Ari Kaplan Advisors

Ari Kaplan, a leading legal industry analyst, is an inaugural Fastcase 50 honoree, a finalist for ILTA’s Thought Leader of the Year award, and a fellow of the College of Law Practice Management. His most recent book, Reinventing Professional Services: Building Your Business in the Digital Marketplace, was released in Japanese, and West Academic published the second edition of The Opportunity Maker: Strategies for Inspiring Your Legal Career Through Creative Networking and Business Development in 2016.

He is the principal researcher for a variety of widely distributed benchmarking reports and has also been the keynote speaker for events in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and throughout the U.S. Kaplan is also the founder of the Lawcountability® business development platform, a finalist for ILTA’s Innovative Solution Provider of the Year award.

Named a “Law Star” by LawCrossing, Kaplan provides law-related ghostwriting for a number of companies, firms, and individuals in the legal industry. He has served as a member of the Law Technology News Editorial Advisory Board and serves on the Board of Editors for ALM’s Marketing the Law Firm and Legal Tech.

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The Evolution of Attorney-Client Communication July 16, 2019 I spoke with Ashley Pepitone, a practicing attorney in Atlanta and the co-founder of JurisBytes, the developer of JurisMS, a texting application for secure and private lawyer-client texting, which won the ABA Techshow Startup Alley competition in March. We discussed how attorney-client communication has evolved, current communication challenges, and advice for solo and small firm practitioners on selecting technology.…
Impacting the Contract Experience for Corporate Counsel July 11, 2019 I spoke with Fayiaz Chaudhri, the CEO of Aimactek, an artificial intelligence and machine learning software developer focused on the legal industry. We discussed the genesis of Aimactek, the difference between artificial intelligence and machine learning, how the AI component of the company’s technology is changing the experience for the professionals who use it, ways that tools like this are impacting corporate legal…
The Quirky Lawyer and Legal Technology in Spain July 8, 2019 I spoke with Isabella Galeano, a law professor at Esade Law School in Barcelona, host of The Quirky Lawyer podcast, and the founder of The Technolawgist media platform. We discussed the genesis of The Technolawgist, how it aligns with The Quirky Lawyer podcast, trends in the Spanish legal market, ways that lawyers are distinguishing themselves in the current market, and the direction of…
Improve Data Hygiene to Reduce the Cost of eDiscovery July 1, 2019 I spoke with Nate Latessa, the president of Heureka, an index in place, search, and analysis software platform for corporate legal, compliance, and cybersecurity departments. We discussed the genesis of Heureka, the benefits of improving an organization’s data hygiene, how data classification impacts e-discovery, and where e-discovery is headed.…
Microsoft’s E-Discovery Roadmap June 26, 2019 I spoke with Rachi Messing, a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft, where he leads the company’s internal e-discovery team. We discussed how Microsoft manages its own e-discovery, how e-discovery has historically fit into Microsoft’s overall vision for a holistic workspace, where cloud-based e-discovery is headed, and Microsoft’s plans for e-discovery in 2019.…
Law Firms Investing in Innovation Through Venture Capital June 21, 2019 I spoke with Alex Nwaka, a principal with Touchdown Ventures, which provides venture capital services on behalf of leading corporations. We discussed the model of providing venture capital as a service, why law firms are investing in venture capital, how they are deploying their capital, and the challenges of supporting legal tech companies.…
Aligning Legal Perspectives on a Global Scale June 14, 2019 I spoke with Aileen Schultz, a Toronto-based business strategist, the co-founder of the Global Legal Hackathon, and the founder and president of the World Legal Summit. We discussed the genesis of the World Legal Summit, its mission, and how it differs from other legal events and organizations.…
GDPR One Year Later June 3, 2019 I spoke with Josh Hass, the Head of eDiscovery and Information Governance at Charles River Associates, a global consulting firm focused on forensics. We discussed the first anniversary of the GDPR implementation date, how that regulation has changed the way organizations approach privacy and information governance, similar state-specific requirements, such as the California Consumer Privacy Act, ways that the European restrictions compare to the various U.S.…