Know Before You Go - Legal Leaders USA

PERSUIT  is the headline sponsor at Legal Leaders on May 23-24 and we cannot wait to see you in person at the conference!

There are plenty of ways to connect with our team (including at our booth, at networking drinks, and during our conference sessions - details below). We have some exciting things in store to share during the event - see you in Brooklyn!

PERSUIT Sessions at Legal Leaders USA

Keynote Address:  Closing the gap! Bridging the client-law firm disconnect

The disconnect between outside counsel and their in-house clients is real. On the one hand, law firms are focused on effort and input (i.e., billing by the hour) whilst their in-house legal clients value data-driven commercial outcomes. Despite best efforts, this disconnect has persisted for years, seemingly unbridgeable until now. Join us as Jim Delkousis, ex-big law firm partner and CEO of PERSUIT, explores the increasingly important role that legal technology is playing in bridging the gap.

  • Date: Monday, May 23th 
  • Time: 9:15am
  • Where: Grand Ballroom - Salon AB
  • Who: Jim Delkousis, CEO, PERSUIT

Client Panel: Value & Diversity: All you have to do is ask for it!

A 1950’s American opera singer once famously declared, "You don't always get what you ask for, but you never get what you don't ask for…“. Never has this been more true than for corporate legal teams in dealing with their outside counsel. The desire to be outcome-oriented and value-based means that now, more than ever, in-house lawyers are focused on asking the right important questions regarding pricing, diversity, and business performance before choosing which outside counsel team is best placed to deliver on the outcome. Join us as our panel of legal leaders explores and learns how legal technology like PERSUIT is empowering GCs around the world to deliver value-based outcomes by simply asking.

  • Date: Tuesday, May 24th
  • Time: 11:55am
  • Where: Grand Ballroom - Salon AB
  • Who
    • Jim Delkousis, CEO, PERSUIT
    • Shannon Thyme Klinger, Chief Legal Officer and President of Moderna Charitable Foundation, Moderna
    • John Burke, Global Head of Outside Counsel Management, UBS AG
    • Leslie Davis, CEO, National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms

Ways to connect with PERSUIT:

Visit the PERSUIT Booth:

You can find the team at Booth 9 at the conference. Come chat with our team and pick up a bluetooth umbrella (while supplies last).

Exciting Previews

Coming soon to PERSUIT is the ability to surface insights on your relationships with panel firms. The enhancement will combine industry data, paired with data specific to our customer's firm relationships, to reveal the right firms for a given matter. Head to our booth (Booth 9) for a sneak preview. 

Cocktails & Camaraderie

PERSUIT is hosting the conference  Networking Drinks at the end of Day 1. Stop by the Exhibit Hall to grab a drink after the close of an invigorating first day!

What We’re Excited to See at Legal Leaders

Legal Leaders has a fantastic agenda. We’ll be surrounded by innovation, and we are very excited about anything and everything DEI-centered, such as:

Acting on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statements

Many organizations have made diversity, equity and inclusion statements but have yet to act on them. Regardless of good intentions, there is a risk of public pressure and internal disquiet if no action is taken or communicated.

  • Learn how to ensure that your company is creating a strategy to follow through on these statements and share updates with relevant stakeholders
  • Discuss how the GC can support the business in its diversity and inclusion goals by reviewing policies on a regular basis and fostering diverse and equitable staffing
  • Understand how you can ensure your external counsel meet your DE&I requirements
  • Date: Monday, May 23rd
  • Time: 2:15pm
  • Where: Grand Ballroom - Salon AB
  • Who
    • Todd Hartman, General Counsel, BestBuy

    • Keeley Wettan, Senior Vice President – Legal, Gilead Sciences

    • Lisa LeCointe-Cephas, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, AGC Human Health, Office of General Counsel, Merck

    • Moderator: Rebekah Mintzer, Legal News Editor, Reuter

See you in NYC!

Legal Leaders is sure to be an exciting time. In the meantime, visit our website for more information, or follow us on LinkedIn. We’re looking forward to connecting with you all!