SOLID Working Groups

Working Groups

Industry Thought Leaders

SOLID Working Groups offer a unique opportunity to lead, learn, and collaborate with your peers and industry thought leaders.

During SOLID 2017 in NYC, summit attendees broke out into various birds of a feather groups to converse, ask questions, and share knowledge around the most pressing issues, pain points, challenges and barriers that leaders are facing in the legal technology industry. From this collaborative work and every SOLID since, our working groups continuously evolve and sprint for 6 months and are comprised of over 80 industry thought leaders from law firms and corporations across the United States.

SOLID Working groups offer a unique opportunity to engage with your peers and colleagues in an intimate and agile way that has never existed before. Working group members have committed to a 6-month sprint toward creating a tangible work-product that will inform, instruct and inspire the community. Each group is comprised of 10-20 members, meeting every two weeks by phone to focus on a problem they are looking to solve. Working group members are able to present their public work-products at various  benchmark events such as SOLID, LTNY, ILTA and CLOC over the course of the 6-month sprint.

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Defining the Chief Innovation Officer Role

Objective: In an effort to define the new and evolving CINO role more clearly, this group will evaluate the core skills, competencies, knowledge and experience it takes to be successful within this role. The group will highlight specifics regarding authority, responsibility and resources this positions is tasked with.


Working Group Leadership

Amol Bargaje

Amol Bargaje

Global Director - IT Practice and Client Solutions

Mayer Brown

Camille Reynolds

Camille Reynolds

Senior Director of Knowledge & Innovation Delivery

Fenwick & West

Ali Shahidi

Ali Shahidi

Chief Innovation Officer

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

Andrea Markstrom

Andrea Markstrom

Chief Information Officer

Blank Rome

Farrah Pepper

Farrah Pepper

Chief Legal Innovation Counsel

Marsh & McLennan Companies
Brad Rogers

Brad Rogers

Chief Operations Officer and Chief of Staff for Law, Compliance, Gov't & Reg Affairs, Corp. Sec'ty

TIAA
Kristi Anne Gedid

Kristi Anne Gedid

Senior Director, Global Legal Operations

Mylan
Brian Corbin

Brian Corbin

Executive Director, Assistant General Counsel

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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2018 PUBLIC WORKPRODUCT:

The Legal Workforce of The Future

Objective: It is clear that NextGen Legal technology and artificial intelligence are disrupting the careers of attorneys and allied professionals. The objective of this group is to recognize what type of talent will survive and thrive in this disruptive landscape.

Working Group Leadership

Mara Nickerson

Mara Nickerson

Chief Knowledge Officer

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt

Andrew Sprogis

Andrew Sprogis

Chief Innovation Officer

Katten Muchin Rosenman

Jennifer Zajac

Jennifer Zajac

Claims & Litigation Management, CCP, CEDS, Legal Ops

Airgas

chris mammen

chris mammen

Partner

Hogan Lovells

Elizabeth Bohannon

Elizabeth Bohannon

Former Associate General Counsel, Labor and Employment

Airbnb
Joe Catalano

Joe Catalano

DGC, Litigation Governmental Investigations and HR

MUFG Union Bank
Rina Sproat

Rina Sproat

Chief Operating Officer

Kleinberg, Kaplan, Wolff & Cohen
Kevin Behan

Kevin Behan

Sr. Director, Legal Operations

WellCare Health Plans, Inc.

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2018 PUBLIC WORKPRODUCT:

Our 5-Part article series, created and produced by group members, focuses on demystifying those evolving and emerging roles and crucial skills, who’s hiring for which roles, how organizations are training and retaining this top talent, and where the competition is. Our blogs aim to provide access for the community to our Working Group’s insights. Below you can access the 5 parts of the series. Please note that we will be adding parts as they are publicly published. 

Next-Gen Models for The Business of Law

Objective: As a product of our very first SOLID East in September of 2017, this group is now in it’s second cycle of bridging the gap between law firms, corporate counsel and law services companies. As we enter the innovation economy, now more than ever it is critical to cleary define the supply and demand of the legal eco-system. What do corporate and in-house counsel truly want, and are vendors able to meet those demands? 

Working Group Leadership

Jennifer Warner

Jennifer Warner

Vice President, Legal

Columbia Sportswear Company

Brian Stempel

Brian Stempel

Director Litigation Technology

Kirkland & Ellis

Jennifer Selig

Jennifer Selig

Director of Customer Relations/IT Practice Support

Kirkland & Ellis

Phil Bryce

Phil Bryce

Global Director of Knowledge Management

Mayer Brown

Carol Serrano

Carol Serrano

Practice Technology & Support Director

Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP
Michael Goodman

Michael Goodman

Senior Counsel, Commercial

NIKE, Inc.
Ellen Blanchard

Ellen Blanchard

Managing Corporate Counsel, eDiscovery

T-Mobile
Dale Huxford

Dale Huxford

Of Counsel

Squire Patton Boggs

2017 PUBLIC WORKPRODUCT:

Women to Know, and Men Too!

Objective:  The primary purpose of Women to Know is to elevate and accelerate the careers and leadership of women in the legal industry through a series of live and virtual events, peer-to-peer advocacy, coaching, collaboration and shared lessons learned. Membership is open to senior law firm leaders in government, corporate and law firm practices worldwide. 

Working Group Leadership

Allison Brecher

Allison Brecher

General Counsel

Vestwell
Maureen Durack

Maureen Durack

Director of Operations

Vedder Price, P.C.
Martha Louks

Martha Louks

Director of Technology Services

McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Miriam Smolen

Miriam Smolen

Associate General Counsel

Federal Housing Finance Agency
Sonya Judkins

Sonya Judkins

Manager, Legal Discovery /Compliance

Sprint
Elise Sandra Shore

Elise Sandra Shore

Special Litigation Counsel

U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Office of Special Counsel
Susan Sommers Crisp

Susan Sommers Crisp

Sr. Manager, Technology Innovation

King & Spalding
Nadine Berg

Nadine Berg

Director, Corporate Compliance and Legal Operations

TransCanada Pipelines
Kenya Dixon

Kenya Dixon

Assistant Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Division of Litigation Technology and Analysis

Federal Trade Commission
Carrie Holt

Carrie Holt

Branch Chief - Litigation Support Services

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Audrey Hillyard

Audrey Hillyard

Manager, eDiscovery & Trial Tech Services

Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner LLP
Alison Grounds

Alison Grounds

eDiscovery & Litigation Partner - Managing Director of TS eMerge

Troutman Sanders

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