Senior Business Analyst
Will Pett is a Senior Business Analyst in the Legal Strategic and Shared Services group at Fidelity Investments. He assists members of the Legal Department with financial and matter reporting, data analytics, and matter management. He has been with Fidelity for four years.
Chair, IP and Technology Law Practice
Antigone leads the Intellectual Property and Technology Law practice at Protorae Law in the Washington, DC area. Antigone's focus on IP and tech law issues includes a particular interest in social media, IoT, cybersecurity, blockchain, data analytics, and AI. A prolific speaker and technophile, Antigone regularly writes and speaks about the practical impact of privacy regulations, data security issues, cloud computing, cryptocurrency and blockchain tech, social media platform activities, and other technology law complexities.
Before she joined Protorae Law, Antigone founded an intellectual property and tech law boutique firm and managed the e-discovery group at Finnegan in Washington, DC. Before law school, Antigone conducted scientific research involving biophysics and magnetic resonance studies at a large university medical center. All of these experiences sharpened her focus on the business impact of the law and the practical aspects of technology innovation.
You can find her musing on Twitter's platform (@AntigonePeyton) and blogging at DecodingIP.com.
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 Legal Business Development
Since 2015, Lisa has been Seclore’s Director of Legal Business Development. She is responsible for building product recognition and generating sales in the legal market. She meets with law firm professionals and in house legal departments to discuss best practices as it relates to mitigating data security risk and implementation of powerful analytics and insightful workflows. In the Fall of 2014, while working with Sedona Working Group 11, the Data Security and Privacy Breach section, she recognized a need for technology that could protect valuable intellectual property at rest, encrypt data outside network firewalls and provide an audit function for internal and external investigations. In June 2016, Lisa was recognized for her accomplishments in the legal technology field and was nominated and accepted the President of the Board for the New England Litigation Technology Professionals (“NELTP”). NELTP is a non-profit organization that provides educational panels on emerging trends in litigation technology and eDiscovery.
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.
eDPM Advisory Services
Mike Quartararo is the founder and managing director of eDPM Advisory Services, a consulting firm meeting the emerging e-discovery, project management and legal technology needs of law firms, corporate legal departments and service provider organizations He is also the author of the 2016 book Project Management in Electronic Discovery, which merges project management principles and best practices in electronic discovery. Mike has been solving client problems using technology for 20 years. He has built his career upon strategic and innovative thinking, leadership and operational skills he honed while working at the best legal organizations in the world. A former law firm director, project manager, database specialist and paralegal, Mike has decades of experience delivering e-discovery, project management and legal technology services to law firms and Fortune 500 corporations across the globe. He has worked in legal technology and litigation support at large law firms, including ten years at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP, and more recently, as the firm-wide director of litigation support at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP. As an adjunct professor at Arizona-based Bryan University, Mike co-designed and taught a graduate program on e-discovery project management. He is graduate of the State University of New York and he studied law for one year at the University of London. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS). He sits on the national board of the Association of E-Discovery Specialists and is the ACEDS liaison member to the Advisory Committee of Duke-EDRM. Mike frequently writes and speaks on issues related to project management, e-discovery and litigation support.
Senior Account Executive
Garrett has been with LinkedIn for close to 5 years and is currently an Enterprise Account Executive for their newest division - LinkedIn Learning. He primarily partners with corporate organizations to maximize their strategies around professional development, employee engagement, and company culture. As the L&D industry continues to evolve away from the classroom and from inefficient training programs, his main focus is to ensure organizations are leveraging more effective, on-demand learning solutions.
LinkedIn Learning's mission is to help you learn the skills you need to achieve your full potential. Having stemmed from Lynda.com - who were pioneers in the online learning space - our platform can teach you all the business,technology and creative skills you need to achieve your personal and professional goals.
Director of Product Management
Ian has over 25 years of experience in the IT industry, building security, information governance and records management software products for the enterprise. Ian is currently head of product management for iManage, responsible for a suite of security and information governance products for professional service firms.
