Our monthly podcast features the editor-in-chief of Law Technology News, Monica Bay, interviewing key experts of the legal technology community, about top issues confronting the legal profession. If it's tech, it's a potential topic from e-discovery to network infrastructure; from creating courtroom graphics to launching "green law" programs. Each month, Bay will bring LTN's pages alive with brisk, insightful discussion of today's top trends and developments.
In the September edition of Law Technology Now, attorney Monica Bay, editor-in-chief of ALM?s Law Technology News, interviews Robert Siegel, general partner at Xseed Capital about how Silicon Valley is becoming a hotbed of legal technology startups. With two major Bay Area universities - Stanford and the University of California Berkeley, both with strong synergies among their law schools and computer, engineering, and design departments - innovative law firms and venture capitalists are ready to collaborate, and the sky is the limit, says Siegel. He explains how these dynamics combine to create opportunities for legal technology lawyers and vendors, and financiers, and how collaborations can result in companies like Lex Machina. They are creating technology products that ultimately help not just the legal community (lawyers, government, academia, and business) do better, faster, and cheaper work, but benefit consumers and businesses, as well. And for innovators and entrepreneurs, he offers concrete advice about how to best approach venture capitalists to successfully get them to yes.
Last year, Google bought Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. As usually happens in such a merger, the law department went though a significant re-organization. Of the law department's 250 people, 150 departed post-merger – some to Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., others left the company. The MM law department took Google's instructions to better use technology to heart, and not only "ate the dog food," (i.e., used Google technology) but became a "skunkworks" operation – actually developing new technology tools and apps to help the legal team streamline processes and deliver faster, better, cheaper, and transparent legal services.
Law Technology Now host Monica Bay, an attorney and editor-in-chief of ALM's Law Technology News, interviews David Kenzer, Motorola's vice president of law, and Elizabeth Jaworksi, director of legal operations, about how the MM law department embraced Google's culture.
In the June edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay, an attorney and Editor-in-Chief of ALM's Law Technology News invites her American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) co-presenters, Steven Lastres and D. Casey Flaherty to chat about the recent and upcoming changes in technology affecting law librarians and legal research. Bay, Lastres, and Flaherty will be presenting at AALL's annual conference this month in Seattle. Learn how librarians are leading the charge for faster, better, and cheaper legal services!
In the Law Technology News June cover story, "Silicon Startups," reporter Tam Harbert describes how Stanford University's Law School has become the "vortex" for entrepreneurship in legal technology. The law school has joined forces with the University?s engineering and computer science departments to create the Center for Legal Informatics laboratory ? dubbed Code X. Among the results is Lex Machina, a startup offering a rich database of intellectual property litigation information that helps law firms, corporate counsel, and the government refine their trial and settlement strategies. The company just completed a second round of funding, infusing $4.8 million into its war chest. Law Technology News Editor-in-Chief Monica Bay welcomes attorney Roland Vogl, executive director of Code X, to discuss this exciting project on the June edition of Law Technology Now.
In this May edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay, editor-in-chief of ALM's Law Technology News, invites Mark Michels, a director in Deloitte Financial Advisory Services, and Henry Kelston, senior counsel at Milberg, to discuss the proposed changes in federal e-discovery rules. Kelston's article, "Are We on the Cusp of Major Changes to E-Discovery Rules?", was recently published in Law Technology News.
Host Monica Bay, lawyer and editor-in-chief of ALMs Law Technology News, joins Robert J. Ambrogi, lawyer, writer, and media consultant, to talk about the latest legal technology trends theyve seen at the trade-show circuit this year. Co-host of Legal Talk Networks Lawyer2Lawyer podcast, Ambrogi runs a solo law firm where he represents clients in cases that cover the intersection of law, media, and technology. He is the author of LTN magazines Web Watch column, and writes the LawSites and Media Law blogs.
In our April edition of Law Technology Now, Bay and Ambrogi discuss trends theyve seen at LegalTech New York and the American Bar Associations Techshow, such as the rise of practice management software in the cloud, client data security, Big Data, and more.
On this October edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay, editor-in-chief of ALM's Law Technology News, chats with Mark Melodia, partner at Reed Smith and Antony Kim, a partner at Orrick, to discuss the Law Technology News October cover story, Defending Big Data.
In this September edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay, editor-in-chief of ALM's Law Technology News, joins Dechert's Colleen Nihill, firm wide director of project management and Anthony Licata, chief financial officer, and Kim Craig, director of project management office at Seyfarth Shaw, to discuss how Big Law is adopting legal project management, especially in the context of alternative fee agreements. All three were featured in Law Technology News' current cover story, "The Eureka Moment."
In this August edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay, editor-in-chief of ALM's Law Technology News, joins attorney Michael Arkfeld, principal of Arkfeld and Associates, and John Barkett, a partner at Shook, Hardy & Bacon, to discuss pending changes to the ABA?s Model Code of Professional Conduct, addressing technology, and lawyers? responsibilities to understand and use technology to best serve clients. Monica continues the discussion with attorney Bob Ambrogi, who focuses on social media.
Law Technology Now, host and editor-in-chief of ALM's Law Technology News, Monica Bay joins U.S. Magistrate Judge David J. Waxse, to discuss his Law Technology News article, Child's Play. Judge Waxse discusses nine ways e-discovery teams can follow the lead of elementary school students and cooperate with their opponents by listening, sharing, compromising and more.