Kim Craig

Kim is the Global Director of Legal Process Improvement for SeyfarthLean Consulting, and leads one of the industry’s largest and most innovative teams of legal project managers and process improvement consultants. Kim has extensive experience in leading successful process improvement projects through the application of techniques gained from her Project Management Professional (“PMP”) certification and Six Sigma certification.

Kim also provides consultation to in-house legal teams and Seyfarth Shaw attorneys to improve the practice of law, and is an active leader in driving the firm’s distinctive client service model, SeyfarthLean. The 2011 recipient of the International Legal Technology Association’s (“ILTA”) Professional Services Champion of the Year Award for her leadership in legal project management, she has also collaborated with the American Bar Association to advise on the development of project management curriculum for legal practitioners.

Mike Rebeiro

Mike Rebeiro is a sourcing, technology and information security lawyer based in London. He is the Global Head of our Technology and Innovation practice, and a globally respected thought leader in his fields of expertise. Mike advises on large scale information technology and business process outsourcing including cross border transactions, IT procurement, data privacy and e-commerce projects for both the public and private sectors.

He is described by Legal 500 UK 2013 as ‘top-flight negotiator’ with ‘tremendous industry experience’ and Chambers UK 2012 Information Technology and Outsourcing as ‘commercially savvy, runs a good team and gives innovative, creative advice.’

Barbara Hamilton

Barbara is the Head of Client & Sector Development for global firm CMS Cameron McKenna. Having started in Professional Services Marketing in a broad role, Barbara made the decision to specialise in BD and in particular in developing client relationships and managing high value sales processes. Barbara’s aim is to help fee earning professionals create prosperous successful client and contact relationships.

Barbara is a respected connector within the firm and works with partners and their teams to help solve knotty complexities of the client/adviser relationship. She is an experienced writer and speaker on the subject of marketing, bid best practice, client care and feedback.

Nicky Leijtens

Nicky is the Innovation Manager for NautaDutilh ad works with the Legal Support & Services team which strives to connect operational excellence with customer excellence by finding the right balance between people, tools and the use of technology. The primary objective of the team is to create the ideal conditions in which our people’s talents come to their full potential and our clients’ needs are served in the best way.

Nicky’s main responsibilities are tracking the ecosystem of legal services and how the firm can continue to meet client needs. She has specialities including innovation, research, analysis, design thinking, LEAN Six Sigma, customer experience, project management, creative thinking, change management.

Evgeny Likhoded

Evgeny is the driving force behind ClauseMatch as the Founder and CEO. Previously working at both Morgan Stanley and Gazprom, he is passionate about technology, startups, FinTech, LegalTech, EdTech, Wearables, Drones, smart homes and cities, and philanthropy. Evgeny’s objective with ClauseMatch is to take the boredom and frustration out of document collaboration.

He helps banks and enterprise clients with slow documentation processes by providing them with real time editing, approvals and tracking capabilities in a single platform. Smart documents on the platform integrate directly with internal systems to allow structured data to be analysed, understood and reported on.

Alistair Maiden

Senior Commercial Lawyer: Head of Contracts and Privacy and Information Security Lead

Alistair is a Senior Commercial Lawyer at ASDA and Head of Contracts and Privacy & Information Security Lead. Asda Legal handles many thousands of contracts each year, covering everything we buy and sell, from groceries, general merchandise and clothing, to logistics, e-commerce and information technology. To keep pace with this volume Alistair and his team are revolutionising the way they deal with contracts including setting up a dedicated contracts team.

Alistair is also ASDA’s data protection and privacy lead. The security of customers’ personal data is fundamentally important to Asda and the organisation has developed a sophisticated programme to help them keep this data safe and secure.

Matthew Paterson

Matthew Paterson – Senior Legal Counsel, Transformation

Matthew is a senior in-house lawyer at Vodafone Global Enterprise with substantial commercial experience working on high value, international projects. He focuses on general business strategy, commercial guidance, regulatory issues, contract drafting and negotiation, and is directly responsible to senior management for all legal issues arising from Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia Pacific.

Matthew has experience in successfully delivering large scale projects for many large and well known MNCs and has worked closely and project managed a range of commercial, finance, tax, information technology and corporate divisions to deliver results for the business.

 

Louise Callam

Louise joined American Express in 2011 when she moved to London from Edinburgh, and has held various roles within the legal team, initially acting as a “Lawyer on Demand” and now acting as in-house counsel to the American Express International Insurance Services business and to the International Currency Card business globally (outside of the US).
This typically involves working with business leaders on commercial, legal and regulatory strategy and supporting innovative projects.  Louse also provides advisory services to the Co-Brands and Partnerships line of business in the UK and has experience in commercial contracts, insurance and payments regulation.

Kate Sullivan

Kate Sullivan has been working with Lonely Planet for the past six years, first as a Corporate Lawyer and now as Senior Legal Counsel for the Lonely Planet group. Kate held previous roles in the film and television industries. In her role at Lonely Planet Kate has been an integral player in the transformation of the legal team’s service delivery model as a result of the successful introduction of Agile. Being a non-traditional workflow methodology in the context of the legal sector, the journey of Lonely Planet’s legal team has provided some invaluable insights into organisational efficiencies which can be achieved through Agile.

At Lonely Planet Kate has assisted with the implementation of Agile work processes across both traditional publishing and online business units. Kate has also presented Lonely Planet legal’s approach to working in Agile to other in-house legal teams at companies such as Bankwest, Telstra and BBC Worldwide. Kate has also delivered presentations to conferences “Agile On the Beach” in Cornwall and “Øredev” in Sweden.

The Lonely Planet legal team continues to explore Agile work practices and the evolution has been a key element in the team delivering an outstanding service to Lonely Planet. Kate continues to be an advocate for the Agile process.

Daniel van Binsbergen

Daniel is the CEO and co-founder of Lexoo, a legal tech startup enabling businesses to tender legal work to Lexoo’s panel of prescreened lawyers. Lexoo is backed by a number of prominent investors such as Forward Partners and the Mayor of London’s Co-Investment Fund. Before founding Lexoo, Daniel as a senior associate at an international law firm (De Brauw), first in Amsterdam, then in London.