SOLID West 2018 Summit Agenda

Subject to Change

Thursday, March 15, 2018

7:30AM - 8:15AM - Registration and Networking Breakfast
8:15AM - 8:25AM - Welcome/Call to Action/Summit Overview
8:25AM - 8:40AM - Table Introductions

"Business of Law: Vision of the Future. Succeeding at the Intersection of Artificial Intelligence, Advanced Technologies, and the Business of Law." SOLID Talk Summit Kick-off Keynotes

8:45AM - 9:00AM - Mark Smolik, General Counsel Chief Compliance Officer DHL Supply Chain Americas - "The General Counsel's Point of View on Corporate Expectations of Outside Counsel Regarding Innovation and the Evolving Law Firm Business Model."

Opening Keynote: Mark Smolik, General Counsel Chief Compliance Officer DHL Supply Chain Americas - "The General Counsel's Point of View on Corporate Expectations of Outside Counsel Regarding Innovation and the Evolving Law Firm Business Model."

Mark has grown the DHL law department from 7 to 58 attorneys in 8 years. His expectations of outside counsel are dramatically different then they were just five years ago. Mark expects his outside counsel to be dramatic drivers of innovation and change and relies on them for Innovative approaches and NexGen technology to solve tomorrows problems.

9:00AM - 9:10AM - Ben Allgrove, Innovation Partner at Baker & McKenzie LLP, "The Law Firm of the Future"

The practice of law is changing fast. What it will look like in the future is still up for debate. As one of the leaders of change at one of the world's largest law firms, Ben will share his perspective on what the law firm of the future will look like and what needs to change across the legal ecosystem if we are to get there.

9:10AM - 9:20AM - Bill Painter -Shareholder and Chief Innovation Officer at Baker Donelson, "A Law firms Path To A Culture of Innovation. The 8 Year Journey to Overnight Success - How we got Here."
9:20AM - 9:30AM - Pam Davis, Former General Counsel of Google - "A View from the top on the Disaggregation of the Legal Supply Chain and What's Next."
9:30AM - 9:40AM - Brett Tarr, Counsel: Litigation, E-Discovery, & Information Governance, Caesars Entertainment Corporation - "The Law Department of the Future. What Happens After What Happens Next. The Link Between Technology and Legal".

Brett Tarr - "The Law Department of the Future. What Happens After What Happens Next. The Link Between Technology and Legal".

Next GenTech and Artificial intelligence in action Brett will share examples of how he is using non-legal AI to advance the legal department into the heart of the organization carving out a new future of relevance for the legal department.

Information Governance - It's a Legal Function. 

9:45AM - 10:10AM - Table Discussions and Takeaways

Discuss the keynotes and summarize important takeaways with your peers.

After each 4 Ted talks the tables will take 30 minutes to discussing exchange ideas and answer the following questions:

  1. What do I know now that I did not know 30 minutes ago.
  2. What do I think now that I did not think 30 minutes ago.
  3. Create a 90-day action plan to bring back to the office based on what you just learned.
10:10AM - 10:25AM - Morning Break

"Innovation: AI in Action Use Cases"

10:25AM - 10:35AM - Jennifer Warner, VP Legal, Columbia Sportswear & Michael Goodman, Senior Counsel, Commercial at NIKE, Inc. - "NextGen Corporate Legal Business Models: How to Move the Needle with New Tools and Technology."
10:35AM - 10:45AM - Paul Lippe, Elevate Services Paul Lippe - Law Firm Metrics Making The Invisible Visible with NexGen Legal Technology.

What are the top 7 metrics that law departments can measure today that they could measure two years ago? Paul will describe how advanced law departments and law firms are measuring the outputs instead of the inputs.

One of the advantages of NexGen legal technology is it's ability to make the invisible visible and allow legal business executives to measure productivity and efficiency like never before.

A 90 day action plan worksheet will be provided.

10:45AM - 10:55AM - Jennifer McCarron, Spotify, "The Evolving Role of the Legal Operations Professional into the Chief Legal Innovation and Operations Director."

The emerging role of the corporate Legal innovation and operations executive. Ravi and Jennifer share on the difference between legal operations and legal innovation in a corporate legal department.

Legal Innovation is: a leap forward - meeting future needs - the front-end not the backend/backbone.

Legal operations is: billing – technology – records.

Legal innovations is: mindset – culture – thinking – development – strategy – vision – beyond... it's the factory versus R&D…

10:55AM - 11:05AM - Karen Braun, Executive Director, Sullivan & Cromwell, "The Executive Director's Point of view on leading change, innovation and transformation through talent. How and why the role of Chief Innovation Officer was created at Sullivan & Cromwell."

Sullivan and Cromwell is one of the 32 law firms in the United States and Europe that has created the role of Chief Innovation Officer.
Karen will share The Executive Director's point of view on why and how law from leadership is investing in new chief level positions... The process, the payoff, and the future.

