Bob Ambrogi is a lawyer and journalist who has been writing and speaking about legal technology and innovation for more than two decades. He writes the award-winning blog LawSites, is a columnist for Above the Law, hosts the podcast about legal innovation, LawNext, and hosts the weekly legal tech journalists’ roundtable, Legaltech Week. He is also cofounder of the LawNext Legal Technology Directory.
Nicole Black is a Rochester, N.Y., attorney, author and journalist, and SME and external education director at MyCase, legal practice management software. She is a nationally recognized author, journalist, and speaker on legal technology topics. She is the author of the book, Cloud Computing for Lawyers (2012), and co-author of the book, Social Media for Lawyers: The Next Frontier (2010), both published by the American Bar Association. She also co-authors "Criminal Law in New York," a Thomson Reuters treatise. She writes regular columns for Above the Law, ABA Journal, and The Daily Record, has authored hundreds of articles for other publications, and regularly speaks at conferences regarding the intersection of law and emerging technologies. She is an ABA Legal Rebel, and is listed on the Fastcase 50 and ABA LTRC Women in Legal Tech.
Jeffrey R. Schoenberger is an attorney and senior consultant for Affinity Consulting. Jeffrey specializes in practice management advisory services, including content development, CLE presentations, and member consultations. He is also Affinity’s designated Apple expert.
I founded Heckman Consulting as a pure solo in 1997. Recently I have dealt primarily with document management/Worldox. I am a member of the World Software consultants’ advisory board, the “Inner Circle.” My book, Worldox in One Hour for Lawyers, published by the ABA, is now in its third edition.
Marc Lauritsen is a Massachusetts lawyer and educator with an extensive background in practice, teaching, management, and research. He helps people work more effectively through knowledge systems. He has taught at five law schools.
Tom O’Connor is a nationally known consultant, speaker and writer in the area of computerized litigation support systems. Tom’s consulting experience is primarily in complex litigation matters where he has worked with firms of all sizes, including on behalf of the plaintiffs in the BP litigation. He has also been appointed as a technical consultant by various federal and state courts on cases dealing with large amounts of electronic evidence.
After 25 years managing legal library and information services, I switched careers and opted for a flexible life in the legal tech/SaaS market. I enjoy sharing ideas with information professionals through the Vable blog, our social media accounts, as well as speaking at conferences and webinars.
Barron K. Henley, Esq. is one of the founding partners of Affinity Consulting Group, a legal technology consulting firm focused on automating and streamlining law firms and legal departments. Mr. Henley heads Affinity’s document assembly/automation and software training departments. He is also an expert in launching new law firms, overhauling existing firms, and documenting and re-engineering law firm processes.
Bart Earle, vice president, is a programmer and technology consultant with a 23-year history of private legal practice. He has done intensive work in document automation since 1996. Bart is a graduate of Boston University Law School.
Ezequiel Braun Pellegrini
I am a lawyer turned entrepreneur based in Argentina. It was 2020 when I left my practice to launch Brevity, a legal entity management company. Firm believer of life-long learning, the need to #makelawbetter and the power of technology to advance lawyers, clients and the underserved.
Mike Quartararo is the President of the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), a veteran of the legal services industry and author of the book Project Management in Electronic Discovery.
Serena Wellen is Senior Director of Product Management for LexisNexis North America. Her portfolio includes AI-enabled workflow tools, analytics, and advanced search capabilities. She leads multidisciplinary teams focused on applying machine learning, and other advanced technologies to solve common customer problems.
Jason Broughton is chief design officer at LexisNexis. He is responsible for driving the company-wide product design and research functions while overseeing global digital marketing and e-commerce.
Jason joined LexisNexis from Zappos.com, an Amazon company, where he led UX, analytics, and creative services through a period of peak NPS and record profit. Prior to Zappos, Jason led global design at Active Network, a multinational SaaS platform.
Earlier in his career he designed the original interface for the Wayback Machine, Yahoo Website of the Year, and helped the Library of Congress with its first web archive. He worked for Stanford University to advance the use of technology in online learning. As an early employee of Amazon, he spent many years designing products; notably for Alexa and A9. While at Amazon he pioneered search and browser technologies core to how the web works today.
Cate Giordano founded CML Digital Marketing, LLC in 2021. She has over 15 years of experience in the legal field as a paralegal, marketer, and writer. Cate is passionate about helping law firms run their best business with tech solutions.
Nathan Cemenska, JD/MBA, is the Director of Legal Operations and Industry Insights at Wolters Kluwer's ELM Solutions. He previously worked in management consultancy helping GCs improve law department performance and has prior experience as a legal operations business analyst.
Cheryl Wilson Griffin
Cheryl is a strategic consultant with more than 20 years’ experience leading innovation in the legal tech space. She helps high-growth companies scale their technologies, talent, and tactics to realize their most ambitious goals.
