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Program Agenda | The Shrinking Pyramid: Implications for Law Practice and the Legal Profession

Jefferson Memorial

Thursday, April 11, 2013

6:00-7:30 pm
Opening Cocktail Reception
(optional, open to all participants)

Friday, April 12, 2013

8:15-8:45 am
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:45-9:00 am
Welcoming Remarks

9:00-10:30 am
Collaboration and Innovation in the New Normal

  • Collaboration: A Challenging but Strategic Imperative for Today’s Law Firm, Heidi Gardner, Harvard Business School
  • Changing Career Models and Capacity for Innovation in Professional Services, Michael Smets, Aston Business School; Timothy Morris, Said Business School, University of Oxford; Namrata Malhotra, Imperial College Business School

Moderator: Reena Sengupta, RSG Consulting
Panelists: Kim Koopersmith, Chair, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP; Stephen Denyer, Global Markets Partner, Allen & Overy LLP

10:30-10:45 am
Break

10:45 am-12:15 pm
Re-Engineering Legal Services

  • Even in a Digital, Data-Driven World We Still Need Travel Agents – and Lawyers, Renee Newman Knake, Michigan State University College of Law and ReInvent Law Laboratory; Silvia Hodges, Fordham University School of Law and TyMetrix Legal Analytics; Andy Daws, Riverview Law; James Peters, LegalZoom
  • How Does New Technology Affect Workplace Relationships? Evidence from Knowledge Management Systems Implementation in a Corporate Law Firm, Forrest Briscoe, Penn State Smeal College of Business; Marion Brivot, Université Laval; Wenpin Tsai, Penn State Smeal College of Business

Moderator: Tanina Rostain, Georgetown Law
Panelists: Lisa Damon, National Chair, Labor & Employment Practice, Seyfarth Shaw LLP; Mitch Kowalski, author, Avoiding Extinction: Reimagining Legal Services for the 21st Century; Paul Lippe, Legal OnRamp

12:30-1:45 pm
Lunch Panel: Legal Services in Emerging Countries: Brazil, India, and China

Moderator: James Jones, Georgetown Law
Panelists: David Trubek, University of Wisconsin Law School; Sida Liu, University of Wisconsin Department of Sociology and Law School; Jay Krishnan, Indiana University Maurer School of Law

1:45-2:00 pm
Break

2:00-3:30 pm
Corporate Clients and Outside Law Firms: Procurement or Partnership?

  • Deconstructing Big Law: The Future Market for Corporate Legal Services - Preliminary Results, Molly Selvin, Stanford Center on the Legal Profession, Stanford Law School and Southwestern Law School; Patrick M. Hanlon, Stanford Center on the Legal Profession, Stanford Law School
  • Lawyers Between Market and Hierarchy: Evidence from Fortune 500 Companies, Mari Sako, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Moderator: Ellen Rosenthal, Chief Counsel, Pfizer Legal Alliance and Vice-President and Assistant General Counsel, Pfizer
Panelists: Leslie Turner, General Counsel, The Hershey Company; Matthew Biben, General Counsel, Chase Consumer Businesses and Senior Legal Adviser, JPMorgan Chase

3:30-3:45 pm
Break

3:45-5:30 pm
Sustainable Law Firm Models: Beyond the Pyramid?

  • The Economic Crisis: What Happened to Associates and What Does the Future Hold for Them? Lisa Rohrer, Georgetown Law, and Peter Sherer, Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary
  • Limiting the Damage of Lateral Partner Movement: Exit Quantity, Geographic Focus, and Multiple Movers, Rhett Brymer, Farmer School of Business at Miami University; Len Bierman, Mays School of Business, Texas A&M University

Moderator: Aric Press, American Lawyer Media
Panelists: Paul Smith, Partner, Eversheds and Eversheds Consulting; Blane Prescott, Chief Executive Officer, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP; Steven J. Harper, publisher, The Belly of the Beast; author, The Lawyer Bubble: A Profession in Crisis

5:30 pm
Cocktail Reception

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