Knowledge Management in the Legal Profession

Exploring KM's potential as an "organizational capability" for leveraging the firm's experience, data and intellectual capital as a strategic resource, while evolving in step with demands that are reshaping both the practice and business of law.

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Details

  • 23 October, 2018 - 24 October, 2018
  • New York Law School, 185 W Broadway, New York, NY, 10013, United States ()

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Agenda

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8:30AM   Sign-In & Networking Breakfast

9:00AM   Opening Remarks: Conference Co-Chairs
Patrick V. DiDomenico, Chief Knowledge Officer, Ogletree, Deakins & Joshua Fireman, Founder/President, Fireman & Company 

9:10AM   KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Redesigning Law Firm Knowledge Management
Jeff Rovner, Managing Director for Information O'Melveny & Myers LLP

9:45AM   PANEL DISCUSSION
Knowledge is our Business
Danielle Miller Olofsson, Ph.D., Chief, Knowledge Management and Market Strategies, BCF Business Law, Laurence Detière, Director, Legal Affairs and Knowledge Management, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, Sylvie Hébert Director, Knowledge Management, Infrastructure & Innovation, Stikeman Elliott LLP

10:30AM   Morning Networking & Coffee Break

11:00AM   PANEL DISCUSSION
Knowledge Management—From Cost Center to Profit Generator: Using KM to Bring Business into Your Firm
Meredith Williams-Range, Chief Knowledge and Client Value Officer, Shearman & Sterling LLP, Evan J. Shenkman, Director of Knowledge Management Counsel and Research, Ogletree Deakins, Others TBA 

11:45AM   CASE STUDY & DISCUSSION 
Spoiler Alert! Taxonomies Are Not Sexy
Dora Tynes, Director of Knowledge & Research Services, Stoel Rives LLP, Keith Lipman, CEO, Prosperoware

12:15PM   Networking Luncheon

1:15PM   CASE STUDY
The Netflix Way: A Data-Driven Approach to Engagement
Nicky Leijtens, Board Advisor Client Experience & Innovation, NautaDutilh NV

1:45PM   CASE STUDY
Game On! Using “Gamification” to Engage Your KM Users
Marlene Gebauer, Director of Knowledge Solutions, Greenberg Traurig 

2:15PM   Afternoon Networking & Coffee Break 

2:45PM   CASE STUDY
Agile Project Management for KM and Legal Projects
Vivian Liu-Somers, Director of Knowledge Management, Liberty Mutual Insurance  

3:15PM   CASE STUDY 
Why are we Paying for That? Reinventing the Budget Process with Project Management and KM Principles: DLA Piper Case Study 
Stacy Pangilinan, JD, MLIS, Senior Manager, Knowledge Solutions, DLA Piper LLP (US) AND Jean O'Grady, JD, MLS, Sr. Dir of Information, Research & Knowledge Management, DLA Piper LLP (US)

3:45PM    CLOSING DISCUSSION 
What is the Broader Ambition of Setting Up a KM Function?
Vishal Agnihotri, Chief Knowledge Officer, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Bárbara Gondim da Rocha, Advogada, Rocha, Marinho E Sales Advogados (Brazil)

4:15PM   Closing Remarks: Conference Co-Chairs
Patrick V. DiDomenico, Chief Knowledge Officer, Ogletree, Deakins  & Joshua Fireman, Founder/President, Fireman & Company

4:30PM  Networking Reception (immediately following closing remarks)

End of Day 1

Day 2

8:30AM   Registration & Networking Breakfast

9:00AM   Opening Remarks: Conference Co-Chairs
Patrick V. DiDomenico, Chief Knowledge Officer, Ogletree, Deakins & Joshua Fireman, Founder/President, Fireman & Company 

9:10AM   KEYNOTE
What Blockchain Can Teach Legal About Service Models
John Alber, Practical Futurist, Institute for the Future of Law Practice 

9:45AM   PANEL DISCUSSION 
Driving to Value: Assessing the Benefit of AI and other Technology Solutions to the Firm
Philip Bryce, Global Director of Knowledge Management, Mayer Brown, Kingsley Martin, President & CEO, KMStandards LLC and Chief Contract Scientist, Akorda, Patrick Dundas, KM Associate, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, Dean Sonderegger, VP Legal Markets, Innovation, Wolters Kluwer Legal and Regulatory US

10:30AM   Morning Networking & Coffee Break

11:00AM   PANEL DISCUSSION 
Avoid the Shiny Objects - Why the Use-Case is More Important than the Technology
Scott Rechtschaffen, Chief Knowledge Officer, Shareholder, Littler Mendelson P.C., Chris Boyd, Chief Knowledge & Talent Officer, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Richard E. Robbins, Director of Knowledge Management, Sidley Austin LLP

11:45AM USE CASES 
THIS is what we want AI to do for Law Firms and Legal Departments… 
Patrick V. DiDomenico, Chief Knowledge Officer, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., Others TBA 

12:15PM Networking Luncheon 

1:15PM CASE STUDY 
Engaging Lawyers, Clients and Vendors to Adopt AI into Workflows 
Oz Benamram, Chief Knowledge Officer, White & Case LLP 

