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SOLID WEST
Summit on Legal Innovation and Disruption

February 15, 2023

THE CITY CLUB OF SAN FRANCISCO

SPEAKERS

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GRAHAM ALLAN

SVP & Deputy General Counsel - Chief of Staff & Head of Legal Operations at Cisco

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RYAN BLACK

Legal Chief of Staff,

at DoorDash

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ALISA DE DOMINICIS

VP Global, Legal, and E&C Operations at Rimini Street

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BRADLEY JOHNSTON

Legal Chief of Staff and Director of Operations at SunPower Corporation

The Evolving Role of the Legal Chief of Staff

The Legal Chief of Staff is one of the 3 fastest-growing and evolving roles in the legal space right now. Graham Allan and the SOLID audience is curious to know what skills and experiences are required to jump the fence and get into this new role.

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SANJAY BATRA

Senior Director Business Management and Operations at Microsoft

A Day In the Life of a Chief of Staff

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LEO MURGEL

SVP & COO, Legal and Corporate Affairs

at Salesforce

Matter 360 = Customer-Centric Legal

As the Legal and Corporate Affairs COO, Léo Murgel has transformed legal work with Matter360. Levering Service Cloud, the Matter360 strategy brings a customer-centric structure to the complex work of legal teams. It allows legal teams to manage and track all customer interactions, requests, conversations, and related documents in one central location, enabling the team strength to take the central stage while delivering the most efficient and effective legal services. 

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STEPHEN POOR

Chair Emeritus at Seyfarth Shaw

LLP

Alternative service providers.  Advanced technology.  The rise of the legal operations professionals.  These (and other) factors make the choices around the delivery of legal services more complex than ever. With the advances in generative AI (think ChatGPT), the opportunities to rethink service delivery will continue to expand.  While perhaps daunting at first, complexity can lead to more efficient and effective problem-solving, as it allows for a greater variety of options and perspectives.  With different mindsets and new, emerging skills, complexity can be a key advantage in a post-pandemic landscape.  Organizations and individuals who embrace the challenge will be more likely to thrive and succeed. 

The Benefits of Complexity:  Navigating the Post-pandemic Landscape

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RICHARD ROBINSON

Director, Legal Operations and Litigation Support at Toyota North America

Storytelling to Sell Change

There are many books and TED Talks focused on the art of storytelling.  They speak elegantly about how to tell a story to engage your customers and clients.  They teach leaders and business owners how to sell products or ideas, but they often fall short when we try to apply the concepts to legal operations.  How can we apply these theories of good storytelling to influence legal leadership toward adopting change?

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BILL SHAFTON

VP, Business & Legal Affairs

at Grindr

Fostering Diversity, Talent and Results

Everybody talks about diversity and inclusion but getting started and finding success is a challenge for many. Bill Shafton – General Counsel of Grindr understands the challenges and has had great success at Grindr and in helping others.

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CHRIS BEAHN

Director, Legal & Global Affairs Operations at Splunk

Implementation Process- What you need to Know

Snapshot into a recent technology selection process for revamping how our legal department works from intake through automation and task management. Will share our process, scorecard, and overall lessons learned.

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KENNETH FALCON

Managing Partner at Falcon Rappaport & Berkman PLLC

Metaverse and The Business

of Law

The Metaverse holds a great deal of promise and is also the subject of a great deal of bluster.  Recent boom-bust cycles and ‘black swan" events (including prosecutions) in Cryptocurrency, NFTs, and web3 raise serious concerns about the risks inherent in this emerging market sector as it matures.  That said, industry estimates predict hundreds of billions of dollars of investment and revenue over the course of the next decade.

  • What effect will the Metaverse have on your organization? 

  • What does a legal department need to know to help its business people navigate this minefield?

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JULIA HASENZAHL

Co-Founder & CEO

at ProSearch

Future of Work: Reframing the Discussion

Managers are from Mars. As the battle heats up over the future of work, are managers, executives, and the C-suite bad guys?  I don’t think so. As co-Founder and CEO of ProSearch, I am an in-office person and I built and in-office company. By June of 2020, I knew there was no going back. Since then, I have spent hundreds of hours reading academic literature, corporate research, surveys, and media stories on remote and hybrid work trying to figure it all out. My head is spinning, but I will share one clear thought.

