Leveraging In-House and Law Firm Technology to Achieve Value and Efficiency



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In-house counsel are being asked not just to do more with less, but to be better with less. This is putting extreme pressure on legal departments to understand and implement the technologies that will help them drive efficiency at less cost.

At the same time, they expect outside counsel to provide technical know-how, the ability to integrate on both sides and walk them intelligently through a services process that incorporates the use of technology. Law firms are stepping up to the challenge, partnering with third parties to develop proprietary systems to help their clients—and sometimes going it alone—without the help of experts.

Join this webinar as experts explore all angles of this conundrum and offer practical advice for in-house counsel, law firms, and vendors. Discussion topics will include:

  • What use of technology will help legal departments be better with less?
  • What in-house counsel should expect of their law firms in terms of bringing technology to the partnership?
  • Examples of law firms developing technology solutions in-house or by partnering with third parties. What worked, and didn’t for both approaches?
  • How law firms can differentiate their services through technology-savviness.
  • Will law firms with the emerging legal operation function fare better than those without? How vendors can support both law firms and legal departments with integration and collaboration.


Featured Speakers:

Bryon Bratcher

Managing Director

Gravity Stack, LLC

Bryon serves as Managing Director of Gravity Stack, LLC, a legal data solutions company, and is an expert in legal technology. In this role, Bryon is responsible for infusing innovation and process efficiency into the overall delivery of legal solutions and works closely with corporate legal and AM Law firm stakeholders on a strategic and tactical level.

Bryon previously served as global head of Reed Smith’s Client Technology Solutions group responsible for delivering cost-effective technology solutions and providing consultative direction, to internal and external clientele, pertaining to complex litigation, transactional and operational practice issues.

Rachel J. Barnett

General Counsel and Secretary

Brooks Brothers Group, Inc.

Rachel Barnett is the General Counsel and Secretary of Brooks Brothers Group, Inc., the country’s oldest clothing retailer. Ms. Barnett runs the legal department and is responsible for all aspects of Brooks Brothers’ domestic and international legal affairs. As General Counsel, Ms. Barnett manages a wide-range of legal matters for the company, including, among other things, corporate transactions, employment, intellectual property, real estate, compliance and general litigation. Prior to joining Brooks Brothers, Ms. Barnett was a member of the Board of Directors and General Counsel of Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global Internet media company and trusted publisher of travel, entertainment and local deals.

John Albright

Chief Legal & Compliance Officer

HUB International Limited

John Albright is the Chief Legal and Compliance officer of HUB International, the world’s fifth largest insurance and employee benefits brokerage with more than 12,000 employees offering a broad array of property & casualty, employee benefits, risk management and investment advisory products and services. Mr. Albright also oversees HUB’s Enterprise Risk Management program and all real estate assets (500+ commercial leases).

Gina Passarella


The American Lawyer

Gina Passarella is the editor-in-chief of The American Lawyer. She has covered the business of law for her entire career, first as a reporter and special projects editor with The Legal Intelligencer in Pennsylvania and then as senior editor for business of law in ALM’s global newsroom. She took over as editor-in-chief of The American Lawyer in January 2017.

Zach Zach Warren


Legaltech News

Zach Warren is the editor-in-chief of Legaltech News, a national magazine of ALM Media. In his role, Zach helps explore the intersection of law and technology, leading one of the premier outlets for legal tech news while writing and editing both feature and daily articles for Law.com and in The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel print magazines. Before LTN, Zach worked at InsideCounsel magazine and sports analytics startup numberFire. He currently lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, and received his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University.

Heather Heather Nevitt


Corporate Counsel, Inside Counsel and Global Leaders in Law

Heather Nevitt is the Editor-in-Chief of Corporate Counsel, Inside Counsel and Global Leaders in Law. Heather brings valuable content to the various publications sites she manages while building communities and developing new event ideas to engage readers. Heather joined ALM in 2005 and was the Editor-in-Chief of Texas Lawyer. Before joining ALM, she practiced law and earned her juris doctorate from Michigan State University College of Law in East Lansing, Michigan. She currently lives in Dallas, TX.