Much has been said about the practical and ethical motivations behind the duty of technology competence for lawyers. Now, more than ever, clients expect legal counsel to demonstrate proficiency across a wide swath of technologies capable of transforming legal practice and offering greater overall value to a matter. Yet, for all the talk of duty and expectations, less attention is paid to how law firms and corporates actually train their legal talent, whether at the associate or partner level. This opening session examines some of the most successful tech-focused professional development initiatives in law firms and corporate legal departments today. Our panel will explore what strategies have—or have not—proven successful while operating in a highly competitive market.
Christina Ayiotis, Cybersecurity and Information Governance Attorney
Nadia V. Gil, Global Solutions Advisor, Operations and Strategy, Google
Danielle J. Nicholson, Head of Legal, Silicon Harlem
Ravi Ravichandran, Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, BAE Systems Intelligence & Security
Aileen Schultz, Senior Manager, Labs Programs – Global, Thomson Reuters Labs