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This podcast is designed to offer ideas, guidance, and perspectives on how to effectively navigate a perpetually shifting professional landscape, with a unique focus on the legal industry and the technology that is driving its evolution.

Ari Kaplan

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    Fueling New Opportunities in Legal Tech

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 11:53

    I spoke with Jim Wagner, the founder and managing principal of Lean Law Labs, an incubation lab for legal innovation, and the managing director of Lean Law Ventures, which invests in dynamic legal technology applications. We discussed the trends in the legal sector that are fueling initiatives like Lean Law Labs, the challenges associated with driving change in legal, and the businesses in legal that are most attractive to investors.

    Practice Management and the Future of Remote Work

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 9:51

    I spoke with Jim McGinnis, the CEO of MyCase, a practice management software company. We discussed how law firms have adapted to operating remotely, what the MyCase 2021 Legal Industry Report reveals about the future of remote work, the most significant challenges for law firms engaged in digital transformation, and ways that legal professionals can become more comfortable operating in a perpetual state of uncertainty.

    Automation and Innovation for Corporate Legal Teams in 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 12:00

    I spoke with Jennifer Bantelman, the Vice President of Customer Experience and Thought Leadership at Zapproved, for a special E-Discovery Unfiltered edition of the Reinventing Professionals podcast. We discussed how corporate legal teams are adapting to uncertainty, ways that automation can help in-house leaders maximize their hybrid work environments, effectively managing security and privacy remotely, the cloud, and key considerations for corporate legal teams evaluating software in 2022.

    Creating a Blueprint for Building an Inclusive and Equitable Company

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 16:09

    I spoke with Brian McComak, the founder and CEO of Hummingbird Humanity, a diversity and inclusion consultancy. He is also the author of the upcoming book - Humanity in the Workplace: A Blueprint for Building an Inclusive and Equitable Company Culture. We discussed the genesis of Hummingbird Humanity, best practices for creating a blueprint for building an inclusive and equitable company, the challenges associated with achieving workplace diversity, and how culture impacts diversity, equity, and inclusion.

    Learning From Leaders in the 2021 CEO Roundtable

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 18:23

    I moderated a discussion with the following select group of leading chief executive officers for the final Ari Kaplan Advisors CEO Roundtable of 2021 about trends, challenges, and opportunities in the past year and the year ahead: Gary Buckland, CEO, Lexitas; Candice Hunter Corby, CEO, Cobra Legal Solutions; Sang Lee, CEO, Thine; James Lee, CEO, LegalMation; Laura Leopard, CEO, Leopard Solutions; Nicolas Leroux, CEO, Kalexius; Rakesh Madhava, CEO, Nextpoint; Gary Sangha, CEO, LexCheck; Joey Seeber, CEO, Level Legal; and, Ram Vasudevan, CEO, QuisLex.

    The Value of Interoperability

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 15:57

    I spoke with Abeer Abu Judeh, an attorney and the founder of LexDock, a legal operations software tool and marketplace. We discussed how LexDock is impacting the delivery of legal services and empowering the use of technology, the value of interoperability, and her participation in the TechWomen Rising accelerator program.

    Privacy, Antitrust, and the Changing Regulatory Landscape

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 8:47

    I spoke with Joey Seeber, the CEO of Level Legal, a provider of alternative legal services, about adapting to regulatory shifts, the skills necessary to thrive in the current environment, expected business challenges in 2022, and where legal practice is headed in 2022.

    Where Legal Teams Are Deploying AI Most Effectively

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 7:42

    I spoke with Gary Sangha, the founder and CEO of LexCheck, an artificial intelligence-powered contract analytics company. He is also the founder of Intelligize, a data analytics company that Lexis Nexis acquired in 2016. We discussed the appetite for AI-driven solutions in the legal industry, the top misconception among those exploring ways to leverage AI at their firms or in their legal departments, and where legal teams are deploying AI most effectively.

