After the great success of its inaugural conference in 2022, the LTH Innovation Conference is back in 2023 - with a twist!

With the advent of advanced large language models and generative AI, the industry has reached a tipping point. No longer is it sufficient for conversations around disruption in legal practice to occur in a vacuum, without practicing lawyers in the room. This new technology has lawyers excited to speak about how technology will change the practice of law, and concerned about the impact of technology on their careers. We are providing a forum for those conversations.

For the first time, the 2023 LTH Innovation Conference is bringing together practicing lawyers and innovation professionals to address the critical topics of today, including the ethical ramifications of adopting advanced AI and the changing business model of law.

The inaugural LTH Innovation Benchmarking survey will be released on the day of the event, with all attendees receiving an exclusive executive summary.
New York Law School
185 W Broadway
New York, NY 10013
September 29, 2023
Provisional Talks & Workshops
8.30-9.10 AM
Coffee, breakfast and networking 
Greet old friends, make new friends and meet our sponsors
9.1-9.15 AM
Housekeeping and opening remarks
Chris Ford, the MC for the event, opens the day
Keynote: Richard Susskind on the Implications of Advanced AI for the Legal Market
Hear from our keynote speaker Richard Susskind about the current and future state of the market and his forecasting in relation to advanced AI. What impact will these developments have on your firm or legal department in the following years?
9.55-10.25 AM
Panel: Impact of Generative AI on Legal Practice
Nearly a year after ChatGPT was first launched, this panel will explore how Generative AI and advanced large language models are impacting the practice and business of law. How are law firms leveraging the technology? What use cases have proven to be most transformative? What are the challenges law firms and clients have experienced in deploying this technology, and what does it mean for technology procurement in the coming year?

Featuring confirmed speakers:
Ben Alarie, CEO and Co-Founder, Blue J Legal and Author, The Legal Singularity
Joe Green, Chief Innovation Officer, Gunderson Dettmer
Leslie McCallum, Founder and CEO, Lexata Inc
10.25-10.40 AM
Speed Demos
Short, practical demonstrations of technology solutions that are changing the way law is practiced.

10.40-11.10 AM
Ethical considerations in the use of advanced AI in law
As the use of AI in legal practice becomes increasingly common, law firms and corporate legal departments must grapple with ethical issues around bias, transparency, discrimination, data privacy and more. This panel will explore many of those issues and provide advice for developing appropriate policies and procedures around the use of AI in legal organizations.

Featuring confirmed panelists:
Ed Walters, Chief Strategy Officer at VLex, Adjunct Professor at Georgetown Law and Cornell Law School
Eric Gross, Founder and CEO of Ozmosys
Casey Flaherty, Chief Strategy Officer, LexFusion
11.10-11.20 AM
Speed Demos
Short, practical demonstrations of technology solutions that are changing the way law is practiced.

Dashboard Legal
11.20-11.40 AM
Coffee Break
Network and meet new people over coffee and refreshments.
11.40aM- 12.10PM
Document Management, Search, and Data in the New Era
What will happen to traditional solutions as the industry continues to evolve? How do law firms know when to swap out existing solutions with new ones featuring advanced AI? With the widespread adoption of Microsoft Teams, improved sophistication around Sharepoint, and the integration of AI in Microsoft tools, legal research platforms and core systems, will law firms continue to require independent document management solutions and search? Does data still require tagging and classification?  This panel will examine these questions in light of the evolution of technology, providing guidance to help legal professionals forge a path forward in light of recent developments.

Featuring confirmed panelists:
Joshua Fireman of Fireman & Company, an Epiq Company
Jacob Beckerman, CEO at Macro
Jen Parker, Senior Director, Morae
 12.10-12.40 PM
Benefits for Lawyers of Adopting New Technologies
What benefits do lawyers themselves derive from the use of sophisticated technology in practice? Speculation has focused on outcomes such as the reinstatement of work-life balance, reduction of stress at work, elimination of drudge work and reduced frustration arising out of streamlined processes. But does technology actually lead to improved job satisfaction and employee retention? In this panel, lawyers speak about their experiences in using technology for legal work.

Featuring confirmed panelists:
Neda Shaheen, Associate, Crowell & Moring
Scott R. Jablonski,
Partner, Berger Singerman
TJ Wilkinson, Partner, Shulman Rogers
12.40-12.50 PM
Speed Demos
Short, practical demonstrations of technology solutions that are changing the way law is practiced.

12.50-1.30 PM
Lunch and networking
1.30-2.00 PM
New Technologies Making a Difference in Lawyers Lives
In this panel, lawyers, counsel, and innovation professionals present real life examples of technology-enabled legal practice, showcasing case studies that reveal the effort and the pay-off from leveraging specific technologies in client matter work.

