Gary Doernhoefer is an experienced former general counsel in both U.S. and international businesses, and from startups to publicly traded corporations. He has an entrepreneurial background having served as the first General Counsel for the travel website Orbitz, which was founded in 2000 and completed its first IPO in 2003. He was also a Co-Founder and General Counsel for Accertify, Inc., now a wholly-owned subsidiary of AMEX. My international experience comes from three years as General Counsel for the International Air Transport Association, the global trade association for the world’s airline industry. After three decades of experience managing legal issues and disputes in a wide variety of contexts, Gary became the Founder and Managing Director of ADR Notable, the first company to provide technology specifically designed to work alongside the listening and communication skills of mediators and other dispute resolution professionals.
Alex Su is a former lawyer who successfully transitioned to the business/tech world. He specializes in helping startups sell their technology to law firms and legal departments. Currently, Alex serves the Director of Business Development at Evisort, an AI-powered contract lifecycle management system developed out of Harvard Law/MIT.
Previously, he was an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell, clerked for a federal judge, and graduated from Northwestern Law, where he was an editor of the law review and the student commencement speaker. Alex is also the author of The Unauthorized Guide to Getting into Law School with Bad Grades.
Jonathan Cullen serves as Canadian Vice President & General Counsel & France-Canada Cluster Lead at Pfizer, a leading pharmaceutical organization.
He “always wanted to be a lawyer 👨⚖️, just not a boring one 👨🚀. He has over 16 years of legal & management experience in healthcare leading teams in Canada & Europe. His passions are the legal profession & developing people. He is also a struggling special needs dad.
Marc Lauritsen is president of Capstone Practice Systems. Capstone advises, trains, and builds systems for top law firms and departments, as well as many nonprofit organizations. Marc has served as a poverty lawyer, taught in and directed the clinical program at Harvard Law School, done path-breaking work on document automation and artificial intelligence, and been an executive in several startups. He’s a leader in international law and technology organizations, a fellow of the College of Law Practice Management, and past co-chair of the American Bar Association’s eLawyering Task Force.
I had the honor of speaking with Joshua Walker. Joshua Walker is the author of “On Legal AI”, perhaps the first systematic and practical treatment of this topic. With over 20 years of experience in this and allied fields, as well as over 17 as an IP attorney, he is seeking to deploy the next next generation of advanced legal solutions. Walker is a co-founder of CodeX, as well as Lex Machina. For the latter, he led the successful spin off from Stanford Law School, serving as CEO and Chief Legal Architect. Currently, he is the Chief Product Officer for a large risk management company. All thoughts herein are his own and not those of any particular party.
In her role as Evangelist at Litera Microsystems, Alma Asay is a legal technology expert and trusted advisor to Litera clients, helping them to bring innovative ways of thinking and practice to life.
Before joining Litera, Alma was the Chief Innovation Officer, Legal Solutions, at Integreon Discovery Solutions, a leading global provider of alternative legal services. Alma joined Integreon as part of its acquisition of her litigation management software business, Allegory, where she was Founder and CEO. Allegory is a platform offered in the cloud and on-premise that automates everyday litigation tasks and connects the people, facts, and evidence that litigation teams need to build their winning story in a central, secure place. Allegory is used by Fortune 500 companies, Am Law 100 law firms, and top litigation boutiques, including firms in both Vault’s “Top 10 Law Firms” and “Best Litigation Boutique Law Firms.”
Alma began her career as a litigation attorney at Gibson Dunn, where she worked on high-profile litigations for big entertainment companies, including NBC Universal, IAC/InterActiveCorp, and Cablevision.
Over a career spanning more than 30 years, Mark Yacano has guided a wide range of law departments on both legal and business strategy. As a law firm leader, a practitioner and a strategic advisor, he has worked with clients to reduce their legal exposure, control their expenses and streamline their operations.
Prior to the pandemic, there were countless articles written about how our world was growing ever more interconnected and global. Indeed, it is that very global nature of our world that has aided in the pandemic’s rapid spread across nearly all continents. At the same time, technology has played an outsized role in helping us remain connected to each other. One piece of technology that has done so is the cloud. I wanted to discuss the cloud a bit and illustrate how it has and will continue to play a big role in helping us all stay connected with friends, family, and colleagues. Continue Reading The Cloud
Kenny Robertson is head of Head of the Outsourcing, Technology & IP legal team at RBS. He has led on some of the largest technology outsourcing projects in the UK and is additionally responsible for the bank’s roll out and adoption of legal technology. He holds a Masters in IT & Telecommunications Law and regularly presents at legal conferences in the UK. He is involved in a number of the bank’s legal outreach initiatives, and Chairs the Law Society of Scotland’s Wellbeing Committee. At the 2019 Scottish Legal Awards, his team was named In-House Team of the Year, with Kenny named In-House Lawyer of the Year.
Dan Currell is an experienced lawyer and management consultant, legal innovation leader, and currently serves as Senior Advisor within the Office of Finance and Operations at the U.S. Department of Education. I had the pleasure of speaking with him about his background, his insights, and his views on the current state of legal tech.