J. Peter Bruzzese is an Office Apps and Services Microsoft MVP. He is an internationally published author, a journalist and a technical speaker for Microsoft and others. He has co-founded both ClipTraining and Conversational Geek and is a strategic technical consultant and evangelist for Mimecast.
Global Director of Knowledge Management
Mayer Brown LLP
Phil began his legal career as a litigation associate at a large law firm, but in the late 1990s was among the first wave of full-time US-based Knowledge Management lawyers. In his current role at Mayer Brown, he oversees a global team of practice-embedded Professional Support Lawyers as well as a central KM team, working to leverage the Firm's internal and external knowledge to build relationships and deliver excellent client service efficiently and effectively.
Sr. Corporate Counsel
Co-founder and Chief Revenue Officer
With over 29 years of experience in the legal and professional services industries of which more than 20 have been with Elite, Bill manages worldwide sales activity and the long standing relationships with our clients. His former positions at Elite include Director of New Sales Worldwide; Director of Sales, North America; and Director of Sales, Eastern Region. Bill has worked in the legal industry since 1985, first as a sales manager for Computer Consoles, Inc., a national company specializing in integrated front-office solutions, then as a regional sales manager for The Minicomputer Company (TMC). Bill sits on the Elite Executive Committee but also focuses on our strategy to address the changing needs of the markets we serve.
LeAnne holds a Master of Laws degree from The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School and a Master of Strategic Studies degree from the U.S. Army War College. Brigadier General Burch was directly commissioned into the Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps in 1986. Over the span of her career, LeAnne has held many leadership roles and has been deployed to Bosnia and Afghanistan. In 2013, Brigadier General Burch assumed command of the United States Army Reserve Legal Command in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Her awards include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star and the Meritorious Service Medal (with four oak leaf clusters). A native of Arkansas, she and her late husband, Bobby Burch, Jr., have two children, CPT (MC) Robert (Trey) Burch, III and Katelyn Burch Busby.
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.
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.
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.
Sr. Software Developer
Candice has over 13 years of technical experience as a SharePoint and .NET developer within the legal profession. She has worked at Buchalter Nemer since 2008 as the Sr. Software Developer and Applications Integration Manager. Her focus involves identifying business requirements and opportunities, working through all the phases of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) to design and establish custom SharePoint applications to automated business workflow processes.
Product Management Director
Foundation Software Group
Kate is a leader with more than 20 years' experience with information management, business analytics and technology, focusing on the alignment of firm strategy and business goals with information, process and technology solutions. As Sidley’s Director, Practice Information and Marketing Technology, Kate drives initiatives focused on leveraging information to support the operations, development and growth of the firm’s practices and client relationships. Her teams connect the practices with the marketing, business development, client relations and knowledge management functions by implementing technologies and related processes to capture critical information regarding the firm's clients, services, personnel and relationships and delivering the information in the appropriate context, ensuring it is relevant and actionable. Kate has extensive experience developing and executing the relationship, experience management and business intelligence strategies. In addition, Kate is a long-time ILTA volunteer, including serving six years on the Board of Directors, and a frequent speaker and writer on information and knowledge management topics.
Director of Client Service
Andrea Cale is a Director of Business Development in Goodwin’s Marketing Department. She is responsible for the design and execution of strategic marketing and client development initiatives within the firm’s Business Law Department. Ms. Cale focuses on the firm’s Technology & Life Sciences Group, a practice of 180+ attorneys nationwide who cover clients from emerging to public companies in legal matters including company formation, venture capital and private equity financing, intellectual property, licensing and strategic collaborations, M&A and capital markets. To support and grow the practice, her team curates a robust set of market intelligence, thought leadership, event networking, proposal development, referral, public relations and attorney coaching programs.
Senior Corporate Counsel
Michael is an attorney with 12 years of experience in private and in-house practice, an information scientist and Lean Six Sigma practitioner. His time providing legal counsel and consulting for a Fortune 100 company, and providing legal counsel and directing operations for a consulting firm in China, contributed to his expertise in process improvement, project management, and technology. Michael brings his cross-functional background together to design legal solutions, improve legal processes and lead cross-functional teams. With a focus on legal innovation, complex systems, and performance enhancement, Michael helps deliver legal solutions that reduce costs to clients - while increasing the value of legal services - leading to greater success and deeper client satisfaction.
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.
Sandline Discovery LLC
Chief Information Officer
von Briesen & Roper, S.C.
Bill has over 19 years of experience managing and supporting technology and information security in law firms and in fast-paced, real-time trading environments. Bill is passionate about emerging technology, innovation, infrastructure, mobile and how InfoSec touches each area. Bill is on ILTA’s LegalSEC Steering Committee, regularly speaks at ILTACON and contributes to ILTA’s publications.
Chief Technology Officer
Locks Law Firm
Chief Marketing Officer
In his role as CMO, Dan is responsible for go-to-market and product strategies at iManage. He originally joined iManage in 2001 and returned to the company under HP in 2011. Before rejoining the iManage business at HP, Dan was CEO of SpringCM, a leader in SaaS ECM.
Director of Marketing
Bernero & Press LLC
Yolanda has more than 20 years of experience working in law firms in a variety of capacities, and has served as the Director of Marketing at both Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton and at her current firm Debevoise & Plimpton. In both firms, she has been the chief architect behind the structure of the department as well as the marketing and business development strategy and implementation.
Independent Change Management Consultant
Jeff has over 20 years experience leading change in major law firms. His collaborative approach helps IT departments transform obstacles into natural pathways for change. An engaging communicator and careful listener, Jeff delights in personalizing technology use, bridging the gap between IT teams and the attorneys and staff they support. "Resistance is not futile - it's gold!"
Director, Litigation Information Management Office
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
With great sadness, we report that Lori passed away on August 3, 2016. Her colleagues will honor her at the session she was slated to speak in - "Expanding Litigation Support into More Practice Areas". Lori has over 20 years of experience in the legal profession as a paralegal, case manager and trial consultant and in discovery management and litigation support. She joined Seyfarth Shaw in 2006, and her current focus is on improving attorney efficiency and client service through the application of litigation-specific technology and workflows. These workflows can be applied in the areas of document review, fact management and analysis in anticipation of motion practice, and in transcript management and analysis. Lori is an advocate for using SeyfarthLean principles to provide and develop innovative legal business solutions.