Last year, Google bought Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. As usually happens in such a merger, the law department went though a significant re-organization. Of the law department’s 250 people, 150 departed post-merger — some to Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., others left the company. The MM law department took Google’s instructions to better use technology to heart, and not only “ate the dog food,” (i.e., used Google technology) but became a “skunkworks” operation — actually developing new technology tools and apps to help the legal team streamline processes and deliver faster, better, cheaper, and transparent legal services.
Law Technology Now host Monica Bay, an attorney and editor-in-chief of ALM’s Law Technology News, interviews David Kenzer, Motorola’s vice president of law, and Elizabeth Jaworksi, director of legal operations, about how the MM law department embraced Google’s culture.
In the Law Technology News June cover story, “Silicon Startups,” reporter Tam Harbert describes how Stanford University’s Law School has become the “vortex” for entrepreneurship in legal technology. The law school has joined forces with the University’s engineering and computer science departments to create the Center for Legal Informatics laboratory — dubbed Code X. Among the results is Lex Machina, a startup offering a rich database of intellectual property litigation information that helps law firms, corporate counsel, and the government refine their trial and settlement strategies. The company just completed a second round of funding, infusing $4.8 million into its war chest. Law Technology News Editor-in-Chief Monica Bay welcomes attorney Roland Vogl, executive director of Code X, to discuss this exciting project on the June edition of Law Technology Now.
In this May edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay, editor-in-chief of ALM’s Law Technology News, invites Mark Michels, a director in Deloitte Financial Advisory Services, and Henry Kelston, senior counsel at Milberg, to discuss the proposed changes in federal e-discovery rules. Kelston’s article, “Are We on the Cusp of Major Changes to E-Discovery Rules?“, was recently published in Law Technology News.
- Mark Michels is a director at Deloitte Financial Advisory Services. As a former in-house counsel, he specializes in advising on electronic discovery management. Mark has more than 13 years of experience in devising multi-faceted corporate discovery programs, including developing discovery compliance processes and requirements, evaluating and implementing solutions for collection, processing, review, and production of diverse corporate data, and applying continuous process improvement methodologies.
- Henry Kelston is senior counsel at Milberg, specializing in complex litigation and electronic discovery. Henry is a member of the firm’s e-discovery practice group and The Sedona Conference’s Working Group 1 on Electronic Document Retention and Production. He is a frequent writer and speaker on e-discovery issues.
Listen in on the roundtable discussion of the future of e-discovery.
Monica Bay, a lawyer and journalist, has been editor-in-chief of Law Technology News magazine since 1998, and with ALM since 1985. She is the author of The Common Scold and manager of EDD Update blogs. Her monthly podcast, Law Technology Now, produced in partnership with Legal Talk Network, can also be found at lawtechnologynow.com. Under her direction, LTN magazine has won 47 awards for editorial excellence, from American Business Media, the American Bar Association, the American Society of Business Publications Editors, the Trade Association Business Publications International, and others. She has also been honored by the Associated Press and Sigma Delta Chi. A frequent speaker, Bay has been quoted in numerous newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times and Southwest Spirit magazine.
Previously based in San Francisco, Bay was senior editor of The Recorder newspaper and Counsel Connect online service. Long active in cyberspace, she helped The Late Show with David Letterman establish its first website on America Online. A member of the California bar, she lives in New York City and Lakeville, CT.
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