Jay Parekh is a Partner and a Practice Director at Netrix LLC. He's responsible for growth and management of the Enterprise Computing and Mobility practice. His team covers all technologies such as Windows client, System Center, Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security, Citrix solutions, Microsoft Office client, and application management (App rat, packaging, etc.). This team also Windows Server, VMWare, storage solutions, Azure IaaS and much more! Jay has over 20 years of legal desktop experience as a consultant working with clients from small firms to the largest firms in the world. He has been a frequent speaker at ILTA roadshows and prior ILTACON sessions last 20 years is involved with the legal community in Chicago.
As the President of Vuture US, I provide leadership to the client facing team with the goal of providing industry leading solutions and services to law firms. Through effective mentoring and coaching, I have built a high-performing, award-wining organization that is positioned for long-term excellence.
Passionate about leveraging technology to build robust marketing communication programs, I can offer significant expertise in CRM integration, marketing, automation, digital transformation, and deliverability to optimize customer engagement and create a world-class experience. I am an active member of the Legal Marketing Association, and a frequent presenter at events and conferences.
ALM - American Lawyer Media
Senior Product Delivery & App Development Manager
Author and Speaker on Legal Technology
Donna Payne is a recognized expert in IT, with specialization in legal software and technology. Payne speaks about privacy concerns, metadata, STEM and leadership. She has keynoted at conferences, spoken to Congress, and presented for government and security agencies worldwide. Donna authored and co-authored on 13 books on technology and is currently working on her first non-computer related book.
Donna founded PayneGroup nearly twenty-five years ago and has worked with clients around the world throughout her time with the company. She is the recent recipient of a Lifetime Achievement award (2019) from the International Legal Technology Association and had previous won Thought Leader of the Year (2013) from ILTA. Payne also received the first Lex Proficio award recipient for lifetime achievement (ABA Tech Show) and Law Technology News magazine’s inaugural Consultant of the Year.
Before starting PayneGroup, Donna worked in government, telecom, Fortune 500 and even did a stint as a rock and roll singer.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Jarmila Pencikova has been the Director of Finance and Controller at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, a 450+ lawyer firm, for the past 9 of her 29 years at the firm. She played a major role in the implementation of various projects over the past 29 years and was involved in the implementation of Aderant Expert, Chrome River, Prebill Viewer, Intapp Time, Intapp Open and other financial systems at Osler. Jarmila earned PhD in Mathematics from Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic and received her Certified Management Accountant and Certified Public Accountant designation in Canada.
Chief Legal Innovation Counsel
Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.
Market Development Lead, Large Law Firm Strategy
Zorik Pesochinsky is a Market Development Lead for Thomson Reuters' Global Large Law Firm business. In this role, he partners with law firm leaders to identify unmet customer needs, develop and test new product ideas, and drive co-development of those new products with law firms. Previously, he was a Senior Product Manager for Practical Law. In that role, his job was to shape the long term content and product development strategy for Practical Law. Prior to joining Thomson Reuters, Zorik was a Legal Fellow at GMHC. He is a graduate of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
Vice President of Product Management
Jeff is Chief Product Officer for North American Research Solutions at LexisNexis. In this role, he is responsible for the overall product strategy for Legal and Professional products in North America, including the LexisNexis research flagship Lexis Advance, Lexis Practice Advisor, Lex Machina, Intelligize, Ravel Law, Securities Mosaic, CourtLink, Lexis for Microsoft Office and Lexis Search Advantage. He was named to this position in January 2015.
Previously, Jeff was Vice President of Primary Law, where he was responsible for public source content strategy for U.S. markets. Other prior roles include Vice President of Large Law Firm Segment Planning and a number of various roles in Marketing and Sales.
Jeff joined LexisNexis in 1989, and he resides in Raleigh, NC where he is the site lead for the LexisNexis Raleigh Technology Center on the campus of North Carolina State University.
Director of Information Governance
Ropes & Gray
Al Pica is global law firm Ropes & Gray’s Senior Manager of Information Governance. Al oversees teams responsible for records management, document management, internal threat detection and response and HIPAA compliance. Al joined Ropes & Gray in 2007 and has twenty years of experience in records & information management and information governance fields in international law firms. Al has spoken previously at ILTA and ARMA on information governance related topics.
Gunderson Dettmer, L.L.P.
Chief Information Officer
Lathrop GPM LLP
Gillian is the CIO for Lathrop Gage LLP. She is responsible for aligning the strategic direction of the firm’s technology, information governance and management and information services. She serves on the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee and Enterprise Risk Committee.
