LitiQuest: The Convergence of Technologies, Business, and the Practice of Law

December 19, 2017

By: Jon Robinson

What happens when you put the best minds in the industry together to explore how technology and business trends are influencing the practice of law?

On November 20, 2017, Litify and Google co-hosted an event gathering panels of esteemed speakers to discuss how technologies are impacting today’s law firms and how participants can “future proof” their businesses to stay ahead of the curve.

The legal industry is changing rapidly thanks to how technology and our society are evolving. From the opioid epidemic to autonomous cars – hot topics today will become the focus of class action lawsuits in the near future.

“That was one of the best conferences I’ve ever attended.” – John Hawkins from The Hawkins Law Firm

In addition, panelists discussed how artificial intelligence (AI), natural language processing (NLP), data mining, and machine learning will influence the practice of law.

Nearly 200 attendees flew in from all over the country and convened at the Google office in Manhattan.

Besides a day filled with forward-thinking discussions and explorations, the Litify community also enjoyed the time to network and build relationships with each other.

Mariano Rivera, former Yankee pitcher and member of The White House Commission on Opioids, discussed the growing opioid crisis and how it’s changing the legal landscape of class action lawsuits.

Jim Messina, former Deputy Chief of Staff to Obama, who was instrumental in his 2012 campaign win, joined Litify founder Reuven Moskowitz on a panel discussion on how data is used in politics, business, and law.

Jordan Nof (Managing Partner and Head of Investments, Tusk Ventures) and Justin Erlich (Head of Policy and Regulation of Uber’s autonomous car division) discussed the brave new world of autonomous cars and its legal implications with a panel of product liability experts.

Panelists also looked at how attorneys can future-proof their practice with Brian Panish (Owner and Principal of Panish, Shea and Boyle, well-known for handling catastrophic personal injury cases), Arthur Luxenberg (founding partner of Weitz and Luxenberg), and Ben Crump (renown civil rights attorney).

“This was a very interesting conference with a well-selected set of panels. It’s a great way to start fostering the relationships that plaintiff firms should have with each other. Kudos to everyone for a job well done!”

Check out the Twitter coverage for more details and photos of the event.