Information Systems Trainer / LTC4 Founding Member, Board Chair
Ford & Harrison LLP
Bonnie Beuth is the Information Systems Trainer at FordHarrison, LLC. She manages the instructional design and delivery of courseware supporting the organization’s key initiatives, including the delivery schedule to support those initiatives. Key initiatives include managing the design, delivery and continuous improvement of New Hire Training programs, facilitating onboarding at all levels. She consistently reduces disruption to firm operations by overseeing successful rollout of new applications across multiple offices. Bonnie also manages state of the art learning resources, including the FordHarrison University Learning Management System. Bonnie is a founding member (2010), participating in some of the original design, of LTC4 (Legal Technology Core Competencies Certification Coalition). Today she continues as the non-profit’s Board Chairperson.
Senior Vice President, Legal Services and E-Discovery Solutions
Davison Eastman & Munoz, P.A.
Matt Blaine is a Partner in the Business Law and Litigation Department at Davison, Eastman, Muñoz, Lederman & Paone, P.A. (DEMLP). Matt focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation of all types. He also advises on transactional matters, including technology contract negotiations, business formation, acquisition, merger/consolidation, and dissolution. Matt is a frequent speaker on legal technology issues focusing on matters involving practical and ethical considerations of metadata and the impact of artificial intelligence on the practice of law, championing technological change and process improvement within law firms, and addressing e-discovery issues. Matt is also the Chair of the DEMLP Technology and Innovation Committee, where he serves as the driving force for the firm’s technological advancements.
Director of eDiscovery and Information Governance
Walmart Stores Inc.
Michael has over 20 years experience working with technology in the legal industry.
He oversees all legal applications within the firm. While much of his time is spent supporting the discovery management lifecycle, Michael also routinely advises lawyers and clients alike on other value the Practice Support Group can deliver. In 2013, the International Legal Technology Association recognized Michael with its Litigation Support Professional of the Year Distinguished Peer Award.
Michael confers with lawyers and clients to help develop custom solutions for unique needs. Directing a staff of 12, Michael manages resources effectively and efficiently to help lawyers and clients identify and organize critical data and achieve desirable outcomes as quickly as possible. Recently, he has been instrumental in deploying new ethical wall software that provides more stringent protections without encumbering the firm's ability to retrieve critical, client information quickly and efficiently.
As the firm examines its client intake and conflicts platforms, Michael is involved in answering practical questions about how proposed changes may affect both users and clients. Additionally, he plays a leading role in ongoing discussions regarding matter budgeting and legal project management tools as Holland & Hart explores ways to improve to give clients even more access to and control over their matters and cases.
Director of Marketing
Helient Systems LLC
Kerry has been in the legal community for over 24 years and is most known for his role in helping law firms navigate marketing practices, business development, social media, SEO and website technologies. He is also known for developing and marketing a fully hosted desktop cloud computing solution well before its time. Previously, Kerry was the founder of the successful business development company JustEngage, Inc. An experienced speaker, Kerry has presented to top 100 law firms and for ILTA, ALA, ARMA, the Philadelphia Bar Association, the Montgomery Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the National Dental Association and Rotary International.
Director of Software Development
BEC Legal Systems
Roger Bonine is the Director of Information Technology at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, a leading U.S. civil defense litigation law firm with 500+ attorneys located in 20 offices in six states. Resident in the firm's Philadelphia headquarters office, Roger leads a team of over 40 technology experts whose mission is to provide technology initiatives and solutions that advance the operational and strategic objectives of the firm.
Roger's 32-year career in IT includes 17 years of experience in a variety of management roles for law firms ranging in size from 160 to over 4000 attorneys. He has been a member of ILTA since 1999 and was a co-founder of the ILTA SharePoint Symposium. His ILTA conference presentations have addressed topics as diverse as document management, SharePoint architecture, application development, Citrix administration, business process improvement, and strategic planning. He holds a B.S. in Application Development from Kaplan University in addition to several technical certifications.
Director of Marketing
Paul Bonner has more than 10 years of experience in the legal industry developing and enhancing the strategic sales support function critical to assisting lawyers in becoming more efficient and effective in their business development efforts. His work, which has included positions at three national AmLaw firms, has focused on working directly with senior firm management to define and execute proactive client-focused business development programs, leveraging competitive intelligence, and developing infrastructure and procedures critical to the business development function. Paul is skilled at building, mentoring and directing national teams of business development professionals as well as working with colleagues in marketing operations, finance, recruiting and attorney development functions.
Prior to entering the field of legal marketing, Paul led the Marketing Planning and Strategy Group at Motient Communications (a former Motorola and IBM wireless data joint venture) where he led the firm’s competitive intelligence and market segmentation efforts, served as project manager for the development of a wireless peripheral, and was a key member of the marketing and branding team.
Paul earned a J.D. at Emory University’s Emory Law School, an M.B.A. from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, and a B.A. in Government from Wesleyan University. He is an active member of the American Bar Association, the Virginia Bar Association, the Legal Marketing Association, and the International Legal Technology Association.
