SOLID West, San Francisco
February 27, 2020





SOLID West, San Francisco
February 27, 2020



SOLID West, San Francisco
February 27, 2020



SOLID West, San Francisco
February 27, 2020


The Summit on Legal Innovation and Disruption
Great Location • Audacious Mission


SOLID West Agenda – Thursday, February 27 2020

*Content Subject to Change

Breakfast and Networking

Hello and Introductions

Table Introductions

Session One: The Big Picture – Macro Drivers of Change

Sharon Morrison – Senior Legal Operations Manager, Citrix

Moving Past “Ready Fire Aim” – How to Achieve Measurable Transformation

What does a a General Counsel do when previous efforts to distribute work across Nextgen talent models has failed? Call on a Legal Operations efficiency expert, of course! Sharon will discuss how 6 months of user experience design is showing measurable results, and the challenge of “slowing the technology roll” is paying off in better use of tools.


Robert Mignanelli – SVP & COO, Legal & Associate General Counsel Technology & Operations, Pearson

Re-engineering Legal – An Ongoing Success Story

Bob will share his ongoing journey in creating the Transactions Services Center – combining technology, workflow and a hybrid service delivery model to reengineer legal operations, better align to global corporate strategy, and reduce costs of service delivery by 35%.

“Lawyers to Leaders”

“The Economics of Collaboration”

Bringing Security to the Forefront

Table Discussions

Town Hall

Morning Break

Session Two: Innovation in Action – Corporate Use Cases 

Alan Gibson – Assistant General Counsel, Office of Legal Compliance, Microsoft

Technology is Transforming “America’s Pastime” – Why Not Legal?

Combining a growth mindset, a business background, an eye for how technology can be applied in new ways with surprising results, and a passion for baseball, Alan will discuss how he’s using NextGen tools to reduce legal and compliance risk.

Tommy Shen – Team Lead, Machine Learning, Bloomberg Industry Group

Data-Driven Decision Making in the Legal Industry

Back by popular demand, Tommy Shen will discuss data driven decision making in the legal industry as well as investment in the legal space as determined by Bloomberg Law’s research team. He will give an inside view on content creation and the adoption of machine learning technologies, from the perspective of what it means to be a data scientist.

Joshua Hoffman – Director, General Counsel Organization, Technology Solutions, McKesson

How to Handle Regulatory Mobile Requests Without Breaking a Sweat… Okay Maybe a Little Sweat

The way our businesses communicate is rapidly evolving, and when it comes to text and mobile communications, regulators’ expectations are increasing. What is the optimal workflow? What tools and technology should you be using to address this growing challenge?

Cultural Change is the Hardest Part

Innovation in Corporate Legal: What We Have Learned

Table Discussions and Takeaways

Town Hall and Collaborative Q&A 


New Table Introductions

Session Three: Innovation in Action – Process Driven

Ryan Nier – Senior Director, Associate General Counsel, Capital One

Learning to Swing at More Pitches and Communicate Clearly – When Legal Advises the Business

Ryan relies on his background in software development and screenwriting to succeed as counsel for a new digital business line, transforming how a 100 year old bank is doing business. How do lawyers improve their ability to “speak business,” measure results with statistics and increase their risk tolerance?

Bradley Peacock – Senior Vice President and General Counsel, FedEx Supply Chain

Building an Internal Client Base and Identifying the Metrics that Matter.

The need to develop client relationships does not stop when you move in-house. And to effectively do that, we need to identify metrics to measure performance that will matter to the business. Bradley will share his thoughts on this critical topic and describe ways to transform the perception of the Legal Department from cost-center to a value-enabler.

Teaching Attorneys to Fish: The Impact of Expert Systems

In-House Discovery for the Win

Legal Leads – Partnering with the Business to Support Innovation

Table Discussions and Takeaways

Town Hall and Collaborative Q&A

Afternoon Break and Table Charge

Table Introductions

Session Four: Innovation in Action – People Driven

New Table introductions

The Rising Tide of Legaltech – Improving Legal Outcomes Through Technology

Build Your Talent Pipeline Like A Major League Baseball Organization

Tomorrow’s Lawyers

Table Discussions and Takeaways

Town Hall and Collaborative Q&A 

Closing Ceremony 

Cocktails and Networking  

What is SOLID?

SOLID is a TED Talk style 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? 14 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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Reasons to Attend SOLID

Our day will be broken into four themed segments focused on innovation and disruption. We will focus on challenges and barriers, identify opportunities for meaningful change, and develop solutions for all market segments.

100 legal professionals and subject matter experts from law departments, law firms, alternative legal service providers, and academics.

Purposefully moderated tables with curated participants from all market segments.

Participants will switch their tables 2 times throughout the day.

“Solid is unique in size, format and quality of participants and presenters. I met so many talented professionals, given the intimate setting I was able to collaborate with others who shared similar challenges, was inspired by the innovative ways others approach them and gained strategic insight into emerging capabilities that I could bring back and apply. It’s a great forum to expand your insights into innovative approaches that are driving real improvements for how corporations deliver legal services. It’s not your ordinary conference if you want to engage in a thought provoking learning experience while expanding your network. I would highly recommend it.”


Deb Tatar


VP Corporate Systems at MetLife

“If you can attend this, I highly recommend it! Compliance Discovery Solutions was at SOLID East last month in NYC. The format allows for an exchange of ideas with a variety of legal professionals. In one day, I felt like I learned as much or more as I’ve learned from multi-day conferences!”


Maria Maccarone


Vice President, Client Solutions at Compliance Discovery Solutions

“Before SOLID I would say I was a bit of an accidental innovator. I was naturally interested in looking for new and better ways to structure and manage my legal department and spend, but I was not aware of the incredible depth of knowledge out there about how to do that most effectively. SOLID brought all of the pieces together for me and allowed me to make lasting connections with others who are innovating within their teams and across the legal industry. I now have a much deeper understanding of how to draw upon a wide array of resources and technology to reshape what we are doing in a way that drives more value for less total spend. It’s also just a really fun and interesting group of people and the whole experience has expanded my circle of go-to colleagues.”


Jennifer Warner


VP Legal at Columbia Sportswear Company

“I think the most valuable thing for me has been the chance to collaborate with, but also to listen to clients. Getting to hear first hand from GC’s and the C-Suite about their pain points and expectations is truly valuable. It really helps us to “sense check” and to ensure we are not only listening, but hearing and acting on what our clients expect and need from their outside counsel.”


Bryant Isbell


Managing Director, Global eDiscovery & Data Advisory at Baker & McKenzie, LLP