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SOLID Winter
January 28-29, 2021


SOLID Winter
January 28-29, 2021



SOLID Winter
January 28-29, 2021



SOLID Winter
January 28-29, 2021


The Summit on Legal Innovation and Disruption
Great Location • Audacious Mission


SOLID Winter, Agenda – January 28-29, 2021
11:00 am – 3:00 pm Daily EST

*Content Subject to Change

Day 1 – Jan 28, 11:00am ET

Welcome and Opening Remarks

David Cowen

David Cowen – Founder of SOLID and The Cowen Group

Session One: The Big Picture – new perspectives – Trends – challenges and solutions

Start Time: 11:00am ET

Amy Segeren – Legal Technology Manager, Chevron

Digital Transformation of the Law Department a.k.a. the Law Department of the Future based on Data, Analytics and more efficient Workflows

Lauren Zajac

Lauren Zajac – Chief Legal Officer, Workhuman

The Evolving Role of the Chief Legal Officer

The evolving role of the Chief Legal Officer. How the Chief Legal Officer can help build and sustain a Corporate Culture that Leads to more Strategic alignment and better Business results.

Jeroen Plink

Jeroen Plink – CEO, Clifford Chance Applied Solutions

Big Law is Not Broken – But it is Segmented.

Some firms have no Interest in Operational Excellence or Changing their Business Model. While others are focused on Innovating their Operations, Efficiency and Meeting new Client Expectations around Operational Excellence.
Jerone lays out the New Law Bell Curve and what Innovation Initiatives look like at the most advanced firms.

Kori Carew

Jeffrey Salling – Global Director of eDiscovery, Novartis

The Law Department as a value asset not a Cost Center

How do you shift the mindset of your Law Department, Business units and Organization to seeing the Law Department as an asset and department of value and drive a cultural paradigm shift that propels everyone around you and your turbo charges your Careeer.

Kori Carew

Michael Mills – Cofounder & Chief Strategy Officer, Neota Logic

What’s Now and What’s Next

Breakout Rooms



Session Two: Technology Innovation in Action

Start Time: 01:00pm ET

Ashley Christy

Ashley Christy – Senior Director of Legal Shared Services and Operations, Cigna

Innovation in Action – How Cigna is Innovating and Creating the Law Department of the Future

Ashley Christy will share the Cigna building blocks leading to success. Including, levelling up paralegals, creating legal chat box, improving data analytics and what’s next for 2021 and 2022.

Jeffrey Catanzaro – Executive Vice President Contracts, Compliance and Commercial Services, Integreon

Contracts Automation

John Bonnet – Director of Innovation and Litigation Support, MetLife

Automation, Legal Bots, and What’s Next

MetLife has created numerous Legal Bots to handle many of the mundane questions and tasks previously handled by highly experienced in-house lawyers.
How did John and his team create these bots, on what platforms and what are the metrics of success?

Elizabeth Nie – V.P., Legal, Global Head of Sales, WeWork

From “Take the Path of Most Resistance” to “Keep It Simple, Silly”

Liz Nie will share how WeWork is transforming its approach to contracts with all types of customers, from solo entrepreneurs to Fortune 100 global enterprises, bolstered by multifaceted data, an aligned executive team and innovative technology

Jennifer Hamilton – Deputy General Counsel, HaystackID

Yes, Programs Matter: Dashboards, Data, and Discovery Management – Discovery as a Business Process

Breakout Rooms

Town Hall


Day 2 – Jan 29, 11:00am ET

Session One: Innovation in Action – Workflow and Process

Start Time: 11:00am ET

Mike Bryant

Mike Bryant – Partner, Knox Capital Holdings

Big Picture

Legal Tech M&A Headlines:
• 4 Billion dollars in Venture Capital pours into legal technology
• Industry leaders form Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC), trading on NYSE while circling two dozen “high-prospect” legal tech/services acquisition targets
How will this investment inflow and vendor consolidation impact the industry and your career?


Ariel Risinger – Legal Counsel, Technology and Commercial Transactions, AXA XL

Data Driven Decisions Checklist. What questions to Ask.

Data Driven Decisions are a key in the Next GEN law department.
What are the top five questions you need to ask of your law department data and what metrics do you measure to drive success. Hint: it’s more then just, Volume, Cost, Time and Realization.

Michelle Curtis Vonderhaar

Oliver Round – Managing Counsel & Director, BNY Mellon

The 3 A’s on today’s law department of the future:Artificial Intelligence, Automation and Analytics.

How to jumpstart your success

Marc Zamsky

Marc Zamsky – Chief Executive Officer, Compliance

Data driven Decisions

Data in one place and the right tools and partners are critical to DDD, data driven decisions that allow corporate counsel to gain new insights and improve critical innovation and decision making.Where is your data? What are your tools and who are your strategic partners in this new world?

Breakout Rooms

Town Hall


Session Two: Innovation in Action- Talent

Start Time: 01:00pm ET


Beth Clutterbuck – Chief Human Resources Officer, Relativity

Transforming the Workforce of Tomorrow, Today

Predicted by Forrester Research, today’s youngest workers will hold between twelve and fifteen jobs in their lifetime. Along with that comes a complete transformation of skills and experience from one job to the next. Join Beth Clutterbuck, Chief Human Resources Officer at Relativity, as she discusses the importance of investing in the workforce of the future, mentorship and the challenges along the way.