    The Value of Automation in Litigation

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 8:51

    I spoke with Dan O'Day and Ted Kukorowski, co-founder and managing director for large law, respectively, at ECFx, a provider of an electronic notice management system. We discussed law firm challenges in litigation management, the value of automation in litigation, and how technology can align the range of electronic filing protocols around the country.

    Best Practices for Making Good Choices

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 16:00

    I spoke with Dr. Susan Liautaud, the founder and managing director of Susan Liautaud & Associates Limited, a consultancy advising corporate, government, and non-profit leaders on ethics matters, and the author of The Power of Ethics: How to Make Good Choices in a Complicated World. We discussed best practices for making good choices, how professionals can overcome bad choices, and ethics-related challenges students face as they address changing workplace dynamics.

    The Main Challenge in Financial Services Communications Compliance

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 12:58

    I spoke with Shiran Weitzman, the co-founder and CEO of Shield, an Israel-based regtech software company that focuses on workplace intelligence for compliance professionals. We discussed the main challenge in financial services communications compliance, how the pandemic impacted the way organizations communicate and exchange information, record-keeping challenges associated with working remotely, and post-pandemic regulatory scrutiny.

    Implementing Financial Intelligence to Give Law Firms a Competitive Advantage

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 15:23

    I spoke with Rob Stote, the managing director of profitability products at BigHand, a provider of financial and operational productivity software, Michael Grupp, the CEO of BRYTER, a no-code software platform, and Tom Obermaier, the CEO of SurePoint Technologies, a provider of financial and practice management software about the report – Implementing Financial Intelligence to Give Law Firms a Competitive Advantage in 2022 and Beyond – that the three companies commissioned to identify key trends among law firm financial leaders.

    He Said, She Said

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 16:44

    I spoke with Christy Burke, president and founder of Burke & Company, a public relations and marketing firm specializing in legal tech, and Doug Austin, editor of eDiscovery Today, a publication covering the electronic discovery industry, about their new podcast: He Said, She Said. We discussed the first episode focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion, the key takeaways, topics for future programs, and trends driving e-discovery and legal technology forward.

    The CRM Benefits of Supplementing Process Automation with Human Talent

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 13:13

    I spoke with T.J. Duane, the co-founder and CEO of Index Solutions, a software platform that combines process automation with a labor marketplace to audit and update CRM data. We discussed how Index Solutions works, the benefits of supplementing process automation with human talent, advice for lawyers seeking careers as entrepreneurs, and how professional services firms will use data in the future.

    How to Leverage Dashboarding and Redlining for Contract Management

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 11:59

    I spoke with Jerry Ting, the co-founder and CEO of Evisort, a provider of contract management and artificial intelligence technology solutions. We discussed how organizations leverage dashboarding and redlining for their contract management, ways that law departments can distinguish CLM software providers, the benefits of learning legal tech entrepreneurship in law school, and the Future of Contracting conference.

    How Legal Departments are Leveraging Technology to Manage Their Contracts

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 11:02

    I spoke with Gabriel Buigas, the new executive vice president and head of contracts, compliance, and commercial services at Integreon, an alternative legal and global managed services provider. We discussed how organizations are leveraging technology to manage their contracts, the contracting challenges organizations should expect in 2022, and advice for legal professionals seeking alternative career paths beyond law firms and legal departments.

    The Value of a Career Check-Up

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 9:43

    I spoke with Zelda Owens, the founder, and CEO of Owens Williams & Associates, a career development coaching company focused on supporting legal professionals. We discussed the current job market, the value of a career check-up, and creative ways to empower your legal career.

    What Organizations That Apply Legal Design Have in Common

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 15:02

    I spoke with Astrid Kohlmeier, a lawyer, consultant on legal design, and co-author with Meera Klemola of The Legal Design Book: Doing Law In The 21st Century. We discussed what organizations that apply legal design have in common, how legal teams can quickly incorporate design into their activities, the challenges of creating a design-centric culture, and how legal design is driving the legal profession forward.

    Data Mapping as a Service

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 12:09

    I spoke with Dean Gonsowski, the chief revenue officer and chief marketing officer at ActiveNav, a data privacy and governance software provider. We discussed the challenges that ActiveNav is helping organizations overcome, its Data Mapping as a Service initiative, Zero Dark Data, and the relationship between information governance and privacy.

