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Legalweek 2020 Mixtape February 12, 2020 During Legalweek, I had the privilege of interviewing an array of legal industry leaders about issues ranging from machine learning and hybrid e-discovery to practical innovation and the business of law. This is a mixtape of their perspectives.…
Disrupting, Displacing, and Desconstructing Legal Services January 23, 2020 I spoke with Varun Mehta, the CEO of Factor, formerly Axiom Managed Solutions, an organization focused on performing complex legal work at scale. We discussed Factor’s primary focus, whether it is necessary for a “new law” company to concentrate on a particular service or technology to succeed, what Factor is disrupting, who it is replacing in the buying cycle, and how legal services are…
Combining Vacation With Continuing Legal Education January 10, 2020 I spoke with Mary DeSpain, the founder of Destination CLEs, a company that combines vacation with continuing legal education. We discussed the genesis of Destination CLEs, the advantage of associating leisure activities with professional education, and how this model of educating legal professionals reflects the changing nature of the practice.…
Online Courts, the Future of Justice, and Being Bold in 2020 January 2, 2020 I spoke with Richard Susskind, the author of the newly released book, Online Courts and the Future of Justice, among many others, including The End of Lawyers? and The Future of the Professions. We discussed his inspiration for writing Online Courts, how it aligns with his prior work, the key messages that he hopes readers will take from the…
The Impact of Technology on Business and Personal Travel December 27, 2019 I spoke with Elena Borisova, the deputy general manager and director of sales and marketing for the Crowne Plaza – World Trade Center Hotel in Moscow, Russia. We discussed how hotels can gain distinction, ways that they tailor the experience for business travelers and tourists, how the competitive landscape has changed for hotels, and the impact technology has had on business…
Meaningful Contract Management December 16, 2019 I spoke with Olga Mack, the CEO of Parley Pro, a contract management platform for online negotiation. We discussed why the contract management field is developing so rapidly, the characteristics of a modern contract management platform, when organizations should consider implementing a contract management solution, and where this sector is headed.…
How Law Firms Are Leveraging CRM and the Cloud December 12, 2019 I spoke with Scott Wallingford and Scott Winter, the VP and GM of LexisNexis’ Law Firm Software Solutions and the Director of Product Management for InterAction, respectively. We discussed how law firms are leveraging CRM technology and the cloud, best practices for managing cloud-based data, and how compliance with the CCPA and GDPR are impacting ways law firms are leveraging…
The Alignment of Consulting and eDiscovery December 6, 2019 I spoke with Mike Bryant and Ashish Prasad, the executive chairman and general counsel, respectively, for Haystack ID, a specialized e-discovery services company. We discussed how consulting aligns with eDiscovery, what is driving investment in this sector, how HaystackID is investing in innovation, and how e-discovery is evolving.…