May 2–4, 2016 | San Francisco

As proud Platinum sponsors of the first annual conference organized by the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC), Elevate co-presents several sessions:

Legal Ops Dept Maturity Model: How do you rate?
May 2, 10:45–11:45am

Developing a strong legal operations function is critical to optimizing the performance and efficiency of any legal department. But that begs the question: what does a strong legal operations function look like? How many people, if any, should be on your legal ops team? What levels of experience should they have? To whom should they report? And what should legal ops be doing—and in what order–to optimize performance and drive efficiency?
Panelists:
Pratik Patel, VP Legal Business Solutions, Elevate
Jeff Franke, Chief of Staff and Sr. Director of Global Legal Operations, Yahoo
Kevin Clem, Managing Director, HBR Consulting

e-Billing Review Process: Google’s Journey to Best Practices
May 2, 2:30–3:30pm

Legal Invoice Review is a critical component to the overall outside counsel and spend management process. However, it is often loosely delivered or absent altogether in most law departments. However, when legal invoice review is appropriately combined with the power of eBilling, the benefits can be substantial. Only one problem – lawyers hate to review bills!
Panelists:
Pratik Patel, VP Legal Business Solutions, Elevate
Mary O’Carroll, Head of Legal Operations, Google

Using Project Management and Simple RFPs When Engaging a Law Firm
May 2, 4–5pm

RFPs can be a useful tool during the selection stage of the matter lifecycle, but they come in many shapes, colors and sizes. Where and when should they be used, and how can they be simplified? The three members of our panel will give their experiences from three different perspectives: the corporate legal department, the law firm and the consultant bridging the gap.
Panelists:
Pratik Patel, VP Legal Business Solutions, Elevate
Ken Callander, Managing Principal, Value Strategies LLC
David Cunningham, Chief Information Officer, Winston & Strawn

Extending and Enabling the Law Department: Legal Procurement Support
May 3, 9:15–10:15am

Law departments initially began using Legal Services Outsourcing companies with a heavy focus on labor arbitrage, but the LSO industry has evolved significantly over the last decade in terms of the services provided, the service delivery models available, and the value provided.
Panelists:
Andy Banquer, Director, Contract Solutions, Elevate
Connie Brenton, Chief of Staff and Sr. Director of Legal Operations, NetApp
Stephanie Corey, Chief of Staff and Sr. Director, Legal Operations, Flex

Build Versus Buy – e-Billing and Other Data Dashboards
May 4, 10:30–11:30am

With all of the talk about big data, data analytics, and defining core metrics, figuring out how to present the results of your analysis in a clear, thoughtful manner—and ideally in a way that allows for filtering the data for more views real time—is just as important.
Panelists:
Peter Eilhauer, Director, Legal Business Solutions, Elevate
Cecilia Yoshida, Manager of Legal Operations, Yahoo
Kevin Clem, Managing Director, HBR Consulting

Also attending the conference from Elevate:

  • Liam Brown, Founder and Chairman
  • Kunoor Chopra, VP, Legal Services & Strategic Accounts, Elevate
  • Mark Redmayne, VP Business Development
  • Dan Coll, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
  • Jake Hills, Senior Manager, Legal Operations
  • Ron Dappen, Director, Marketing

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