Antonia Karlan is a Principal in Control Risks’ Compliance, Forensics and Intelligence practice, based in New York. She oversees the Legal Technology Project Management Team and focuses on eDiscovery and corporate investigations. Antonia has extensive experience advising clients on discovery compliance and best practices, including current data privacy directives, and managing all stages of discovery, particularly in the context of multi-jurisdictional enforcement actions.
Examples of Antonia’s recent work include:
Consulting on several corporate investigations into corruption and whistleblowing activity in Latin America and responding to multi-jurisdictional regulator requests for data review and productions.
Managing a multi-million document collection and data production for a six-week, cross-border bankruptcy trial proceeding, including the implementation and use of predictive coding methodology.
Coordinating document collections, review and production in several foreign jurisdictions in response to financial regulator inquiries into LIBOR trading practices.
Before joining Control Risks, Antonia was a Senior Manager at Mindcrest, overseeing the New York and India legal services teams. Prior to Mindcrest, Antonia worked for Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton's eDiscovery Litigation Group, working with a number of Fortune 100 companies and major financial institution clients in the US and elsewhere.
Antonia is a member of the New York Bar. She graduated from Arizona State University with dual bachelor degrees in Economics and French, and earned a Juris Doctor from George Washington University Law School.
Associate Professor of Law
Chicago-Kent College of Law
Dan is a scientist, technologist and law professor who applies an innovative polytechnic approach to teaching law, meshing litigation and transactional knowledge with emerging software and other efficiency-enhancing technologies to help prepare lawyers for today's challenging legal job market. His forward-thinking ideas helped earn him acknowledgement among the Fastcase 50, which "recognizes 50 of the smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders in the law." He was also named to the American Bar Association Journal's "Legal Rebels," a prestigious group of change leaders in the legal profession. Professor Katz teaches civil procedure, e-discovery and entrepreneurial lawyering at Chicago-Kent and spearheads new initiatives to teach law students how to leverage technology and entrepreneurship in their future legal careers.
Practice & Knowledge Manager
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Jeremiah Kelman is the Co-Founder and President of Everchron, a software company dedicated to transforming the way that litigators use technology. Mr. Kelman was previously a litigator at Irell & Manella, where he handled a broad range of complex litigation matters. As a litigator, Mr. Kelman gained extensive experience working on high stakes trials and arbitrations. He has also served as a consultant on over 150 trials for a range of top tier firms.
Director of Marketing Operations
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
New York County Supreme Court
The Honorable Tanya R. Kennedy is a Supreme Court Justice and former Supervising Judge of Civil Court, New York County. Upon her election to Civil Court in 2005, Justice Kennedy has presided in the Criminal and Civil Courts of the City of New York, as well as the Family and Supreme Courts of the State of New York. Since 2006, she has taught a juvenile justice seminar course as an Adjunct Professor at Fordham University School of Law.
Prior to joining the judiciary, Justice Kennedy served as Principal Law Clerk to former Associate Justice Barry A. Cozier in the Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department. She also served as Principal Law Clerk to Justice Cozier in the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York County. Justice Kennedy commenced her legal career at the New York City Law Department, Office of the Corporation Counsel, where she worked in both the Bronx Family Court and Bronx Tort Divisions and was promoted to Deputy Assistant Chief while assigned to the Tort Division.
She is a member of various bar and judicial organizations, including the New York State Bar Association and the Metropolitan Black Bar Association, where she is a board member. She is the President-Elect of the National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ) and former Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair, Vice President of Publications, Vice President of Districts, Secretary and New Judges’ Committee Chair of NAWJ.
Justice Kennedy received her law degree from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 1992.
Chief Information Officer
Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman LLP
Senior IT executive and strategic C-level business partner with consistent history of building and implementing technology roadmaps that elevate system performance, reduce cost, improve efficiency, and strengthen enterprise operations..
Reference Services Manager
Jessica King is the Reference Services Manager at Perkins Coie LLP, an international law firm with 1,000 lawyers in 19 offices. Jessica works with her team to provide the best research and instruction to attorneys and staff. Jessica has worked in libraries for over 10 years. Most of those years have been at law firm libraries. Before Perkins Coie, Jessica worked at firms in Lexington, Kentucky and Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Senior Managing Director
Wendy King is a senior managing director in FTI Consulting’s Technology practice and is based in Atlanta. Ms. King brings more than 15 years of experience in e-discovery practice support working alongside legal and technology teams to find the most efficient use of litigation technology. Her work is focused on helping law firms understand the costs and resources involved with e-discovery software and how to implement tools in ways that enable best practices and cost savings. She is adept at finding the most efficient use of litigation technology and leverages her expertise across the spectrum of e-discovery and knowledge management solutions to ensure proper training and implementation programs. Previously, Ms. King was director of products for Kroll Ontrack, where she led the global offering of Relativity, including the development of two Relativity Innovation Award recognized solutions, and an industry-recognized Relativity certification training program. In addition, she was director of practice services for AMLAW 100 firms, including Alston & Bird, and Seyfarth Shaw, guiding the firm’s application of technology to the practice of law. She also spent two years at kCura, where she worked closely to help solve client challenges.
