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Two Powerhouse Keynotes to Drive the Business of Law Discussion at Legalweek

Industry thought leaders, Rod Rosenstein and Bettina Warburg, are set to deliver keynotes at Legalweek New York, where key players in the legal industry are converging on February 4th through February 6th.

New York, NY – December 3, 2019 – Addressing more than 8,000 law leaders at the New York Hilton Midtown for ALM’s annual conference Legalweek, Former United States Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Warburg Serres Investments, Bettina Warburg, will speak to the critical challenges and opportunities in today’s legal landscape.

On February 4th at 9:10, Rod Rosenstein will address the politicization of law, sharing his views on the importance of separating politics from the rule of law. He will also analyze the evolving role of the Department of Justice and law enforcement in tackling new threats—including cyber, social media, as well as data privacy and protection.

On February 5th at 9am, Block Chain expert Bettina Warburg, with her expertise in clearly explaining complex—and confusing—technologies, will educate executives about leveraging emergent technologies including AI, IoT, and more.

Dedicated to exploring the latest business and regulatory trends, emerging technology and talent drivers affecting the industry, Legalweek features three conferences specifically designed to address current key issues facing different roles within the industry: LegalCIOLegaltech; and Legal Business Strategy—a new conference debuting at Legalweek for the first time this year.

“We developed the new Legal Business Strategy program in direct response to the needs of today’s rapidly evolving industry,” said Mark Fried, Chief Financial Officer and President of Events at ALM Media. “Diving deeply into the strategies, practices, and organizational policies for law firms and corporate legal departments, this exciting new multi-track program provides the insight needed to propel the business of law forward, strengthen client-law firm collaboration, and foster talent development and advancement.” Also featured at Legalweek are pre-conference workshops, new Leadership Academy sessions, dynamic networking events, as well as hundreds of exhibitors on the Legaltech tradeshow floor.

About Rod Rosenstein

Rod Rosenstein was appointed by President Donald J. Trump as the 37th Deputy Attorney General of the United States and sworn in by Attorney General Jeff Sessions on April 26, 2017. He earned a B.S. summa cum laude from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. Upon graduation, he served as a law clerk to Judge Douglas Ginsburg of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

After the United States Senate approved Rosenstein’s 2017 nomination as Deputy Attorney General by a vote of 94 to 6, he navigated a complex political environment to complete the Russian election interference investigation while working to fill key Department of Justice offices, increase the productivity of the Department’s 115,000 employees, revise outdated policies, confront new cyber threats, improve a dysfunctional immigration system, and reduce violent crime and opioid abuse.

About Bettina Warburg

Bettina Warburg is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Warburg Serres Investments, an early stage venture capital fund focused on the decentralization of Trade and Blockchain Technology. She is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Animal Ventures, an investment advisory firm that builds and invests in tech startups, educates executives, and designs new ways for Fortune 500 companies to commercialize and leverage emergent technologies. She is one of the first speakers at TED to unpack the topic of blockchain, and her talk, “How the Blockchain will radically transform the economy,” has been seen by over 5 million people, making it the most viewed TED talk on the topic of Blockchain to date. Bettina’s collaboration with Wired Magazine to help explain blockchain at 5 levels of difficulty has also been seen by over 2 Million people. Bettina is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas School of Information in Austinco-author of Asset Chains: The Cognitive, Friction-free, and Blockchain enabled Future of Supply Chains, and was previously the executive producer of a show called Tech on Politics.


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