Litigation Support Coordinator
Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber LLP
Sherry Rather is a litigation support specialist with more than 18 years of experience in both realms – as in-house support with law firms and as a vendor with private firms. While on Grounds at the University of Virginia, she dreamed of going to law school and pursuing a career as an attorney. After earning her bachelor’s degree, she worked as a paralegal for more than 5 years before discovering her true passion was not just for the law profession, but the blend of litigation and information technology.
Before joining Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber, LLP in 2015 as a Litigation Support Coordinator, Sherry held several project management positions on both the firm and vendor sides that equipped her with a wealth of experience with handling complex litigation matters and emerging technologies. She continues to keep current with all the fast-changing trends of the litigation support industry by actively participating in several professional organizations, listening to relevant podcasts, and following leading experts on social media. Together with Dana Wesley Sarti, Sherry meets the many demands of working at a small law firm and offers invaluable service to the attorneys and support staff at Robbins Russell.
Senior Project Manager
Ropes & Gray
Steve is a Senior Project Manager at Ropes & Gray, a Boston based global law firm. Steve has over 15 years of managing small and large scale projects, mainly in Financial Services and Legal Technology. These project have included installing vendor solutions, custom software development, and process improvement projects. Before working as a Project Manager, Steve spent 4 years implementing ERP systems in various analyst roles (Business Analyst, System Tester, Data Conversion Analyst, etc.)
Counsel, Legal Technology and Process Improvement
Blake, Cassels & Graydon, LLP
Sondra works with law firms to help them integrate machine learning in their practice and to ensure a successful experience engaging with the Kira platform. Previously, Sondra practiced at the law firm Goodmans LLP in Toronto, where she focused on M&A and securities. She later transitioned to strategic communications firm, Longview Communications, where she advised clients on corporate affairs, media relations, investor relations and ongoing reputation management. Sondra holds a J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School.
Chief Knowledge Officer
Littler Mendelson, P.C.
As Littler's Chief Knowledge Officer, Scott Rechtschaffen leads the firm's effort to provide innovative client services by integrating new technologies and work processes and enabling attorneys and clients to access the collective knowledge and experience of the firm's over 1,500 attorneys. Scott heads the firm’s Knowledge Management Department, a team of 55+ professionals including dedicated, full-time knowledge management attorneys along with legal research specialists and writers, content administrators and a training/video production team.
Scott is the co-founder of ComplianceHR, an innovative joint venture launched in 2015 by Littler and Neota Logic, a legal software company. ComplianceHR leverages Littler’s experience and knowledge of employment law with the power of Neota Logic’s expert systems to provide a transformative suite of online compliance solutions. Scott is also an adjunct professor of law at Cornell Tech in New York City where he teaches a class on legal technology.
For his achievements in knowledge management, Scott has been awarded the Distinguished Peer Award as KM Champion of the Year by the International Legal Technology Association. In 2014, he was named to the Fastcase 50 and the Financial Times named Scott among the ten most innovative lawyers in North America. That year, he also received an Innovator Award from The Recorder legal newspaper and the following year The Recorder awarded him for being a Serial Innovator. Scott was inducted as a Fellow in the College of Law Practice Management, a peer-nominated honor bestowed on law practice management specialists.
Director of Practice Marketing
Heather Reid is the Senior Director of Marketing at DLA Piper. She manages the development and deployment of global marketing and business development projects - with a critical eye on data-driven results and success. She enjoys partnering with other marketing, sales, administrative and executive team members to achieve innovative business objectives and goals and has the ability to gain trust quickly and adjust communication techniques to different audiences. One of her team's major projects in recent years includes leveraging Big Data and a predictive analytics model to service and grow law firm clients. Heather also helped develop the strategic direction of Marketing Central – a centralized, administrative marketing function located in DLA Piper’s Global Service Center in Tampa, Florida.