Featuring confirmed panelists:
Barbara Trachtenberg, Partner, DLA Piper
Sea Gilbert, KM Counsel for Real Estate, DLA Piper
Elizabeth Wilkinson, Director of Knowledge Solutions, Paul Weiss
Christian Lang, Founder and CEO at Lega
2.00-2.10 PM
Speed Demos
Short, practical demonstrations of technology solutions that are changing the way law is practiced.

2.10-2.40 PM
The Client Perspective on Tech-Enabled Legal Practice
This panel features corporate legal counsel discussing the importance of tech-enabled legal practice and what they expect of their outside counsel firms. Do they care whether their law firms are leveraging advanced AI? What matters most to them in terms of client service delivery and technology use? Get the inside scoop from this panel of experts.

Featuring confirmed panelists:
Katy McNeil, Principal, Legal and Compliance, KKR & Co. Inc.
Stacy Walsh, AVP Corporate Legal Operations, Travelers
2.40-3.00 PM
Refreshments and Networking
3.00-3.30 PM
Sustaining versus Disruptive Innovation
Now more than ever, planning for innovation involves looking to the future. How can law firms and legal departments plan simultaneously for the types of strategic innovation that allows their organizations to thrive both now and in a future when things may look entirely different?

Featuring confirmed panelists:
Elisabeth Cappuyns, Director of Knowledge Management, DLA Piper
Carla Swansburg, CEO, Cleary X
3.30-3.40 PM
Speed Demos
Short, practical demonstrations of technology solutions that are changing the way law is practiced.

3.40-4.15 PM
Valuing Legal Work in an Automated Future
As automation through advanced AI becomes a reality across many aspects of legal practice, law firms find themselves in the position of having to re-imagine the way that legal work is packaged, priced, and valued. How are leading law firms thinking about this reality of the future of law, and what does this mean for traditional business models?

Featuring confirmed panelists:
Cassie Vertovec, Managing Director of Practice Management and Innovation, Paul Hastings
David Cambria, former Managing Director - Legal Transformation, Operations, and Managed Services, PWC
Deb Tesser, President and Founder, Today's Practice Consulting - Moderator
4.15-4.25 PM
Speed Demos
Short, practical demonstrations of technology solutions that are changing the way law is practiced.
4.25-4.55 PM
Open Discussion: The Future of Legal Practice
This guided discussion will encourage an open forum among innovation professionals and practicing lawyers about the future of law and tech-enabled legal practice. To close out the day, this session will provide attendees with the opportunity to engage in conversation with the experts in the room in order to dig deeper into themes that have been raised during the day.
4.55-5.05 PM
Closing remarks
5:10-6pm PM
Networking Drinks
Join new friends and colleagues for networking drinks and canapes. 
Introducing our keynote speaker, Richard Susskind

Professor Richard Susskind OBE KC (Hon) is the President of the Society for Computers and Law, the founder of Remote Courts Worldwide and, since 1998, has been Technology Adviser to the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales. He has written ten books, including Tomorrow’s Lawyers (2013, 2017, 2023), The Future of the Professions (2015, 2022, with D Susskind), and Online Courts and the Future of Justice (2019, 2021). He is the world’s most cited author on the future of legal services. His work has been translated into 18 languages and he has been invited to speak in over 60 countries. In the 1980s, Richard wrote his doctoral thesis on AI and the law at Oxford University and went on to co-develop the world’s first commercial AI system for lawyers.
Ed Walters
​​​​Joshua Fireman
Barbara Trachtenberg
Casey Flaherty
Chief Strategy Officer, LexFusion
Ben Alarie
Co-founder and ceo,
 Blue J Legal
Carla Swansburg
Chief Executive Officer, ClearyX
Neda Shaheen
Associate Attorney, Crowell & Moring 
Jen Parker
Senior Director,
Cassie Vertovec
Scott Jablonski
Eric Gross
Christian Lang
Leslie McCallum
Joe Green
Jacob Beckerman
Seagrumn Gilbert
Katy McNeil
Legal and Compliance,
KKR & Co. Inc.
Stacy Walsh
AVP Corporate Legal Operations,
David Cambria
former Managing Director - Legal Transformation, Operations, and Managed Services, PWC
Deb Tesser
About the Organizers
Legaltech hub (founded by Nikki Shaver and Jeroen Plink) is a leading legaltech advisory and insights firm.
Nikki Shaver
Co-Founder and CEO of Legaltech Hub;
Formerly managing director of knowledge
and innovation at Paul Hastings
Jeroen Plink
Co-Founder and COO of Legaltech Hub;
Formerly CEO of Practical Law US; Board member
Our Partners
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