Jeff Carr is a powerful and rebellious voice within the legal industry. Between his extensive legal experience comprised of a mix of both law firm and in-house, he has been a strong advocate for change and innovation within the legal profession for a long time. I had the pleasure of speaking with him about the lessons that he has learned and his advice for us all going forward.
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Andy Wishart is a well-known legal technology leader. Prior to him joining Agiloft, Andy served as vice president of product management at Thomson Reuters leading efforts pertaining to legal drafting and productivity solutions. Andy also was co-founder and chief technology officer of Contract Express, a contract automation solution that Thomson Reuters acquired in 2015. Armed with a degree in artificial intelligence and psychology from the University of Edinburgh, Andy Wishart is passionate about enhancing legal productivity through intelligent and easy-to-use solutions.
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Gabe Teninbaum is the Assistant Dean for Innovation, Strategic Initiatives and Distance Education, as well as a Professor of Legal Writing, at Suffolk University Law School. Among other responsibilities, he leads the #1 ranked legal tech program in the nation, as ranked by National Jurist Magazine. He has taught more than 10 different courses (including classes held in Hungary, Sweden, and at MIT) and has published more than 30 law review pieces and other articles.
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Mary O’Carroll is a results-oriented, data driven executive passionate about creating and leading world class strategy and operations organizations with a proven track record of forming teams, establishing scalable processes while experiencing hypergrowth, and managing P&Ls in both small and large companies.

At Google, she has built and managed the operations of the legal department allowing the organization to scale from 200 to 1300+ people and has received numerous industry awards for her innovative approach. In addition, Mary established and leads the fastest growing and most influential member-based organization in the legal industry, CLOC, known for driving industry innovation and change.
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Varun Mehta is the CEO of Factor, a leader for complex legal work at scale. Factor serves over 50 of the Fortune 500 / FTSE 100 companies, combining the legal skill, market know-how and expertise of Traditional Law with the process efficiency, technology and data orientation of New Law.

A long-time problem-solver and biomedical engineer by training, Varun is a trusted advisor to general counsel and legal operations leaders within global organizations. His efforts have helped legal departments innovate, transformed how legal work is delivered and generated value across the legal landscape.

Before joining Factor, Varun was a founding member, EVP, and CRO of Clutch Group. He learned the market, built the organization from the ground up and transformed it from a staff augmentation company to an industry-leading, tech-enabled managed legal services firm. In three years, Clutch expanded to $55M in annual revenue, 500 people and 7 offices across the globe, then merged and became Morae Global. His focus on advising and investment flowered in 2015 when he founded Rogers Avenue, a firm focused on partnering with founders and CEOs to grow their business through fundraising, corporate development and growth strategy. Varun guided the development of Bodhala, a Legal Technology provider, which grew 600% in 24 months.
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Matthew Berrick is an impressive individual who I first connected with by virtue of our mutual interests in legal technology and legal innovation. Matt isn’t yet a lawyer, but already has accomplished quite a bit including publishing a book and co-founding a legal magazine. He is most certainly destined for more upon entering the legal field.

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I had the pleasure of speaking with Carlos Gamez, a leading legal thinker and legal innovator.  Carlos has been leading and working on legal innovation initiatives at Thomson Reuters for the past several years, as part of: the Legal business, Thomson Reuters Labs, and most recently within a dedicated legal technology innovation team. Throughout this time, he has worked on and delivered over 50 projects in partnership with stakeholders across the enterprise, as well as externally with customers, startups, academic institutions, and industry forums. He also has been charged with helping to define & refine the innovation and emerging technology strategy for law firms and corporate counsel.

Prior to joining Thomson Reuters, Carlos worked with startups in different capacities in Silicon Valley. Before that,he practiced intellectual property law in one of Mexico’s leading law firms. He has a Bachelors in Law from the Facultad Libre de Derecho de Monterrey (Mexico), and obtained an LL.M. at Stanford Law School and an MBA at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
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Nelson Rosario is an attorney licensed to practice in the State of Illinois. Nelson is interested in the intersection of law, technology, and society.

His practice is focused on providing counseling to clients with respect to overall legal strategy, and in particular their intellectual property strategy. He has worked with clients in a range of areas including artificial intelligence, cryptocurrency, blockchain, and smart contracts; financial technologies; business methods; trading systems; telemedicine; network and internet communication; and navigation and routing.

Nelson has also served as an adjunct professor at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law where he has taught classes on “Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, and the Law,” and “International Tech, AI & Digital Privacy.” He has have given numerous talks on emerging technologies, and the legal considerations surrounding them.

Prior to becoming an attorney Nelson was an election professional in Leon County, Florida working for the Supervisor of Elections office administering elections which covered the 2008 and 2010 election cycles.
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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.

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