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ARK National Summit on Law Firm Operations Forums

May 1-3, 2024

New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge
333 Adams Street,
Brooklyn, New York 11201

Creating a Culture of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  • Understand what DEI efforts should look like and why they are important from a business perspective
  • Get recruiting tips that will help add diversity among your attorneys and other professionals
  • Adapt your DEI strategies to align with new legislation
  • Establish a people-first culture that supports and includes all underrepresented groups — including women and people of different races, nationalities, ages, physical abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities

Renee Branson, Founder and Principal Consultant
RB Consulting

Brian Seaman, Partner & Chief Diversity Officer
Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP

Amber Haggins, Senior Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Talent
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Recruitment and Retention Strategies for a New Generation

 Learn recruitment and retention strategies for:

  • Successfully competing for top talent
  • Winning over Generation Z and cultivating the law firm leaders of the future
  • Training, mentoring, and innovating in a hybrid or remote environment

Ryan Galvin, Chief Talent Officer
Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP

Sarah Hirebet, Director of Knowledge Management
Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP

Pre-Conference Workshop: Generative AI in Law Firms Today and in the Future

Gen AI basics

  • Review common generative artificial intelligence (gen AI) terms and definitions
  • Discuss the key elements of law firm AI policies and procedures
  • Understand the protections needed to ensure appropriate use and mitigate risk

Gen AI planning

  • Conduct a risk-benefit analysis for integrating gen AI into your law firm
  • Develop a gen AI strategy for your law firm
  • Create a gen AI implementation plan

Gen AI in action

  • Hear real-life stories of how law firms and clients are capitalizing on gen AI for administrative work
  • Explore how firms are using gen AI with clients and how it functions in a billable hours model
  • Discuss client demands and expectations for gen AI
  • Learn how to craft effective prompts for GPT

Gen AI in the crystal ball

  • What does the future hold? Robo-lawyers vs. more efficient lawyers
  • How to stay ahead of the curve

Matt James, Vice President, Presales, Litera

Othiel Glover, Global Data Innovation Manager, Mayer Brown LLP

Patrick Arkins, Manager of Business Technology Solutions and Innovation, Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP

Joe Green, Chief Innovation Officer, Gunderson Dettmer

Sara Miro, Director of Knowledge and Managing Attorney, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP


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