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.

If you are interested in sponsoring a working group, press the button below to fill out the short application form.

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.

Work Product: From SOLID West 2018 to SOLID East 2018, this working group will…

1) What is the measurable impact of the CINO on the business of law (law department and law firm)? Define the top 10 values and metrics of success for this role (5 law firm examples, 5 law department examples)
2) What are the top 5 successful CINO reporting structures?
3) What are the top 5 team member profiles required to support the successful CINO role?
4) 5 things a CINO must do to elevate and accelerate their influence (role, responsibility, authority and resources)
5) How to sell innovation in a culture that is adverse to failure… aka How to sell failing fast in a law firm culture
6) 5 steps to elevate from CIO/CKO etc. to CINO … aka How to advocate for a culture on innovation


Working Group Leadership

Amol Bargaje

Amol Bargaje

Chief Innovation Officer

Sullivan & Cromwell

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

SPONSORED BY:

Relativity

Relativity

At Relativity (formerly kCura), we make software to help users organize data, discover the truth, and act on it. Our e-discovery platform is used by more than 13,000 organizations around the world to manage large volumes of data and quickly identify key issues during litigation, internal investigations, and compliance projects. Relativity has over 160,000 users in 40+ countries from organizations including the U.S. Department of Justice, more than 70 Fortune 100 companies, and all of the Am Law 200. Relativity’s cloud solution, RelativityOne, offers all the functionality of Relativity in a secure and comprehensive SaaS product. 

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.

Work Product: From SOLID West 2018 to SOLID East 2018, this working group will…

1) The 7 IQs you need to master to succeed and grow professionally in the Innovation Economy
2) The 7 roles that will thrive in the Innovation Economy and New Law
3) The 10 skills, competencies, and experience required to move your career from Now to Next

4) The top 10 new innovation technologies making an impact
5) What are the critical building blocks for career success in New Law? Top 20 resources list

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

SPONSORED BY:

Navigant Consulting

Navigant Consulting

Navigant is a specialized, global professional services firm. Our teams apply experience, foresight, and industry expertise to pinpoint emerging opportunities to help build, manage, and protect the business value of the clients we serve. When you choose us, our professionals provide clear, compelling insights, and then work diligently to convert those strategies into actions that deliver powerful results.

Women to Know

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. 

Work Product: From SOLID West 2018 to SOLID East 2018, this working group will…

1) Identify how to recruit and develop advisors, sponsors and mentors
2) Discuss how to create your personal and professional business plan… aka Vision board
3) Identify how to design, develop and execute on your professional vision board
4) Learn how to assess your value 
5) Successfully learn how to pitch your value

Working Group Leadership Coming Soon!

ANCHOR SPONSORS:

Relativity

Relativity

At Relativity (formerly kCura), we make software to help users organize data, discover the truth, and act on it. Our e-discovery platform is used by more than 13,000 organizations around the world to manage large volumes of data and quickly identify key issues during litigation, internal investigations, and compliance projects. Relativity has over 160,000 users in 40+ countries from organizations including the U.S. Department of Justice, more than 70 Fortune 100 companies, and all of the Am Law 200. Relativity’s cloud solution, RelativityOne, offers all the functionality of Relativity in a secure and comprehensive SaaS product. 

NightOwl Discovery

NightOwl Discovery

A leader in Corporate Discovery Management, NightOwl Discovery helps companies in the most demanding industries reach their discovery, compliance, investigations and data analytics objectives. NightOwl helps enterprise customers maximize investments in people, process and technology. NightOwl provides a comprehensive and global discovery offering that spans the entire EDRM for customers in the US, EU and APAC. Please contact info@nightowldiscovery.com or visit www.nightowldiscovery.com for more information.

NightOwl Discovery – Now you’re ready.

SUPPORTING SPONSORS:

Next-Gen Models for The Business of Law

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

eDiscovery Workflow and the GDPR

Objective: Considerations and Revisions: How can you lead the pack by engaging in privacy by design and innovation mind-set? Discover and highlight best practices toward building a discovery practice model that proactively takes privacy into consideration. Learn how facing complex issues helps generate a culture of innovation and creativity. What does it take? Who needs to be involved? What technology resources can help? These answers and more will all be tackled and constructed by group members.


Work Product: 
From SOLID West 2018 to SOLID East 2018, this working group will…

 

1)       Identify key elements in the current common workflow that may need to be amended for GDPR compliance
2)       Consider new workflows that engage in privacy by design
3)       Learn how complex problem solving fosters creativity
4)       Develop a Playbook that includes examples of emerging technologies that can assist in compliance
5)       Create your own case study template to present to management

Our Playbook will include: 

1) Compliance checklist 
2) Consent forms
3) Model protective order
4) Workflow consideration
5) Technology selection
6) Trump’s cloud act on cross-border discovery

Working Group Leadership Coming Soon!

SPONSORED BY:

NightOwl Discovery

NightOwl Discovery

A leader in Corporate Discovery Management, NightOwl Discovery helps companies in the most demanding industries reach their discovery, compliance, investigations and data analytics objectives. NightOwl helps enterprise customers maximize investments in people, process and technology. NightOwl provides a comprehensive and global discovery offering that spans the entire EDRM for customers in the US, EU and APAC. Please contact info@nightowldiscovery.com or visit www.nightowldiscovery.com for more information.

NightOwl Discovery – Now you’re ready.

Prioritizing and Starting an Innovation Program

Objective: Discover and highlight best practices toward cultivating an innovative culture and mentality within your firm or law department, 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 tackled and constructed by group members.

Work Product: From SOLID West 2018 to SOLID East 2018, this working group will…

  1. Define the 7 motivations for innovation (innovation = opportunity – aka business process improvement, aka change management)
  2. Define 7 metrics that measure innovation
  3. Define 7 tools – existing – new  – to help effect innovation
  4. Define the team – available & needed —Talent skill gap

Working Group Leadership

Daniel W. Linna Jr.

Daniel W. Linna Jr.

Attorney, LegalRnD Director & Law Professor

Michigan State University College of Law

Lisa Brzycki

Lisa Brzycki

Legal Operations & Technology

Northwestern Mutual

Dennis Kennedy

Dennis Kennedy

Former VP, Senior Counsel, Digital Payments & Labs

Mastercard

Kate Simpson

Kate Simpson

National Director of Knowledge Management

Bennett Jones