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The Evolution of Legal Technology and the Impact of Automation on Our Lives

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 65 minutes
Recorded Date: August 03, 2019
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  • Cyber Security and Protecting Data Privacy
  • Threat Sources
  • Legal Framework
  • Building Corporate Resilience
  • Preparing to Respond to a Breach
  • Practice Tips/Recommendations
  • Conclusion
Runtime: 1 hour and 5 minutes
Recorded: August 3, 2019


With the advent of machine learning, robotics, the Internet of things, and big data, society has found itself in the midst of a fast-paced technological revolution. As technology continues to evolve, we will likely see software, machines, and robots increasingly being used to automate everyday tasks. The legal world is no different. This panel will explore the evolution of legal tech and its effects on your day-to-day tasks.

This program was recorded as part of ABI's 15th Annual Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop on August 3rd, 2019.

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American Bankruptcy Institute
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Carl T. Tullson

Counsel, Corporate Restructuring
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Carl Tullson is the Counsel of Corporate Restructuring at Skadden Arps. Mr. Tullson represents clients in complex debt restructurings, troubled company mergers and acquisitions, and financing transactions — particularly those including intellectual property, labor and pension issues.

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Joshua Pichinson

Managing Director, AgencyIP
Sherwood Partners, Inc.

Joshua Pichinson is the Managing Director of agencyIP; a sister company of Sherwood Partners, Inc. which is a leading corporate advisory and restructuring firm since 1992. Since 2013, Joshua has actively lead agencyIP’s IP due-diligence, licensing, sales, and commercialization efforts. With a focus on maximizing value of assets in a variety of industries and with a diverse set of clients, including individual inventors to Fortune Companies. He has been able to deliver winning strategies for both tangible and intangible assets including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade-secrets and software.

Joshua has negotiated sales and licensing deals of a wide range of technologies across a diverse set of industries, keeping him in constant demand. Joshua has been on numerous panels, focusing on intangible assets, and was recently acknowledged by IAM Strategy 300 as one of The World’s Leading IP Strategists, in 2019.

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Kelly Desgrosseilliers

Senior Director of Business Development

Kelly Desgrosseilliers is a senior director for corporate restructuring. She assists the business development efforts in Chicago, Delaware, Texas and New York. Ms. Desgrosseilliers markets corporate restructuring services to attorneys, financial advisors, and investment bankers. She focuses on developing broader synergies between restructuring professionals throughout the Epiq platform. Ms. Desgrosseilliers is a member of the Turnaround Management Association and serves as the Chair for the Network of Women. She is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation.

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Karim Guirguis

Chief Operationg Officer
American Bankruptcy Institute

Karim is chief strategy and innovation officer of the American Bankruptcy Institute in Alexandria, Va., the nation’s largest association of bankruptcy professionals, comprised of 11,000 members in multidisciplinary roles, including attorneys, bankers, judges, lenders, turnaround specialists and others. Mr. Guirguis provides vision and leadership in transforming and conducting the company’s internal and external IT plans. He joined the ABI staff in 2002 after several positions in website architecture and computer animation, most recently with Disney MGM Studios in Florida.

Mr. Guirguis’s work has earned several awards from his peers, including an Oscar for his work on Finding Nemo, the prestigious Horizon Award for ABI’s video honoring its founders, as well as the Webby Award for his work with Tiffany Inc. and He is a regular presenter on cutting-edge technology issues for professional educators such as the American Society of Association Executives, for which he serves on its technology board.

Mr. Guirguis received his B.S. in electrical engineering from Cambridge University in England, his Master’s in multimedia and animation from George Mason University, and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

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