Beth Patterson.

Beth Patterson.

About Beth

Beth is a recognised legal technology leader who maximises the value of digital transformation in the practice of law and future of work. She is Director of ESPconnect and is a UTS Faculty of Law Honorary Fellow.  As a strategic consultant to businesses across the legal ecosystem, Beth has extensive experience developing innovation and legal tech strategies, with unique insight into building multidisciplinary teams to address the challenges of digital disruption.

Prior to founding ESPconnect, she was Chief Legal and Technology Services Officer at Allens for 20 years, leading a large team of legal and technology professionals, responsible for the firm’s alternative service offering and digital transformation strategy. She played a key role in developing the firm’s innovation agenda, driving cultural change.

In recognition of her industry leadership, she won the 2017 Lexis Nexis Janders Dean Innovation Special Achievement Award, the 2016 LawTech Legal IT Leader of the Year – Large Firm, and the 2015 ILTA Litigation Support Professional of the Year Distinguished Peer Award. She is a member of the EDRM Global Advisory Council, the Law Council’s Federal Litigation & Dispute Resolution Legal Technology Committee, Ethical AI Australia and the ISO Blockchain Technical Committee Smart Contracts Working Group.