Greenheart Consulting Partners LLC
Bryn Bowen is the Director of Information Services at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, a law firm based in New York City, where he is establishing an Information Governance (“IG”) program in addition to overseeing the New Business Intake, Conflicts/Risk, Records, Library Services and Knowledge areas.
Bryn is also currently the President of the ARMA Metro NYC chapter, was formerly Principal Consultant at Greenheart Consulting Partners, a boutique Governance Risk & Compliance consulting practice, and before that was Director of Legal Systems and Information Management at Greenberg Traurig LLP where he established a global information governance and records management program and reengineered the NBI Conflicts and Risk program.
Bryn can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/brynbowencrm and on Twitter at @brynguy
Public Law and Policy Practice Manager
Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P.
Theory and Principle
Nicole Bradick is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Theory and Principle, a legal technology product design and development firm. Nicole and her team work with global law firms, foundations, and legal technology companies to build innovative digital products related to law and justice. They are on a mission to advance the legal industry through smart design and seamless digital experiences. For her work in this area, Nicole was named a 2012 ABA Journal “Legal Rebel” and was named to the Fastcase 50 list of global legal innovators in 2014.
You can reach Nicole at email@example.com, or on Twitter at @NicoleBradick. You can read her blog at www.medium.com/@nicolebradick.
Associate Director - Training
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Brady, Associate Director of Training and Document Processing at Kramer, Levin,
Naftalis & Frankel LLP, has spent much of the past 25 years working with
lawyers and law firm support staff to help them embrace and leverage
technology. He is a past president and
founding member of the New York Professional Legal Trainer's Group (PLTG) where
he has also been a speaker, panel member and moderator.
Chris has also been a speaker at legal technology and management
conferences and events including ALANYC’s annual symposium and ALM’s CIO Forum.
In his spare time, Chris enjoys attending the theater, watching and
reading about classic Hollywood films, and makes use of his comprehensive
knowledge of and interest in New York City and its history by volunteering at
the Museum of the City of New York.
Chief Information Officer
Jackson Kelly PLLC
Mr. Brandt started his career in the world of litigation support/eDiscovery. He has been a consultant, a vendor and the CIO for several top US law firms. He is a strategic executive with a proven ability to lead large scale change initiatives and drive business growth through integration of technology with the business and practice of law. With thirty years of experience in the field of legal automation, he has an established track record of effective IT leadership. He is an innovative problem solver and creative thinker with considerable experience implementing and managing change in diverse cultures.
He now works as the Chief Information Officer at Jackson Kelly PLLC in Charleston, West Virginia. Mr. Brandt is also the Editor of the popular PinHawk Law Technology Daily Digest (a daily aggregated newsletter with a circulation of about 16,000 legal and technology professionals), a respected thought leader in the legal technology community and frequent educational speaker at regional and national user, trade shows and industry conferences.
Director of Practice Support
Reed Smith LLP
Bryon is an expert in the e-discovery, practice technology and legal project management fields. In this role, Bryon leads the global Litigation Technology Services team responsible for delivering cost-effective legal technology services and providing consultative direction to internal and external clients pertaining to electronic evidence management and general e-discovery issues.
Chief of Staff/Director of Legal Operations
NetApp Legal Department
Connie is a founding member of the Bay Area CLOC (Corporate Legal Operations Consortium). She was recently selected as one of 100 Women of Influence in Silicon Valley for 2014. She writes a monthly technology column for InsideCounsel. Connie currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Senior Director, Strategy CSG
Director of Professional Services
Founder and Chairman
Liam helps general counsel and law firm leaders design and implement successful strategies to improve effectiveness and efficiency. In 2011 he launched Elevate as the business of law provider of strategy, operations, technology and talent for legal departments and law firms worldwide. Elevate has won numerous awards and honors, most recently ranking #53 on the 2016 Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies list. Liam was previously the Founder, President and CEO of Integreon, Inc., a global LPO, which he led from startup in 2001 to annual sales of $150 million by 2011, before he sold his stake to private equity investors. Prior to Integreon, he was the President, COO and Co-Founder of a pioneering Web 1.0 virtual data room technology company, which he sold in 2001 (now Merrill DataSite). Liam is a frequent speaker at legal conferences and regularly publishes articles about trends in the legal sector. He is also an active investor in emerging legal technologies, and an executive coach for founders of startups.
Chief Information Officer
Michael Bruckner is the Director of Information Technology at BuckleySandler LLP. Based out of the Firm’s Washington, DC office, he is responsible for the deployment, monitoring, maintenance, development, upgrade, and support of all IT systems. Prior to joining the Firm in January of 2015, Michael spent 13 years in various roles at mindSHIFT Technologies, most recently as a Managing Director responsible for the Mid-Atlantic division of Legal Services. He holds a B.A. from The George Washington University.
Open Text Inc
Matt Brunnquell, Sales Director, eDOCS North America, OpenText Matt has nearly 30 years’ experience helping organizations solve their enterprise information management challenges. He currently leads sales for eDOCS, legal content management designed for law firms, corporate legal departments, government and professional services organizations. eDOCS accelerates business performance with secure, flexible and high-performing features and the highest levels of data protection available in an ECM system.