Episodes

Episode 8: Angie Hickey on the Benefits of Business People Holding Law Firm Leadership Roles

In Episode 8, we talk to Angie Hickey, CEO of the Chicago based law firm Levenfeld Pearlstein. Angie discusses the benefits of business people holding leadership positions in law firms. Angie is well positioned to talk about this topic because she is a CPA, has an MBA and has worked most of her professional life in...

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Episode 7: Atrium’s Augie Rakow & Max Cantor on Technology First Law Firms

For episode 7 we visited the San Francisco office of legal tech start-up Atrium and talked to Augie Rakow and Max Cantor. Augie is one of Atrium’s founders and Max heads up Atrium’s artificial intelligence efforts. Atrium is actually two companies: Atrium LLP, a law firm focused on providing legal services to start-ups, and Atrium...

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Episode 6: D. Casey Flaherty on Legal Tech Competency, Legal Ops and Client Driven Change

For Episode 6, we sat down with D. Casey Flaherty at the Legal Tech conference in New York City.  Casey talked about a few things: how many lawyers struggle to master everyday technology, his experience as corporate counsel and the efforts he took in that role to improve the way company lawyers did their jobs....

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Episode 5: Ken Grady on Applying Lean Thinking to the Practice of Law

For Episode 5, we were lucky enough to snag an interview with Ken Grady to discuss the application of lean thinking to the practice of law.  Ken has unique insight about the legal industry because he has worked just about every position possible in the legal field.  He is currently a law professor at Michigan...

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Episode 4: Dennis Garcia on Automation, Cybersecurity and the Cloud

In this episode we visited Microsoft Assistant General Counsel Dennis Garcia in his Chicago office. Dennis talked about a few things, including what he and others in the Microsoft legal department are doing to automate and streamline legal work (spoiler alert: bots are involved). Dennis also talks about the benefits of lawyers using cloud computing...

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Episode 3: Kent Zimmermann on Alternative Legal Service Providers

In this episode, we speak with Kent Zimmermann about the rise of alternative legal service providers (AKA legal process outsourcing companies or LPOs). Alternative legal service providers, or ALSPs, help clients and their attorneys accomplish work that has historically handled by law firms, such as document review for electronic discovery, or due diligence contract review...

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