Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Time: 11 am ET | 8 am PT | 5 pm CET
As the roles of general counsel and their teams continue to evolve in the digital age, forward-thinking legal leaders who leverage advanced technology to drive strategy and business outcomes for the entire enterprise are emerging as the real superheroes of digital transformation.
While technologies such as contract lifecycle management (CLM) software offer a multitude of benefits to legal departments, they also create value that resonates across organizations, their customers, and partners. Digital transformations that begin in legal offices can extend enterprise-wide; enhancing efficiency, cultivating collaboration, reducing operational costs, mitigating risk and maximizing revenue growth. Given such a wide-ranging impact, it’s clear that the technology at the center of those transformations delivers a significant return on investment.
Join this webcast featuring a panel of legal leaders to explore how legal professionals can be the superheroes that engineer digital transformation – both within and outside their functional boundaries. You will learn:
Evangelos Apostolou | General Counsel | SirionLabs
Evangelos Apostolou is SirionLabs’ General Counsel and has been a part of SirionLabs since 2016. In addition to the UK where he is qualified as a barrister and a solicitor, Evangelos has lived and worked as a lawyer in the US, India, Singapore, Hong Kong and the Middle East. In recent years he worked for a leading global executive search and advisory firm. He was previously an equity partner and general counsel of Ernst & Young in Asia Pacific and VP, Chief Counsel APAC for British Telecom. Evangelos also served as a principal of an Ernst & Young law practice member firm in SE Asia and has lectured as a professor of law at the National University Singapore and the University of Hong Kong.
Craig Conte | Lead Partner for Legal Operate | Deloitte Legal
Craig is the lead partner for Legal Operate and has been working in contracting, contract management and tech enablement for over 20 years. Craig’s team focuses on legal managed services, providing solutions that are focused on delivering better business outcomes, lowering the cost of contracting and increasing speed and efficiency, while recognising that contracts are at the heart of an organisation.
Craig has unique expertise in creating contracting Centers of Excellence hubs and deploying contract enablement technologies, having assisted with the selection, implementation and management of dozens of platforms for many clients globally.
Prior to joining Deloitte Legal, Craig was first a practicing lawyer in New York with a focus on outsourcing and IT transactional law. He has previously held roles as head lawyer for Capgemini’s BPO practice, building global capabilities for legal, commercial and customer support; and Elevate where he built the organisation’s contract consulting capabilities. Craig is on the Board of Directors for World Commerce & Contracting and regularly speaks on industry innovations in contract and commercial management.
Lindsay Staples | Senior Manager - Legal Operations and Paralegal Services | National Life Group
Lindsay E. Staples is Senior Manager of Legal Operations and Paralegal Services at National Life Group in Montpelier, Vermont. Ms. Staples joined NLGroup in 2007 as Securities Paralegal coming from the Litigation group at WilmerHale in Boston. For the next 10 years Ms. Staples led transactions and managed the mutual fund Board of Directors eventually as Sr. Securities Paralegal and Assistant Corporate Secretary imploring legal project management principles throughout many of projects and transactions. In 2018, the need to create a Legal Operations Department at NLGroup was becoming apparent to scale legal needs to the fast growing business of the financial service company. After two years of research, strategy, and planning, in July of 2020 Ms. Staples became the head of the newly formed Legal Operations Team.