1:45PM PANEL DISCUSSION 
The Doomsday Clock: Saving KM from Apocalyptic Security - The Future of Law Firm Knowledge Management 
Panel: Scott Reid, Head of Knowledge Systems & Practice Innovation, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, Others TBA 
Moderated by: Joshua Fireman, Founder/President, Fireman & 
Company 

2:30PM Afternoon Networking & Coffee Break 

3:00PM CLOSING INTERACTIVE EXERCISE & DISCUSSION 
Innovation in Action... 
Saskia Mehlhorn, US Director, Knowledge Services, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, Scott D. Bailey, Global Director of Research Services, Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP, Brian Blaho, National Manager of Research Services, ReedSmith LLP — Facilitated by Anna McGrane, COO, PacerPro

4:00PM Closing Remarks/Discussion 
Patrick V. DiDomenico, Chief Knowledge Officer, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. & Joshua Fireman, Founder/President, Fireman & Company 

4:00PM Close of Conference 

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Today's law firm business model increasingly depends on delivering the right information to the right people, at the right moment. And the time has come to revisit our basic assumptions and design a better approach. With technological capability exploding all around us, what else about the practice and business of law needs reimagining? 

In today’s legal tech environment, Knowledge Management professionals have a rich tapestry of tools to choose from to help drive firm success—but the onus sits with the firm to choose wisely in a budget-constrained world. Law firm innovators are now confronted with a myriad of legal technology solutions and can greatly benefit from a paradigm for helping decide which tools and technologies align with the firm's strategic vision. 

How will we implement? How will we measure success? How do we identify the right stakeholders for the trial? Those responsible for driving innovation within their firms must fully understand the importance of identifying their most pressing use-cases before committing to a particular legal technology solution. 

Ark Group’s 14th annual Knowledge Management in the Legal Profession conference will once again share different perspectives reflective of different firm cultures and approaches to KM—moving from the traditional KM role of internal content  generation to KM models that drive innovation and leverage technology to improve service delivery—as well as illustrate different ways that law firms are leveraging KM capability as a revenue-generator. 

Whether you have been practicing Knowledge Management for 20 years or are just starting out, you are probably facing many of the same challenges as your peers, including: 

  • Moving from model and precedent generation to maximizing service delivery 
  • How KM can be an innovation and technology leader and contribute to the firm’s strategic objectives 
  • How to promote KM’s value and get management buy-in and support 
  • How to challenge and avoid a silo environment 

As KM professionals, there is a grander role for us to play in identifying and equipping our firm’s attorneys with innovative tools, frameworks, and other changes to the practice and business of law. We hope you’ll join us this October in New York, as we once again provide an ideal platform for networking, discussion and debate concerning KM’s potential as an “organizational capability” for leveraging the firm’s experience, data and intellectual capital as a strategic resource, while evolving in step with demands that are reshaping the business of law. 

Top industry speakers

Patrick DiDomenico

Chief Knowledge Officer, Ogletree Deakins

Joshua Fireman

Founder/President, Fireman & Company

 

John Alber

Practical Futurist

Meredith L. Williams

Chief Knowledge Management Officer, Baker Donelson

Dora Tynes

Director of Knowledge & Research Services, Stoel Rives LLP 

Scott Reid

Head of Knowledge Systems & Practice Innovation, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

 

Danielle Miller Olofsson, Ph.D.

Chief, Knowledge Management and Market Strategies, BCF Business Law

 

Laurence Detière

Director, Legal Affairs and Knowledge Management, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

 

Chris Boyd

Senior Director of Professional Services, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Sylvie Hebert

Director, Knowledge Management, Infrastructure & Innovation, Stikeman Elliott LLP

 

Scott Rechtschaffen

Chief Knowledge Officer, Shareholder, Littler Mendelson P.C.

 

Nicky Leijtens

Board Advisor Client Experience & Innovation, NautaDutilh NV

 

Vivian Liu-Somers

Director of Knowledge Management, Liberty Mutual Insurance

 

Philip Bryce

Global Director of Knowledge Management, Mayer Brown

 

Kingsley Martin

President & CEO, KMStandards LLC and Chief Contract Scientist, Akorda

 

Vishal Agnihotri

Chief Knowledge Officer, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

 

Patrick Dundas

KM Associate, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

 

Marlene Gebauer

Director of Knowledge Solutions at Greenberg Traurig

Oz Benamram

As the Firm's first Chief Knowledge Officer, Mr. Benamram provides White & Case with strategic direction on knowledge management and technology and leads the Knowledge Management department in developing and implementing the systems and processes that enable the Firm to use its collective knowledge to benefit its clients worldwide.

Stacy Pangilinan, JD, MLIS

Senior Manager, Knowledge Solutions, DLA Piper LLP (US)

 

Jean O'Grady

Sr. Dir of Information, Research & Knowledge Management, DLA Piper LLP

Evan J. Shenkman

Senior Manager of Knowledge Management Counsel and Research

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