In the September edition of Law Technology Now, attorney Monica Bay, editor-in-chief of ALM’s Law Technology News, interviews Robert Siegel, general partner at Xseed Capital about how Silicon Valley is becoming a hot bed of legal technology startups. With two major Bay Area universities — Stanford and the University of California Berkeley, both with strong synergies among their law schools and computer, engineering, and design departments — innovative law firms and venture capitalists are ready to collaborate, and the sky is the limit, says Siegel.
He explains how these dynamics combine to create opportunities for legal technology lawyers and vendors, and financiers, and how collaborations can result in companies like Lex Machina. They are creating technology products that ultimately help not just the legal community (lawyers, government, academia, and business) do better, faster, and cheaper work, but benefit consumers and businesses, as well. And for innovators and entrepreneurs, he offers concrete advice about how to best approach venture capitalists to successfully get them to yes.
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.
Host Monica Bay, lawyer and editor-in-chief of ALM’s Law Technology News, joins Robert J. Ambrogi, lawyer, writer, and media consultant, to talk about the latest legal technology trends they’ve seen at the trade-show circuit this year. Co-host of Legal Talk Network’s Lawyer2Lawyer podcast, Ambrogi runs a solo law firm where he represents clients in cases that cover the intersection of law, media, and technology. He is the author of LTN magazine’s “Web Watch” column, and writes the LawSites and Media Law blogs.
In our April edition of Law Technology Now, Bay and Ambrogi discuss trends they’ve seen at LegalTech New York and the American Bar Association’s Techshow, such as the rise of practice management software in the cloud, client data security, Big Data, and more.
In this April edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay, editor-in-chief of ALM’s Law Technology News, joins Barclay Blair, founder of ViaLumina an information governing consulting service, to talk about the idea of digital data being erased. We know that simply putting it in the trash can on our desktop isn’t enough, but can it be done? They will also discuss mobile apps which claim they immediately erase data like Snapchat: Does this data actually self destruct? And is using apps like this a liability in court because it looks like there is something to hide?
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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Monica Bay, Editor-in-chief of Law Technology News, discusses this month’s cover story, True Grit. The story dives into the intricacies of how big law firms treat E-discovery, and the surprising gray area surrounding it. Be sure to watch the interview , hosted by Legal Talk Network producer, Kate Kenney.
The U.S. Department of Justice is suing to block AT&T’s takeover of T-Mobile USA. After reviewing the details of the 39-billion-dollar deal, the DOJ said this acquisition would not be good for consumers. AT&T disagrees. On Lawyer2Lawyer, attorneys and co-hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams welcome Maurice E. Stucke, from the University of Tennessee College of Law, Attorney Allen Grunes from the firm, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck and Evan Koblentz, a reporter for Law Technology News, to discuss the suit and the impact on the mobile technology world and consumers.
On this edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay welcomes David Whelan, Manager of Legal Information at The Law Society of Upper Canada, to talk about “Rethink Open Source,” his article about document management in the April issue of Law Technology News. Later in the program, Monica talks with Tom O’Connor, director of the Gulf Coast Technology Center, about the Green Legal Matters Conference in New Orleans.
RSS — really simple syndication — is a terrific tool that can help you easily track key information you need to excel in your legal practice. David Whelan, manager of legal information for the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Great Library, and a member of the Legal Technology News editorial advisory board, takes the mystery out of RSS in this inaugural podcast hosted by Monica Bay, Editor-in-Chief of the award winning ALM publication, Law Technology News.