My favorite moment was hearing Judge Peck say that search terms are not dead, but they must be carefully thought out, vetted, and the subject of discussion between counsel. Carolyn Southerland, managing director, Huron Legal, Chicago. [Huron sponsored the panel, "Are We Here to Bury Search Terms?"]
In general, I enjoy meeting with all prospects and following up with all of my customers at every LegalTech. However, my favorite moment was meeting Andrew Peck at our booth at this year's event and discussing our flagship product, Viewpoint. Tony Reyes, director, business development, Lateral Data, Chicago.
3. CHARLES DUHIGG
I loved Charles Duhigg's keynote speech. And not just because of the hilarious video of the kids in the "marshmallow experiment." The talk was full of interesting insights into human behavior. I enjoyed it so much that i downloaded his book, The Power of Habit, to my Kindle before I even left the ballroom. Allegra Rich, pro bono and philantrhopy partner, Seyfarth Shaw, Chicago. (Seyfarth won the 2012 LTN Innovation award for best use of technology in a pro bono project.)
Other than Recommind's Top of the Rock party ... my favorite part of LTNY 2013 was definitely Thursday's keynote address by author Charles Duhigg. The Power of Habit was my favorite book of 2012 and I've recommended it to several friends and colleagues. It was a thrill to hear Charles speak live and relate his study of habits to the world of lawyers and e-discovery. Afterward, he was gracious enough to take a picture with me and sign a copy of his book as well. Jon Moreland, regional manager, e-discovery, Recommind, Washington, D.C.
The keynote on The Power of Habit was fascinating. His insight into how habits evolve was excellent but the methodology in which to change them in an organization was priceless. Roberta Gelb, president, Chelsea Office Systems Inc.
Beyond my work to represent LexisNexis on site during a very busy and successful week, I really enjoyed the day three keynote by the author of The Power of Habit. I found his insights and perspectives not only personally interesting, but appreciated what they may mean for the legal industry. Mark Osborn, senior director, communications, LexisNexis, Seattle.
It was amazing to see [Charles Duhigg] in person and make you think about how the day-to-day [tasks] we do in e-discovery become habit and how to think about changing them. I think that starting off with that as the keynote for the week would have made a number of people attending rethink about the habits they have established in attending the conference. I went back to our meetings with a different point-of-view on how to take them and how to meet the people I wanted to meet. Maribel Rivera, senior director of marketing and operations, The Cowen Group, New York.
The Duhigg keynote made me think about how the current crisis in the legal industry might make it stronger long term. Steven Harber, president, DiscoverReady (sponsor of the keynote), New York.
4. THE PARTIES