Law Technology News (USA) Presents Conference

OK… we admit not much use if you aren’t nyc based but this conference does have some interesting topics and speakers and might be worth following up for the papers it generates..

Here’s their blurb .. we’ve highlighted what we think may be of interest to help you skim read it…..

Incisive Media’s Law Technology News has announced the agenda and speakers for its “Law Firm Chief Information and Chief Technology Officers Forum,” to take place February 3-4, 2009 at the upcoming LegalTech New York conference at the Hilton New York Hotel in New York City. Targeted to law firm chief information and chief technology officers, the two-day conference will focus on how to effectively manage IT departments during a recession, maximizing value from current systems and understanding and implementing emerging technologies. Conference delegates are invited to attend all three days of the LegalTech Conference & Tradeshow at no additional charge. A complete conference agenda and details are available on the Web at

Key topics to be explored at the event include:

“Managing IT in a Recession”
“Best Practices: How to Build and Staff an Effective IT Department”
“Privacy and Security Issues and Global Concerns”
“Desktop Virtualization”
“The Changing Landscape of Legal Technology”

This year’s program is co-chaired by John J. Sroka, chief information officer, Duane Morris, and Michael D. Donnelly, chief information officer, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP.

“Given the economy, mergers, dissolutions and other events, the topics in this year’s conference should prove timely and the networking opportunities are always invaluable,” said Sroka. “I hope to see many friends and colleagues there.”

Industry experts and practitioners who will be speaking at the conference include;

Peter Lesser, director of global technology, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Karen Levy, director of global technology, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
George Rudoy, director – global practice technology and information services, Shearman & Sterling LLP
Ian Miller, chief information officer, Weil Gotshal & Manges, LLP
Philip Wisoff, chief information officer, Proskauer Rose LLP

For additional conference information, or to register, please contact customer service at (212) 457-7905, e-mail [email protected] or visit