11:30 am — 2:00 pm
Freidenrich Conference Center, Oshman Family JCC
3921 Fabian Way

Palo Alto, CA 94303 United States
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The LegalTech Revolution: How Innovation is Transforming Legal Services

The legal industry is undergoing a technological revolution, and a wave of acquisitions. In the last several years, Legal Technology (LegalTech) has exploded into an almost $400B market. From only 15 LegalTech companies on Angel List in 2009 to over 400 listed in 2013, technological disruption has affected every branch of the legal industry, including intellectual property and licensing. Often compared to financial technology (FinTech), the LegalTech industry has seen major venture investment backing in four areas, which were cited by Bessemer Ventures as ripe for disruption: process automation, legal research, consumer, and e-discovery.

Join our expert panel to find out more about the latest trends in LegalTech. Whether you are an in-house lawyer, outside counsel, or a licensing professional interacting with your legal department, the panel will highlight tools and technologies that can significantly improve the efficiency and reduce the cost to your practice or company. We will also discuss the economics and metrics related to the valuation of LegalTech companies, as well as the key performance indicators (KPIs) that they aim to improve in legal organizations.

Annie Rogaski, Partner, HIPLegal, LLP

Sue Banerjee, VP Client Relations, eBrevia
Eddie Hartman, Co-­Founder and President, LegalZoom
Brian Howard, Director of Analytics, Lex Machina
Mary Juetten, CEO, Traklight Inc.; Co-­‐Founder, Evolve Law
Efrat Kasznik, President, Foresight Valuation Group

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Registration and Networking lunch
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Program

Freidenrich Conference Center, Oshman Family JCC
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Register for the event online at http://www.lesusacanada.org/group/SV

Early, by Friday, March 11, 2016, 9 PM PST
LES Members: $45
Non-Members: $50

After Friday, March 11, 2016, 9 PM PST
LES Members: $50
Non-Members: $55

Online Registration Deadline: Monday, March 14, 2016, 9 PM PST

After Monday, March 14, 2016, contact James House, siliconvalleywriting@gmail.com

No refunds after Friday, March 11, 2016
Substitutions are permitted

This event qualifies for 1.5 hours of MCLE credit

Sponsored by Foresight Valuation Group, Traklight, Evolve Law, HIPLegal LLP


Sue Banerjee, VP Client Relations, eBrevia
Sue Banerjee is the Vice President of Client Relations at eBrevia. In this role, she is responsible for interfacing with clients in the western half of the United States and Asia, ensuring that eBrevia’s technology addresses their needs. Sue also assists with the implementation of strategic partnerships and is involved with marketing and product development. Prior to joining eBrevia, Sue practiced law at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease LLP. Sue holds a Bachelor of Science from Georgetown University and a Juris Doctorate from George Washington University Law School. After law school, she served as law clerk to the Hon. Judge Richard L. Williams, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Eddie Hartman, Co-­Founder and President, LegalZoom
Edward Hartman is one of our Co-founders and has served in several key roles since 2000, most recently as Chief Product Officer. Prior to LegalZoom, Mr. Hartman was the Chief Technology Officer at TROON, LTD, later acquired by Xceed International. Mr. Hartman was a creator of two web-based applications, MajorFind and Megaphone. He sat on the board of the Project Management Institute (Los Angeles Chapter) and is a current board member of the Brent Shapiro Foundation. Mr. Hartman received a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.A. in Anthropology from Yale University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania Program for Executives in San Francisco, California, where he was designated a Palmer Scholar. He is a member of the California Bar.

Brian Howard, Director of Analytics, Lex Machina
Brian Howard works on providing technology-enables analytic services that answer complex questions posed by customers by drawing insights from Lex Machina’s data. Brian comes to Lex Machina from the Durie Tangri law firm in San Francisco, where he defended and advised a variety of clients accused of infringing software patents, and occasionally worked on other copyright and trademark advice matters. Previously, Brian was at Quinn Emanuel working on the Apple/HTC/Motorola/Samsung patent litigation.

Brian attended the University of Virginia School of Law, graduating in 2009 with a J.D. and a M.A. in Legal History. Prior to law school, Brian was on the teaching faculty of the Thomas Jefferson School in St. Louis, MO, teaching Math and Ancient/European History, as well as serving as director of technology. Brian earned his bachelor’s degree from Yale University in 2004 in History and Computer Science.

Mary Juetten, CEO, Traklight Inc.; Co-­‐Founder, Evolve Law
Mary Juetten is founder & CEO of Traklight.com, a Phoenix based, software company that provides cost-effective, online IP identification tools and resources that enable inventors, creators, entrepreneurs and small businesses to identify and protect their IP.

Mary has over twenty-five years of leadership experience in both the public and private sectors. She is a self-described recovering accountant, holding both a CA and CPA, and a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University and a JD from Arizona State. Her prior work experience includes financial auditing with Richter, Usher, & Vineberg, consulting with Price Waterhouse, and executive positions with Vancouver Community College, AMEC Training & Development, and Chief Operating Officer with a local online startup, youchange Inc. Mary consults and mentors start-ups in the areas of planning, business models, and IP identification and is active in national crowdfunding organizations CFPA and CfiRA.

Efrat Kasznik, President, Foresight Valuation Group
As Foresight’s President, Efrat is in charge of the firm’s business development, thought leadership and professional services activities. She brings over 20 years of diversified experience as an IP valuation and strategy expert, having assisted companies of all sizes and across a range of industries with valuing, commercializing and monetizing their innovation. Efrat is a Lecturer on IP management at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, is listed on the IAM 300 list of Leading IP Strategists, and is a member of the LES High Tech Sector leadership committee. Prior to Foresight, Efrat was a practice leader at two consulting firms, where she ran the IP Valuation and Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) practices. Efrat has also been a co-founder, CFO and adviser of several startups in Silicon Valley and in Europe. She holds an MBA from UC Berkeley, and a BA in Accounting & Economics from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. In the early mornings you will often find her hiking the Stanford Dish, where she finds inspiration for great ideas.

Annie Rogaski, Founding Partner, HIPLegal, LLP
At its core, HIPLegal is a team, both within our firm and in partnership with our clients. By understanding our clients’ business and strategy, and leveraging our collective, complementary expertise, we ensure the strategies we design and implement align with our clients’ business values and anticipate future issues. Upon this foundation, we help maximize our clients’ opportunities in protecting, valuing, licensing and maximizing their IP.

In addition to my legal practice, I am passionate about the advancement of women into leadership positions. In 2011, I saw the need for and co-founded a women’s club focused on increasing women’s presence in leadership positions in Silicon Valley and beyond – a club that provides leadership training to women, facilitates practice of leadership skills and has built a strong network of women leaders across Silicon Valley. In October 2012, the CLUB, an incubator of women leaders, was launched. I am proud to be President and Co-Founder of the CLUB. For information about membership and sponsorship, see www.theclubsv.org.

–Northern District Court of California Mediator and Early Neutral Evaluator Training
–McGeorge School of Law, J.D., with distinction
–University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A., Chemistry, with honors