LEGALTECH MATTERS
A Litera Podcast

LEGALTECH MATTERS is a bi-weekly podcast dedicated to creating conversations about technology, trends, and innovation for law firms and companies – big and small. Leading legal journalists, consultants, and lawyers Bob Ambrogi, Joe Borstein, Caroline Hill, Ari Kaplan, and Adriana Linares host the podcast.

In this podcast, Bob Ambrogi leads an expert panel discusson on the findings from the Annual Litera M&A Trends Report. The panel discusses how the current market presents significant challenges for corporate lawyers, who have a core responsibility of helping their clients avoid buyer’s remorse down the line.

 

Two Litera insiders, Matt Miller, VP Product Management Drafting, and Matt James, VP Go-to-Market Drafting, discuss how they use insights from analytics and data to drive innovation and the end-user experience at Litera. Data enables them to respond to firms when they want to know how users are using the products and how can they get a better return on their investment.

 

Bob Ambrogi leads an expert panel to discuss some of the key findings from The Changing Lawyer 2021 report: the boom in legal technology adoption; how lawyers are now working more efficiently than ever before; how savvy firms are gaining a competitive edge; and how lawyers can deliver new client value.

 

Caroline Hill, Editor-in-Chief for Legal IT Insider, talks with Onit founder and CEO Eric Elfman about BusyLamp – its fourth acquisition in less than twelve months. They talk about the strategy behind the acquisition and other recent acquisitions as a whole and the maturing of the legal tech market, particularly when it comes to legal spend.

 

Joe Borstein talks with Evan Shenkman about innovation in the legal industry, which has seen an explosion of talent and start-ups in recent years. Tremendous advances are being made, for example, in leveraging parallel search to find similar concepts in cases rather than using keywords. This is a huge help to litigators. Closer to home, Fisher Phillips’ COVID-19 Employment Litigation Tracker is the go-to resource for information on the uptick of claims across the US.

 

Ari Kaplan talks with Olivier Wouters, Managing Partner at Claeys & Engels, about how the firm leverages technology to support its clients; how lawyers collaborate with knowledge management teams: the challenges of deploying new applications internally, the benefits of technology to enhance firm marketing; and advice for other partners on whether to launch new initiatives.

 

Caroline Hill talks with David Wang about his work at Wilson Sonsini on Neuron, a proprietary platform that automates and digitizes legal processes for start-ups. Also, how the platform integrates with Morgan Stanley at Work’s Shareworks platform to read and write capitalization data directly into Shareworks through an API.

 

Adriana Linares talks with Colin Levy about the growth of in-house legal counsel over outside counsel in recent years. Also, what technology and basic skills lawyers should have in place, irrespective of how big or small the legal department.

 

Caroline Hill, Editor-in-Chief for Legal IT Insider talks with Kevin Gold about the Mischon de Reya strategic “combination” agreement with Top 50 UK law firm Taylor Vinters – an agreement that looks to future-proof their respective businesses by being the advisers to disruptive companies that will drive the future economy.

 

In his latest podcast, Ari Kaplan talks with Amy Barasch about the mission of Her Justice, how the organization leverages technology to empower its efforts, ways it collaborates with pro bono attorneys remotely, and its March 2021 report: Towards Justice for Parents in Child Support Courts.

 

CEO of LexFusion, Joe Borstein, and Stephen Poor, Chair Emeritus at Seyfarth Shaw, discuss how the business and practice of law have evolved since 2001 in terms of technology adoption, globalization, regulation, and outside investment in the legal profession. Both conclude that the pace of change will accelerate because of the pandemic as people realize technology can enhance the delivery of legal services.

 

In this podcast, Ari Kaplan discusses how legal issues associated with the cloud have evolved with technology law attorney, Bert Kaminski. They also look at the value of law firm practice experience, the mission of the Quantum Strategy Institute, the value of certifications for legal professionals, skills that enhance competitiveness, and the changing dynamics of legal education.

 

Legal tech journalist Bob Ambrogi leads an expert panel discussion on how legal teams can transform deal management by leveraging technologies that simplify the process to make it less onerous, more secure, and more transparent for lawyers and their clients. Our panel consists of Jeff Laretto, Cooley LLP, Emma Vertigen, Litera, and John Kelsey, Simmons & Simmons LLP.

 

Bob Ambrogi discusses Litera’s acquisition strategy with CEO Avaneesh Marwaha. Since 2016 Litera has embarked on a buy, build, innovate acquisition strategy. As a result, the company has grown and evolved beyond its document drafting focus to become a significant player in the transaction and litigation spaces. This year it entered the world of data to provide firms the information and insight they need to run successful businesses.