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JANUARY 28, 2019 | NEW YORK HILTON MIDTOWN

WORKSHOPS

Earn up to 7 CLE credits which include 2 ethics credits

Workshop A – AI Bootcamp 2.0

9:00am – 9:30am | Registration & Coffee

9:30am – 11:30am | WA101 – Computational Law: Developing A Common Language

Emerging technology is advancing every day and with each advancement are new implications for the law and the legal process. That is particularly true for AI where deep learning software and self-executing codes can drive legal decisions.

Those studying AI and the law are working to build a framework that would help lawyers understand the limitations and implications of the technology and ask the right questions when evaluating results.

As computational law increases in clarity and popularity, what skills will lawyers need to develop to be able to properly assess the quality of the justice flowing from data-driven decisions?

Takeaways:

  • An overview on how AI is built and what work it can do, and what AI needs to work – and why that might be the key to understanding its impact on the legal profession and future jobs
  • Understanding how to approach and question technology structures to determine whether automated data is legally sound
  • Strategies for bridging the gap between computer scientists and lawyers
  • Insight on where we are in growth curve of AI applications and how commercialization in legal and other industries might proceed

Moderator:
Erik Falkenberry Partner, DLA Piper

Speakers:
Kevin Fumai, Senior Managing Counsel, Oracle
Itai Gurari, CEO and Co-Founder, Judicata
Benjamin Whetsell, Co-Founder, Paper Software
Jay Leib, Founder & CEO, NexLP

11:30am – 12:30pm | Networking Lunch

12:30pm – 2:30pm | WA102 – AI Wars: Comparative Demos & Uses Cases of AI Employed in Legal Services

AI is now being used to automate components of contract review and for data mining, but also increasingly utilized as a way to manage e-discovery, conduct legal research, and execute regulatory compliance processes. During this session AI leaders will walk attendees through case studies and product demos in multiple areas in order to compare and contrast the automations’ abilities. Attendees will have the opportunity to see demos in the areas of: document and contract review, predictive legal analytics and due diligence.

Takeaways:

  • Show how companies are tapping into the ability to extract metadata, identify entities and “understand” content, to streamline the increasing complexities of dealing with numerous data sources
  • Understand the implication of these tools to reduce man hours per project or shift work to other parts of a project

Moderator:
Kevin Fumai, Senior Managing Counsel, Oracle

Speakers:
Rick Merrill, CEO, Gavelytics
James Lee, CEO & Co-Founder, Legalmation
Laura van Wyngaarden, Co-founder & COO, Diligen
Emily Foges, CEO, Luminance
Jay Leib, Founder & CEO, NexLP

2:30pm – 3:00pm | Afternoon Refreshment Break

3:00pm – 5:00pm | WA103 – The Great Debate

As more smart technology comes online – whether in the connected car, insurance claim evaluation and fraud detection, or automated credit applications and pricing – the legal and ethical considerations are starting to pile up. In the legal field, adoption of AI is increasing for legal research, contract review, litigation strategy, e-discovery, and more. However, as with most new technology many of the ethical implications of these tools remain unclear. Questions relating to ethical duties of competence and confidentiality pertain to both the analysis of AI programs from vendors and on personal devices. This session will examine legal protections, ethical considerations and safeguarding against decisions by automated algorithmic models trained on discrete data-sets. Plus, as we look towards the future will there be a profession wide mandate to use AI to remain competent?

Takeaways:

  • Understand how interaction with these devices could impact client’s information
  • Framework for the ethical debates behind using intelligent algorithms to trigger investigations, life-altering decisions and automate business processes
  • Evaluate the future of AI and the ethical considerations of basing decisions on data

Moderator:
Thomas J. Hamilton, LL.B., B.C.L., VP, Strategy and Operations, Ross

Speakers:
Lee J. Tiedrich, Partner, Covington & Burling
Maura R. Grossman, Professor, David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo
Richard Tromans, Founder, Tromans Consulting
Jake Heller, Founder & CEO, Casetext

5:30pm – 6:00pm | Legalweek New Attendee Reception

5:00pm – 5:30pm | Legalweek New Attendee Orientation

Workshop B – Blockchain Bootcamp

9:00am – 9:30am | Registration & Coffee

9:30am – 11:30am | WB101 – The Foundation of Blockchain: What It Is, Isn’t and It How It is Disrupting Legal

Perhaps the biggest the buzzword to dominate the legal technology space this year, blockchain continues to drive conversation amongst legal professionals and in particular raise the question – Could blockchain be the next big disruptor in the legal space?

Given its lack of application in the legal space, It is important to understand what blockchain is, its capabilities, its drawbacks and how it can disrupt the legal industry.

