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 – Workshop on Impact of the Cyber Security Law of China

*Open to All Attendees*

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

Benchmarking Law Department Operations Metrics, Efficiencies & Outcomes: Building a Roadmap for the Future

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.

Speakers:
Stephanie Corey
CLOC, Co-Founder; Co-Founder and General Partner
UpLevel Ops

Mick Cox
Senior Director, Legal Operations
Salesforce

Christine Coats
Vice President, Legal Operations
Oracle

Frances Pomposo
Head of Legal Operations
Lyft

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:
Daniella Isaacson
Senior Analyst
ALM Intelligence

Mike Haven
Head of Legal Operations
Gap Inc.

Peter Krakaur
Principal
PK Consulting

Ashlee Best
Senior Legal Operations Manager
Dropbox

Juanita Luna
Director, Office of the General Counsel
Pacific Gas and Electric Company Law Department

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Exhibit Hall Break

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

The Evolution of the Legal Ops Department

Maturing the Process, Culture, and Technology Tools of Your Legal Operations
Developing a strong legal operations function is critical to optimizing the performance and efficiency of any legal department. But that begs the question: what does a strong legal operations function look like? How many people, if any, should be on your legal ops team? What levels of experience should they have? To whom should they report? And what should legal ops be doing—and in what order–to optimize performance and drive efficiency?

Moderator:
Ross Todd
Bureau Chief
The Recorder, ALM

Speakers:
Lucy Bassli
Assistant General Counsel, Legal Operations and Contracting
Microsoft

Kevin Clem
Managing Director and Practice Group Leader
Law Department Consulting, HBR Consulting

Pratik K. Patel
VP Legal Business Solutions
Elevate Services, Inc.

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.

Speakers:
Tami Baddeley
Contracting Business Operations Lead, Legal
Microsoft

Emelita Hernandez-Bravo
Head of Legal Operations
Fitbit

Denise Vieira
Senior Counsel
DocuSign

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Legalweek Cocktail Reception

Speakers

Tami Baddeley

Tami Baddeley

Contracting Business Operations Lead, Legal, Microsoft

Lucy Bassli

Lucy Bassli

Assistant General Counsel, Legal Operations & Contracting, Microsoft

Ashlee Best

Ashlee Best

Senior Legal Operations Manager, Dropbox

Brad Blickstein

Brad Blickstein

Principal, Blickstein Group, Inc.

Kevin Clem

Kevin Clem

Managing Director and Practice Group Leader, Law Department Consulting, HBR Consulting

Christine Coats

Christine Coats

Vice President, Legal Operations, Oracle

Stephanie Corey

Stephanie Corey

CLOC, Co-Founder; Co-Founder and General Partner, UpLevel Ops

Mick Cox

Mick Cox

Senior Director, Legal Operations, Salesforce

Mike Haven

Mike Haven

Head of Legal Operations, Gap Inc.

Emelita Hernandez-Bravo

Emelita Hernandez-Bravo

Head of Legal Operations, Fitbit

Peter Krakaur

Peter Krakaur

Principal, PK Consulting

Juanita Luna

Juanita Luna

Director, Office of the General Counsel, Pacific Gas and Electric Company Law Department

Pratik K. Patel

Pratik K. Patel

VP Legal Business Solutions, Elevate Services, Inc.

Frances Pomposo

Frances Pomposo

Head of Legal Operations, Lyft

Ross Todd

Ross Todd

Bureau Chief, The Recorder, ALM

Denise Vieira

Denise Vieira

Senior Counsel, DocuSign

Association Partner

Media Partners