We offer some initial conversation of the application of Blockchain to legal services in our deck called Fin(Legal)Tech. Obvious starting points for the blockchain in law include – real estate transactions, smart contracting, asset verification and the enforcement of judgements, financial services regulatory work (such as we have discussed in our paper on resolution planning), etc. These ideas (together with other related and important technological developments) extend to large segments of transactional / regulatory legal space. The goal is to reduce needless friction – which is endemic to most processes ( and legal centered processes are particularly bad).
Yesterday I had the pleasure of participating in the Thomson Reuters Law Firm COO & CFO Forum Pre-Conference Workshop on Big Data. The half day workshop explored various way that law firms and outside counsel can use data to be better lawyers and run better businesses.
Here is the information for my panel (below) and the full program is located here.
“Organized by Wolters Kluwer and Inkietos, and under the honorary presidency of His Majesty Felipe VI, the Legal Management Forum aims to serve as a space for reflection and knowledge of the main challenges and opportunities related to management in the legal profession.”
The global legal innovation conversation is growing and it was my pleasure to deliver the keynote address to the more than 400 in attendance here in Madrid.
It was my pleasure to join a world class group of corporate lawyers at the 2015 PLI Corporate Counsel Institute in NYC. Thanks to Mark Roellig (Mass Mutual), Randy Milch (Verizon) and the folks at PLI for inviting me to participate!