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12th Annual Knowledge Management in the Legal Profession
26 Oct 2016 - 27 Oct 2016
New York, NY
$1,895.00 per registrant

The Evolution of Practice Innovation...

Patrick V. DiDomenico, Chief Knowledge Officer, Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart
Michael Mills, Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer,  Neota Logic  
Larry Prusak, Researcher, Consultant (was Founder/ Executive Director of the Institute for Knowledge  Management - IKM)  
Dr. Edward J. Hoffman, Chief Knowledge Officer, NASA  
Dr. Jay Liebowitz, Distinguished Chair of Applied Business and Finance, Harrisburg University of Science & Technology  
Peter Kaomea, Chief Information Officer,  Sullivan & Cromwell
Zev Eigen, National Director Data Analytics,  Littler Mendelson
Linda Novosel, Chief Pricing & LPM Officer,  Steptoe & Johnson
Aleisha Gravit, Chief Marketing & Business Development Officer, Akin Gump  
Toby Brown, Chief Practice Management Officer,  Perkins Coie
Patrick G. Dundas, Associate, Schulte Roth & Zabel
Meredith L. Williams, Chief Knowledge Management Officer, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz
Philip Bryce, Global Director of Knowledge Management, Mayer Brown  
Vishal Agnihotri, Chief Knowledge Officer, Akerman
Sally Gonzalez, KM Program Manager, Norton Rose Fulbright
Oz Benamram, Chief Knowledge Officer, White & Case  
Eliot C. Levy, Manager of Process Improvement,  Levenfeld Pearlstein 
David Hobbie, Senior Manager, Knowledge Management, Goodwin Procter  
Eric Hunter, Director of Knowledge, Innovation & Technology Strategies, Bradford & Barthel
Stephen Iddings, PMP, VP Architecture & Strategy, Global Business & Content Systems, LexisNexis  
Joshua Fireman, Founder/President, Fireman & Company  
Ron Friedmann, Fireman & Company
Joe Breda, Executive Vice President, Product, Bloomberg BNA 
T.J. Elliott, Vice President & Chief Learning Officer, Educational Testing Service (ETS)
Lisa Abrams, Independent Consultant, Lisa C Abrams Consulting LLC
Keith Lipman, President, Prosperoware
Phil Rosenthal, President, Fastcase
Glenn LaForce, EVP, Chief Strategy Officer, Handshake Software
Stuart Barr, Chief Stragey Officer HighQ
Marlene Gebauer, Director of Knowledge Solutions, Greenberg Traurig
Steve Obenski, CMO, Kira Systems
Zena Applebaum, Director, Competitive Intelligence, Bennett Jones
Debbie Ting, KM Technology Manager, Paul Weiss
Ryan McClead, VP, Client Engagement & Strategy, Neota Logic




Why should you attend this program?

For the majority of law firms there is an internal struggle between long-standing cultural norms and an evolving, data-driven business environment in which law firms must be willing to adapt and accept new ways of analyzing and supporting their  businesses.  

As law firms confront more rationalized business processes—aspiring to create  efficiencies that drive profitability, predictability of fees, and a more comprehensive view of matter management—we have witnessed the emergence of new roles,  functions and methodologies that did not exist within law firms just few short years ago.  Indeed, we are moving away from a traditional, silo’d environment into an  integrated world that will no doubt redefine law firm support functions.  

Law firm investment in Knowledge Management continues to grow…  

The law firm KM toolkit has expanded to now include enterprise search, experience location, expert systems, and other collaborative tools (some of which are clientfacing) — while the remit for some KM practitioners today also includes support for  alternative fee arrangements, process improvement initiatives, and legal project  management. All the while, automation, machine-learning and advanced analytics are coming of age…  How can these forces be coordinated to mutually re-inforce as  opposed to combat or overcome one another?  

As the KM function matures within law firms, and as the organization evolves to keep pace with changes in the legal marketplace, legal KM practitioners must remain     nimble and able to re-invigorate their KM strategy.  No matter how mature your KM    program, we all must be prepared to engage with an array of stakeholders—ranging from firm management to fee earners to other business services departments—to build alliances and to win support for our strategy.  Successful engagement depends on understanding what motivates and concerns these stakeholder communities and devising approaches that overcome barriers and builds support.  

Ark Group’s 12th annual Knowledge Management in the Legal Profession conference will once again provide an ideal platform for networking, discussion and debate  concerning KM’s potential as an “organizational capability” for leveraging the firm’s experience, data and intellectual capital as a strategic resource, while evolving in step with demands that are reshaping the business of law.  

Conference Venue & Hotel Accommodations:
The Conference will be held at:
New York Law School
185 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013
Hotels Nearby:
Tribeca Grand Hotel
2 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10013
212 519 6600
Sheraton Tribeca
370 Canal Street
New York, NY 10013
212 966 3400
Hilton Garden Inn Tribeca
39 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10013
212 966 4091
Soho Grand Hotel
310 W Broadway
New York, NY 10013
212 965-3000
Cosmopolitan Hotel Tribeca
95 W Broadway
New York, NY 10007
212 566-1900
The James New York
27 Grand St
New York, NY 10013
(212) 465-2000
Group Discount:

Group discounts are available! Contact Peter Franken at for more info!

Sponsorship Opportunities:

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Can’t Attend?

We're sorry to have missed you, please mark this event down on your calendar, we host it every October in NYC!!

Cancellation policy
  • Registrations can be submitted at any stage prior to the event, subject to availability. A limited allocation is being held and registering early is therefore recommended - in the event of the registration not being accepted by Ark Group the total amount will be refunded.
  • Payment must be received in full prior to the event.
  • All speakers are correct at the time of printing, but are subject to variation without notice.
  • If the delegate cancels after the registration has been accepted, the delegate will be liable for the following cancellation charges:
            1. Cancellations notified over 45 days prior to the event will not incur a cancellation fee
            2. In the event of a cancellation being between 45 and 30 days prior to the event, a 20% cancellation fee will be charged.
            3. For cancellations received less than 30 days prior to the event, the full delegate rate must be paid and no refunds will be available.
  • All registrations submitted by email, fax, U.S. Postal Service, FedEx or over the telephone are subject to these booking conditions.
  • All cancellations must be received in writing.
  • Ark Group will not be held liable for circumstandes beyond their control which lead to the cancellation or variation of the program.
  • Please make checks payable to Ark Group USA