Legal Operations Success Series Part 2: The ROI of Legal Tech: How to Make the Business Case for Law Department Tech Investment



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Catch Part 1 On-Demand: What Should Be in Your Law Department’s Tech Stack?

and Part 3: Rubber Meets the Road: Steps for Successful Legal Tech Implementation

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A recent survey by the Blickstein Group found that legal operations professionals rated the effectiveness of 25 law department technologies at an average of 6.6 on a 10-point scale. And while the adoption of newer technologies can be a challenge, there are proven methods legal operations professionals can utilize to help improve the process with the added benefit of controlling costs and delivering effective results for legal departments and lawyers.

As part of this special three-part webcast series, join a panel of experts from NetDocuments, FTI Consulting, and Mitratech as they discuss legal department technology best practices and trends. Along with Brad Blickstein of the Blickstein Group as moderator, our guests will draw from hands-on experience with legal technology selection, implementation, and adoption and discuss the groundwork for creating a successful tech-centric legal organization, while paving the path for future investments.

Join this webcast series and you will gain a list of practical tips and key takeaways to:

  • Understand what should be in your tech stack
  • Gain internal buy-in and successfully implement legal tech
  • Drive change management to ensure proper tech adoption

Session 2 – 5/24/23: The ROI of Legal Tech: How to Make the Business Case for Law Department Tech Investment

Now that you have mapped out your legal tech stack, how can your legal operations team make the case for the investment? In this second part of this three-part series, learn from a panel of experts how your investments in legal technology can not only improve the legal department’s ability to do its job but also how technology contributes to the bottom line by increasing efficiency. Learn how the data you’re collecting can provide valuable insights to the entire organization and how this better unlocks the full potential of your tech stack while showing ROI.

Session 3 – 7/12/23: Rubber Meets the Road: Steps for Successful Legal Tech Implementation

With the technology selected and the investment secured, it’s time to plan for implementation. In the third part of this series, experts will offer real-life examples of how great implementations work and offer practical advice you can apply to your own tech upgrade. Learn how to set the stage for a successful implementation by identifying the right internal stakeholders, having actionable change management and adoption plans, and setting goals. With the right implementation plans in place, quick wins can be recognized and communicated to build momentum toward long-term success.


Brad Blickstein | Principal | Blickstein Group

Brad Blickstein is a legal industry futurist. He has been studying, analyzing and reporting on how legal services are purchased and delivered for more than 30 years. As the creator and publisher of seminal research on trends in law department operations, including the Annual Law Department Operations Survey, and as a co-founder of the industry’s first independent publication focused exclusively on law departments, Brad is widely regarded as the authority in these areas.


Dain Scheibel | Senior Strategy Director | NetDocuments

Dain Scheibel is a Sr. Director in NetDocuments’s Product department, focusing on the corporate segment, GTM strategies, product development and integration. Over 12 years’ experience as a management consultant (9 at PwC in their advisory practice, and 3 at Analysis Group). Dain focuses on technology strategy, large-scale digital transformations, data governance, and process enhancement. At Analysis Group he led the migration from on-prem technologies to M365, Teams, and NetDocuments.

Wafik Guirgis | Senior Managing Director | FTI Consulting

Wafik Guirgis is a Senior Managing Director in the Technology segment and is based in New Jersey. He is the co-leader of FTI Technology’s global law department operations practice. Guirgis is a longtime expert in law department management and has spent more than two decades helping corporate clients improve legal operations by developing long-term strategic plans, evaluating technology and leading large-scale and complex solution implementations. He works with general counsel and legal operations leaders to best capitalize on the transformative aspects of legal operations technology by helping set the stage for change and effective governance before and after implementation.

Brian McGovern  | Executive Director | Mitratech

Brian McGovern is Mitratech’s Executive Director, Corporate Legal and Claims. In this role he has worked with hundreds of the largest and most innovative legal and claims departments in the world,  delivering business results across a variety of industries. Prior to this role, McGovern served as Senior Vice President, Chief Data Officer, Legal Operations at American International Group, Inc. where he led the transformation of the company’s legal operations department and played a critical role in creating the organization, processes, and technology architecture that reduced AIG’s legal spend by over $1.2 billion dollars.  In that role, McGovern was the key business sponsor for the largest e-Billing Matter Management software rollout in the world, an industry-leading innovator for legal reporting and analytics, data governance, business process management, and legal procurement.

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