Chicago Agenda

8:30am – 9:00am
Continental Breakfast and Registration

9:00am – 9:30am
Session 1: Opening Remarks and Polling the Audience: What is the Value Proposition/Mission Statement of the Law Departments?

  • Do you have a Legal Ops group?
  • What is your role in your organization?
  • What are your pain points? Biggest issues? Keeps you up at night?
  • What are your expectations of the Exchange?

9:30am – 10:30am
Session 2: How to Build and Grow a LegalOps Department

  • How?
    • Size of department and number of requests handled
    • Vendor reliability (smaller companies)
    • How to prove the need to spend/build (larger companies)
  • What?
    • HR’s role
    • Financial
      • Outside vendors (Saas)
      • Avoidance of litigation
    • Data collection issues-retention/destruction regime
  • Who?
    • Legal Ops Lead – traits and skills to succeed
    • Non-Billable Hour Pricing for Law Firm Services, e.q., for:
      • M&A
      • Litigations

10:30am – 10:45am
Networking Break

10:45am – 11:45am
Session 3: Delivering and Proving Efficiency

  • Align projects with GC’s priorities
  • Pair change with results, link legal projects to top level initiatives
  • Cross functional projects impacting revenue and KPI’s
  • Find and establish stakeholders
  • Prove value and ROI of Legal Reporting Data
  • Review data historically for trend analysis
  • Leverage data in contracts and metadata in various settings

11:45am – 12:45pm
Networking Luncheon

12:45pm – 1:45pm
Session 4: Tech- Tools & Platforms

  • Evaluate Technology
    • Interact with other legal teams
    • Talk to other customers
    • Put the work on the vendor
    • Have vendor tailor the product demo to your needs
    • Scrutinize the contract drafts
  • Project management software
  • Budgeting software/platforms
  • Tools enabling paperless processes, such as eSignature platforms
  • eBilling software and platforms
  • Desktop back-up softwar
  • Home-grown or licensed apps

1:45pm – 2:00pm
Networking Break
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Session 5: Data/Information Management

  • Avoiding silo-ing building central, integrated systems via API’s and the like
  • AI use to enable data classification and analysis
  • Tailoring and deployment of effective search engines
  • 3 P’s- Policies, Processes and People
  • Legal Intranet
  • Contracts-related tools:
    • Clauses’ Analysis and Assembling
    • Contract Management

3:00pm – 4:00pm
Session 6: eDiscovery Process Management

  • Harmonize left side and right side of the EDRM
  • Balance in-house expertise and outside service providers
  • Coordinate DSR response process with LIT Hold Process
  • Hiring outside counsel, processing vendors eDoc review companies, etc.
  • Newest hot platforms/software/tools

4:00pm – 4:15pm
Networking Break

4:15pm – 5:15pm
Session 7: Privacy Compliance Process Management

  • Key Impacts of GDPR (eff. 5/25/18) and of Cal. CPPA (eff. (1/1/20)
  • Methods for Identifying PII, PHI and EU Personal data
  • Data Security – Best Practices
  • Data Protection/Privacy Agreements/Addenda (DPA’s) to comply with GDPR
  • Data Subject Requests (DSR’s)-GDPR- compliant approaches
  • Business Associate Agreements (BAA;s) to comply with HIPAA

5:15pm – 6:00pm
Networking Reception


Agenda is subject to change.


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