Latest Episodes

July 26, 2021

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.

July 23, 2021
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.
July 22, 2021

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.

July 21, 2021

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.

July 16, 2021

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.

July 14, 2021

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.

July 12, 2021

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.

July 8, 2021

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.

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