Eric Goldman

Eric Goldman is a well-known and very highly regarded expert in the area of internet law. He currently is a law professor at Santa Clara University School of Law. He also has worked as general counsel of an internet start-up and as a technology transactions attorney for a firm in Silicon Valley. I asked him about his thoughts on the relationship between the law and the internet, regulating the internet, and lawyers applying the law to the internet. 

Read More

David Rueff

David Rueff has practiced law for more than 20 years. He also is a certified project manager through the Project Management Institute (PMP®) and is certified in the Toyota Manufacturing Production System (Lean). David leads a team of attorneys and project managers to implement project management for Baker Donelson clients, in-house corporate legal departments and disaster recovery programs. He was responsible for the development of the Firm’s patent pending legal project management model – BakerManage®, the Firm’s Lean model– BakerLean™ and the Firm’s proprietary budgeting tool – Budget Designer™. I had the pleasure of speaking with him about his project management expertise and how lawyers can apply project management to the practice of law. 

Read More

Susan Lambreth

Susan Lambreth is a founding Principal at LawVision and the Founder of the LPM Institute.  She is nationally recognized as one of the top leadership, practice group and project management consultants for law firms. For over 25 years, she has helped law firms of all sizes improve their profitability and enhance their lawyers’ leadership and management skills. She is also the author or co-author of six leading books on practice group management and legal project management. 

Read More

Matt Volm

I recently spoke with the CEO of an intriguing legal tech startup called Tali. Matt Volm describes himself as a recovering accountant, rookie fly fisherman, and technology entrepreneur with an MBA from the Berkeley – Haas School of Business. I love taking ideas from concept stage to execution and learning a whole lot along the way.”  Tali is a legal tech startup. Tali is a productivity assistant enabled by voice. Tali seeks to automate time entry for lawyers and other professionals. 

Read More

Patrick Lamb

Patrick Lamb is a true legal innovator. He is a founding member of ElevateNext Law, a business law firm aligned with Elevate Services to build the future of legal services delivery. From maximizing the role of data analytics and project management to unparalleled efficiency and use of non-hourly pricing, ElevateNext is designed to be the “Amazon of law firms.” Prior to ElevateNext, he was a founding member of Valorem Law Group, a business litigation law firm. Valorem pioneered the use of Value Fees for business litigation, believing fees can be fixed and incentives created for any business dispute. Valorem was named by BTI Consulting as one of the 22 firms “Best at Delivering AFAs.” 

Read More

Jordan Galvin

Jordan Galvin is a true innovator and someone who welcomes change and disruption. She is currently Fellow and Innovation Counsel at LegalRnD —The Center for Legal Services Innovation at Michigan State University College of Law. She soon will be moving to Mayer Brown and taking on the role of Knowledge Management Resources Lead. 

Read More

Professor Michael L. Bloom

Professor Michael L. Bloom is the founding director of the Transactional Lab & Clinic at the University of Michigan Law School. The clinic is an experiential program giving students the opportunity to work on transactional matters for large multinational companies. Prof. Bloom is also the founder of Praktio, a provider of interactive, online learning games and exercises for developing practical contracts skills and knowhow. Praktio recently joined with two other training tools to form the Legal Launch Kit to help law students acquire the skills they now need to be effective in the rapidly changing law practice world. Professor Bloom is also the co-author of two books on contracts from a transactional perspective: Contracts and Commercial Transactions; and Contracts: A Transactional Approach, both published by Aspen.

Read More

Sterling Miller

Sterling Miller is a highly experienced General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, and in-house attorney. He is currently General Counsel of Marketo, a marketing automation firm. Sterling is also the author of the highly-regarded Ten Things You Need to Know as In-House Counsel blog and author of the book Ten Things You Need to Know as In-House Counsel: Practical Advice and Successful Strategies

Read More

Adi Prakash

Adi Prakash is an experienced leader in the transformation space, having spent many years working with C-level organizational leaders defining and executing transformation initiatives spanning the gamut from Business Process Re-Engineering to Machine Learning and Analytics. His previous roles have included CTO and Head of Legal, eDiscovery & Corporate Responsibility technology at JP Morgan Chase, Head of Controls Functions technology at Och-Ziff Capital Management and Head of Anti-Money Laundering and Trade Surveillance Technology at UBS amongst others. He now is the Chief Innovation Officer for Yerra Solutions tasked with running their Global Client Services and Innovation division.

