Senior Director, Product Marketing
Jill looks after the business end of the Client Delivery group Intapp, which include Intapp Time, Compliant Time and the introduction of the new Intapp Pricing solution coming later this Spring. With a degree in Economics and an MBA from Massachusetts, Jill converges her background in finance, legal software start-up experience, product management and a strong affinity for analytics to supply, together with the products and marketing teams, a multi-dimensional approach to supplying Intapp’s customers and stakeholders solutions that meaningfully impact the business of law.
Jill has worked at Intapp for over 7 years, where she has held a range of product marketing, planning and product/practice advisory roles across a wide array of offerings including the launch of Intapp Open (Intake & Conflicts), the development and extension of Total Time Management, the convergence of Intapp Term and Intapp Time, and most recently our Pricing and Planning offering for law firms.
Prior to Intapp, Jill spent 10 years with Redwood Analytics, traveling the legal market to share the message about measuring profitability, the importance of pricing and planning, and the value of data and smart-analytics with law firm CFO’s.
Chief Service Delivery Officer
Paul Nicandri is DLA Piper’s Chief Service Delivery Officer and is responsible for practice group management, strategic pricing, and legal project management at the firm. Prior to joining DLA Piper, Paul worked as a consultant at Booz Allen & Hamilton and as a program manager at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and their subsidiary Telcordia Technologies. He left Unisys Corporation as Vice President of their Justice, Courts, and Corrections practice to join DLA Piper. With more than 20 years of experience managing multi-million dollar programs associated with the Department of Justice, he supports US operations for the firm and plays a key role in the integration of its international operations, ensuring process improvement and efficient delivery of services globally. Paul is a member of DLA Piper’s Innovation Review Board.
Chief Knowledge Officer
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
As Chief Knowledge Officer Mara has strategic responsibility for ensuring Osler lawyers have access to the information, resources and learning that enable them to work efficiently and provide valued client service. Mara leads teams responsible for knowledge management, professional development, the Library, new business intake and records, and is one of the leaders in the Firm’s implementation of legal project management and process improvement.
Mara is focused on continuous improvement in how legal services are delivered and collaboration between the Firm and clients. Mara understand the evolving legal landscape and the client imperative for efficiency and a client value based approach to practice. She is a member of the Firm’s Innovation Council and works closely with Osler lawyers and all elements of the business, to implement efficiency enhancing technology, processes, resources, systems and training.
Greg joined Thomson Reuters in July 2015 after more than a decade of experience of working with SaaS solutions in development, project management and product management roles. He also has a background in helping to craft best-in-class customer-centric products with experience in the healthcare, supply chain services, and tax collection and billing industries. He is currently working with the eBillingHub team to help build the next generation of the eBillingHub product, with a focus on flexibility, scalability and data analysis.
Director of Practice Innovations
Chapman and Cutler LLP
Michael Dov Nogroski is the Director of Practice Innovations at Chapman. He started his career in Austin, Texas in the height of the 1990's technology boom working in the dot-com industry. His focus was on web technologies and markup languages. Seeking to expand his horizons and looking to fulfill a long-held dream, he set off to Chicago, Illinois to go to law school. Since then, he has worked as an attorney, a legal technologist, and an evangelist for digital strategy and innovation in legal.
Michael combines over 20 years of technology experience and 15 years legal experience, overseeing strategic initiatives to develop technology systems and processes that promote the collective knowledge of the firm, reduce risk, and increase efficiency and collaboration to the continuous benefit of Chapman clients. He works directly with clients, firm management, attorneys, and other departments to develop the firm's innovation and advanced technology strategy.
Outside the office, he has been known to yell into microphones while strumming a guitar. More likely, you might catch him at the record store perusing crates of vinyl records to add to his collection. Most likely, he's out hiking with his wife and kids.
Will Norton is founder and CEO of SimplyAgree, an electronic signature and closing management platform for transactional attorneys.
Before founding SimplyAgree, Will worked as an attorney with the law firm of Baker Donelson. During his time at the firm, Will worked in the mergers and acquisition and corporate finance practice groups, concentrating his practice on business technology and emerging companies.
Will has advised companies, published articles and given seminars on electronic signatures, electronic contracting and software licensing and development, including a 46-country survey of electronic signature laws that was selected for publication in the Digital Evidence and Electronic Signature Law Review. Will is the current Editor of the American Bar Association’s Technology in M&A Directory.
Elizabeth (Beth) O’Connor, President and Founder of AAC, Inc. is widely acknowledged as an expert in all areas of financial systems implementations for law firms and is a frequent lecturer at industry conferences. She is a Certified Public Accountant who received her MBA from DePaul University. Beth began her career in 1983 as a Project Manager for two leading software companies. In 1996 she formed AAC, Inc. and concentrates on providing consulting services to law firms throughout the world. To date, Beth has been involved in over 200 law firm financial system projects.
