Building the Business Case for Document Automation

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 61 minutes
Recorded Date: July 31, 2019
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  • The Holistic Approach
  • Identifying Projects and Tools
  • The Value of Automation Features
  • Automation ROI
  • Buy-In and Sustained Use
  • The Hogan Lovells Strategy
  • Outside Counsel responsibilities in implementation preservation
  • Overcoming the most common pain points in automation tool selection and implementation
Runtime: 1 hour, 2 minutes
Recorded: July 31, 2019


The amount of time, money, and resources put into hard copy documentation can weigh down a firm’s productivity. Change management comes as one of the main issues in adopting new technology; however, implementing document automation can drive beneficial development within the firm.

In this seminar, panelists will discuss the pain points they endured while making the change and how they created success with the new technology. Gain insights into the tool itself, and what it could help accomplish in today’s law firm.

This program was recorded on July 31st, 2020.

Provided By


Tomas Suros

Chief Solutions Architect

Tomas Suros is a lawyer and technology advocate working at the intersection of law, IT, and client consulting. With AbacusNext since 2004, he currently serves as Chief Solutions Architect, guiding firms through the process of identifying forward-facing technology options and ensuring the successful implementation of a tailored solution. With a focus on practice automation and cybersecurity, Suros is dedicated to helping firms leverage technology to streamline their practices and protect their intellectual capital so they may remain focused on delivering the best possible outcomes for their clients.

Tomas holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and History from Tufts University and a Juris Doctor from University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He’s also a licensed attorney in California.

Stephen Allen

Global Head of Legal Operations, Innovation Lead
Hogan Lovells

Highly Commended as Legal Innovator of the Year 2016, Stephen carries years of experience as an operational and transformational business leader who has been at the very vanguard of delivering legal market change and is internationally recognized as a leading market expert and innovator. At Hogan Lovells, he is responsible for innovation, data science and legal tech (AI, Machine Learning, Automation). Having created a mature and robust Legal Operations function.

Prior to his work at Hogan Lovells, he worked as a lawyer both in private practice and in-house during early career, before crossing the board table to become Managing Director of two divisions of Orange-France Télécom in the UK and Continental Europe.

Christine Pirouz

Director, Process Design
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

With her background as both a lawyer and consultant, Christine Pirouz uses both disciplines to find innovative ways to approach legal work. With a focus on process design, Christine collaborates with Morgan Lewis attorneys in various practice groups to select matters that would benefit from a streamlined process. Christine works closely with key attorney stakeholders to understand the client matter and practice in order to develop process, technology, and staffing recommendations, facilitate adoption of technology solutions, and improve associate and paralegal training.

Zach Warren

Editor-in-Chief, Legaltech News
ALM Media, LLC

Zach Warren is the editor-in-chief of Legaltech News, a national brand of ALM Media. In his role, Zach helps explore the intersection of law and technology, leading one of the premier outlets for legal technology news and analysis while also writing and editing both feature and daily articles for's network of magazines, including The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel.

Before LTN, Zach worked at InsideCounsel magazine and sports analytics startup numberFire. He currently lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, and has received his MBA from the University of Minnesota and undergraduate degree from Northwestern University.

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