Dr. Lance Eliot is a globally recognized expert in AI and law and serves as a Stanford Fellow at the Stanford Center for Legal Informatics, a joint affiliation of the Stanford Law School and the Stanford Computer Science Department. His popular Forbes column has amassed ove 6.8+ million views.
Mary Elizabeth Myrick
Mary Elizabeth Myrick is content marketing coordinator for CivicEye, a company that delivers modern, easy-to-use cloud software for law enforcement and prosecutors that helps to enhance daily workflows and improve community outcomes.
Esosa C. Ohonba
Esosa Ohonba is changemaker, litigator, academic, and law student at New York University School of Law. Esosa is uniquely interested in access to justice, civil rights, and justice tech. Esosa can be found providing supportive housing services to his two-year-old cat Pablo.
Ethan Isaacson is the founder and CEO of LegalEase Citations, an innovative legal citation generator that simplifies the legal citation formatting process for law students, lawyers, and other legal professionals. Ethan is a licensed attorney in Ohio and, prior to starting LegalEase Citations, worked in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of Ohio. With a keen interest in legal technology and efficiency, Ethan developed LegalEase Citations to help streamline legal citation formatting, reduce errors, and save time for legal professionals. He enjoys sharing insights on legal technology, the future of law, and the evolving relationship between law and technology.
John Shim is a board-certified orthopaedic spine surgeon, medical-legal consultant and owner of a software development company.
Ray Galvan Jr.
Ray Galvan Jr. has been practicing law in Texas for 34 years and recently scaled down to pursue his passion for technology and innovation. He is the founder and CEO of a start-up company named Message Billing Solutions, which provides a communication and billing platform for lawyers and other professionals called LawMessenger.
Annette Choti, Esq. is an attorney of 20 years that founded Law Quill, a digital marketing agency for law firms. Annette is the #1 bestselling author of Click Magnet: The Ultimate Digital Marketing Guide For Law Firms, and the creator/host of the Legal Marketing Lounge podcast.
Anthony Seale is the founder and CEO of Legatics. Legatics is a transaction management platform that enables law firms to collaborate and close deals in an interactive online environment, providing clarity, reducing risk and saving time. It is trusted by the world’s leading law firms, including many of the AmLaw 100, UK top 100 and Chambers Band 1 ranked law firms globally, and it has been used in over 60 countries. To find out more, visit legatics.com.
Jeff Cox is the Director of Content of UniCourt, a Legal Data as a Service (LDaaS) company that provides real-time court data and legal analytics you can trust. UniCourt’s mission is to make court data more organized, accessible, and useful for Am Law and Fortune 500 companies. UniCourt’s API-first approach empowers the combination of internal data with external litigation data to find new business opportunities, optimize litigation strategies and outcomes, and power innovative solutions. Jeff is a Florida attorney, who worked in-house at Citi managing legal operations before joining UniCourt. He currently serves on the board of Bay Area Legal Services, a nonprofit, public-interest law firm.
Maya Markovich is executive director of the Justice Technology Association, an organization formed to support companies in the justice tech sector. She is also executive in residence for justice tech at Village Capital, the largest organization in the world supporting impact-driven, seed-stage startups. Formerly, she was chief growth officer at Nextlaw Labs, the legal tech incubator created by Dentons, one of the world’s largest law firms.
Tom Gordon co-founded Responsive Law in 2010 and has been serving as its Executive Director since 2012. He has worked on behalf of consumers of legal services for over two decades, including several years as Senior Counsel and Policy Director at HALT. He has testified hundreds of times before state legislatures, federal administrative panels, state bars, and the American Bar Association. His commentary has been featured in national media, including the Wall Street Journal and USA Today, In 2017, Tom was named to the Fastcase 50 as one of "the law's smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders."
Josh Blandi is the CEO and Co-Founder of UniCourt, a Legal Data as a Service (LDaaS) company that provides real-time court data and legal analytics you can trust. UniCourt’s mission is to make court data more organized, accessible, and useful for Am Law and Fortune 500 firms. UniCourt’s API-first approach empowers the combination of internal data with external litigation data to find new business opportunities, optimize litigation strategies and outcomes, and power innovative solutions.
Josh is featured in the Class of 2023 Legal Rebels by the ABA Journal and the ABA Center for Innovation and is a Fastcase50 honoree. Under his leadership, UniCourt has received numerous awards including the Technology Award of the American Legal Technology Awards and has been recognized as the Overall LegalTech Data Solution Provider of the Year of the LegalTech Breakthrough Awards. As a part of Josh’s strategic vision to provide Legal Data as a Service, he has assembled a diverse, global team across the U.S. and India to unlock the potential of legal data.