Presentation at Legal Innovation Event with Kennedy Van Der Laan and European General Counsels


As my part of my final day in Amsterdam – it was my great pleasure to join with my friends from the Dutch Law Firm – Kennedy Van Der Laan (co-founded by the Mayor of Amsterdam Eberhard van der Laan) for a Legal Innovation Event.  The event combined sessions in data, technology and design thinking for a variety of European General Counsels.

Scenes from #LegalTech 2017 / Legal Week


Yesterday was the final day of LegalTech NYC — the largest technology show in the Legal Industry.  LegalTech NYC typically attracts 12,000+ attendees over the 3 days of the show.

I spoke on a panel on Thursday entitled – The Future of e-Discovery Law, Business, and Practice with the following panelists —
David Horrigan, kCura
Monica Bay, CodeX: The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics
Dennis Garcia, Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft
Daniel Katz, Illinois Tech – Chicago Kent College of Law + LexPredict
James Francis IV (S.D.N.Y), United States Magistrate Judge
Andrew Jimenez, CEO, Fronteo USA

The 19th Annual Law Firm Leaders Forum – NYC (Presented by Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute)

Thomson Reuters Legal Executive InstituteTomorrow I will be speaking at the 19th Annual Law Firm Leaders Forum in NYC (Presented by Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute).  This annual event draws a large number of leaders from the AMLaw 200 law firms. The focus of my panel will be the Emerging Role of Technology in the Law Firm Model.  I am joined by a world class faculty which includes representatives from Law firms, In House, Legal Tech and the Legal Academy, etc.

Selling Pieces of Law Firms to Investors [via NY Times]

Having recently returned from the LegalFutures.co.uk meeting on alternative business structures (ABS), I can report there are number of important developments taking place across the pond. Developing the next generation of legal service delivery is question of supply chain, scale efficiency, software aided point of sale legal practice, access to capital markets, marketing,  queueing theory, legal information technology – you know – all of the things that we teach students in law school (see my MIT School of Law proposal for a potential way forward — #icebergsahead )

For additional thoughts and related questions – check out Renee Knake’s round up @ Legal Ethics Forum and last month’s Unlocking the Law Symposium @ Truth on the Market.