Takeaways from Legalweek

Takeaways from Legalweek, Including Two Great InfoGov Sessions: Legal Technology Trends

Time for some of my own observations about Legalweek! My latest blog post for IPRO’s blog discusses some of my takeaways from Legalweek, including two great sessions regarding information governance conducted by IPRO.

Attendance and Attitude

There was reason to be optimistic about the attendance going in with the fewest current COVID cases since the pandemic began two years ago. Representatives of ALM stated that the final official attendance was a little less than 5,000 total attendees. That’s lighter than most years and the Grand Ballroom was about two-thirds full in the keynote interview with Dan Abrams on the first full day.

But the attitude was terrific at the conference and people were enthusiastic about being at their first in-person conference in months, if not years! I met people that I referred to as “Zoom faces” – people that I had only ever met via Zoom or Teams – in-person for the first time, even though I had worked with some of them for nearly two years! Based on feedback from people I spoke with, meeting schedules were full and while traffic in the exhibit hall and in the sessions was down from previous years, there were still plenty of attendees in both places throughout the week.

In addition to those takeaways from Legalweek, I also attended two great sessions regarding information governance conducted by IPRO. They were:

  • Practical Information Governance: Balancing Risk, Compliance & Innovation, with speakers Jeanne Somma, Chief Legal Officer & Global Head of Managed Review at Lineal Services, Lauren Barnes, Director, Information Governance at S&P Global and Dean Brown, CEO at IPRO.
  • Build, Adapt & Execute Your Information Governance, Privacy, and eDiscovery Strategy, with speakers Linn Freedman, Chair of Data Privacy & Security Team at Robinson + Cole and Nick Inglis, Director of Information Governance at IPRO.

So, what were some of my takeaways from those sessions? You can find out on IPRO’s blog here. It’s just one more click!  😉

So, what do you think? What were some of your takeaways from Legalweek? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.


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