Mike Russell – Sr. Manager, Head of Global Legal Operations, Expedia Group

Global Legal Operations; Talent, Process and Partners

“How do you jumpstart a global legal operations group across 5 continents from scratch in a post covid world. In the travel industry! Hint: it’s all about talent, a SOLID plan and great strategic partners that add value, insights and experience.

Kelli Kohout

Kelli Kohout – Chief Administrative Officer, Davis Wright Tremaine

Talent Metrics and How to Staff the Law Firm of the Future

Todd Marlin

Todd Marlin – Principal, EY

Is your algorithm an ethical one?

AI is shaking compliance to the core. New methodologies to manage data, new ethical and moral questions far beyond the traditional scope of compliance, and new people to manage the issues and technologies — such is the impact of AI. In this talk, we explore the “ethics of the algorithm” — some of the compliance risks that companies need to consider as they deepen their dive into digital transformation.

Megan Lutes

Sadie Khodorkovsky – Executive Director – Global Head of Legal Discovery, JPMorgan Chase

Automation and its Impact on People.

Law department automation has a significant and meaningful impact on people. How do you reimagine and train your current talent for the future and maintain a culture of people first.

Session Three: Leadership Working Group: Sprint Panel on Resilient Leadership

Start Time: 03:15pm ET

What are the Emerging and Evolving Skills, Competencies, and Experience Required to be a Resilient Leader of the Future.

Amy Segeren- Chevron; Ellen Blanchard- T-Mobile; Sadie Khodorkovsky- JPMC; Nathale Hofman- EY; Cristin Traylor- McGuire Woods; Deeana Fleener – Integreon; Nick Long- Reed Smith; Brad Schaffel – Sullivan & Cromwell; Marco Naasca – Lineal

Breakout Rooms and Town Hall

What is SOLID?

SOLID is a TED-STYLE Talk summit focused on innovation and the business of law. Did you ever listen to a great SOLID Talk or panel and wish you had time to engage and brainstorm in real time on how to apply those ideas to your business? 14 speakers will give TED-STYLE talks around the intersection of innovation, advanced technology and the business of law. They share what they are doing, how they are doing it, and the business impact it has.

Our talks are followed by facilitated table talks, sprint panels, and town hall discussions, whereby participants discuss what they know now that they did not know before the session started and how to apply these lessons to their own organizations. SOLID provides participants with maximum interaction with peers and colleagues in a round table, workshop environment to assess current challenges and design concrete solutions.

SOLID Fall 2020 Insights

John Bonnet

Director of Litigation Support at MetLife

Mike Bryant

Partner – Knox Capital Holdings

Mike Russell

Sr. Manager, Head of Global Legal Operations Expedia Group

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SOLID Events In 2020

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January 28 – 29

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April 29-30

SOLID Brazil

May 19


October 7-8

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Technology Companies & Allied Professionals

Past Events Snaps

Reasons to Attend SOLID

Our day will be broken into four themed segments focused on innovation and disruption. We will focus on challenges and barriers, identify opportunities for meaningful change, and develop solutions for all market segments.

100 legal professionals and subject matter experts from law departments, law firms, alternative legal service providers, and academics.

Purposefully moderated tables with curated participants from all market segments.

Participants will switch their tables 2 times throughout the day.

“Solid is unique in size, format and quality of participants and presenters. I met so many talented professionals, given the intimate setting I was able to collaborate with others who shared similar challenges, was inspired by the innovative ways others approach them and gained strategic insight into emerging capabilities that I could bring back and apply. It’s a great forum to expand your insights into innovative approaches that are driving real improvements for how corporations deliver legal services. It’s not your ordinary conference if you want to engage in a thought provoking learning experience while expanding your network. I would highly recommend it.”


Deb Tatar


VP Corporate Systems at MetLife

“If you can attend this, I highly recommend it! Compliance Discovery Solutions was at SOLID East last month in NYC. The format allows for an exchange of ideas with a variety of legal professionals. In one day, I felt like I learned as much or more as I’ve learned from multi-day conferences!”


Maria Maccarone


Vice President, Client Solutions at Compliance Discovery Solutions

“Before SOLID I would say I was a bit of an accidental innovator. I was naturally interested in looking for new and better ways to structure and manage my legal department and spend, but I was not aware of the incredible depth of knowledge out there about how to do that most effectively. SOLID brought all of the pieces together for me and allowed me to make lasting connections with others who are innovating within their teams and across the legal industry. I now have a much deeper understanding of how to draw upon a wide array of resources and technology to reshape what we are doing in a way that drives more value for less total spend. It’s also just a really fun and interesting group of people and the whole experience has expanded my circle of go-to colleagues.”


Jennifer Warner


VP Legal at Columbia Sportswear Company

“I think the most valuable thing for me has been the chance to collaborate with, but also to listen to clients. Getting to hear first hand from GC’s and the C-Suite about their pain points and expectations is truly valuable. It really helps us to “sense check” and to ensure we are not only listening, but hearing and acting on what our clients expect and need from their outside counsel.”


Bryant Isbell


Managing Director, Global eDiscovery & Data Advisory at Baker & McKenzie, LLP