Global Head of Legal Data & Analytics
AIG Office of the General Counsel
Mike Klastava is a passionate business leader with a comprehensive background in data, analytics, process and change management. He has extensive experience leading high performing teams, developing innovative strategic direction and driving execution that delivers tangible bottom-line results.
He currently leads AIG’s legal reporting and analytics function that delivers financial transparency and enables optimal value from its legal budget. Prior to joining AIG in 2012, Mike spent 16 years in a variety of leadership roles at Merrill Lynch including leading the rollout and evolution of the highly successful Process Excellence/Six Sigma program.
Systems Integration Manager
Loeb & Loeb LLP
Adam Klein manages the Systems Integration team at Loeb & Loeb and is a seasoned legal technologist with two decades of experience designing, building and maintaining complex automations and workflows between disparate systems.
Chief Information Officer
Hodgson Russ LLP
Client Solutions Officer
Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz
Rick is the Chief Knowledge Management Officer at Baker Donelson. Rick oversees the Firm’s industry-leading Knowledge Management team and the design and management of BakerNet, our intranet’s fully-personalized portal. He coordinates the Firm’s strategic knowledge management initiatives and associated emerging technologies. Rick also oversees many of the initiatives that foster our ability to partner with clients and deliver cutting-edge legal solutions. He directs the Firm's data analytics and collaborative, web-based suite of online client services. He manages the Firm’s knowledge management venture fund, facilitating high-quality contributions to maximize the value of the Firm’s many expert contributors. Rick is a well-regarded authority in the legal field’s knowledge management arena, and regularly presents on enterprise search as well as other Rick knowledge management topics.
Manager of IT Training
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Karen Kucinski leads the technology learning and development initiatives at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. In her role as Manager of IT Training, Karen and her team promote the use of technology within the Firm and strive to provide innovative ways to support the Firm’s user community. Karen has over 20 years’ experience in learning and development at law firms and investment banks in New York City. She is a Certified Information Professional (CIP) and an active member and former officer of the Professional Legal Trainers’ Group (PLTG).
Assistant General Counsel & DPO
Rosemary Kuperberg is Assistant General Counsel and Data Protection Officer at Ellucian, the leading provider of software and services built to power higher education. Rosemary provides legal support and advice regarding Ellucian's global data protection requirements.?
Rosemary serves as co-chair of the International Association of Privacy Professionals KnowledgeNet for Central Florida and also volunteers at In Harmony with Nature animal sanctuary, a place that provides refuge to wolves and wolfdogs along with other animals in need of help.
Rosemary earned her J.D. at George Mason University School of Law and her B.A. in International Affairs at The George Washington University.? Rosemary is licensed to practice law in Florida and Virginia, and holds CIPP/G and CIPP/E certifications.
Head of Strategy
Christian is a passionate advocate for legal technology and innovation, currently serving as the Head of Strategy for Reynen Court, a startup working to accelerate law firms’ and corporate legal departments’ adoption of legal technology. A former corporate lawyer with Davis Polk in New York and London, Christian left practice to dive into the world of legal innovation, launching a number of media projects before founding the NY Legal Tech Meetup (a 1,500-member community working to build an open, informed, and supportive NYC-based legal innovation ecosystem) and Insipre.Legal™ (a collaborative mission to better understand and define the most pressing problems facing the legal industry).
Nyemaster, Goode, West, Hansell & O'Brien, P.C.
Chief Information Officer
18th Judicial Circuit Courts of Florida
Josh Lazar is an IT Director with 15 years of experience in information technology. He is responsible for managing daily tasks and operations of IT and providing the strategic direction forward based on the vision of the principals of SEARCH. Mr. Lazar received his Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Management of Information Systems from the University of Central Florida in 2001 and 2005 respectively. He is an Adjunct Instructor at UCF, educating students about technology for over a decade. He is a frequent speaker at several technology conferences discussing innovative technological solutions to improve how businesses serve their clients. Mr. Lazar proudly serves on the Advisory Board of Keep Orlando Beautiful, on the Executive Committee of the Society for Information Management of Central Florida, and the Program Planning Council of ILTA.
And: He is an avid traveler, visiting just as many US states as countries. Total count so far is 25 for each. Before he became a jet setter, he was a child model, where you could find him in the pages of Caldor and Service Merchandise.
VP Product and Business Management - Risk
Jose Lazares is Vice President, Strategy and Business Management for the products team at Intapp. He is also cloud evangelist leader, working to ensure Intapp’s cloud technology exceeds the business, governance & security needs of law firms and also that Intapp is engaged with the global community to understand the ever evolving landscape of trends & threats. Prior to Intapp, Jose was head of product strategy and business development for Cisco’s Cloud Software Platforms group.
Bryant is the co-founder and CEO of Cognition IP, a modern law firm for IP. Cognition IP focuses on using the best technology for legal operations in order to provide the best service to clients. They have a legal technology company, Cognition IP Technology Inc., that develops proprietary software for the firm and is backed by Y Combinator and other Silicon Valley venture capital firms. Prior to founding Cognition IP, Bryant was a patent attorney at Covington & Burling LLP. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and was a Ph.D. candidate in computer science at Carnegie Mellon. He looks forward to chatting more about his startup journey.