The Buying Legal® Council is the international trade organization for legal procurement. Our members are tasked with sourcing legal, alternative and ancillary legal services and managing supplier relationships.
With a laser-sharp focus on the buying of legal, alternative and ancillary legal services, our conferences are the place for education on legal procurement. We combine sharing best practices and learning new skills with cutting-edge industry insights and academic knowledge contribution.
8:00 Registration & Breakfast
8:30 Welcome and 2019 Legal Procurement Trends & the Future of Legal Procurement
Dr. Silvia Hodges Silverstein (Buying Legal Council)
9:00 Presentation: Innovation is Dead. Long Live Innovation. How Practical Innovation is Aligning Law Firm Initiatives with Corporate Legal Expectations
9:30 Panel Discussion
Louise Firestone (LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton Inc.), Milly Parekh (Johnson & Johnson), Andy Krebs (Intel), Leigh Vickery (Level 2 Legal Solutions)
Moderator: Gina Passarella (The American Lawyer)
10:15 Morning Break
11:00 Presentation: Connecting your Data and Strategy for the Best ROI
Dr. Guenther Dobrauz (PwC)
11:30 TedTalk: Framing, Anchoring and Data Biases - What influences pricing decisions?
Adam Minielly (Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt)
11:45 Workshop & Discussion: How to buy more diverse and inclusive in the legal category
Adrienne Fox (Novartis), Milly Parekh (Johnson & Johnson), Joel Stern (NAMWOLF), Erin Hichman (Diversity Lab), Kimberly Brown Blacklow (Cleary Gottlieb), Jonathan Lovitz (National LGBT Chamber of Commerce)
12:30 Lunch Break
1:30 Presentation: The State of the Legal Industry
Gretta Rusanow and Jeff Grossman (both Citi Private Bank)
2:00 TedTalk: The Transformative Power of Data - How to Dig in and Do Better
Catherine Krow (Digitory Legal)
2:15 TedTalk: Working with Outside Counsel for the best ROI
Vandana Dhamija (Legal Operations Consulting)
2:30 TedTalk: Procurement for Greater Good (Corporate Social Responsibility)
Pamela Cone (Amity Advisory)
2:45 TedTalk: Law Firm Profitability: Getting behind the Headlines
Madhav Srinivasan (Hunton Andrews Kurth and Columbia Law School)
3:00 Afternoon Break
3:30 Presentation: Pricing Multi-Year Portfolios of Both Complex and Regular Legal Work
Richard Stock (Catalyst Consulting)
4:15 Workshop Case Study: Data-driven Portfolio Agreements
Matthew Beekhuizen (Greenberg Traurig)
4:45 Panel Discussion
Andie Lam (Novartis), Denise Liddy (AXA XL), Anusia Gillespie (Eversheds Sutherland), Jose Nicot (Teva) Moderator: Rebekah Mintzer (Bloomberg BNA)
5:30 2019 Legal Procurement Awards & Drinks
Dr. Silvia Hodges Silverstein and Helen B. Cork
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Members of the Buying Legal® Council get a 20% discount on the respective ticket price. Please email Doria.
Friends of the Buying Legal® Council get a 10% discount on the respective ticket price. Please email Doria.
Cancellation & Refund Policy: Written requests for registration refunds must be received via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) by August 5, 2019. All conference cancellations received on or before that date will receive a full refund less an administrative fee of $100. No refunds for membership or friendships. No refunds will be made after that date (name substitutions only). Refunds are not given for no-shows.
Jeff Grossman Anusia Gillespie Richard Stock Ari Kaplan
Catherine Krow Louise Firestone Gina Passarella Guenther Dobrauz
Milly Parekh Joel Stern Adam Minielly Adrienne Fox
Gretta Rusanow Matthew Beekhuizen Denise Liddy Andie Lam
Kimberly Brown Blacklow Erin Hichman Leigh Vickery Raj Goyle
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
One Liberty Plaza
1 Liberty Pl, New York
W Hotel New York Downtown
8 Albany Street, New York, NY, 10006
Phone: (646) 826-8600
Check in: Sep. 4, 2019
Check out: Sep. 6, 2019
Afraid the deadline to make your reservation was Friday, August 16. However, the W Hotel may still have some rooms available at the preferred group rate ($299/night plus tax). Please contact the hotel at (646) 826 - 8600 and mention the “Buying Legal Council Room Block” or use this link: Buying Legal Council Room Block.
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Dr. Silvia Hodges Silverstein, CEO (firstname.lastname@example.org)