Director of Client Service
Blank Rome LLP
Vice President GCO Operations
Andrew is a Vice President with the General Counsel Organization at Amex. Andrew has led a number of legal teams including the Legal Services Team at Amex, before relocating to the New York office in January 2018. Andrew now leads the Global Operations initiative which includes most operational aspects of the Amex GCO, including legal technology. Further, Andrew chairs an internal technology in law group which is focused on increasing adoption of legal technology and exploring new ways or working. Andrew has a particular interest in Blockchain and is currently part of a work stream exploring potential user cases in legal operations.
Larry Bridgesmith J.D., Larry serves as the Chief Academic Strategist for ODEM.io ODEM brings blockchain and cryptocurrency to on demand education and training in an era in which the acquisition of skills is the measure of economic vitality for people and the institutions in which they work. He is CEO and Co-founder of Legal Alignment and a practicing lawyer in Nashville, Tennessee. He has been listed as one of America’s Best Lawyers, among the Leading Lawyers for American Businesses and SuperLawyer. He is an honorary invited member of the International Academy of Mediators. Larry has practiced in the fields of labor, employment and dispute resolution for over 30 years and served in management roles for boutique and mid-sized law firms throughout his career. He founded Lipscomb University’s Institute for Conflict Management and served as its inaugural Executive Director. He holds a Six Sigma Green Belt certificate in quality control and efficiency management. Larry is an adjunct professor in legal project management, conflict management and mediation at Vanderbilt University School of Law, Belmont University Massey Graduate School of Business, The Nashville School of Law and the Albany Medical School Alden March Institute for Biomedical Ethics. He coordinates the Program on Law and Innovation at Vanderbilt School of Law. In 2013, Larry was awarded the Grayfred Gray Award for Public Service in Mediation by the Coalition for Mediation Awareness in Tennessee. In 2017 he was awarded the President's Award from the Tennessee Bar Association and the Justice Janice Holder Award from the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services for his work in bringing technology to the practice of law. DASH, the AI, interoperable blockchain and ICO empowered legal productivity tool developed by Legal Alignment, was introduced at the British Legal Tech Forum on March 13, 2018. Richard Tromans, “The Artificial Lawyer”, captured the significance of this announcement in his article of March 15, 2018 entitled Collaboration + Leadership: Key Themes of the British Legal Tech Forum.
Sr Manager, Enterprise Records & Information Management
Teresa Britton is the Senior Manager, Enterprise Records and Information Management, for Exelon Corporation, a fortune 100 company operating in 48 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. Teresa is responsible for advising senior leadership and leading the development of Exelon’s records and information management program. She is responsible for governance, oversight and management of the program and merger integration planning related to records and information management functions.
Teresa started her employment with Exelon’s predecessor Unicom/Commonwealth Edison in 1995 supporting the Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Labor and Employment and the Labor and Employment practice group. In 2005, Teresa joined Exelon’s IT organization as a Senior IT Analyst supporting real-time systems for Exelon’s Nuclear business. Teresa returned to Exelon’s Legal Department in 2007 to serve as eDiscovery Systems Coordinator and Legal IT Systems Manager. In these roles, Teresa was responsible for managing the Legal Department’s IT systems and Exelon’s eDiscovery efforts. Her responsibilities include designing, implementing and maintaining technology and process solutions to facilitate more effective and efficient compliance with the revised federal rules on eDiscovery.
A native of Chicago, Teresa received her Paralegal Certification from Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin and her B.B.A in Information Systems and Operations Management from Loyola University in Chicago.
Litigation Support Project Manager
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr
Ricky Brooman is a Litigation Support Project Manager at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP. In this capacity, he consults clients on best practices for information governance and electronic discovery, and manages all phases of the EDRM for litigation matters. Ricky is also a member of ILTA's Program Planning Counsel. Contact him at email@example.com, Twitter @Rbrooman, or LinkedIn.
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.
VP, Product Strategy
Peter H. Buck, VP Product Strategy at NetDocuments. Peter focuses on the art and science of product design, with an emphasis on machine learning and expert systems. Peter spends time designing and advising on solutions to drive document management system engagement. He tries to help busy people "keep found things found."
Responsible for product strategy, he connects product management and industry trends to address customer product goals. Peter is a legal industry veteran. He previously held leadership positions at management and technology consulting companies, including Duff & Phelps, HBR Consulting and PWC. Peter travels frequently and especially enjoys supporting Division I water polo, where his two daughters play. Follow him @backofthenapkin.
Brett Burney is Principal of Burney Consultants LLC, and focuses the bulk of his time on bridging the chasm between the legal and technology frontiers of electronic discovery. Brett is also very active in the Mac-using lawyer community, working with lawyers who want to integrate Macs, iPhones & iPads into their practice. Prior to establishing Burney Consultants LLC, Brett spent over 5 years at the law firm of Thompson Hine LLP where he worked with litigation teams in building document databases, counseling on electronic discovery issues, and supporting them at trial. Brett graduated from the University of Dayton School of Law in 2000 and quickly became active in the world of legal technology. Brett is a frequent contributor to Legaltech News and speaks around the country on litigation support, e-discovery, Mac and iOS-related topics. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Traveling Coaches, Inc.
