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Top Legal Professionals from Global Tech and Media Giants to Headline Day One of ALM’s LegalTech New York

Microsoft, Twitter and Facebook executives to deliver day one keynote panel presentation

Top Legal Professionals from Global Tech and Media Giants to Headline Day One of ALM’s LegalTech New York
Microsoft, Twitter and Facebook executives to deliver day one keynote panel presentation

NEW YORK – January 22, 2015 – This year’s ALM LegalTech New York, the largest and most prestigious legal technology event in the world, will play host to its most impressive line-up of keynote speakers yet, with top legal executives from Microsoft, Twitter and Facebook headlining the opening day discussion panels. The event, which will take place from February 3-5, 2015, at The Hilton New York in midtown Manhattan, will feature 22 educational tracks focused on pressing technology issues and innovative information for improving law practice management.

The opening day keynote panel will tackle subjects related to cybersecurity, privacy and data protection legal challenges in the digital age. The speakers include:  Jon Palmer, Assistant General Counsel, Litigation and Antitrust Legal and Corporate Affairs at Microsoft Corporation; Laura Pirri, Legal Director, Products at Twitter; and Edward Palmieri, Director & Associate General Counsel, Privacy and Regulatory at Facebook.

“This is an exciting time for the legal marketplace, and the caliber of speakers we have been able to attract is a testament to this,” said Henry Dicker, vice president of ALM Events. “It is crucial that law firms and legal departments have the resources to approach possible challenges and make informed decisions to meet their future technology needs. The prominent experts scheduled to speak at LegalTech, along with the presentation of educational material, will make this an extremely valuable and necessary event for legal professionals.”

LegalTech New York 2015 includes concurrent tracks of educational programming across all three days, as well as “emerging technology” sessions and “super sessions” that are open to everyone. Attendees are eligible to earn CLE credits over the course of the show.

Day two and three topics and speakers include:

February 4th: “Leading Innovation: Jumpstarting Your Organization’s Growth Engine.”
Speakers to include: Dr. Jeff DeGraff, Professor of Management and Organizations at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan (presented by Discover Ready).

February 5th: “Examining the Legal Ethics of the Chevron-Ecuador Lawsuit.”
Speakers to include: Paul M. Barrett, Assistant Managing Editor and Senior Writer at Bloomberg Businessweek and author of Law of the Jungle and Reed Brodsky, Partner at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher.

The conference is expected to attract nearly 13,000 attendees and will offer an expansive exhibit floor with the most extensive gathering of innovative products designed to meet the current and future technology needs for law firms and legal departments. For a complete conference agenda, exhibitor list and other details, visit www.legaltechshow.com.

LegalTech is presented by ALM Events, a leading producer of educational and networking events for business leaders and professionals. Other ALM events include ALM Legal Conferences, Insight Information Conferences and the RealShare Conference series for commercial real estate professionals.

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