Kathryn DeBord

Kathryn DeBord

Katie DeBord is vice president of product strategy at DISCO, a publicly traded company that provides and develops cloud-based artificial intelligence-powered legal solutions that simplify eDiscovery, legal document review, and case management for businesses, law firms, legal services providers, and governments. DeBord helps guide DISCO’s product strategy as the company continues to expand offerings across the litigation lifecycle and into new practice areas. 

DeBord was previously the global chief innovation officer at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner where she led the firm’s international cross-disciplinary team dedicated to the innovation and optimization of legal services. She managed a team of lawyers, technology leaders, and related professionals to implement new practice technologies and innovations. She began her legal career at Kirkland & Ellis, LLP as a trial attorney. Her first job out of college was a CIA analyst. 

DeBord is a frequent speaker about legal innovation at industry conferences, educational venues, podcasts, and thought leadership events. She earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Kansas and her JD at the George Washington University School of Law. 

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Guest Appearances
February 20, 2024

How Today’s (And Tomorrow’s) Legal Tech Can Up Your Game

Nothing replaces your legal skills. But hear from a leader in tech how today’s tools, and coming tools, can make you better, faster, and more successful.

January 31, 2019

Legal Innovation: Imagining Creative Solutions for Clients

Katie DeBord talks about how her role as chief innovation officer at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner helps the firm stay aggressively relevant in solving problems for their clients.

May 27, 2016

Evolve Law: The Future and Direction of Legal Technology

Executive Producer Laurence Colletti sits down to interview Evolve Law Co-Founder Mary Juetten and the Evolve Law Client Driven Technology Solutions panelists at the Legal Talk Network’s Denver studio.

May 27, 2016

Evolve Law: Client Driven Technology Solutions

The Evolve Law Client Driven Technology Solutions panelists on data security, advancements in artificial intelligence and legal tech, and how attorneys and technologists can work together to best shape the future of...