Gina is a frequent speaker at ILTACON, LegalSEC, Leadership Conferences, LegalTech, and ALA and has received numerous honors and awards including Woman Business Owner of the Year from the National Association of Woman Business Owners; Thought Leader of the Year from the International Legal Technology Association; 40 under 40 and Women in Business from the Dallas Business Journal; and Infinitely Beyond from Convene. However, Gina isn't all business, all the time. When she's not serving those less fortunate, networking with other business owners, or serving on the Board for her church, she enjoys relaxing with her family and friends. Gina also enjoys gardening, food, wine and travel.
Director of Innovation and Design
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 Operations
Microsoft Corporation - Legal and Corporate Affairs
Melanie Carmosino is the Director of Legal Operations in the Intellectual Property Group at Microsoft. In that position, she is responsible for tools, processes and project management support of both the portfolio development and engineering teams. She oversees the operations and PMO support teams, as well as coordination of the CPA offshore patent services team. Melanie collaborates in managing domestic and outside counsel procedures, compliance and metrics, forecasting/budget, and is also responsible for managing GDPR compliance for IPG.
Executive Vice President
Chris brings more than 20 years of experience serving the legal market and more than 10 years of executive leadership to Aderant. He has an extensive background in software sales, service and support leadership both in and outside the legal industry. Chris comes to Aderant following a very successful career at Thomson Reuters. Most recently, he served as the vice president of sales and customer experience for the large and medium law firm segment. Chris led several diverse teams serving customer’s needs for practice know-how, practice management, e-discovery, legal research and knowledge management. He has spoken on numerous occasions to continuing legal education seminars, bar associations and legal marketing organizations on emerging trends and best practices in law firm marketing. Recently, Chris spoke on the changing landscape of law firm profitability. He and his wife Shannon have two children -- Keely and Jake.
Chief Legal Support Officer
Conversant Group, LLC
Shayne was brought onto the Conversant Group team in early 2018 as the new Chief Information Security Officer. With over 20 years of Information Technology (IT) experience, Shayne has built, worked in, lead, and/or managed a wide variety of IT Security organizations. These include Director of Information Security & Architecture for Erlanger Health System (the nation's 6th largest public healthcare system), Senior Program Manager for Hydroelectric Cyber Security at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), and the Information System Security Officer (ISSO) for BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee (BCBST).
In all of these opportunities, Shayne has worked to reduce IT risk by implementing robust internal control systems both as a practitioner and as an auditor. He understands the role of Information Security in support of corporate strategy and has obtained his Master’s in Business Administration (MBA). He also holds several professional certifications including his CISSP, CISA, and GSEC.
As a professional and community leader, Shayne actively serves as a mentor, trainer, and advocate for the information security profession. He serves on a number of Boards of Directors including the local ISSA chapter, is a mentor for SANS, served multiple years as an examiner for the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence (the state-level agency for the National Baldrige Awards), provided training at national conferences, and has published internationally.
Co Founder, CEO
Client Technical Manager
Keno Kozie Associates, Ltd.
Diana is an engineering consultant at Keno Kozie Associates with 10 years of experience focusing on helping clients develop a relationship with technology. She specializes in document management systems, cloud technology, and being an ambassador for all things techy.
Co-Head, Global Technology Transactions
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Glynna Christian, Co-Head of Orrick’s Global Technology Transactions practice, helps clients navigate complex legal issues and mitigate business risks associated with emerging and transformative technology and data. Glynna has more than 20 years' experience advising clients in corporate and commercial deals across virtually all operational and strategic areas of their businesses, including:
•launching new technology and digital products, including blockchain, autonomous and connected vehicles, wearable devices, data products, payment solutions, mobile app services, Internet security services and Internet registry services;
•transforming traditional business models and internal service delivery models to digital models relying on cloud, blockchain, data (including Artificial Intelligence) and mobility; and
•M&A, financings, public offerings, joint ventures and other strategic transactions.
Glynna co-leads the firm’s Autonomous and Connected Vehicles working group and also participates in the firm’s AI and blockchain working groups. An active and sought-out thought leader, she regularly speaks with clients and professional organizations on technology and data matters.
HBR Consulting LLC
Kevin serves as managing director and leader of the Law Department Consulting practice for HBR Consulting. Kevin directs large-scale transformation efforts through the alignment of people, processes and technology. With over 18 years of advisory consulting expertise counseling corporate law departments, Kevin collaborates with clients to improve operational efficiency and optimize legal operations.
Prior to joining HBR Consulting, Kevin was a founding member and managing director at Huron Consulting Group and a senior consultant at Arthur Andersen.