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Project and Process Management for Legal Technology


Level: Advanced
Runtime: 86 minutes
Recorded Date: October 16, 2019
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Agenda


• Driving Innovation
        A. The Need
        B. The How
                1. Process Imrpovement
                2. Agile Project Management
                3. Improving the Lawyers’ Adaptability Quotient
• Case Studies
        A. NetApp
        B. FitBit
        C. TE Connectivity
• Q & A (Note: the questions asked may not audible)

Runtime: 1 hour and 26 minutes
Recorded: October 16, 2019

Description

Implementing legal technology is a high-priority in most companies and law firms. However, even as technology advances exponentially implementation is often failing. When the route of the problem is discovered, it typically comes down to process and not the technology itself. In order to facilitate legal tech implementation within an organization, you need to be equipped with the appropriate resources and tools. This interactive session will examine different methodologies from lean law to six sigma for legal tech implementation.

This program was recorded as part of ALM & Corporate Counsel's Women, Influence & Power in Law Conference on October 16th, 2019.

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Panelists

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Victoria Moschella

Assistant General Counsel
TE Connectivity

Victoria Moschella currently serves as Assistant General Counsel for the Medical Business of TE Connectivity. TE Connectivity’s purpose is to create a safer, sustainable, productive and connected world by advancing the future of transportation, making factories and homes smarter, enabling global communications networks, and revolutionizing medical technology through the connector and sensor products that it designs and manufactures in conjunction with its customers. TE has over 77,000 employees worldwide and has been the recipient of numerous awards. Bishop & Associates named TE as the number 1 electronic connector manufacturer in the world. Forbes recently ranked TE as number 4 on its list of top companies changing the world, and TE has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for 5 years in a row.

As the head of Legal for the Medical business, Victoria serves as a member of the Leadership Team where she is responsible for the management of all legal issues and activities that relate to the business, some of which include contract management, compliance and risk management. Prior to assuming the role as legal lead for the Medical Business, Victoria served as Assistant General Counsel for both the TE Channel Business Unit and the Corporate Marketing and Communications function. From 2016-2019, Victoria also served as Chief Litigation Counsel for TE.

Victoria has spent her entire 20+ year legal career as in-house counsel. Prior to joining TE, Victoria served as Senior Counsel, Strategic Sourcing and Real Estate at Tyco International. Her previous experience was at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, where she held several legal positions, including Counsel for BMS’ Medical Device business, ConvaTec.

Victoria has a J.D. from Temple University School of Law, and a M.B.A. and a Masters in International Management from the University of Maryland. Victoria is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Georgia. Victoria is active in her local community as a volunteer and currently serves as a Board of Trustee member for Valley Forge Education Services. The VFES mission is to prepare children and adults with special needs to realize their potential as contributing members of the community.

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Lourdes M. Slater

CEO
Karta Legal LLC

Lourdes Slater is the CEO of Karta Legal LLC, a female-owned consultancy firm with a focus on legal technology services and IT. In sharp contrast with other providers, KL’s aim is to change management through design thinking and process improvement using Lean Six Sigma and Agile Legal Project Management techniques.

She is a law graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and a seasoned litigator with over 25 years of practice in federal and state courts, as well as in international arbitrations. Over the last 12 years, Lourdes’s practice focus has been technology acquisition and implementation, electronic discovery, data and legal project management. For the last eight years, Lourdes has lead the data, discovery and vendor management in dozens of RMBS cases at G&E. Prior to that, she led discovery efforts at Baker Hostetler for the Madoff Trustee.

A team builder and a skilled negotiator, she has a solid track record of saving clients millions of dollars in the technology space. Lourdes is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Sensei. And she is a frequent speaker and educator on Lean and Agile methodologies, data management and privacy, e-Discovery, and legal technology, including artificial intelligence.

Lourdes was named a 2019 Trailblazer by the New York Law Journal.

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Emelita Hernandez-Bravo

Head of Legal Operations
Fitbit

Emelita Hernandez-Bravo is the head of Legal Operations at Fitbit.

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Connie Brenton

Vice President, Law, Technology, and Operations
NetApp

As Chief of Staff and Sr. Director of Legal Operations at NetApp Inc., Connie Brenton has leveraged her legal and business background to create an innovative and best in class legal department that has been recognized internationally for its innovation in the areas of strategic vision, technology adoption, new staffing/sourcing solutions, partner and financial management and building efficiencies by driving world class operating metrics.

Prior to NetApp, Connie served as Senior Director, Deputy General Counsel at Sun Microsystems and Managing Counsel at Oracle where she also initiated the Legal Operations role. Before joining the Legal Operations community, Connie was in private practice as a civil litigator.

Connie has been active in developing and promoting the Legal Operations role throughout the business and legal communities. She is former CEO and Chairman of the Board of the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC), the world’s largest, fastest growing and most active international group of legal operations professionals, growing its membership from 40 to 1800 in less than three years. She publishes on the topics of the changing legal ecosystem and legal operations and speaks internationally on the topic of “Running Legal like a Business.”

Connie holds a JD, an MBA and a BA in Economics. She was named as one of Corporate Counsel's National Women in Law in 2018, honored as one of the 100 Women of Influence in Silicon Valley for 2014 and was selected as one of the top 10 Deputy General Counsel in 2012.


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