Coming Together: Transforming Legal Through Community, Cross-Pollination, and Platforms
9.45 – 10.30am | Sumac Room
The legal market is hurtling into a period of immense change. Yet the future of legal remains kaleidoscopic. Maturing technology, explosive investment growth, new business and service models, and nearly limitless market opportunities are pushing and pulling the industry in different directions. In an industry crying out for coordination during an innovation growth spurt, we can look not to individual voices or centralized leadership, but to ourselves to guide the legal industry through this chaotic period. By coming together—innovators into communities and innovations into platforms—we can drive positive, coherent, and transformative change through collaboration and cross-fertilization. In this keynote, together, we’ll dive into lessons learned from past collaboration efforts and explore key frontiers that will shape the future of legal.
Christian is a passionate advocate for legal technology and innovation, currently serving as the Head of Strategy for Reynen Court, a startup working to accelerate law firms’ adoption of legal technology. A former corporate lawyer with Davis Polk in New York and London, Christian left practice to dive into the world of legal innovation, launching a number of media projects before founding the NY Legal Tech Meetup (a 1,400-member community working to build an open, informed, and supportive NYC-based legal innovation ecosystem) and Inspire.Legal™ (a collaborative mission to better understand and define the most pressing problems facing the legal industry).