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Dodd-Frank Act a major feature in 2011 edition of Regulation of Investment Advisers

Wednesday 16th Feb 2011

The Dodd-Frank Reform Act, recently signed into law, is ushering in some of the most pervasive changes in securities laws potentially since the 30s, says Gerald Lins, general counsel of ING Investment Management Americas in New York, and co-author of the 2011 edition of Regulation of Investment Advisers. Watch the brief video below to hear Lins ...

“The Game” stuns attendees at legal marketing awards program

Tuesday 15th Feb 2011

Everyone was talking about “The Game” (in the Oscar-nominated Inception sort of way) at the recent 2011 Hubbard One Excellence in Legal Marketing Awards gathering. Yes, marketers were duly thrilled for Jeffrey J. Berardi, chief marketing officer, K& L Gates LLP, who was named Marketing Professional of the Year, and they were delighted for Fasken Martineau DuMoulin ...

Using SharePoint for teamwork

Thursday 3rd Feb 2011

LegalTech New York ended yesterday addressing key issues such as legal project management, e-discovery, creating efficiencies and excellence for clients, and the technologies that are shaping the legal industry. One of the last sessions of the day included Steve Fletcher, chief information officer, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, and Meredith Williams, director of knowledge ...

Bob Ambrogi on LegalTech 2011

Thursday 3rd Feb 2011

Bob Ambrogi, attorney and editor of the WebWatch column for Law Technology News, comments on what he’s seen at LegalTech.  Bob says a lot of the focus this year, as it has been for several years, has been on e-discovery.  This year, there’s also much discussion of cloud computing, and particularly the convergence of new e-discovery applications that ...

Thoughts from Andy Adkins

Thursday 3rd Feb 2011

What would our LegalTech coverage be without thoughts from Andy Adkins? Many of you are familiar with his work, but for those who aren’t, Adkins is a 20-year vet in this industry, currently serving as president of the Legal Technology Institute. He also owns the firm Adkins Consulting. When we talked with him, he shared ...

Leveraging technology for better firm efficiencies

Wednesday 2nd Feb 2011

Some of the key topics being discussed at LegalTech New York are currently top of mind in the legal marketplace, including: AFAs, information management, legal process management, and mobility – both internally and externally – for law firms. Rob Saccone, vice president of Product Management for Hubbard One, moderated a panel on “Leveraging Technology for ...

Alternative Fee Arrangement presentation at LegalTech

Wednesday 2nd Feb 2011

It piqued my interest when I learned Dan O’Day would be presenting at LTNY on Alternative Fee Arrangements (AFAs). AFAs are nothing new. In fact, as Dan pointed out during his presentation, AFAs used to be the standard billing practice for lawyers years ago. At the start of the 20th century, the legal profession was ...

Creating the Law Firm of the Future at NYLT 2011

Wednesday 2nd Feb 2011

We caught up with Keith McLemore, director of Legal Information Services, Cooley LLP, who recapped his session, “Creating the Law Firm of the Future”. The main theme throughout the session was that clients want predictability. According to Keith, “there will be more transparency on how much matters cost. Different price points for legal services will ...

FindLaw at LegalTech

Wednesday 2nd Feb 2011

This guest post is from Karl Florida, president, FindLaw. We’re excited to be at LegalTech as part of our Thomson Reuters Business of Law presence, to showcase how FindLaw helps power the comprehensive suite of Business of Law solutions that help law firms manage their practices. Our FindLaw team has been showcasing our FirmSite Premium ...

eDiscovery at LegalTech

Tuesday 1st Feb 2011

Caught up with Jobst Elster, head of content, InsideLegal, at the ALM Editor’s Breakfast this morning, and he has some thoughts on the latest trends in eDiscovery at the show. You may recall an interview we did with Elster last year at ILTA about law firm technology purchasing trends.

How does your firm Engage?

Tuesday 1st Feb 2011

One trend that we’re seeing at LegalTech is a focus on greater firm efficiency – and products and services that can help. Thomson Reuters Engage from the Business of Law unit of Thomson Reuters, Legal helps firms do just that – manage how they engage with clients. Engage is the first Engagement Planning and Management (EPM) ...

LegalTech day 2 recap

Tuesday 1st Feb 2011

It was anything but dull on day 2 at LegalTech New York. Between the ALM editor and blogger breakfast this morning and fantastic sessions this afternoon, the Legal Current team could be seen scrambling around the Hilton all day long. We did manage to find a few minutes at the end of the day to ...

A philosophical discussion or a crystal ball?

Tuesday 1st Feb 2011

One year ago, the opening day general session at New York LegalTech featured Thomson Reuters, Legal CEO Peter Warwick and Mohammed ElBaradei, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former head of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency. This session was a centerpiece of the WestlawNext launch, and their discussion explored the rule of law in ...