    E-Discovery Unfiltered Special: Where Litigants are Finding the Most Success with AI

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 20:23

    I spoke with Ian Campbell the president and CEO of iCONECT, a developer of e-discovery software. We discussed how the e-discovery sector has changed over the past two decades, what should leaders consider when adapting to market shifts, where litigants are finding the most success with artificial intelligence, and iCONECT's recent purchase of the source code to Ayfie's Inspector technology.

    Closing Contracts Quickly

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 11:22

    I spoke with Alex Hamilton, the CEO of Radiant Law, a new law UK firm focused on contracts, and the author of SIGN HERE: The Enterprise Guide to Closing Contracts Quickly. How the increased familiarity with the value of ALSPs has impacted Radiant's work, his inspiration for writing SIGN HERE, whether the form and purpose of contacts have evolved, and how legal departments can filter through the noise of contract management processes and technology to identify what is best for their organizations.

    How Companies Can Benefit from CLM and AI

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 22:41

    I spoke with Teju Deshpande and Mark Ross, who are principals with Deloitte Legal Business Services. We discussed the mission of Deloitte Legal Business Services, how the pandemic has impacted interest in CLM, how companies can realize immediate benefits from leveraging AI, and where CLM is headed.

    Making Legal Services Mobile

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 12:54

    I spoke with Mikhail Arsentiev, a lawyer and the founder of Skylex, a mobile application designed to help consumers find an immigration lawyer. We discussed the genesis of Skylex, how the pandemic has impacted the need for immigration lawyers, and developments in the way lawyers interact with their clients.

    How the Pandemic Has Changed the Way Companies Perceive and Manage Risk

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 14:41

    I spoke with Ishan Girdhar, the founder and CEO of Privaa, a software company that focuses on third-party risk management. We discussed how the pandemic has changed the way companies perceive and manage risk, pitfalls that risk management teams should avoid, ways that law firms are responding to the rise in data breaches and cybersecurity concerns, and where third-party risk management is headed.

    Working Remotely and Recognizing the Fraud Triangle

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 15:27

    I spoke with Stuart Clarke, the head of product for Blackdot Solutions in Cambridge, England, which is an open-source data platform that helps organizations investigate data risks. We discussed the impact of remote work on financial crimes, best practices for financial institutions interested in limiting financial crimes, and the link between environmental conservation and financial crime.

    How Legal Events are Evolving

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 13:45

    I spoke with Nehal Madhani, the founder and CEO of Alt Legal, a company that provides trademark docketing software. We discussed the challenges that Alt Legal helps trademark professionals address, its 2021 Alt Legal Connect virtual conference, what attendees can expect, and how events are evolving.

    How Technology Will Impact the Future of Deal Management

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 20:56

    I spoke with Haley Altman, the global head of corporate development for Litera, a software company that provides document lifecycle and deal management solutions to the legal profession. She was the founder of Doxly, which Litera acquired two years ago. We discussed how the legal technology companies that Litera has purchased connect, the ways that Litera Transact has evolved, and how technology will impact the future of deal management.

    Why a Centralized Project Management Platform Matters for Law Departments

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 15:08

    I spoke with Don Keller and Jim Brock, the CEO and chief product officer, respectively, at Joinder, a project management software platform for corporate legal departments. We discussed why a centralized project management platform is so important for law departments, how the increased use of technology by professionals in legal has impacted the overall comfort level, and whether law firms should focus on developing new technology.

    How Corporate Finance and Corporate Legal Professionals Can Collaborate More Effectively

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 11:50

    I spoke with David Perla, the co-chief operating officer at Burford Capital, a leading provider of capital to the legal market. We discussed Burford's 2021 Legal Asset Report, why it is important to talk to chief financial officers about legal assets, how CFO's view affirmative recovery and legal cost management programs, and how corporate finance and corporate legal can collaborate more effectively.

