Join us for our "Tech & Innovation in Biglaw" panel on Thursday, November 1st, at the New York offices of Covington & Burling, as we take a critical look at technology and innovation in large law firms and explore the opportunities and obstacles faced by those firms on an evolving legal landscape.
6:30 p.m. - Networking over food and drink
7:15 p.m. - Introductory remarks; community intros
7:30 p.m. - "Tech & Innovation in Biglaw" panel
(Full bios available at: https://nylegaltech.com/2018/10/09/tech-innovation-in-biglaw/)
James Desjardins - Associate Director of Practice Technology, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP,
As the Associate Director of Practice Technology at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, James works closely with the firm's legal staff and technology departments to evaluate and deploy the most current and effective tools from across the rapidly-evolving legal technology landscape. James also monitors and advises on the strategic opportunities presented by emerging technologies in such areas as artificial intelligence and blockchain, among others, to help ensure that the firm remains at the forefront of innovation in its delivery of legal services.
Monet Fauntleroy - Senior Manager of Practice Innovation, White & Case
As White & Case's Senior Manager of Practice Innovation, Monet works to design innovative ways to deliver market-leading legal services and to help lawyers practice smarter. Monet is a former trial lawyer, and a veteran of legal tech startups and leading law firm knowledge management teams. For the past 10 years, Monet has worked with technologies such as auto-classification, machine learning and know-how systems, honing a unique mix of development and engagement experience.
Chris Martin - Lead Innovation and Technology Solutions Attorney, Latham & Watkins LLP
Chris Martin is the Lead Innovation and Technology Solutions Attorney at Latham & Watkins LLP. In this role he is tasked with keeping abreast of emerging technologies in order to ensure a state-of-the art technology platform is available to and fully exploited by Latham’s lawyers. Prior to this he was an M&A attorney, practicing first at Akin Gump and then at Cooley. Between stints at those firms he co-founded a legal software company that eventually became an artificial intelligence research lab and was acquired by Uber.
Todd Mattson - Chief, Practice Systems & Services, Covington & Burling LLP
Todd has been with Covington since September of 2005 and, as the firm's Chief of Practice Systems & Services, leads the firm's practice technology and paraprofessional functions. After practicing law in Texas, Todd has consulted with and held leadership positions at several AmLaw 100 firms. He has over 20 years of experience in BigLaw practice support and information technology introduction and application in the legal industry.
Christian Zust - Regional Innovation Solutions Director – Americas, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
Christian is the Regional Innovation Solutions Director – Americas at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner and is responsible for research into new technologies and development of technology-augmented solutions that help deliver improved, more cost-effective solutions to clients. The Innovation Team stands alongside but separate from traditional IT functions within the firm.
(Students attend free upon request.)