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KM Legal 2022
October 27, 2022 - October 28, 2022
Chicago, Illinois

Past Agenda

Thursday - October 27, 2022

10:00 AM 11:00 AM

9:00 AM 10:00 AM

8:00 AM 9:00 AM

7:00 AM 8:00 AM

4:00 PM 5:00 PM

Registration Desk Opens and Networking Breakfast

11:00 AM 11:15 AM

10:00 AM 10:15 AM

9:00 AM 9:15 AM

8:00 AM 8:15 AM

5:00 PM 5:15 PM

Opening Remarks

Conference Co-Chairs:

Patrick DiDomenico, Founder

InspireKM Consulting


Joshua Fireman, Founder, Managing Director

Fireman & Company

11:15 AM 12:00 PM

10:15 AM 11:00 AM

9:15 AM 10:00 AM

8:15 AM 9:00 AM

5:15 PM 6:00 PM

Keynote Address: Driving Change with Effective Storytelling, Better Products and Meaningful KPIs

  • Learn to use tactical empathy to better understand lawyers' reluctance to change and take away a framework to apply to your organization
  • Identify key factors to drive change in a change resistant audience
  • Hear real world case studies about how storytelling, product and KPIs were used as levers to drive change among law firms

 

Zach Abramowitz, Principal

Killer Whale Strategies

12:00 PM 12:20 PM

11:00 AM 11:20 AM

10:00 AM 10:20 AM

9:00 AM 9:20 AM

6:00 PM 6:20 PM

Networking Break

12:20 PM 1:05 PM

11:20 AM 12:05 PM

10:20 AM 11:05 AM

9:20 AM 10:05 AM

6:20 PM 7:05 PM

Experts Panel Discussion: Why Do Traditional Change Management Tactics Fail to Improve Adoption in Law Firms?

  • Identify top impediments to change in a law firm and learn how to address them
  • Evaluate firms’ need for a change management office and how to co-exist with Professional Development and Training
  • Hear different strategies and tactics for successfully adopted KM initiatives
  • Describe how a modern change management playbook looks like
  • Evaluate techniques to increase people's engagement and accelerate adoption

 

Moderator: 

Christopher O’Connor, Director Solutions 

Lexis Nexis 
 

Panelists:  

Kieron Champion, Partner

Fireman & Company

Robin Porter, Head of Practice Innovation & Change Management

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Andrea Alliston, Partner, Knowledge & Practice Innovation

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

Amanda Gudis Stuart, Client Value Lawyer, Special Projects

Shearman & Sterling LLP

 

1:05 PM 1:50 PM

12:05 PM 12:50 PM

11:05 AM 11:50 AM

10:05 AM 10:50 AM

7:05 PM 7:50 PM

KM Landscape Review

  • Compare KM team structures in different law firms
  • Uncover the fine line between innovation, operations, and knowledge management to reach collaboration instead of competition
  • Identify KM initiatives to support Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Learn how to demonstrate value through metrics, reducing costs and ensuring growth

 

Kate Simpson, Chief Knowledge Officer

Bennett Jones LLP

 

Hunter Jackson, Chief Knowledge Officer

McDermott Will & Emery

 

Anne Falvey, Chief Knowledge Officer

Sidley Austin LLP

 

Patrick Dundas, Knowledge Management Special Counsel

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

 

1:50 PM 2:50 PM

12:50 PM 1:50 PM

11:50 AM 12:50 PM

10:50 AM 11:50 AM

7:50 PM 8:50 PM

Networking Lunch

2:50 PM 3:35 PM

1:50 PM 2:35 PM

12:50 PM 1:35 PM

11:50 AM 12:35 PM

8:50 PM 9:35 PM

Leveraging User Data to Increase & Improve KM Engagement

  • Utilizing usage analytics to help tell a story and make connections
  • Discuss how young lawyers engage in vertical and horizontal learning and mentoring
  • Evaluate user experiences and increase engagement in a hybrid work environment

 

Jill Strand, Director, Research & Knowledge Services

Fish & Richardson, P.C.

Chad Gilman, Research Services Lead

Fish & Richardson, P.C.

Abby Walters, Research Systems Lead

Fish & Richardson, P.C.