Takeaways:

  • Defining what blockchain is and isn’t, and handling misconceptions surrounding blockchain
  • Highlighting the capabilities of blockchain technology, along with an overview of the framework required to effectively utilize blockchain
  • Exploring the use of blockchain across other industries in attempt to answer the question we’ve all been asking – How will blockchain impact the legal industry?

Moderator
David Luce, Partner, DLA PIPER

Speakers
Aaron Wright, Co – Founder, OPENLAW
Brian Kuhn, Co-Founder and Global Co-Leader of the Watson Legal Practice, IBM
Teresa Walker, Chief Operating Officer, WALLER LANSDEN DORTCH & DAVIS, LLP
Airina Lynn Rodrigues, Associate, DLA PIPER

11:30am – 12:30pm | Networking Lunch

12:30pm – 2:30pm | WB102 – Uses Cases & Applications of Blockchain in Legal Services

While blockchain may still be considered to be in its infancy, there are those who have adopted blockchain technology in the legal industry.

The application of blockchain technology in legal does vary, whether it is used to create smart contracts or manage intellectual property rights. Join this session as our panelists discuss early applications and uses that are currently disrupting the legal world.

Takeaways:

  • Examples of how blockchain can be utilized within legal contracts, transactions and file sharing
  • Considering ways in which blockchain can align law firms, clients and technology companies for success
  • Examining the role blockchain can play in overcoming misuse and settle issues of trust

Moderator
R. Mark Halligan, Partner, FISHERBROYLES, LLP

Speakers
David Fisher, Founder & CEO, INTEGRA LEDGER
Laura Jehl, Partner, BAKER & HOSTETLER, LLP
Stephen Palley, Partner, ANDERSON KILL P.C.

2:30pm – 3:00pm | Afternoon Refreshment Break

3:00pm – 5:00pm | WB103 – Legal Considerations and Governance/Standardization of Blockchain

Similar to all newly arrived technologies, blockchain and its users are working in a world with limited governance and regulation. As blockchain gradually plays a bigger transforms the business of law, what are the legal ramifications we can expect to arise? Join this session as we cover the legal considerations, governance issues and the concept of standardization within blockchain.

Takeaways:

  • Highlighting the legal vulnerabilities surrounding the most popular blockchain legal technologies
  • Discussing the importance of creating standardized processes to help reduce liability risks and enhance product performance
  • Sharing insights and projections into the future ethical dilemma legal blockchain technology products may create.

Moderator
Alfred Browne, Partner & Co-Chair, Fintech Practice, COOLEY LLP

Speakers
Joshua Klayman, Founder & Managing Member, KLAYMANN LLC
Kris Kersey, Blockchain Director Lead, PWC
Kristen Johns, Partner, WALLER LANSDEN DORTCH & DAVIS, LLP
Rob Massey, Partner, Global Blockchain Leader for Tax, DELOITTE US

5:00pm – 5:30pm | Legalweek New Attendee Orientation

5:30pm – 6:00pm | Legalweek New Attendee Reception

Workshop C – Competitive Intelligence

9:00am – 9:30am | Registration & Coffee

9:30am – 11:30am | WC101 - How to Create and Use Competitive Intelligence

Everywhere you look, increasing competitive pressures are squeezing law firms. In such an environment, it follows that firms must do everything they can to stay ahead of the wave, and improve their competitive position. As a consequence, firms are attaching ever-increasing importance to developing and improving their business development operations, and that effort spills directly into building up their competitive intelligence capabilities.

Competitive intelligence is much more than the mere customer information or data that the library used to provide on demand in the old days. It has been defined as “the tactical gathering of market and competitive information that can be used to identify risks, opportunities, and changing conditions in an industry.” In this workshop, we will discuss:

  • What CI Is—and isn’t CI
  • Best practice pointers
  • Key intelligence topics (KITs) define decision makers’ primary intelligence needs
  • Tactical CI focuses on the issues and KITs that help a firm win in the short term
  • How to measure ROI

Moderator:
Patrick Fuller, Vice President – Legal Intelligence, ALM

Speakers:
Bernadette DeCelle, Senior Director of Client Development and Marketing, MCCARTER & ENGLISH, LLP
Madhav Srinivasan, Chief Financial Officer, HUNTON ANDREWS KURTH
Mark T. Greene, President, MARKET INTELLIGENCE
Stefanie M. Marrone, Director of Business, Development and Marketing, TARTER KRINSKY & DROGIN

11:30am – 12:30pm | Networking Lunch

12:30pm – 2:30pm | WC102 - Typical and Not So Typical CI Assignments in Law Firms: Ideas and Tools You Can Use

In this session, we will review the top three areas that CI can help your firm improve ROI immediately. In addition, we will compare various tools in the market place that can provide the best results for each of the following typical CI assignments.

