Registration & Breakfast
A Rumor of War: Regulation, Revelations & the State of Cybersecurity in 2017
Cybersecurity remains a top priority for law firms in 2017. In addition to revamped cybersecurity regulations from the New York Department of Financial Services, law firm executives are paying close attention to how the Trump administration will approach Russian, Chinese and other foreign nationals with respect to homeland security and domestic policy. This timely conversation, led by some of the world’s foremost authorities in data privacy and foreign affairs, will examine the current cyber landscape at a moment of acute consternation in the American consciousness.
Daniel Garrie, Managing Partner, Law & Forensics; Neutral & Special Master, JAMS; Partner & Co-Head, Cybersecurity practice, Zeichner, Ellman and Krause LLP
Zachary K. Goldman, Executive Director, Center on Law & Security; Adjunct Professor of Law, NYU School of Law
Timothy Murphy, President, Thomson Reuters Special Services, LLC
James L. Quinn, Formerly Vice President of Security Architecture, Deutsche Bank
Rhea Siers, Scholar in Residence, Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, The George Washington University
Exploring Future Drivers of Change in Legal Services – Defining Client Expectations
One of the problems with the future is that it always changes. In this session, a panel of experts will describe a range of significant developments involving technology, regulation, and socioeconomic tumult, that, in all likelihood, will impact the legal market for years to come. Our panel will offer cogent thoughts on how law firms and their clients will soon approach and purchase legal work.
Kermit Wallace, Chief Information Officer, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Sabine Chalmers, Chief Legal Officer, Anheuser-Busch InBev
Dave Hicks, Vice President of Business Development, Intelliteach
Raising the C-Suite Profile: Enhancing Value Across the Firm
Given elevated client expectations around legal service, are law firms doing enough to maximize their C-suite talent? This interactive workshop offers an engaging exploration of ways the C-suite can maximize its impact across the greater enterprise. Beginning with success stories from leading law firm executives, our session will ask attendees to work in groups and establish collaborative strategic solutions.
Frederick J. Esposito, Jr., Executive Director, Rivkin Radler LLP
Brian Sprague, Chief Financial Officer, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Terry H. Thompson, Chief Operating Officer, Ropes & Gray LLP
Evolving Law Firm Strategy Around Alternative Legal Service Providers
Suffice to say, in 2017, alternative legal service providers (ALSPs) are firmly entrenched as key industry contributors. Catering to law firms and corporate legal departments alike, ALSPs are a vexing industry player around which law firms plan business strategy. Buttressed by conclusions from the world’s first ALSP survey, this breakout addresses a number of compelling topics, including what motivates legal clients to partner with ALSPs; what matters most for legal clients when selecting a particular provider; when and how law firms elect to partner with ALSPs; and finally, whether or not law firm executives should view these new entrants as threats, opportunities or allies?
David Curle, Director, Market Intelligence, Thomson Reuters Legal
Andrew D. Gladstein, Associate, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
Big Data in Practice: Evolving Law Firm Business Analytics in the Information Economy
Data analytics capabilities in the AmLaw200 grow ever more sophisticated by the year. Indeed, in an ongoing effort to identify profitable—or unprofitable—work, law firms continue to invest countless resources into technologies and tools emerging in the digital economy. This lively discussion examines the latest trends in big data management as seen from a law firm C-suite perspective. Key questions include:
- How is big data informing current law firm strategic focus & direction?
- How are some of the most successful firms “getting it done” when it comes to technology and data output?
- Where are firms realizing the greatest return on investment?
- What do law firms hope to achieve next as data analytics continues to mature?
William Fowler, Vice President &General Counsel, Profit Recovery Partners
Bennett Borden, Chief Data Scientist and Chair, Information Governance Group, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Zev J. Eigen, Global Director of Data Analytics, Littler Mendelson P.C.
Sally Gonzalez, Independent KM Consultant; Formerly KM Programme Manager, Norton Rose Fulbright
Conclusion & Reception
1535 Broadway (46th Street & Seventh Ave)
New York, NY 10036
Surround yourself with the sights and sounds of the city at the New York Marriott Marquis. One of the premier hotels in Times Square, the hotel’s central location gives easy access to NYC entertainment options and several subway lines for accessing all of NYC. Experience New York’s most popular landmarks; Radio City Music Hall, Rockefeller Center, Central Park, Lincoln Center and Madison Square Garden, and do some Fifth Avenue shopping, all within walking distance of the hotel.
Dress code is business casual.
Guest Room Accommodations
For guest rooms reservations at the discounted rate of $419/night plus taxes, please visit our dedicated web booking site: CFO CIO COO Forum Room Block (NOTE: Please select guest type “Attendee” – no access code needed). Alternatively, you may call the hotel at 212.398.1900 and ask to be connected to Reservations (Please be sure to reference “Thomson Reuters CFO/CIO/COO Forum”). The cut-off date for guest room reservations at the group rate is Tuesday, May 24, 2017. Guest rooms are subject to availability. For assistance, please contact our Conference Planner, Meghan Landis, at Meghan.firstname.lastname@example.org or 201.912.3042.