Agenda

March 12, 2020

8:00AM - 9:00AM
Registration and Networking Breakfast

9:00AM – 9:10AM

Opening Remarks

Conference Chair 

Colleen Cable, Director  
HBR Consulting 

9:10AM – 10:00AM

Keynote: Defining Innovation Strategically

  • Hear how an international firm is applying data and technology to optimize their practice 
  • Discuss strategies to align library functions with IT to enhance research services 
  • Explore how to incorporate Innovation that will create value for your clients and your firm

 

Emily Cunningham Rushing, Director of Competitive Intelligence 

Haynes & Boone, LLP 

 

Lee Bernstein, Library Manager 

Haynes & Boone, LLP 

10:00AM – 11:00AM

Benchmarking the Library

 

  • Hear an overview of the 2019 HBR Law Library Benchmarking survey results 
  • Examine industry trends that may impact future planning and budgetingand identify how to use this data to guide internal decision-making  
  • Discuss importance of utilizing data and metrics to demonstrate the ROI of the library.

 

Moderator: 

Colleen Cable, Director  

HBR Consulting  

  

Panelists: 

Cynthia Brown, Director of Research Services  

Littler Mendelson  

 

Joanne Kiley,Research and Information Services Director   

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP 

11:00AM – 11:30AM
Networking Break

11:30AM – 12:30PM

The Next Frontier: The Emergence of Predictive Analytics

  • Discuss differences in algorithms that drive trends vs predictions.
  • Hear insights into predictive products that are on the market
  • Learn how your firm can use predictive analytics to make informed decisions and improve efficiencies

 

Moderator:

Jean O’Grady, Senior Director of Research & Knowledge

DLA Piper

 

Panelist:

Michael Sander, Founder

Docket Alarm, Inc

Managing Director 

Fastcase  

 

Andrew Baker, Senior Director, Advisory

HBR Consulting

 

Abdi Aidid, VP Legal Research

Blue J Legal

12:30PM – 1:30PM
Networking Lunch

1:30PM – 2:25PM

A New Era of Content Intelligence

  • Discuss the concept of business intelligence enable lawyers to work “smarter” by personalizing their content
  • Explore best practices for information services to deliver Content Intelligence
  • Examine the ways these platforms help the business of law

 

Steven A. Lastres, Director of Knowledge Management Services

Debevoise & Plimpton

 

Ann LeeSenior KM Analyst 

Debevoise & Plimpton 

2:30PM – 3:25PM

The Databrarian; Enhancing Data Driven Initiatives

  • Explore new ways librarian roles are changing to support data-driven initiatives
  • Identify department initiatives to enhance your law-firms enterprise data management strategy
  • Discuss how to build a data-driven strategy using external data

 

Katherine Lowry, Director of Practice Services

BakerHostetler

3:30PM – 3:50PM
Networking Break

3:50PM – 4:45PM

Innovative Use of Research Analysts

  • Hear how their teams are working together across their global firm to drive success for the firm and its clients.
  • Examine tasks analysts can do outside traditional research
  • Identify ways analysts can advance innovation

 

Scott Bailey, Director of Research Services

Eversheds Sutherland

 

Anusia Gillespie, U.S. Director of Innovation

Eversheds Sutherland

 

Ed Walters, CEO

Fastcase

4:45PM – 4:55PM

Technology Spotlight: Ten Minutes with Anna McGrane, COO and Co-Founder of PacerPro

Anna McGrane, COO and Co-Founder

Pacer Pro

 

Douglass A. Mitchell, Partner

Doies Schiller Flexner LLP

 

Brian Blaho, National Manager of Research Services

ReedSmith LLP

4:55PM – 5:05PM

Closing Remarks & Key Takeaways

Conference Chair 

Colleen Cable, Director  
HBR Consulting 

5:05PM – 6:05PM
Networking Reception

March 13, 2020

8:00AM – 9:00AM
Networking Breakfast

9:00AM – 9:10AM

Opening Remarks

Conference Chair 

Colleen Cable, Director  
HBR Consulting 

9:10AM – 10:10AM

A Changed Client: How Leveraging Third-Party Publishing Content Combined with Internal Data Creates Better Outcomes to Meet New Client Demands

  • Examine how we can provide our clients with more value and accuracy for less money. 
  • Explore the drivers that are causing law firms to examine their business models and what can be done to meet demanding client expectations 
  • Discuss how third party publishing content and analytics can be indexed or leveraged through API’s, in conjunction with internal information, to enable a more data driven lawyer to create better outcomes for clients 

Glenn LaForce, Global Director of Knowledge and Research

Shearman & Sterling LLP

 

Elizabeth Guzman, Regional Content & Research Manager

Shearman & Sterling LLP

10:10AM – 11:10AM

Panel: Law Librarianship in the Age of AI

  • Discuss how librarians are leveraging AI tools and aligning cutting-edge technology with firm investments
  • Consider the ethical and legal implications of AI for lawyers and librarians
  • Hear new opportunities and roles that are being presented for legal librarians in the age of technology

  

Moderator:

Scott Bailey, Director of Research Services

Eversheds Sutherland

 

Panelists:

Tawnya Plumb, Head of Electronic & Digital Services

George W. Hopper Law Library, University of Wyoming College of Law

 

Huu Nguyen, Partner

Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP

Member

ABA Board for Robotics and AI

11:10AM – 11:30AM
Networking Break

11:30AM – 12:25PM

The Changing Role of Talent in an Innovation Environment

  • Examine ways law librarians can use their skills and knowledge to succeed in the law firm of the future
  • Explore ways law librarians can expand and reimagine their project and change management, as well digital literacy skills
  • Discuss the training & skillsets needed for today’s law librarian to be able to transition to more innovative roles

 

Saskia Mehlhorn, US Director Knowledge Services

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

 

12:30PM – 1:30PM
Networking Lunch

1:30PM – 2:25PM

Hit Refresh on the Library Function Within Law Firms

  • Hear a case study of how a new firm function helped revive and refresh an existing one
  • Learn how one firm planned and executed a digital transformation of the library and integrated it with KM
  • Discover how to improve visibility within the firm and increase adoption of the research and KM toolkit

 

Vishal Agnihotri, Chief Knowledge Officer

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

 

2:30PM – 2:40PM

Closing Remarks & Key Takeaways

Conference Chair: 

Colleen Cable, Director  
HBR Consulting