SOLID Working Groups

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

Working Groups

Industry Thought Leaders

During Day Two of SOLID 2017, the 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 eight peer working groups emerged comprised of over 80 industry thought leaders from law firms and corporations across the United States.

SOLID Working groups offer a unique opportunity to lean, learn and create with your peers and colleagues in an intimate and agile way that has never existed before. Working group members have committed to a 4-month sprint toward creating a tangible work-product that will inform, instruct and inspire the community. The outcomes of the work will be presented at SOLID West in San Francisco, March 15th, 2018.

Working groups meet bi-weekly for one hour and communicate via email, Slack groups and Trello Boards. If you are interested in sponsoring a working group, press the JOIN A WORKING GROUP NOW button to fill out the short application form.

Defining the Chief Innovation Officer Role

Objective: In an effort 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.
Work Product: Checklist for required skills and competencies for this role. Along with 4 job descriptions to go along with this position.

Working Group Leadership

Andrea Markstrom

Andrea Markstrom

Chief Information Officer

Blank Rome LLP

David Cowen

David Cowen

President

The Cowen Group

Kathryn DeBord

Kathryn DeBord

Partner and Chief Innovation Officer

Bryan Cave LLP

Joshua Kubicki

Joshua Kubicki

Chief Strategy Officer

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Amol Bargaje

Amol Bargaje

Chief Innovation Officer

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Jennifer McCarron

Jennifer McCarron

Head of Legal Technology

Spotify

Bob Taylor

Bob Taylor

Vice President, Senior Corporate Counsel

Liberty Mutual Insurance

Brian Stempel

Brian Stempel

Director Litigation Technology

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Ryan Schlunz

Ryan Schlunz

Chief Innovation Officer

Stoel Rives LLP

Victor Barkalov

Victor Barkalov

CIO & Chief Digital Officer

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Ali Shahidi

Ali Shahidi

Chief Innovation Officer

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Bill Garcia

Bill Garcia

Chief Practice Innovation Officer

Thompson Hine LLP

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The Legal Workforce of The Future:  How to train today’s lawyers for tomorrow

Objective: Bridging the gap between legal technology and legal education. This group is striving towards incorporating a tech focus into legal curriculum with hopes that it will cultivate a specific type of knowledge and talent. The acceptance of technology goes well beyond being able to do your job efficiently.

Work Product: Checklist for educators, among other applications. This checklist will include best practices, core skill sets, resources, approaches and technology information that will hopefully shift the focus in legal education and law school curriculum.

Working Group Leadership

Mara Nickerson

Mara Nickerson

Chief Knowledge Officer

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Chris Mammen

Chris Mammen

Partner

Hogan Lovells

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Navigant

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Prioritizing and Starting an Innovation Program

Objective: Conduct research surrounding various innovative topics such as Blockchain Technologies, The Internet of Things etc. to discover and highlight best practices toward cultivating an innovative culture and mentality within your firm, as well as actionable information towards successfully creating an innovation program. What does it take? Who needs to be involved? What is the first step? These answers and more will all be available to the public via this group’s automated solution that will be shared with Law Firms, Legal Departments, Law Schools and colleagues.
Work Product: Playbook that includes all research gathered for each innovative topic the group covers. Using the collective research, the group will build a tech solution around this information and share this tool with leaders in various parts of the legal ecosystem to further the conversation around innovation and how to implement it successfully.

Working Group Leadership

Maya Markovich

Maya Markovich

Head of Product, Nextlaw Labs

Dentons

Lisa A. Brzycki

Lisa A. Brzycki

Director, Legal Operations & Technology

Northwestern Mutual

Daniel Linna Jr

Daniel Linna Jr

Attorney, Law Professor, and Director of LegalRnD - The Center for Legal Services Innovation

Michigan State University College of Law

Dennis Kennedy

Dennis Kennedy

VP, Senior Counsel, Digital Payments & Labs

Mastercard

Next-Gen Models for The Business of Law

Objective: Develop a comprehensive compilation of best Next-Gen models available to leaders who strive to create innovative change or solve a complex problem within the organization. In order to realize the most pressing pain points for in-house counsel, this group has set out to interview 15 of the brightest leaders in the legal community (e.g. GCs, AGCs, Legal Ops leaders at law firms and corporations).
Work Product: Using information from the group’s interview responses, the working group will choose top 5-10 issues to include in their Next-Gen Models compilation. These models and resources will be available to the public through an automated application/tool that will assess and provide resources specifically tailored to the participant.

Working Group Leadership

Philip Bryce

Philip Bryce

Global Director of Knowledge Management

Mayer Brown LLP

Jennifer Selig

Jennifer Selig

Director of Customer Relations/IT Practice Support

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Michael Goodman

Michael Goodman

Senior Counsel, Commercial

NIKE, Inc.

Jen Warner

Jen Warner

Vice President Legal

Columbia Sportswear Company

Lucy Endel Bassli

Lucy Endel Bassli

Founder & Principal

InnoLegal Services, PLLC

Brian Stempel

Brian Stempel

Director Litigation Technology

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

How to Assess, Buy, and Deploy AI

Objective: Develop a framework to help organizations tackle Artificial Intelligence from discovery to conception. This group works to bring clarity to the conversation by discovering best practices when selecting AI, outlining how to think, buy and customize AI.
Work Product: Produce a comprehensive 5-step model and framework for tackling an AI project.

Working Group Leadership

Gregory Witczak

Gregory Witczak

Global Legal eDiscovery

Deutsche Bank

Malvina Iannone

Malvina Iannone

Executive Counsel, Global Legal Shared Services

GE

Winston Burt

Winston Burt

Senior Manager of Legal Technology Services

Ropes & Gray LLP

Deb Tatar

Deb Tatar

VP Global Corporate Systems

MetLife

Barbara M. Gueth

Barbara M. Gueth

Director of Legal Technology Services

Ropes & Gray LLP

Building the New Legal Superhero Team: “The Disruptors”

Objective: Research and identify what actions and changes in management constitute as disruptive and innovative. The group aims to provide a platform of knowledge and resources around disruptive change and what talent and roles are or can be disruptive.

Working Group Leadership

Scott Cohen

Scott Cohen

Managing Director - eDiscovery & Info Gov/Practice & Client

Winston & Strawn LLP

Stephen Goldstein

Stephen Goldstein

Global Director of Practice Support

Squire Patton Boggs

Julie Heller

Julie Heller

Global Head of eDiscovery Programs

AIG

Andrew Sherman

Andrew Sherman

General Counsel

Rabobank

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