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MELANIE PREVOST

Director of Infrastructure and Technical Support Services at Vinson & Elkins

The Imposter Syndrome

We are surrounded by great leaders! In many workplaces, however both seasoned and emerging leaders and their accomplishments are not fully realized, why is that? In this session, we will address the pervasive issues of imposter syndrome and work to equip participants with practical ways to overcome those mindset challenges that are all too common in our workplaces.

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ILANA GOLBIN

Director at PwC Emerging Technologies and Responsible AI Lead

Ethical AI and the legal implications

New AI technologies, while exciting, may pose risks to organizations. In this session, we will introduce some of these risks and how they are reflected in the regulatory climate around AI.

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APOORV AGARWAL

Co-founder and CEO,

Text IQ (Acquired by Relativity)

AI Literacy for Non - Technical Leaders in Law

By 2030, AI is expected to contribute $15.7 trillion to the global economy. Our goal is to prepare legal leaders to successfully navigate AI adoption and utilization in their organizations. In this introduction to AI, you'll learn:

  • The Importance of being AI literate in today's workplace

  • The difference between AI, ML, deep learning, and neural networks, and more 

  • What AI can achieve and its current limitations

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MOLLY HUIE

Team Lead, Data Analytics, and Surveys at Bloomberg 

Legal Technology Spend & Trends

How satisfied are attorneys with the legal technologies they’re using? What was their most recent tech purchase – how much did they spend for what user base, and what are they looking to purchase next? Get a first look at data from Bloomberg Law’s 2023 Legal Ops & Tech survey – specifically technology purchases, plans, and decision factors.

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KATHRYN DEBORD 

Vice President at DISCO

Manifesting Your Inner Ovid: Turn Your Career Into An Adventure By Taking Left Turns

How can we think about applying concepts of change and transformation to our own careers? What do we need to consider, what fires do we need to run toward (not away from), and how do we unsaddle our embedded conservative instincts?  Katie may not have all of the answers, but she has taken enough of her own "left turns" in her career to get you thinking. 

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DAVID CUNNINGHAM 

Chief Innovation Officer at Reed Smith LLP

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JOHN ROSENTHAL

eDiscovery & Information Governance Attorney at Winston & Strawn LLP

Leadership and Change Management 

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JOHN BREWER

Chief Data Scientist at HaystackID

Innovation Brainstorm, Managed Document Review 2030

A brief walkthrough of why we use documents in eDiscovery, and why we might not be using documents in several years. Modern data and business records are complicated and brimming with information. As data and records become more complicated and less document-oriented, a flexible sea change is required. Document-based thinking often forces a square peg through a round hole. How much of value are we leaving behind, and what new opportunities do we have?

President,

The Cowen Group

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DREW AMERSON

Director at LexLab

Law School - Next Gen Training and Externships

Learn about the prior state, current state, and future state of L3 hiring. Corporations are increasingly hiring directly from law schools. Students today are more diverse in both background and interest than ever before bringing diversity of thought to their employees.

Learn how you can get involved. 

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DAVID COWEN

President at The Cowen Group

The Impact of the Metaverse on The Business of Law and Your Career

Speakers

HOW IT WORKS

7 Minute
Ted Talks

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25 Minutes
Table Talks

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15 Minutes
Town Hall

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Switch Tables
& Break

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WHAT WE'RE ABOUT

LEARN WHY LEGAL MAVERICKS LOVE SOLID

SOLID is a TED-STYLE Talk summit focused on innovation and the business of law. Did you ever listen to a great SOLID Talk or panel and wish you had time to engage and brainstorm in real time on how to apply those ideas to your business? 16+ speakers will give TED-STYLE talks around the intersection of innovation, advanced technology, and the business of law. They share what they are doing, how they are doing it, and the business impact it has.

 

Our talks are followed by facilitated table talks, sprint panels, and town hall discussions, whereby participants discuss what they know now that they did not know before the session started and how to apply these lessons to their own organizations. SOLID provides participants with maximum interaction with peers and colleagues in a round table, workshop environment to assess current challenges and design concrete solutions

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