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SOLID Winter
January 28-29, 2021


SOLID Winter
January 28-29, 2021



SOLID Winter
January 28-29, 2021



SOLID Winter
January 28-29, 2021


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


SOLID Winter, Agenda – January 28-29, 2021
11:00 am – 3:00 pm Daily EST

*Content Subject to Change

Day 1 – Jan 28, 11:00am ET

Welcome and Opening Remarks

David Cowen

David Cowen – Founder of SOLID and The Cowen Group

Session One: The Big Picture – new perspectives – Trends – challenges and solutions

Start Time: 11:10am ET

Kori Carew

Michael Mills – Cofounder & Chief Strategy Officer, Neota Logic

What’s Now and What’s Next

Jeroen Plink

Jeroen Plink – CEO, Clifford Chance Applied Solutions

Big Law is Not Broken

Jose Paulo Graciotti

Jose Paulo Graciotti – Partner and Consultant, GRACIOTTI Assessoria Empresarial Ltda.

Legal Futurist

Lauren Zajac

Lauren Zajac – Chief Legal Officer, Workhuman

The Evolving Role of the Chief Legal Officer

Breakout Rooms and Townhall

Session Two: Technology Innovation in Action

Start Time: 12:45pm ET


Sadie Khodorkovsky – Executive Director, Litigation: eDiscovery Strategy, International Case and Operations Manager, JPMorgan Chase

Forensic Data Analytics and Predictive Misconduct

Amy Segeren – Legal Technology Manager, Chevron

Digital Transformation of the Law Department a.k.a. the Law Department of the Future based on Data, Analytics and more efficient Workflows

Deb Tatar – VP Global Corporate Systems, MetLife

Automation, Legal Bots, and What’s Next

Breakout Rooms and Town hall

Day 2 – Jan 29, 11:00am ET

Session One: Innovation in Action – Workflow and Process

Start Time: 02:20pm ET

Mike Bryant

Mike Bryant – Partner, Knox Capital Holdings

Big Picture

“What i sthe impact of 4 Billion dollars in venture Capital investing in legal technology. The NASDAQ now has a special SPEC investment vehicle that allow investors to invest in a portfolio of legal technology companies. How will this impact the industry and your career?


Ariel Risinger – Legal Counsel, Technology and Commercial Transactions, AXA XL


Michelle Curtis Vonderhaar

Michelle Curtis Vonderhaar – Deputy General Counsel, Hewlett Packard

The Impact of Data and the Law Department of the Future

Breakout Rooms and Town hall

Session Two: Innovation in Action- Talent

Start Time: 12:30pm ET

Kelli Kohout

Kelli Kohout – Chief Administrative Officer, Davis Wright Tremaine

Talent Metrics and How to Staff the Law Firm of the Future

Megan Lutes

Megan Lutes – Director of Legal, Convoy, Inc.

Less Resume – More Culture

Building Successful Legal Teams based on Attitude and Aptitude not resume and pomp. How to hire for the future.

Session Three: Leadership Working Group: Sprint Panel on Resilient Leadership

Start Time: 02:45pm ET

What are the Emerging and Evolving Skills, Competencies, and Experience Required to be a Resilient Leader of the Future.

Amy Segeren- Chevron; Ellen Blanchard- T-Mobile; Sadie Khodorkovsky- JPMC; Nathale Hofman- EY; Cristin Traylor- McGuire Woods; Deeana Fleener – Integreon; Nick Long- Reed Smith; Brad Schaffel – Sullivan & Cromwell; Marco Naasca – Lineal

Breakout Rooms and Town Hall

What is 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? 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.

SOLID Fall 2020 Insights

Natalie Hofman

Monica Enand

Jamie Berry

David Cunningham

Premier Sponsors


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SOLID Events In 2020

Corporate Legal Executives & General Counsels

Law Firm Executives & Counsels

Technology Companies & Allied Professionals

Past Events Snaps

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