Elena Kraus, Divisional Vice President of Commercial Legal Services for Walgreen Co., and Bill Cleaver, Director of Discovery Services for Huron Legal, discussed leadership strategies and how to build a high-performing team.
Robert Waldman, Co-Managing Partner at Venable LLP, and Drew Lewis, eDiscovery Counsel for Recommind, discussed the challenges for a law firm in reducing costs while still providing the best-in-class services that clients increasingly expect in this new environment.
Andrew Smulian, Chairman and CEO of Akerman LLP, and Drew Lewis, eDiscovery Counsel for Recommind, discussed the increasing importance of metrics in the legal industry and why the big law model is not coming back.
Don Lents, Chair of the Firm at the international law firm Bryan Cave LLP, and Drew Lewis, eDiscovery Counsel for Recommind, discussed the importance of culture in attracting talent and why the legal profession needs to adjust to being a mature industry rather than a growth industry.
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