Gillian is an active member in the legal technology community, having served for five years as a committee member including two of those years as a thought leader for the annual International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) conference. She was a recipient of an ILTA Distinguished Peer Award in 2011 for the area of server/operations and was a shortlist nominee for the ILTA Distinguished Peer Award for IT Professional of the Year award in 2013 and the ILTA Distinguished Peer Award for Leadership award in 2014.Gillian is also a passionately involved in diversity and inclusion efforts and is a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Consortium of Kansas City, the Mid-America Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and serves as a mentor in the Stephen Metzler Mentorship Program of the Chamber. She speaks regularly at diversity and inclusion conferences.
Gillian received a master’s degree in technology from the Durban University of Technology in South Africa and an Executive MBA from the Henry W. Bloch School of Business at University of Missouri-Kansas City.
IT Business Relationship Manager
Holland & Knight LLP
Dan Pratt is a technology solutions strategist with over ten years of law firm experience. As Senior Manager of Financial Systems at Fish & Richardson, Mr. Pratt is responsible for overseeing the implementation, testing, and maintenance of the systems, procedures, and report generation processes that support firm finance and accounting functions. He serves as lead liaison and business consultant with firm management to ensure that existing interdepartmental workflows involving finance and accounting are performing at targeted service levels, and that new initiatives are managed in a way that facilitates full involvement of the CFO’s departments in design, testing, and implementation. Prior to joining the Finance & Accounting Department, Mr. Pratt was a Business Solutions Architect in the IT Department, where he worked with several departments to meet their technology requirements. Mr. Pratt holds an MS in Computer Science from Northeastern University and a BA in Computer Science from Skidmore College.
Business Analyst II
Fish & Richardson P.C.
Director of Infrastructure and Technical Support Services
Vinson & Elkins, L.L.P.
Melanie Prevost is the Director of IT Infrastructure and Technical Support Services at Vinson & Elkins LLP and is an active member of both the ILTA Women Who Lead (WWL) Advisory Group and Relationship Coordinating Team (RCT). Prior, Melanie was a Member Liaison for 11 years.
Melanie started her career as an IT Trainer at Lamar University Beaumont and was promoted to User Services Manager. While at Lamar, she started and eventually earned a BAAS Degree, concentrating in Business and Computer Science. After six years, she moved to Houston and began her legal career, first as a Systems Administration Supervisor, Systems Operations and Networks Manager and was then promoted to Director of Infrastructure in 2016. Melanie has led technology teams to build systems and networking infrastructure, conference center technology, data centers and coordinate technology initiatives for office construction projects in locations throughout the world.
Director of Business Development Technology
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Pat Purdy is the Director of Business Development Technology at Orrick. She provides firm-wide management, applied technology consulting services and technical support for Orrick’s marketing technology stack. Pat works closely with Orrick’s Marketing, Sales and Communications teams and is responsible for creating, maintaining and implementing the related technology strategy for the teams. She ensures that the firm’s business development technology capabilities are maximized, forward-thinking, effective and efficient.
Pat is a skilled technology leader and manager, experienced in many facets of business development strategy and technology and is passionate about the ever-evolving technology landscape.
Director of Technology Architecture & Planning Services
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Mark has been with Faegre since 1993. He leads the department that provides the firm with application development, application administration, business analyses and enterprise architecture services. Among his focus areas are technology strategy, enterprise application integration, law firm data architecture, master data management, user experience (UX) design, legal process improvement (LPI) and ITIL practices.
Technologist & Futurist
Joseph is an innovator and early adopter of all things computer related. His primary bent is around the future of law and legal technology. He also focuses on several fields including machine learning, mobile, security, cryptocurrency, and robotics (drone technology).
Joseph founded wapUcom, LLP, consulting with companies in web and wireless development. As a side project DC WiFi was created to help create a web of open wireless WiFi access points across cities and educate people about wireless security.
Currently he is with Thomson Reuters Legal managing a team of Technical Client Managers for both the Large Law and Government divisions. Joseph serves the top law firms in the world consulting on legal trends and customizing Thomson Reuters legal technology solutions for enhanced workflows. He graduated from Providence College with a BA in Economics and Sociology and holds a Masters in eCommerce and MBA from the University of Maryland, University College.
You can connect with Joseph at JoeTechnologist.com or JosephRaczynski.com or @joerazz
Litigation Support Manager
Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
Chief Information Officer
Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz