Attention:
Card image cap

The Path Less Followed: The Rise in Nontraditional Career


Level: Advanced
Runtime: 60 minutes
Recorded Date: February 05, 2020
Click here to share this program
Download PDF
Closed Caption

Agenda


  • What new roles are needed in law firms and law departments
  • How have people used law degrees or legal experience outside a firm setting
  • What do law schools need to do to prepare graduates for new realities of law
  • Stories of lawyers creating startups or taking on new roles

Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: February 5, 2020

Description

A law degree can be a ticket to a growing range of professional ventures as the legal industry increasingly relies on technology, analytics, process improvement, privacy and more. What opportunities does the evolving profession provide for both JDs and business professionals working in legal.

This program was recorded as part of the Legal Business Strategy Forum at Law.com's Legalweek Conference on February 5th, 2020.

Provided By

Card image cap Legalweek
Card image cap

Panelists

Card image cap

Chris Wilson

Partner
Taylor English Duma LLP

Christopher T. Wilson focuses his practice on corporate and finance legal issues. He has experience in private practice and as in-house counsel representing small and large companies in a variety of legal related matters. While in-house, he was responsible for all legal issues related to the finance and accounting, information systems and services, research and development, and manufacturing divisions. He has extensive experience with consulting agreements, confidentiality agreements, research agreements, toll manufacturing agreements, and license agreements. Mr. Wilson also has extensive experience with mergers and acquisitions and capital investments. He has negotiated and drafted asset purchase agreements, stock purchase agreements, merger agreements, shareholder agreements, and a wide variety of ancillary and supporting documents. He has also drafted and negotiated a wide variety of corporate contracts in multiple industries where his clients operate and is well versed in corporate formation and corporate governance issues.

Mr. Wilson also has extensive experience representing borrowers and lenders in a variety of financial transactions, both secured and unsecured, including real estate financing, acquisition financing, asset-based financing, leveraged finance transactions, factoring, leasing, and loan facilities for letters of credit. He has extensive experience structuring, drafting and negotiating loan and security documents and ancillary supporting documentation related to such financial transactions, including syndicated loan facility documents and specialty finance documents. Prior to entering into the practice of law, Mr. Wilson was a banker for Bank of America, N.A., where he was responsible for a loan portfolio in excess of $100 million.

Card image cap

David Lat

Managing Director
Lateral Link

David Lat is a managing director in the New York office, where he focuses on placing top associates, partners, and partner groups into preeminent law firms around the country.

Prior to joining Lateral Link, David founded and served as managing editor (2006-2017) of Above the Law, an award-winning website about the legal profession that reaches approximately 1.3 million unique visitors a month. His writing has also appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post, among other publications. Prior to Above the Law, he launched Underneath Their Robes, a blog about federal judges.

Before entering the media world, David worked as a federal prosecutor, a litigation associate at Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz in New York, and a law clerk to Judge Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

David graduated from Harvard College, magna cum laude, and Yale Law School, where he served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal.

Card image cap

Zach Abramowitz

Co-Founder and CEO
ReplyAll.me

Zach Abramowitz is a lawyer/stand-up comedian/teacher-turned-entrepreneur who is passionate about start-ups and new ideas, especially in the content space. He is a co-founder of ReplyAll.me, a Blogcasting platform.

Card image cap

Rose Walker

News Editor, Legal Week
ALM Media, LLC

Rose Walker is the News Editor at Legal Week. She joined the company in 2015 as a reporter and has held several roles since then. As well as assisting in managing the publication's daily news output and team of reporters, she continues to write groundbreaking articles about the industry.


Card image cap

Similar Courses

Card image cap
64 minutes
"I Am Not a Cat" Proceedings in a Virtual World
Besides becoming a pop-culture catchphrase, how has the shift to a virtual environment impacted proceedings over the last year, and what changes do you believe are here to stay? Our panel of experts will examine some of the greatest challenges, faux pas, and successes in virtual proceedings over the course of this transformative time.

Women, Influence & Power in Law Conference

$65

Add to Cart
Card image cap
77 minutes
§ 363 Sale Issues
Dive into Section 363 sales issues, including whether there are limits to “free and clear”; the GM conflict between Sections 365(h) and 363(f) (“lease-stripping”); sales free and clear of leasehold interests, restrictive covenants and override royalties; being free and clear of successorships in CBAs; selling free and clear of environmental liabilities (La Paloma, Exide); and loan-to-own strategies.

American Bankruptcy Institute

$75

Add to Cart
Card image cap
60 minutes
2019 HIPAA Update: Enforcing Privacy & Security Standards
In this session, we will discuss the most critical issues in the HIPAA update and best practices for enforcing privacy & security standards in your company.

SuperConference

$65

Add to Cart
Card image cap
63 minutes
2021: The Year of the ELM
Panelists will clarify what constitutes an ELM platform, examine its unique and compelling capabilities, and discuss its strategic and tactical advantages, particularly those stemming from data-driven insights and machine-driven decision making. Attendees will gain a clear understanding of the significance of the emergence of ELM solutions, what firms and law departments can achieve with ELM platform, and practical and ethical considerations related to adopting an ELM solution.

Legalweek

$65

Add to Cart
Previous Next