3:35 PM 4:20 PM

2:35 PM 3:20 PM

1:35 PM 2:20 PM

12:35 PM 1:20 PM

9:35 PM 10:20 PM

It is About People, Process, and Technology… Let’s Find the People

  • Recognize the challenges of hiring talent when the profiles aren’t fully defined
  • Explore talent attraction and retention strategies with limited resources
  • Discover growing opportunities in the KM department
  • Understand the value of automation when turnover increases
  • Discuss education and training best practices for a successful onboarding strategy

 

Moderator: 
Michael Grupp, CEO/Co-Founder 

BRYTER 

 

Panelists:  
Amol Bargaje, Global Chief Innovation Officer

Mayer Brown LLP

 

Philip Bryce, Global Chief Knowledge Officer

Mayer Brown LLP

 

Rachel Shields Williams, Director, Knowledge Management Enablement & Insights

Sidley Austin LLP

4:20 PM 4:40 PM

3:20 PM 3:40 PM

2:20 PM 2:40 PM

1:20 PM 1:40 PM

10:20 PM 10:40 PM

Networking Break

4:40 PM 5:25 PM

3:40 PM 4:25 PM

2:40 PM 3:25 PM

1:40 PM 2:25 PM

10:40 PM 11:25 PM

KM and Innovations Experiences for Mid to Large Firms

  • Hear the results of a recent maturity survey regarding KM trends and innovations
  • Hear how firms are driving innovation as part of their growth strategy
  • Evaluate use of data management to leap forward in KM
  • Learn how to integrate a culture of innovation in your firm

 

Moderator: 

Yvonne Dornic, Founder, President and CEO 

eSentio Technologies 

 

Panelists: 

Sukesh Kamra, Chief Knowledge and Innovation Officer

Torys

 

Paul Casey, Data Operations and Analytics Manager

Frost Brown Todd


Leanna R. Simon,
Director, Research and Knowledge Management 

Honigman LLP 

 

Lucy Dillon, KM Strategist

eSentio Technologies

5:25 PM 6:10 PM

4:25 PM 5:10 PM

3:25 PM 4:10 PM

2:25 PM 3:10 PM

11:25 PM 12:10 AM

Moving to the Cloud. Are we Becoming Digital Hoarders?

  • Evaluate your firm’s full transformation journey and identify process and people on board to create a workable and coordinated strategy
  • Examine best practices in catching and indexing data to avoid long term pitfalls
  • Discover how to incentivize your people to organize data in an effective and optimal way

 

Moderator: 

Jon Jelenko, Head of Sales 

Documate 

 

Panelists: 

Jennifer Klyse, Senior Consultant 

Fireman & Company  

 

Jill Strand, Director, Research & Knowledge Services 

Fish & Richardson, P.C. 

 

Paul Farrell, Principal Consultant 

eSentio Technologies

6:10 PM 6:55 PM

5:10 PM 5:55 PM

4:10 PM 4:55 PM

3:10 PM 3:55 PM

12:10 AM 12:55 AM

Talking to Lawyers: How to Engage Busy Skeptics!

Joshua Fireman, Founder/President,

Fireman & Company

 

6:55 PM 7:00 PM

5:55 PM 6:00 PM

4:55 PM 5:00 PM

3:55 PM 4:00 PM

12:55 AM 1:00 AM

Closing Remarks

Conference Co-Chairs:

 

Patrick DiDomenico, Founder
InspireKM Consulting

 

Joshua Fireman, Founder, Managing Director
Fireman & Company

7:00 PM 8:00 PM

6:00 PM 7:00 PM

5:00 PM 6:00 PM

4:00 PM 5:00 PM

1:00 AM 2:00 AM

Networking Cocktail Reception

Join us for drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and face-to-face networking with peers.

Friday - October 28, 2022

10:00 AM 11:00 AM

9:00 AM 10:00 AM

8:00 AM 9:00 AM

7:00 AM 8:00 AM

4:00 PM 5:00 PM

Registration Desk Opens and Networking Breakfast

11:00 AM 11:15 AM

10:00 AM 10:15 AM

9:00 AM 9:15 AM

8:00 AM 8:15 AM

5:00 PM 5:15 PM

Welcome/Opening Remarks: Conference Co-Chairs

Conference Co-Chairs:

Patrick DiDomenico, Founder

InspireKM Consulting

 

Joshua Fireman, Founder, Managing Director

Fireman & Company

11:15 AM 12:00 PM

10:15 AM 11:00 AM

9:15 AM 10:00 AM

8:15 AM 9:00 AM

5:15 PM 6:00 PM

Fireside Chat: Conversations with a Client: How KM Supports Pro Bono and Access to Justice Cases

  • Learn how your KM strategy and tools can support your pro-bono strategy 
  • Learn how clients can use data effectively in access to justice cases 
  • Understand how KM can support client’s expectations regarding level of service, budgeting process, diversity, equity & inclusion efforts  

 

Moderator:  

Julie Strachan Haiber, Esq. Global Client Director Global Large Law Firms 

Thomson Reuters 

 

Panelists: 

R. Amani Smathers, Senior Practice Innovation Specialist 

Chapman & Cutler 

 

Brenna DeVaney, Chief Pro Bono Officer

Skadden 

 

Caroline Manley, Executive Director  

Center for Disability & Elder Law (CDEL)