Read More

Catherine Bamford

Catherine Bamford is in her words a “Legal Engineer.” She is working at the intersection of legal practice and legal technology helping both law firms and law departments improve the delivery of legal service through the smart application of legal technology. She is the co-founder and CEO of the legal tech consultancy firm BamLegal. I had the pleasure of speaking with her about her career path, her views of legal technology, and about her current work. 

Read More

Gerald Glover III

Gerald Glover III  “discovered his passion for legal technology at Suffolk Law School while researching how to increase access to justice. After earning his degree, he went on to work at a company specializing in document automation, where he developed project management, data analytics, and software-building skills. Since joining DWT De Novo, he has sharpened the team’s ability to engage with and evaluate vendors. Gerald’s dedication to improving solution adoption supports DWT De Novo’s ongoing work to transform legal service delivery.” (https://denovo.dwt.com/gerald-glover/)

Read More

Bruce MacEwen

I recently spoke with Bruce MacEwen to get his take on a number of issues facing the legal industry and the practice of law. Bruce MacEwen is a leader in the legal consultant industry, having published nearly 2,000 articles on topics relevant to the field. He also founded Adam Smith, Esq. in 2003. Bruce has also written several books including most recently Tomorrowland: Scenarios for law firms beyond the horizon (2017). 

Read More

Chad Burton

Chad Burton is a former litigator and now a leader in the legal industry, especially in the areas of legal tech and developing new models of legal service delivery. As a big advocate of legal tech, he has been quoted in numerous publications and was named to the Fastcase 50 list of global legal innovators in 2014. As he puts it, Chad has “an unhealthy obsession with experimenting with the latest legal and productivity technologies. If there’s a possibility it can be leveraged to better practice and serve clients…” I spoke with him about his company, CuroLegal, his views on legal tech, and ideas about where the practice of law is heading over the next few years. 

Read More

Professor Daniel Martin Katz

I had the pleasure of having a wide-ranging conversation with Professor Daniel Martin Katz. Professor Katz is a leader in the legal innovation and legal analytics space. He also is a leader in training lawyers to operate with 21st-century technology and systems and, to that point, is a strong proponent of teaching law from a multidisciplinary perspective, incorporating science, math, and technology into the teaching of law. 

Read More

Lucy Bassli

Lucy Bassli likely needs little introduction. For those who do not know her or her work, you should. She spent a little over 13 years at Microsoft, most recently as Assistant General Counsel, Legal Operations and Contracting. She made news recently by leaving that role to start her own business www.innolegalservices.com and to become Chief Legal Strategist at LawGeex. She is a renowned expert on contracting and what is now known as legal operations. She also has a clear and evident passion for “moving legal services into the modern era by focusing in legal department efficiencies, alternative legal service providers, metrics and data-driven process improvements.” She has spoken extensively on these topics and, on a personal note, she has been someone I have long admired. I had the pleasure of recently speaking with her about her work.

Read More

Puneet Tiwari

I recently spoke with Puneet Tiwari.  Puneet is an experienced litigator and his experience as a litigator inspired him to solve a problem that he frequently encountered when he practiced. He has since co-founded Evichat, which is a legal technology tool designed to “remove the redundancies in mobile collections for law firms.” 

Read More

Shruti Ajitsaria

Shruti Ajitsaria is Counsel and Head of Fuse at Allen & Overy LLP.  The firm is a major leading international law firm. It also has managed to successfully embrace legal technology and legal innovation. Shruti heads up Fuse, which is the firm’s legal technology and legal innovation. I spoke with her to learn more about her work, Fuse, and how legal technology has impacted the practice of law at the firm. 

Read More

Dr. George Beaton

Dr. George Beaton has decades of experience advising law firms with all aspects of running the firm and providing services to clients. He is Executive Chairman of beaton, a management consulting firm. Dr. Beaton also operates the highly regarded The Dialogue on Remaking Law Firms blog and is co-author of the book Remaking Law Firms: Why and How. I asked him for his thoughts on a variety of topics including the ongoing evolution of law firms, his blog, and what law firms can learn from in-house legal teams. 

Read More

Cat Moon

Cat Moon is a true multi-disciplinary lawyer and leader within the legal innovation space. She is an adjunct Professor of Law at Vanderbilt Law School. She has 20 plus years of experience in the world of law, human-centered design, and agile project management. She is also a co-founder  of Legal Alignment helping change the way lawyers work and clients receive legal services via DASH an “an elegant, agile and interoperable legal workflow platform.” As if that weren’t enough, she also is the founder of Ledger.Law, where she helps legal professionals navigate the emerging world of blockchain. 

Read More