Director of Practice Technology
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
Julie has worked in legal technology –– both in-house and at law firms –– for more than 20 years. She has a paralegal degree and serves on EDRM's advisory committee and on ILTA’s Conference Committee. She is a Certified E-Discovery Specialist and is certified in Viewpoint, Sanction, Law 5.0, ITIL and Lean Six Sigma. In 2011, Julie received ILTA’s Distinguished Peer Award for Litigation and Practice Support Professional of the Year.Julie has worked in legal technology –– both in-house and at law firms –– for more than 20 years. She has a paralegal degree and serves on EDRM's advisory committee and on ILTA’s Conference Committee. She is a Certified E-Discovery Specialist and is certified in Viewpoint, Sanction, Law 5.0, ITIL and Lean Six Sigma. In 2011, Julie received ILTA’s Distinguished Peer Award for Litigation and Practice Support Professional of the Year.
Chief Practice Management Officer
Toby Brown is the Chief Practice Management Officer for Perkins Coie (www.perkinscoie.com). In this role Toby works with firm partners and clients in developing pricing arrangements and service delivery models that drive successful relationships. This role includes practice management, pricing, legal project management, lateral partner acquisition, practice innovation and alternative staffing approaches. Prior to this, Toby served as the Chief Practice Officer for Akin Gump (www.akingump.com) and served in pricing roles for both Vinson & Elkins (www.velaw.com) and Fulbright & Jaworski (www.fulbright.com). Before joining Fulbright, Toby served as a Director for the Utah State Bar (www.utahbar.org).
Toby presents nationally on legal pricing, practice management, knowledge management, marketing, technology and law firm management for associations, law firms, legal departments and law schools. He is the founder of the P3 Conference (http://www.legalmarketing.org/P3Conference) and was the founding chair of the Client Value group that owns the conference. Toby is also the founding President of the Board for SALI (www.sali.org). SALI is the standards body for the legal industry. He has published numerous articles, along with the book, Law Firm Pricing: Strategies, Roles, and Responsibilities. Toby has served on a number of legal services boards, bar association task forces and legal market organizations. He was named to The National Law Journal ‘s 2013 list of Legal Business Trailblazers & Pioneers and received the Peer Excellence Award, the President’s Award and the Anne Charles Award from the National Association of Bar Executives (NABE – www.nabenet.org). Toby received his BS and MS in Economics from the University of Utah.
Toby maintains the ABA award winning 3 Geeks and a Law Blog with 3 colleagues at: www.geeklawblog.com. He is active on Twitter as @gnawledge and can be found on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/tobinbrown.
Reed Smith LLP
Sarah Bruno is a partner in the Arent Fox Intellectual Property practice and leads the firm's Privacy, Cybersecurity & Data Protection group. Sarah works with her clients on their privacy and data security, advertising, trademark, and copyright issues. Her clients are in a variety of industries, including technology, entertainment, retail, and automotive. Sarah's practice has been recognized by Legal 500 and the Daily Journal.
Marie has been in her current role for the past 10 years with responsibility for many modules of their flagship product, Aderant Expert. She has been committed to the research, development and marketing of Aderant’s time and billing and practice management applications. Marie has more than 15 years of experience with various financial and marketing applications, product research and implementations and support of front- and back-office applications.
Traveling Coaches, Inc.
Gina is a frequent speaker at ILTACON, LegalSEC, Leadership Conferences, LegalTech, and ALA and has received numerous honors and awards including Woman Business Owner of the Year from the National Association of Woman Business Owners; Thought Leader of the Year from the International Legal Technology Association; 40 under 40 and Women in Business from the Dallas Business Journal; and Infinitely Beyond from Convene. However, Gina isn't all business, all the time. When she's not serving those less fortunate, networking with other business owners, or serving on the Board for her church, she enjoys relaxing with her family and friends. Gina also enjoys gardening, food, wine and travel.
Vice President of Strategic Accounts
Traveling Coaches, Inc.
Joe Buser has 28 years of information technology experience, the last 16 as Director of Business Development for Traveling Coaches, a consultancy specializing in performance improvement and technology adoption by law firms and corporate legal departments. Joe has worked with hundreds of clients around the world, crafting unique solutions that ensure rapid adoption of change and maximum return on technology investment.
Head of Legal Project Management
Neroli introduced legal project management into MinterEllison and has responsibility for client-facing LPM services and firm-wide LPM capability development. Through this role, she supports the delivery of LPM enabling technologies and processes. She also provides hands on support managing large transactions and large litigation using a professional project management framework.
As part of the Legal Service Delivery team, Neroli also contributes to developing legal service design and delivery frameworks that bring together legal project management, process improvement, data analytics and technology.
Previously, Neroli was a transactional finance lawyer for 14 years working for top tier firms in Sydney, London and Tokyo. Through that experience, she gained expertise in the execution and project management of complex and high value financing transactions. Neroli maintains her current practising certificate as well as having qualifications in project management.
