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Breaking Tradition: How New Law is Challenging Big Law

As clients adapt the way they source and purchase legal services, competition and collaboration among new and traditional providers is increasing. In the decade since the Great Recession, when alternative options really came onto the scene with the promise of offering a better way, the numbers and types of providers have exploded. Over the next year, we aim to bring clarity around who those alternative providers are, what they are offering, who they are representing, where they get their talent and what piece of the market they have and could attain. You\'ll meet the players, hear from clients, see examples of collaboration, learn the offerings and gain clarity into this rapidly growing segment of the legal services market.

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Justin Hectus, CIO and CISO, Keesal, Young & Logan and CIO, KP Labs. Photo credit: Sunshine Harmon Portraits Justin Hectus, CIO and CISO, Keesal, Young & Logan and CIO, KP Labs. (Photo: Sunshine Harmon Portraits)

“The Breaking Tradition” series aims to provide insight into the world of New Law: the innovative ideas, the thoughtful opinions, and the alternative paths that many looking to reshape the legal industry have taken. With that in mind, we’re publishing a series of Q&As to hear directly from the major players in this space in their own words.

Today’s Q&A is with Justin Hectus, CIO and CISO at law firm Keesal, Young & Logan and CIO at its spinoff tech company Keesal Propulsion Labs. KP Labs launched in 2018 to help clients to expand and connect their tech stack to solve complex legal and business process challenges.

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Zach Warren

Zach Warren is the editor-in-chief of Legaltech News. Based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Zach has been with LTN since 2015. He can be reached at [email protected]

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