    The Benefits of AI and Advanced Analytics in E-Discovery

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 13:56

    I spoke with Vishal Rajpara, a co-founder and the chief technology officer at Casepoint, and Dana Wesley Sarti, a litigation support manager at Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck & Untereiner LLP. We discussed how legal teams are using AI within their eDiscovery workflow, the benefits of using AI and advanced analytics, the value of analytics in modern litigation, and how litigators are using machine learning to reduce the time and expense of review.

    Technology to Help Respond to Patent Rejections

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 14:36

    I spoke with William Morriss, a co-founder and the technology innovation advisor at IP Toolworks, which is a software platform that helps attorneys respond to rejections from the US Patent and Trademark Office. We discussed how companies are using technology to change the way they negotiate to obtain patents, the importance of the patent examiner to any given matter, best practices for preparing for an examiner interview, and how patent practices are evolving.

    Dynamic Law Firm Leadership With Client-Centric Insight

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 9:49

    I spoke with Raymond Millien, the new CEO of Harness, Dickey & Pierce, an intellectual property boutique with four offices and headquarters in suburban Detroit. We discussed how in-house experience can help law firm leaders, techniques for understanding and connecting with clients in a remote environment, changing client expectations, and how law firms with a specific focus can maintain their competitive advantage in a shifting legal landscape.

    Addressing the Biggest Problem in Litigation Today

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 14:28

    I spoke with Collin Williams, the founder and chairman of New Era ADR, a platform designed to help litigants reimagine how they resolve disputes. We discussed the biggest problem in litigation today, how to reshape traditional alternative dispute resolution, and how litigation is evolving.

    Dynamic Law Firm Leadership With Client-Centric Insight

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 9:49

    I spoke with Raymond Millien, the new CEO of Harness, Dickey & Pierce, an intellectual property boutique with four offices and headquarters in suburban Detroit. We discussed how in-house experience can help law firm leaders, techniques for understanding and connecting with clients in a remote environment, changing client expectations, and how law firms with a specific focus can maintain their competitive advantage in a shifting legal landscape.

    Creating a Unique Client Experience

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 7:17

    I spoke with Jay Sheldon, the general manager of the Equinox Golf Resort and Spa in Manchester, Vermont. We discussed ways to create unique client experiences, how hospitality and general client preferences have changed in the pandemic, and how organizations are adapting to a dynamically shifting business climate.

    Why Legal Professionals Should Leverage Tools that Provide Automation and Scalability

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 14:54

    I spoke with Bill Piwonka, the chief marketing officer for Exterro, a provider of software for legal teams to defensibly manage their legal governance, risk, and compliance requirements. We discussed why legal professionals should leverage tools that provide automation and scalability, how e-discovery can realize additional benefits from artificial intelligence, and how AI is evolving.

    Educating the Public About the Law And Earning More Than Five Million Followers in the Process

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 11:42

    I spoke with Mike Mandell, a lawyer with Mandell Law in California, who educates the public about the law through social media. We discussed how he produces content for YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram, his process for selecting topics for his videos, the message he conveys to consumers, and how he sees the use of content-driven social media tools for lawyers evolving.

    Driving Change in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 18:20

    I spoke with Jennifer Martinez, the Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer and a partner at Hanson Bridgett. We discussed the policies and programs that have helped the firm support its diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, its Agile Workforce Initiative, and ways that clients are driving change.

    Managed Services for Law Firms

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 13:14

    I spoke with Ed Sohn, the head of solutions at Factor, a provider of managed services. We discussed Factor's Legal Transaction Optimization service for law firms, how law firms benefit from collaborating with ALSPs, and the impact of working from home on this alliance.

    Legal Tech in Russia

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 9:32

    I spoke with Daria Shunina, the head of international startup relations for the Skolkovo Foundation, an innovation center in Russia focused on attracting foreign companies to the country's innovation ecosystem. We discussed Skolkovo's mission, the objective of the Soft Landing program, and how interest in legal tech innovation is evolving in Russia.

