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Two of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner’s top legal technologists will join the international faculty of presenters at ILTACON 2018 – the International Legal Technology Association’s (ILTA) 41st Annual Educational Conference, set for Aug. 19-23 in National Harbor, Md.

Chief Innovation Officer Katie DeBord and BCXponent Co-Lead and COO Chris Emerson will present as part of the four-day event featuring extensive educational content dedicated to understanding what works and what’s next in legal technology.

DeBord will join the chief innovation officer panel “How to Measure the ROI of an Innovation Initiative” to discuss ways to measure the impact of innovation, how in-house counsel evaluate their outside counsel on innovation and the best tools available to do it. She also will present as part of “From the ‘End of Lawyers’ to ‘The Re-Birth of Law’” examining today’s new blend of technology and legal practice and the new kinds of leaders who have emerged.

Emerson will present as part of a panel on how to empower legal departments to demonstrate value through technology and operations to achieve corporate goals. Some organizations are using legal operations to move important corporate goals forward by developing more meaningful strategic initiatives tied to metrics, operational excellence and emerging technologies. In this panel, Emerson and others will discuss how they demonstrate value and strategize initiatives with the use of technology, operations and process to achieve corporate legal department goals.

At Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, DeBord is global chief innovation officer and co-leader of BCXponent, the firm’s legal operations consulting group. DeBord leads the firm’s Client Technology Group, which includes software developers, automation and legal technology specialists, and business analysts whose mission is to innovate the way the firm delivers client services. DeBord also leads the firm’s TechX group – a dedicated group of lawyers, technologists and related professionals who participate in technology trials and prototypes relevant to their practice areas.

Emerson is BCLP’s chief practice economics officer and co-leader of BCXponent. As such, Emerson leads the firm’s Practice Economics Group (PEG), an innovative group focused on enabling companies to achieve their legal business objectives. The mission of PEG is to optimize processes, legal spend, knowledge retention and technology in the delivery of legal services.

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