Law firms worldwide are embracing innovation, and knowledge management leaders are central to helping them adapt to an increasingly competitive marketplace. To understand how law firms are transforming themselves from the inside out, Nuix engaged Ari Kaplan Advisors to fuel a discussion with KM leaders in six countries. We examined strategies for reimagining the delivery of legal services, the impact of technology on that shift, and how firms are embracing a fluid, ever-growing information landscape.
During this live webinar we discussed some of the key findings of the survey as well as outlined some simple steps that legal teams can take to encourage and benefit from the exciting pace of innovation in legal technology and eDiscovery. We also discussed the impact of COVID-19 and “shelter-in-place” orders have had on these teams – including an explosion in web-based collaboration.
Topics discussed included:
- How legal teams are evolving – and roles shifting - in both law firms and corporations to better address and manage eDiscovery.
- How new, multi-disciplinary approaches to collaboration are improving the pace and impact of innovation.
- How analytics and machine learning are helping reduce costs of eDiscovery while also improving “total data intelligence”
- Why some law firms are starting to develop their own technology to better serve corporations.
- The impact that COVID-19 has had on eDiscovery projects and workflows.
Bryant Isbell – Managing Director of Global eDiscovery and Data Advisory Group, Baker McKenzie
Bryant has more than 20 years of experience focusing on information governance, data privacy, full EDRM lifecycle execution and management, and data analytics. During Bryant’s career, he has worked on numerous FCPA Investigations and other compliance investigations, which have been pursued by many foreign governments. He is responsible for overseeing the collections of ESI and other evidentiary materials, as well as all production of documents to enforcement agencies and other counsel. Bryant handles all aspects of eDiscovery and forensics globally for the firm. Additionally, he provides consultative advice to clients on the preservation, collection, processing, hosting, and production of ESI.
Ari Kaplan – Principal, Ari Kaplan Advisors, Ari Kaplan Advisors
Ari Kaplan, an attorney and legal industry analyst, is an inaugural Fastcase 50 honoree, a fellow of the College of Law Practice Management, and a finalist for the International Legal Technology Association’s Thought Leader of the Year award. He is the author of Reinventing Professional Services: Building Your Business in the Digital Marketplace (Wiley, 2011) and The Opportunity Maker: Strategies for Inspiring Your Legal Career Through Creative Networking and Business Development (West Academic, 2nd Ed. 2016). Kaplan serves as the principal researcher for a variety of widely distributed benchmarking reports, has been the keynote speaker for events worldwide, and is the founder of the Lawcountability® business development software platform and iPhone app.
Paul Sirkis – Managing Director, Litigation Counsel, Macquarie Group
Paul manages litigation and dispute resolution for Macquarie in the Americas and is responsible for litigation, regulatory matters, arbitrations, internal investigations and eDiscovery issues across the firm’s business units. Before joining Macquarie, Paul worked in the litigation department at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, where he represented clients primarily in securities litigation and antitrust matters. Paul received his LLM from New York University School of Law in 2005, where he was awarded the Betty Bock Prize in Competition Policy.
Caroline Sweeney – Director of Knowledge Management & Innovation, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
As the Director of Knowledge Management & Innovation at Dorsey & Whitney law firm, Caroline leads Dorsey’s Knowledge Management and Innovation team, which includes Dorsey’s managed service offering, LegalMine. Her experience allows her to combine her technical knowledge and extensive litigation technology experience when providing eDiscovery consulting services to clients and is also a good foundation for her leadership of Dorsey’s Knowledge Management and Innovation efforts.