Please enjoy the next Emerging Roles in Legal podcast episode where I chat with Danielle Haugland, Global Alliance Director at Agiloft.  Danielle is a trail blazer in many ways and has created her own unique path in legal.  I truly enjoyed our conversation and hope that you do too! 

Topics we discuss include:

  •  The Microsoft Legal Business Design Challenge, where Danielle and I met
  • Myth of work life balance
  • The realness of flexibility, especially during this pandemic era
  • Impostor syndrome (Tip: Have a mantra! Danielle’s is particularly great!)
  • Badassery
  • Skills and mindsets needed for pursuing an emerging role
  • What’s on the horizon for our industry

@Amy Monaghan, Senior Practice Innovations Manager, Perkins Coie 

@Danielle Haugland
Global Alliance Director, Agiloft

In this podcast, we will discuss how to build out a workable Martech stack within your firm from regional to global firms.

@Rachel Shields Williams, ​Senior Manager Experience Manager, Sidley Austin LLP

@Jacqueline Madarang, Associate Director of Marketing Technology & Operations, Blank Rome LLP

Recorded on 11-5-2020

What are the qualitative and quantitative measurements of KM that demonstrate the value of KM to senior leadership or others across the firm. Whether you are starting from scratch or have an established method of collecting and conveying metrics, this podcast will explore the different ways to achieve this.

@Daniel Wood, Director of Counsel Assistance, Womble Bond Dickinson 

@Holly Hanna, KM Firm Solutions Manager, Perkins Coie 

Recorded on 10-28-2020

In this micro learning podcast, we will discuss what knowledge management and marketing will look like as we emerge from this pandemic in the office of the future and how to best continue to position these areas in need.

@Caroline Sweeney, Director of Knowledge Management & Innovation, Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Gillian Brennan, Director, Client Relations, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
@Catherine Monte, Chief Knowledge Officer, Fox Rothschild LLP

Recorded on 10-15-2020

When there is a new innovative idea, you want to champion it and deliver on it as fast as possible, but in a responsible way. In this podcast, we will discuss what are some best practices for keeping stakeholders engaged while meeting firm governance standards and security requirements.

Questions from Dan to Nikki: 
-What methods do you use to solicit ideas? 
-How do you vet a pie in the sky idea vs. something practical, especially when it may be something deep in the weeds of a legal practice? (Relatedly, how do determine if an innovative idea is one attorney’s dream but not universal?)
-When do different stakeholder groups get involved in the project? Are ideas vetted through risk, information governance, finance, etc. before they are PoC’d?
-How do you productize your innovative projects?

@Daniel PrattIT Business Relationships Manager, Holland & Knight LLP

@Nicola ShaverManaging Director, Innovation and Knowledge, Paul Hastings LLP 

Recorded on 9-29-2020

In our second installment of Emerging Roles in Legal Amy Monaghan speaks with members of Orrick's innovation team. In this "fanel," we discuss an array of topics, including: what it means to drive change within an organization, how they are working to empower attorneys to practice at the top of their licenses, and the importance of mentorship. You will hear from each Orrick team member about their roles and contributions to Orrick's innovation initiatives.

We cover a lot in this episode and if you are interested in reading further here are a few applicable resources that might be of interest:

  • Business of Law Podcast: Orrick and Microsoft Legal Productivity Hackers Discuss Innovation and Microsoft Teams here
  • Investing in the future:  Harvard grad students discover West Virginia here
  • Extreme Makeover: The Digital Transformation Edition here
  • The Ant and the Grasshopper: Planning Today to Succeed Tomorrow here
  • Legal Innovation: It’s the New Roles that Make the New Tools here
  • For further reading on T-Shaped Lawyers and here
  • Manyee’s ILTAON session on design thinking
  • Kendall’s ILTAON session Virtual Training 1 – Being Prepared to Reach a Remote Audience


@Amy Monaghan, Senior Practice Innovations Manager, Perkins Coie 

@Wendy Curtis, Chief Innovation Officer, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
@Kendall Blue, 
Director of Technology Training, Orrick , Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
@Manyee Chow, Innovation Project Manager, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Kelly Cullen, Director, Global Operations and Innovation Center, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Samantha DeLee, Project Attorney, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP 
Kenya Henry, Executive Legal Administrator, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP 
Whitney Coble, Start-Up Relations Adviser, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP 
@Vedika Mehera, Innovation Advisor, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP 
@Kate Orr, Senior Innovation Counsel, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Jaclyn West, CaseStream Program Manager, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

In this final ‘AI meets KM’ session, we will be looking to the future. New tools are emerging onto the market that feature more advanced AI and offer entirely new use cases than the machine learning tools we’ve become used to. This podcast will explore this rapidly changing landscape, asking what disruptions the new entrants to market will bring.


Nicola Shaver, Managing Director, Innovation and Knowledge, Paul Hastings, LLP


Horace Wu, Founder & Director, Syntheia
Martin Karlsson, CEO, Lateral


Recorded on 7-17-2020

This podcast series will feature a couple speakers located across the globe who are doing things differently and can offer unique perspectives on what the state of legal innovation looks like in different places.

@Nicola Shaver​, Managing Director, Innovation and Knowledge, Paul Hastings, LLP

Ben Hunt, 
Legal Technology Manager, DLA Piper
Barbara Gondim Da Rocha, 
Head of Knowledge Management and Innovation, Rocha Marinho E Sales

Recorded on 7-14-2020

In this micro-learning podcast, the speaker will share a few tips you should consider before you go on video that will make the overall experience a lot more successful.

@Josh Lazar - ​​Chief Information Officer, Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Court

Recorded on 07-02-2020

Please enjoy listening to this podcast session where we will discuss how to manage people while maintaining morale at the firm during the pandemic.

@Amy Monaghan, Senior Practice Innovations Manager, Perkins Coie LLP

@Ed Empamano, Director of Customer Experience, Perkins Coie LLP

Recorded on 07-01-2020

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