I spoke with Barry Solomon, executive vice president at Foundation Software Group, the developer of a firm intelligence platform used by lawyers, KM professionals, marketing and business development leaders, and an array of individuals responsible for the business and practice of law. We discussed the value of focusing on firm intelligence over experience management and how it is impacting law firms.
I spoke with Emily Hostage, a vice president at Burford Capital, a publicly-traded litigation finance company. We discussed how litigation finance differs from other forms of capital, the advantages, the difference between how a law firm and a corporate legal department uses litigation finance, ways to evaluate litigation risk, and where the litigation finance market is headed.
I spoke with Joy Heath Rush, the CEO of the International Legal Technology Association, which provides educational and networking opportunities for professionals who support the practice of law with technology. We discussed how the organization has changed in the past 2 1/2 decades, her vision for this year’s ILTACON, new programming, the advantages of attending, and how to cut through the legal tech noise.
I spoke with Jerry Ting and Alex Su, the CEO and Director of Business Development, respectively, at Evisort, a software platform that provides artificial intelligence for contracts. We discussed why artificial intelligence has become so attractive in the legal sector, the benefits and challenges associated with implementing it, and where the field is headed.
I spoke with Thomas Martin, an investment professional with Hg, a private equity firm that recently acquired Litera Microsystems and Workshare. We discussed the types of companies in which Hg invests, the appeal of legal technology, the impact of consolidation on innovation, and how a legal technology company can attract interest from a private equity firm.
I spoke with Ray Zwiefelhofer, the president of World Software Corporation, the maker of Worldox, a document management platform that thousands of law firms around the world use to manage their information. We discussed what law firms are looking for in their document management and how document management has evolved.
I spoke with Ashley Pepitone, a practicing attorney in Atlanta and the co-founder of JurisBytes, the developer of JurisMS, a texting application for secure and private lawyer-client texting, which won the ABA Techshow Startup Alley competition in March. We discussed how attorney-client communication has evolved, current communication challenges, and advice for solo and small firm practitioners on selecting technology.