  • Identify warm prospects
  • Improve new business pitches
  • Track emerging client and industry needs to identify new practice areas

During the second phase of the workshop, we will discuss the not so typical CI assignments that can provide your firm a completive edge in the next five years.
Moderator:
Patrick Fuller, Vice President – Legal Intelligence, ALM

Speakers:
Jeffrey Cohan, Director of Libraries and Knowledge Management Services, FITZPATRICK, CELLA, HARPER & SCINTO
Emily C. Rushing, Director of Competitive Intelligence, HAYNES AND BOONE, LLP
Kelly Harbour, Director of Client Relations & Innovation, GOULSTON & STORRS
Michelle Murray, Director of Marketing & Communications, CAHILL GORDON & REINDEL, LLP

2:30pm – 3:00pm | Afternoon Refreshment Break

3:00pm – 5:00pm | WB103 - CI and Its Stringent Ethical Constraints: A Case Study

While some organizations are addressing CI ethics quite seriously, most CI practitioners feel left on their own, relying on their intuition to make tough ethical decisions. The guidelines for ethics in CI are rather vague. During this case study, we will analysis and identify a number of ambiguous issues and conflicting expectations for which there is currently no consensus within the profession. And Finally our speakers will then offer a number of recommendations for supporting ethical CI practice for these ambiguous issues.

Speaker:
Cynthia Cheng Correia, Managing Director, KNOWLEDGE INFORM

5:00pm – 5:30pm | Legalweek New Attendee Orientation

5:30pm – 6:00pm | Legalweek New Attendee Reception

SPEAKERS

Alfred Browne

Alfred Browne

Partner & Co-Chair, Fintech Practice

Cooley LLP

 

Cynthia Cheng Correia

Cynthia Cheng Correia

Managing Director

Knowledge inForm

 

Jeffrey Cohan

Jeffrey Cohan

Director of Libraries and Knowledge Management Services

FITZPATRICK, CELLA, HARPER & SCINTO

Bernadette DeCelle

Bernadette DeCelle

Senior Director of Client Development and Marketing

McCarter & English, LLP

Erik Falkenberry

Erik Falkenberry

Partner

DLA Piper

David Fisher

David Fisher

Founder & CEO

Integra Ledger

Emily Foges

Emily Foges

CEO

Luminance

 

Patrick Fuller

Patrick Fuller

Vice President - Legal Intelligence

ALM

 

Kevin Fumai

Kevin Fumai

Senior Managing Counsel

Oracle

Mark T. Greene

Mark T. Greene

President

Market Intelligence

Maura Grossman

Maura Grossman

Professor

David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo

Itai Gurari

Itai Gurari

CEO and Co-Founder

Judicata

R. Mark Halligan

R. Mark Halligan

Partner

FisherBroyles, LLP

 

Thomas Hamilton

Thomas Hamilton

VP, Strategy and Operations

Ross

 

Kelly Harbour

Kelly Harbour

Director of Client Relations & Innovation

Goulston & Storrs

Jake Heller

Jake Heller

Founder & CEO

Casetext

 

Laura Jehl

Laura Jehl

Partner

Baker & Hostetler LLP

Kristen Johns

Kristen Johns

Partner

Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP

Bert Kaminski

Bert Kaminski

Chief Commercial Counsel

GE Digital Legal

 

Kris Kersey

Kris Kersey

Blockchain Director Lead

PWC

Joshua Klayman

Joshua Klayman

Founder & Managing Member

Klayman LLC

Brian Kuhn

Brian Kuhn

Co-Founder and Global Co-Leader of the Watson Legal Practice

IBM

James Lee

James Lee

CEO and Co-Founder

LegalMation

Jay Leib

Jay Leib

Founder & CEO

NexLP

 

David Luce

David Luce

Partner

DLA Piper

 

Airina Lynn Rodrigues

Airina Lynn Rodrigues

Associate

DLA Piper

 

Stefanie M. Marrone

Stefanie M. Marrone

Director of Business Development and Marketing

Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP

Rob Massey

Rob Massey

Partner, Global Blockchain Leader for Tax

Deloitte US

 

Rick Merrill

Rick Merrill

CEO

Gavelytics

Michelle Murray

Michelle Murray

Director of Marketing & Communications

Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

Stephen Palley

Stephen Palley

Partner

Anderson Kill P.C.

Emily C. Rushing

Emily C. Rushing

Director of Competitive Intelligence

Haynes and Boone, LLP

Madhav Srinivasan

Madhav Srinivasan

Chief Financial Officer

Hunton Andrews Kurth

Lee Tiedrich

Lee Tiedrich

Partner

Covington & Burling

Richard Tromans

Richard Tromans

Founder

Tromans Consulting

Teresa Walker

Teresa Walker

Chief Operating Officer

Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP

Benjamin Whetsell

Benjamin Whetsell

Co-Founder

Paper Software

 

Laura van Wyngaarden

Laura van Wyngaarden

Co-founder & COO

Diligen

Aaron Wright

Aaron Wright

Co-Founder

OpenLaw