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Corporate Legal Operations Virtual Forum

Virtual Event

September 27–28, 2021 | 12:45 PM–4:30 PM ET

The key to modernization of the corporate legal function rests squarely on the shoulders of legal operations leadership.

Today’s law departments face an urgent need to shed the inefficiencies of old and leverage new practices and tools to stay competitive. The time for transformation is now, and legal operations executives must lead this effort.

Topics for discussion include:

  • Selling Internal Stakeholders on the Investment Into Legal Ops
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Law: Walking the Walk
  • Best Practices for Driving User Adoption
  • Successful AI Implementations: Case Studies and Considerations
  • How To Maximize Your ROI on Contract Management Softwares
  • Technology Challenges and Opportunities
  • What a Legal Operations Function Must Have in Order to Be Successful
  • Dashboards and Reporting: What Metrics Really Matter?
  • Best Practices for Small Legal Departments and Upstart Legal Ops Functions
  • Project Management and Efficient Workflow Processes: Improving Efficiency to Impact the Bottom Line
  • How to Manage Change in Your Law Department More Effectively
  • Best Practices for Using LPOs, Contractors, and More to Perform Key Functions and Roles

Advisory Board:

  • Vicki Brandt Litigation Manager Texas Roadhouse
  • Richard Brzakala Director, Global External Legal Services CIBC
  • Sheena Ferrari Head of Legal Operations Snap Inc.
  • Katrina Keiffer Associate Director, Legal Operations Navistar International Corporation
  • Michael Lordi Head of Law Department Operations Equitable
  • Robert Mignanelli Head of Legal Operations, Consumer Health GSK
  • E.A. Rockett Chief of Staff to the General Counsel and Senior Director of Legal Operations Adobe
  • Lynn Simpson Manager, Legal Operations The Chemours Company
  • Deryl Ward Vice President and Associate General Counsel Builders FirstSource, Inc.
  • Ashley Willoughby Senior Manager, Legal Operations II-VI Incorporated

Critical Voices, Exceptional Dialogue

Hear from and interact with some of the most influential voices in this space.

Tanushka Gunatilake

Director, Legal Operations & Strategy

Hewlett Packard Inc

Drew Miller

Corporate Counsel

Franklin Templeton Companies, LLC

Jessica Joulain

Legal Operations Manager

Human Interest

Sheena Ferrari

Senior Manager, Legal Operations

Blue Shield of California

Misha Delarkin

Senior Director, Global License Management Chief


Mary Beth Blair

Director of Legal Operations

United Natural Foods

Michael Lordi

Head of Law Department Operations


Elizabeth Gonzalez

Director, Operations Office of Legal Affairs

Northwell Health

Christina Kim

Manager, Legal Operations

CF Industries

Carol Bouw

Director, Legal Operations

Xcel Energy

James Michalowicz

Senior Manager, Legal Operations Business Performance

TE Connectivity

Sharon Morrison

Director, Legal Operations


Andy Huber

Corporate Account Manager


Dan Asher

Senior Account Manager


Amy Sellars

Assistant General Counsel

Cardinal Health

Susan Nelson

Contracts Administrator

Virgin Orbit

Adam Peltzman

Assistant General Counsel, Executive Director, Blue Plan Legal Department Cooperative

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

Dan Ruderman

Strategic Partnership Director


Ana Erickson

Manager, EY Law Legal Function Consulting

Ernst & Young LLP

Mike Russell

Head of Global Legal Operations

Expedia Group

Grant Peterson

Chief Product Officer


Neera Sivarajah

Attorney and Senior Legal Operations Manager

Personalis, Inc.

Courtney Hexham

Manager of Legal Operations


Alison Drier

Sales Specialist

Thomson Reuters

Ram Vasudevan

Chief Executive Officer


Sharon Morrison

Director, Legal Operations


Kirsten Taitelbaum

Head of Legal Operations

DaVita Inc.

Vicki Brandt

Litigation Manager

Texas Roadhouse

Christina Wojcik

Director, Technology & Innovation


Ali Mansuri

Partner Manager, CLM Specialist


Dan Young

Head of Legal Business Operations

Boston Scientific

Justin Silverman

Senior Vice President, Product Strategy and Product Management


Sheila Dusseau

Head of Global Legal Operations

Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Memme Onwudiwe

Executive Vice President, Legal & Business Intelligence


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