Sr. Director of Research & Knowledge Services
Jean P. O'Grady is currently Sr. Director of Information, Research & Knowledge at DLA Piper US, LLP. She has over 30 years of experience developing strategic information initiatives for Amlaw 100 law firms. She holds a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, an M.L.S. from St. John's University and a B.A. in History from Fordham University She is a member of the NY State Bar. She has previously held Director positions at WilmerHale in DC and Shea & Gould in NY. She began her career as a reference librarian at the Pace University School of Law. She has been an adjunct faculty member at the graduate schools of Library and Information Science at St. John's University and Long Island University where she taught legal research courses.
She is a frequent author and speaker on the transformation of libraries and information centers, digital contract licensing , knowledge management, legal analytics and the legal publishing industry. She has spoken at programs sponsored by the Information Industry Association, the Association of Newsletter Publishers, Practicing Law Institute, International Legal Technology Association , West Publishing, Price Waterhouse, LegalTech, Lexis-Nexis. Janders Dean Knowledge Management Conference, American Association of Law Schools, as well as the American Association of Law Libraries, Canadian Association of Law Libraries, Australian Law Libraries Association and the Special Libraries Association.
Chief Product Officer
Steve is the Chief Marketing Officer and head of business development at Kira Inc., maker of software that uses artificial intelligence to analyze contracts. Previously Steve was the General Manager for Business Law at Thomson Reuters, where he was responsible for strategy and commercialization of workflow solutions for transactional lawyers, including tools for securities research, deal points tracking, and contract drafting.
Steve holds a BA from Brown University, an MA in international relations from Johns Hopkins SAIS, and a law degree from UCLA. Steve is proficient in Japanese and lives in Washington DC.
Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.
As the firm’s Chief Information Officer, Isidore is responsible for leading a staff of technology professionals in supporting and improving the technology needs for Lowndes. Isidore has been managing and directing technology for professional services firms for more than 20 years. His experience includes implementing private cloud-based systems for ecommerce business, overseeing client-facing portal technologies, leading internal web services and business intelligence projects, instituting processes related to risk, change, and project management, and driving software and hardware technology upgrades and enhancements among many others. Isidore is a Certified Project Manager(PMP). He is currently obtaining his MBA from Western Governors University in Salt Lake City, Utah with an expected April 2020 graduation date.
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
Certified Project Manager (PMP)
Lean Six-Sigma, Green Belt
Legal Lean Sigma, White Belt
Project Management Institute, Member
International Legal Technology Association, Member
Association of Legal Administrators, Member
Practice Management Counsel
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Kate Orr is Practice Management Counsel for Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. She is responsible for enhancing and streamlining the delivery of legal services through the smart use of technology, staff and resources, and the development of efficient systems and workflows. Kate was a commercial litigator in Orrick's Washington, DC, office and remains active in numerous pro bono matters.
Kraft & Kennedy, Inc.
Charles Ottenweller is a Management Consultant based in Kraft Kennedy’s Houston office. Over the last 25 years, he has become deeply familiar with the operational challenges facing law firms. Charles combines his technical and management expertise to help firms complete successful IT infrastructure and user-facing initiatives as well as process improvement and collaboration projects. As both a technical lead and management consultant, Charles assists clients with both business issues and IT decisions.
Practice Innovations Manager
Stacy develops and manages user centered business solutions to improve access to knowledge at all levels of the firm. She establishes efficient and effective processes for leveraging the firm’s internal and external knowledge and collaborates with practice groups, administrative departments and vendors to establish creative solutions to knowledge problems. She’s responsible for the design and improvement of systems and sites that will optimize access to resources, data and analytics. She holds degrees from Northern Arizona University (B.A.), Arizona State University (J.D.), and University of Arizona (MLIS).
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.
VP, Legal Business Solutions
Pratik leads the global legal business solutions practice, which focuses on helping law departments and law firms innovate around the operations and the business of law. More specifically, Pratik leads a team that focuses on legal analytics, spend management, legal project management, outside counsel management, lean for legal and strategy development. Pratik is part of Elevate’s executive management team, has been recognized by ILTA as the most innovative legal consultant in 2015 and also serves as inducted faculty for College of Law Practice Management.
Above The Law
Joe Patrice is a Senior Editor at Above the Law and co-host of Legal Talk Network's "Thinking Like A Lawyer." Joe is a 2001 graduate of the NYU School of Law. and worked as a litigator for both Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton and Lankler Siffert & Wohl, representing a variety of individuals, institutions, and foreign sovereigns in criminal and civil matters. Joe left legal practice and joined Above the Law in 2013.
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.
VP of Product Management
Simon co-founded RAVN Systems and is currently the product manager for iManage Insight. During his career, he gained experience specializing in creating and deploying successful search-based applications and his focus was on continuous improvement of the products and repeatable processes.
In his role he works closely with iManage customers to understand their needs, provides input on product strategy and manage planning and design of new capabilities that will transform how professionals work.
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.