Neroli is passionate about changing the way legal services are delivered.
Chief Evangelist & General Counsel
Owen Byrd is Chief Evangelist & General Counsel at Lex Machina, which provides "Moneyball" IP litigation data and analytics to companies, law firms, consultants and public interest users. He has previously founded and led data-driven software, real estate, political and non-profit ventures and operated his own law firm. He is a member of the California Bar and earned a J.D. form the University of Chicago Law School and a B.A. form the Colorado College.
Global Chief Information Officer
Mayer Brown LLP
Doug Caddell is Global CIO for Mayer Brown LLP. Prior to leading Mayer Brown’s technology efforts, he was CIO of Foley & Lardner LLP for 13 years. During his tenure Foley was been honored eight of eleven years by CIO magazine as one of the CIO-100, and by InformationWeek magazine as a top technology innovator and one of the InformationWeek for six years.
Mr. Caddell is a veteran law firm technology director and internationally recognized speaker and writer on legal technology. He has over 30 years experience in finance, operations and management and in leading the technology efforts of a variety of organizations, including mid-sized and large law firms and a governmental law department. Mr. Caddell has a degree in management information systems, and accounting from the University of Arizona. He has held professional certifications as a CPA and certified information systems auditor. He is currently a CISSP and an IGP and working on his Six Sigma Black Belt. In 2004 he was honored as IT Director of the Year by New York based Law Technology News and in January 2009, he was further honored by Legal Technology Awards in London as International IT Director of the Year. He was a long time member of the editorial advisory board of Law Technology News and in 2009 co-authored the book Achieving Excellence in Legal Technology Management, published by Thomson Reuters/West.
Neil Cameron is one of the leading global law firm technology consultants. The Lawyer magazine said he was “named by many consultants as one of the best around”, and held to be “recognised as among the leading experts”. Originally a barrister he worked for LexisNexis and Allen & Overy before joining KPMG Management Consulting in 1986. In 1994 he left KPMG to set up his own independent consultancy which now has a team of four legal IT professionals with a broad range of experience. Neil and his team have advised hundreds of law firms of various sizes throughout the globe about technology projects including IT strategies and reviews, and the procurement and implementation of all kinds of systems. He writes regular articles and Blogs on his Web site, as well as for a range of legal journals; and for over 25 years has been a frequent speaker at International Bar Association and other conferences and seminars on legal technology issues. He has recently been working with RAVN on the application of AI techniques to the practice of law.
Customer Success Manager
Director Client Solutions
Hall & Wilcox Lawyers
Peter is the Client Solutions Director at Hall & Wilcox where he drives their Smarter Law program. His expertise (and passion) is in re-engineering the way legal services are delivered, through process improvement and digitisation. Peter has a solid business improvement and technology background, specialising in the legal profession for the past 13 years. He works with lawyers, technologists and clients to co-create better legal service solutions. He has won many awards for client facing technical and legal solutions, and is well known as an innovator in the legal sector.
Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP
Scott Causey is the Director of Information Technology at Wyrick Robbins. Based in Raleigh, NC and with over 20 years of IT experience, he routinely works with the firm’s banking and healthcare clients to maintain information security compliance for the firm. Prior to joining his current firm Scott worked in IT management roles for multiple large law firms and software companies focused on the legal and financial verticals.
Product Marketing Manager, G Suite
Director, Systems Development
Prudential Financial, Inc.
Scott Christensen is part of the leadership team at Olenick and has worked in legal technology for over 25 years. He has experience leading the technology and business needs of several global law firms. He has served in numerous industry volunteer roles including six years on ILTA's board of directors and two years as ILTA's president. He leads teams that provide services to law firms and law departments in the areas of Quality Assurance & Software Testing, Desktop Engineering & Management and Strategic IT, helping clients reduce risk to achieve project success.
Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz
Cory has over 14 years of experience in employee training and content development. He's skilled in performing training needs analysis, linking departmental goals with business strategies, and translating complex concepts and client needs into blended learning solutions. Cory is currently the manager of training at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz in Memphis, Tennessee. Additionally, he is an adjunct business instructor with Arkansas State University Mid-South in West Memphis, Arkansas.
Utah State Bar
David directs the IT efforts at the Utah State Bar, the regulatory organization for all attorneys who practice in the State of Utah. Prior to the Utah State Bar he was the IT Director at the largest Utah-based law firm, Kirton McConkie. Prior to joining Kirton, David was the IT director for Jones Waldo. He enjoys learning and networking with his ILTA peers. He has been in Legal IT in one form or the other for over 30 years.
HBR Consulting LLC
Terrence (Terry) Coan is a Managing Director for HBR Consulting in the advisory business and leads the client matter lifecycle service line focusing on information governance and risk management issues. In his engagements with over 30 Am Law 200 firms he has developed information governance programs, conducted assessments of existing programs against professionally accepted practices, and has designed and implemented technologies to leverage information, improve business process and mitigate risk.