Law Department Day

The ILTACON 2015 Law Department & Legal Operations Day is the third annual event for law department and legal operations members. This is an exclusive event with a focus on operational strategies and issues for legal technology professionals who work in law departments or as part of legal operations. It brings corporate peers together to share their concerns, hear from experts and develop strategies and takeaways.

Registration is exclusive to ILTA law department and legal operations staff. You must register for either the full ILTACON 2015 event or the ILTACON 2015 Monday Day Pass AND the free Law Department & Legal Operations Day.

  Educational Sessions
  Meals and Breaks

Monday, Aug. 31
7:30 - 9:00 a.m.   Breakfast: Join ILTA attendees for breakfast
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.   Keynote: Join ILTA attendees at the morning keynote
10:30 - 10:45 a.m.   Check-In: Coffee and sodas provided in meeting room during check-in
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
  Session One: Apocalypso Roundtable This roundtable discussion is designed to focus on issues related to increasing efficiency and reducing cost in our law departments. We will solicit specific topic ideas and questions prior to ILTACON and prioritize them based on majority vote. Many law department members find this interactive session to be one of the most beneficial parts of the entire conference. It's a great place to network with others who face similar issues in the workplace! Speakers: Tom Morrissey, Purdue Pharma L.P.
12:15 - 12:30 p.m.
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.   Lunch and Networking: Cheeseburgers in Paradise — Join your law department peers for our second annual "Islands of Interest” luncheon and roundtable mini-session discussions. You can take advantage of over 300 years of law department experience in an informal environment where everyone can participate and contribute. Mini-session topics will include matter management, knowledge management, information management, e-discovery and litigation hold. We'll discuss best practices, important criteria and what your peers are doing. Moderators: Vanessa Lozzi, Flagstar Bank and Eric Lieber, Toyota Motor Sales
1:30 - 2:45 p.m.   Session Two: Son of a Son of a Sailor — Have you ever felt like you were speaking a foreign language when trying to communicate with other business units? Do people’s eyes glaze over when you start to talk about governance, compliance or risk? As the song goes, “Read dozens of books about heroes and crooks, and I've learned much from both of their styles.” Come join your law department peers, be they heroes or crooks, for this interactive discussion where we’ll share successes, failures and insights. Find out what has or has not worked for others and take away new tricks to help improve your interactions with other business units. Speakers: Ann Gorr, Ann Gorr, LLC; Glenn O’Brien, Liberty Mutual; Brett Tarr, Caesars
2:45 - 3:30 p.m.   Break: Coffee and sodas provided outside of meeting room in the sponsor area for networking, exhibitor tables
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.   Session Three: Changes in Latitude, Changes in Attitude — General counsel are seeking increased value from their outside law firms, well beyond the now mainstream methodologies for delivering legal services, such as alternative fee arrangements. Our panel will discuss how legal departments striving to manage rising workloads while containing costs are addressing the most pressing issues, including moving more high-value legal work in-house plus using legal project management and process improvement to cost-effectively source the necessary components for successful legal outcomes. Speakers: Eyal Iffergan, Hyperion Partners; Susan Packal, Hilton; Mike Russell, Irco and Kris Satkunas, LexisNexis CounselLink; Moderator: Eric Lieber
4:45 - 6:00 p.m.   Reception: Island Fever/It's Five O'Clock Somewhere Networking with exhibitors and peers


Financial Assistance

In efforts to ease the financial cost of the full conference for law department members, we're offering two exciting opportunities:

  1. Law Department Scholarship: Vendors participating in Law Dept Day will sponsor a scholarship!

  2. Bring a Client Initiative: Any ILTA member law firm purchasing at least three full conference passes AND any vendor with a booth in the Exhibit Hall may invite an ILTA member corporate law department client to attend the full conference at half the current price. Check with your outside counsel and service providers!

Volunteer Leaders

The educational content developed for the ILTACON Law Department Day is driven by the following ILTA member volunteers. They're available to answer your questions!