11:05AM - 11:15AM - Bobbi Basile, Managing Director, HBR Consulting LLC, "Results and Insights of HBR's Law Firm Artificial Intelligence Report. Who is Investing in What; Now and Next".

Law firms have very diverse hopes and priorities for AI enabled technologies on their businesses. From improving productivity without increasing headcount to enabling self-service by clients to creating new business models and revenue opportunities.

Bobbi will share the results and insights of HBR's Law Firm Artificial Intelligence Report.

11:15AM - 11:40AM - Table Discussions and Takeaways

Discuss the keynotes and summarize important takeaways with your peers.

11:40AM - 11:55AM - Townhall and Collaborative Q&A
12:00PM - 1:00PM - Lunch
1:00PM - 1:20PM - New Table Introductions and Group Exercises

"Evolving Business models, Groundbreaking Projects: Innovation in Practice"

1:30PM - 1:40PM - Morgan King, Head of Records & Information Management, Shire and Christine Kaufmann, Head of Legal Operations at Shire, "Building the Cross-Functional Legal Team of Tomorrow Today."

Innovations in legal technology are changing the practice of law and the workings of both in-house legal departments and law firms. As we look to our future and continue to transform the way Shire’s Legal department does business, we seek to measure and improve performance, engagement and satisfaction. Our ultimate goal is to enhance our capabilities to create a stronger department with a shared common vision.

Core team is cross-functional consisting of leaders from: Legal Operations, eDiscovery, Information Governance, and Information Technology.

Our Mission
Enable the Legal team and its clients to achieve peak operational performance by leveraging best in class technology, processes and systems

Our Vision
A highly efficient and effective Legal team that delivers maximum value to Shire through use of its intelligent Legal systems that automate knowledge sharing, reduce waste, bolster productivity and facilitate rapid decision making – value is intrinsic"

1:40PM - 1:50PM - Jeffrey Sharer, Partner, Co-Chair, Data Law Practice, Akerman LLP, "How a Law Firm, an ALSP, and AI Broke the Mold and Clients Won."

Akerman evolved a new business model by partnering with an ALSP, AI software firm and a client to create a collaborative new business focused on client needs.

1:50PM - 2:00PM - Camille Reynolds, Senior Director of Knowledge and Innovation Delivery at Fenwick and West, "How to Identify, Engage and Develop Champions Within to Drive a Culture of Innovation."

Fenwick sits in the middle of silicon valley with some of the hottest tech startups involved with NexGen legal technology and artificial intelligence in the country. Fenwick shares their story of client collaboration that creates new use cases for legal services.

2:00PM - 2:10PM - General Counsel at Fortune 500 Company
2:10PM - 2:40PM - Table Discussions and Takeaways

Discuss the keynotes and summarize important takeaways with your peers.

2:45PM - 3:10PM - Afternoon Break

"Leveraging Legal Talent - The Legal Workforce of The Future”.

3:15PM - 3:25PM - CINO Panel, "Fireside Chat" with Josh Kubiki, Katie DeBord, Ali Shahidi, and Dera Nevin "CINO Lightning Round - The Need for the Role and Next Steps of the CINO."

32 major law firms in the United States and Europe have established the role of a “Chief Innovation Officer”. Each of these law firms have invested $1 million or more in non-billable talent to move the needle. Our panel will share their  experiences on how to be successful in this new and evolving role and how to establish the role within your own organization.

https://www.cowengroup.com/cinos-will-drive-innovation-in-legal-industry/

 

3:25PM - 3:35PM - Karen Braun, Executive Director, Sullivan & Cromwell, "The Executive Director's Point of View on Leading Change, Innovation and Transformation Through Talent. How and why the Role of Chief Innovation Officer was created at Sullivan & Cromwell."

Chief Innovation Officer Panel:  

32 major law firms in the United States and Europe have established the role of a “Chief Innovation Officer”. Each of these law firms have invested $1 million or more in non-billable talent to move the needle. Our panel will share their  experiences on how to be successful in this new and evolving role and how to establish the role within your own organization.

3:35PM - 3:45PM - "How to Hire, Train, and Retain Top Legal Talent for 2020 and Beyond."
3:45PM - 3:55PM - Katie DeBord - “The Tech Lawyer Accelerator Program” “ How Bryan Cave is Developing the Technical Lawyers of Tomorrow, Today”

NexGen legal technology and client expectations for innovative thinking and advanced lawyering require forward thinking law firms to create new hiring and training programs for associates and attorneys. Katie DeBord – “Chief Innovation Officer” of Bryan Cave will share what and how Bryan Cave is leapfrogging the traditional summer associate program and innovating a whole new class of associate training and hiring.

3:55PM - 4:05PM - David Cowen, President, The Cowen Group - Wrap up & Takeaways
4:10PM - 4:35PM - Table Discussions

Discuss the keynotes and summarize important takeaways with your peers.

4:35PM - 4:55PM - Town Hall and Collaborative Q&A
5:00PM - 5:15PM - Thank You and Closing
5:30PM - 6:30PM - Cocktails and Networking