    Empowering the Selection of Outside Counsel

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 11:03

    I spoke with Jim Delkousis, the founder and CEO of PERSUIT, a software platform that facilitates a competitive process for sourcing outside legal counsel. We discussed the transition from law firm partner to legal tech founder, the challenges that law department leaders face in selecting their outside counsel, and how the relationship between law firms and law departments is evolving.

    Using Technology to Prevent Time Entry Mistakes

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 15:34

    I spoke with Andre Wouansi, the founder and managing partner of Accurate Legal Billing, a time entry platform that uses artificial intelligence to help law firms align their invoices with e-billing guidelines. We discussed common mistakes lawyers make when entering their time, how to use artificial intelligence to analyze a law firm's invoices, and the challenges associated with using AI to interpret unique time entries.

    Attracting Talent in a Competitive Market

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 10:02

    I spoke with Michael Ellenhorn, the founder and CEO of Decipher Investigative Intelligence, a firm that develops actionable intelligence to guide law firms in developing successful lateral hiring programs and strategies. We discussed the current market in law firm hiring, how law firms are searching for fully or partially remote positions, best practices for law firm leaders to attract talent, and how hiring is evolving.

    Guiding Corporate Legal Departments on Transformation in 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 15:11

    I spoke with Catie Butt, an Executive Director with A&O Consulting, which is a division within Allen & Overy that advises corporate legal teams in a number of areas including business and legal function transformation. We discussed the genesis of the firm's Advanced Delivery & Solutions team, how it collaborates with the firm's practicing lawyers, and the challenges that the legal industry is likely to face in 2021 and beyond.

    The Challenges of Capturing Innovation

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 7:58

    I spoke with Thomas Franklin, a senior partner at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton in Denver focused on patent law and the founder of Triangle IP, a software platform that facilitates the idea capture process. We discussed the challenges of capturing innovation, how software can help the process, and how technology is impacting innovation strategies.

    The Impact of Digital Innovation on the Legal Industry

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 14:58

    I spoke with Olivier Chaduteau, the founder and managing partner of Day One, a consulting firm focused on legal and compliance. We discussed the impact of digital innovation on the legal profession, how lawyers are adapting to a changing market, and the pandemic's effect on how lawyers manage their legal and compliance matters.

    Zoom Best Practices to Look Your Best

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 13:39

    I spoke with Elisabeth Steele Hutchison, the director of admissions at the University of Hawai'i School of Law, and the founder of Work from Home University, a consultancy that teaches lawyers how to use Zoom more effectively. We discussed a range of best practices for online meetings and the skills that are necessary to thrive in legal moving forward.

    Tomorrow's Jobs

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2021 9:02

    I spoke with Rafael Moscatel, the Director of Privacy Compliance for CAPP, a privacy consultancy, and the co-author of Tomorrow's Jobs Today: Wisdom And Career Advice From Thought Leaders In Ai, Big Data, Blockchain, The Internet Of Things, Privacy, And More. We discussed the impact of technology on a variety of careers and how individuals can prepare for that change.

    The Relationship Between AI and Natural Language Processing

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 9:04

    I spoke with Christophe Frèrebeau, co-founder and CEO of Della, a contract review platform. We discussed the connection between artificial intelligence and natural language processing, how solutions of this type are evolving, and changes in the delivery of legal services.

    Manage Your Time More Effectively and Peacefully

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 11:28

    I spoke with Paul Unger, a partner with Affinity Consulting, and the author of Tame the Digital Chaos: A Lawyer's Guide to Distraction, Time, Task & Email Management. We discussed his inspiration for the book, creative ways that professionals can manage their time more effectively and peacefully, key strategies for email management.

    Virtual Depositions, Court Reporting Careers, and Remote Adversarial Engagement

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 9:46

    I spoke with Mike Hewitt, the CEO of vTestify, which provides virtual deposition software that allows attorneys to conduct depositions, client intake sessions, arbitrations, and similar proceedings remotely. We discussed how remote proceedings have impacted the careers of court reporters, best practices for remote adversarial engagement, the company's partnership with Esquire Deposition Solutions, and how legal teams will balance remote activity when the courts reopen at full in-person capacity.

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