12:00 PM 12:45 PM

11:00 AM 11:45 AM

10:00 AM 10:45 AM

9:00 AM 9:45 AM

6:00 PM 6:45 PM

Connecting Data to Boost Efficiency and Productivity

  • Learn how APIs connect data from one place to another
  • Explore third party data users and discover what firms do when there is a lack of data
  • Examine what is behind dashboards creation to better visualize data

 

Tim Fox, Director of Practice Intelligence and Analytics

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

 

Keli Whitnell, Director of Firm Intelligence 

Troutman 

 

Emily Cunningham Rushing, Director of Competitive Intelligence 

Haynes and Boone, LLP

12:45 PM 1:05 PM

11:45 AM 12:05 PM

10:45 AM 11:05 AM

9:45 AM 10:05 AM

6:45 PM 7:05 PM

Networking Break

 

 

1:05 PM 1:50 PM

12:05 PM 12:50 PM

11:05 AM 11:50 AM

10:05 AM 10:50 AM

7:05 PM 7:50 PM

Panel Discussion: Legal Technology and KM: How to choose what is intuitive and quick to use

  • Discover how to navigate vendors universe to worth time and energy investment before selection
  • Learn do’s and don’ts when adopting startups and mature vendors
  • Exchange ideas about final user tests and partnering with vendors to secure a successful outcome

 

Evan Shenkman, Chief Knowledge & Innovation Officer

Fisher Phillips


Kate Cain, Senior Director of Knowledge & Innovation Delivery

Fenwick

 

Lauren May, Global Head of Transactional Knowledge Management

Sidley Austin LLP

 

Eleanor White, Manager of Legal Technology & Innovation 

Shearman & Sterling LLP 

1:50 PM 2:35 PM

12:50 PM 1:35 PM

11:50 AM 12:35 PM

10:50 AM 11:35 AM

7:50 PM 8:35 PM

Case Studies in Populating and Using Experience Insights

Law firm knowledge leaders will describe how technology tools help them tackle the challenge and benefits of populating matter and lawyer profiles. Bring back to your organization real world ideas around: 

  • Harnessing in-depth experience for internal and external audiences
  • Reusing data captured for one purpose to serve other purposes
  • Leveraging AI to extract key data points from agreements to remove the need for manual curation

 

Moderator: 

Barry Solomon, Vice President, Advisors, Evangelists, and Sales Engineers 
Litera 

 

Panelists: 

Hunter Jackson, Chief Knowledge Officer 

McDermott Will & Emery 

 

Patty Johansen, Knowledge Management Director & Counsel 

Goodwin Procter LLP 

 

2:35 PM 3:35 PM

1:35 PM 2:35 PM

12:35 PM 1:35 PM

11:35 AM 12:35 PM

8:35 PM 9:35 PM

Networking Lunch

3:35 PM 4:20 PM

2:35 PM 3:20 PM

1:35 PM 2:20 PM

12:35 PM 1:20 PM

9:35 PM 10:20 PM

2022 Future Ready Lawyer: Key Law Firm KM Trends

  • Discuss the latest law firm knowledge management trends and opportunities for growth
  • Hear predictions for what is in the future for knowledge management professionals considering the evolution of the practice
  • Identify what knowledge, skills, and capabilities a lawyer needs to be better prepared for the future

 

Moderator:

Ken Crutchfield, Vice President & General Manager of Legal Markets

Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory, U.S.

 

Panelists: 

Andrew Brinkman, Global Director of Knowledge Management  

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

 

David Majors, Director, Knowledge Management Strategy & Operations  

Sidley Austin LLP 

 

Scott Kaiser, Practice Innovation and Knowledge Attorney 

Paul Hastings LLP 

 

Leanna R. Simon, Director, Research and Knowledge Management 

Honigman LLP 

4:20 PM 5:05 PM

3:20 PM 4:05 PM

2:20 PM 3:05 PM

1:20 PM 2:05 PM

10:20 PM 11:05 PM

Enabling Actionable Data Insights Through Neural Nets and Legal-Data Standards

  • Hear how the SALI Legal Data Standard benefits stakeholders by making legal data interoperable and everyone speaking the same data language
  • Explore how standards can help extract meaningful insights from your systems’ data, solving legal problems and determining costs/pricing
  • Learn how cutting-edge natural language processing (NLP) technology — neural nets — can help with all the above

 

Moderator:

Joshua Fireman, Founder, Managing Director  

Fireman & Company 
 

Panelists:

Damien Riehl, Leader

SALI (Standards Advancement for the Legal Industry)

 

Pablo Arredondo, Co-Founder, Chief Innovation Officer 

Casetext

5:05 PM 5:15 PM

4:05 PM 4:15 PM

3:05 PM 3:15 PM

2:05 PM 2:15 PM

11:05 PM 11:15 PM

Closing Remarks

Conference Co-Chairs:

 

Patrick DiDomenico, Founder
InspireKM Consulting

 

Joshua Fireman, Founder, Managing Director
Fireman & Company