Global Knowledge Systems and Practice Innovation Director
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
Martin Clearwater & Bell LLP
Cathy oversees the firm’s business operations and is responsible for all non-legal functions, reporting directly to the firm’s executive committee. Prior to joining MCB, Cathy was the vice president and director of administration for the legal department of Chase Manhattan Bank. She has been a member of ILTA for over 20 years and has served in a variety of volunteer positions, including president and conference co-chair. Cathy currently serves on the Board of the LEDES Oversight Committee (LOC) and is active in ALA. She has been a speaker at numerous legal and technology seminars and conferences and has authored articles for publications on the same topics.
Chief Client Development and Marketing Officer
Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
A lawyer by training, Kimberly Bero Rennick has worked in every facet of the legal industry – in-house for a large corporation where she retained all outside counsel; outside counsel as a practicing litigator at a large law firm; a sales executive and consultant to the AmLaw 100; a client-facing sales professional for one of the largest global law firms and now as the Chief Client Development and Marketing Officer for Shook, Hardy & Bacon where she oversees all facets of branding, communications, marketing, business development and client retention. Kimberly is a pioneer in the development and implementation of Predictive Analytics or “Moneyball” to predict and drive client engagement and retention. She holds a law degree from Notre Dame Law School and a Masters in Law Firm Management from George Washington University.
Sr. Director of Knowledge & Innovation Delivery
Fenwick & West LLP
Camille leads Fenwick’s Knowledge & Innovation Delivery , Risk Management, Research & Intelligence and Information Governance teams. The Knowledge & Innovation team under Camille’s leadership is responsible for ensuring that the firm’s collective experience and expertise are captured and applied for the benefit of the firm’s clients, through process, people and technology.
She combines her strong leadership and organizational skills to facilitate the development of efficient process combined with knowledge bases to enable the innovative delivery of high value legal services to the firm’s clients.
Director of Consulting Services
Janis has been working the legal industry as a training director, change agent, user interface designer, and technology consultant for over 30 years. She specializes in guiding stakeholders and users through the change management process before, during and after any technology initiative. She has expertise in business process review/analysis, interface design and systems requirements, strategic planning for training and goal-based learning and performance techniques.
Janis is a masterful coach, facilitator and educator. She is an advocate of using neuroscience principles and brain-compatible strategies to engage and motivate adult learners and to enhance trainers' abilities to create learning strategies that increase learning and adoption. She works with individuals, groups and teams to pinpoint their goals and clarify their visions. Her transformational techniques allow people to see consistent positive shifts in their lives with immediate results and less effort. Her approach supports clients in realizing their full potential -- moving beyond their limitations -- to achieve their personal and business goals.
Janis has masters degrees in Clinical Psychology and Health Services Administration. She worked as a behavioral therapist before becoming a corporate trainer, developing innovative methodologies for improving how people learn technology. She is a certified results coach and consultant, a certified conscious aging facilitator, and a licensed spiritual counselor.
Jeffrey Roach, co-owner and President of Encoretech, Inc., is a highly- skilled communicator who has worked with law firms for nearly 30 years. His unique brand of edutainment has made him one of the most sought-after speakers in the tech and adult learning industries. Jeffrey is also an accomplished writer who blogs for The Huffington Post and has published a children's book and a memoir.
Chief Operating Officer
Nick is an e-discovery veteran with over 15 years of industry experience in customer-facing roles. A member of the Relativity team since 2007, he leads the customer group as COO. In this role, he works closely with marketing, sales, and customer support and success to deliver an exceptional experience for the global Relativity community. Prior to Relativity, Nick worked as a senior solutions consultant for Encore Discovery Solutions and served as vice president of technical services for Forensicon, a Chicago-based computer forensics firm providing investigative services in the areas of fraud and white-collar crime.
Has four kids whose names are rooted in American music—Townes, Rosalee, Chet, and Nick Jr.
Once made a living in fly fishing