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Legalweek Cocktail Reception