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ILTACON 2019 Mixtape September 10, 2019 I had the privilege of interviewing Jeff McCoy, Haresh Bhungalia, David Horrigan, Shawn Gaines, Ed Walters, Erez Bustan, Patrick DiDomenico, Ian Campbell, Brad Blickstein, Warrick McLean, Helle Schwartz-Grossman, Caterina Latte, Kim Taylor, Craig Carpenter, Sarah Schaaf, Rick Weber, and Tony Caputo at ILTACON 2019 and this is a mash-up of their perspectives.…
Understanding Contract Intelligence September 3, 2019 I spoke with David Alain Bloch, the co-founder and CEO of Legartis, a developer of an AI-powered contract intelligence software platform. We discussed the genesis of Legartis, ways that technology is influencing contract management, and how artificial intelligence-powered contracts are evolving.…
ILTACON Spotlight: The Value of Firm Intelligence Over Experience Management August 16, 2019 I spoke with Barry Solomon, the Executive Vice President at Foundation Software Group, the developer of a firm intelligence platform used by lawyers, knowledge management professionals, marketing and business development leaders, and an array of individuals responsible for the business and practice of law. We discussed the value of focusing on firm intelligence over experience management, why legal professionals are…
Understanding Litigation Finance August 14, 2019 I spoke with Emily Hostage, a vice president at Burford Capital, a publicly-traded litigation finance company. We discussed how litigation finance differs from other forms of capital, the advantages, the difference between how a law firm and a corporate legal department uses litigation finance, ways to evaluate litigation risk, and where the litigation finance market is headed.…
ILTACON and Cutting Through the Noise in Legal Tech August 6, 2019 I spoke with Joy Heath Rush, the CEO of the International Legal Technology Association, which provides educational and networking opportunities for professionals who support the practice of law with technology. We discussed how the organization has changed in the past 2 1/2 decades, her vision for this year’s ILTACON, new programming, the advantages of attending, and how to cut through…
The Appeal of AI in Legal July 30, 2019 I spoke with Jerry Ting and Alex Su, the CEO and Director of Business Development, respectively, at Evisort, a software platform that provides artificial intelligence for contracts. We discussed why artificial intelligence has become so attractive in the legal sector, the benefits and challenges associated with implementing it, and where the field is headed.…
Private Equity and the Rapid Pace of Change in Legal Tech July 25, 2019 I spoke with Thomas Martin, an investment professional with Hg, a private equity firm that recently acquired Litera Microsystems and Workshare. We discussed the types of companies in which Hg invests, the appeal of legal technology, the impact of consolidation on innovation, and how a legal technology company can attract interest from a private equity firm.…
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.…