Event Info

Global Litigation Outsourcing Conference and Exhibition – “Buyers and Vendors Meet”, London, UK, March 2013 is one of the largest conferences in the world with the main focus on educating and connecting in-house attorneys, law firm partners, legal/IP outsourcing service providers, solo practitioners, government, and other affiliated organizations in the legal industry. The Conference seeks to educate its audience about recent changes to outsourced/offshored litigation services, outsourcing rules and regulations, models and methods of sourcing the services overseas, ethical practices, relevant laws and statutes, risk management aspects, privacy and security issues, and quality concerns. The London Conference will achieve its goals by hosting speakers & group presentations, panel discussions, workshops, case studies, one-on-one meetings, Q&A sessions, debates, and individual presentations.

PROMINENT SPEAKERS

Pedro Vale Gon

Pedro Vale Gon

Director - Legal Affairs, Pfizer Inc., Portugal

Cristina Guttuso

Cristina Guttuso

Director Legal & IP, Germany and France, Nokia, Germany

Marcella Harshbarger

Marcella Harshbarger

Senior Corporate Counsel, Orange-France Telecom Group, France

Deirdre Oren Byrne

Deirdre Oren Byrne

Vice President - LPO, Integreon Managed Solutions, USA

Stephen Allen

Stephen Allen

Head - Legal Function Effectiveness, PwC, UK

Geoff Wild

Geoff Wild

Director of Governance & Law Kent County Council, UK

Chris Trim

Chris Trim

Head of Contract Management, CMS Cameron McKenna, UK

Kit Burden

Kit Burden

Partner, DLA Piper, UK

Agenda

 

Day 1, Tuesday, 12 March 2013 (From 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM London Time)

08:00 AM – 08:45 AM Registration
08:45 AM – 09:00 AM Chairperson’s Opening Remarks
09:00 AM – 10:00 AM Boot Camp: Successful Litigation Support Department – In-house Counsel Perspective

  • Role of Litigation Department
  • Management Strategies
  • “Pains” for Litigation Heads
  • “Outsourcing” – Not a New Concept
  • Offshoring – Trends, & Challenges
  • Relationship with External Counsel
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Networking Tea Break
 

Hall 1 (Conference Session)

Hall 2 (Breakout Session)

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Alternative Fee Arrangements for In-House Legal Departments: What Do the GCs Think About It? How Do They Reduce their Legal Spend?

  • Structuring Alternative Fee Models
  • Ways to Cut Outside Counsel Spend
  • Role of Legal Outsourcing Service Providers
  • Law Firms Approach for Developing Relationship
IP Litigation: 2013: Strategies to Manage/Reduce Costs; Is Outsourcing a Solution?

  • Deconstructing IP Litigation
  • Patent Litigation and Insurance
  • Partnering with Law Firms
  • Alternative Fee Arrangements
  • Leveraging Information Technology
  • Role of Outsourcing Support Services
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Discussions on Multiple Legal Outsourcing Models: Success Stories and Lessons Learnt 

  • Analyzing Business Models
  • Optimal Legal Outsourcing Model
  • Operational Excellence
  • Costs and Risks Involved
  • Service Provider Management
Latest Developments: Ethical and Governance Practices, Legislative Issues and Compliances

  • Global Ethical Practices
  • Governance Models
  • Rules and Regulations
  • Compliances and Legal Risks
  • Unauthorized Practice of Law
  • Duty to Supervise
12:30 PM – 01:30 PM Networking Luncheon
01:30 PM – 02:30 PM Presenting Your Case with Management on Outsourcing: Dos and Don’ts

  • Who makes the decision?
  • Cost effectiveness
  • Efficiencies
  • Risk management
  • Regulation
  • Innovation
  • People
  • Wider impact on the business
Potential Litigation: Role of Contract Management Services

  • Contract Drafting and Management Service
  • Sourcing of Right Trained Manpower
  • Tools, Software and Methodologies
  • Cost and Benefits Analysis
  • Benchmarking and Its Alternatives
  • Planning and Designing the Implementation Process of Contract Management System
02:30 PM – 03:30 PM E-Discovery and Litigation Outsourcing Support Services

  • E-Discovery, E-Disclosure in Litigation Support
  • Role of Litigation Outsourcing Support in E-Discovery Projects
  • Training Manpower
  • Software Usage for E-Discovery Support Services
  • Managing the Workflow Process
  • Discussions on Latest Trends; Challenges and Future Growth
Security and Privacy of Data in Outsourcing Transactions: Apprehension or Hype – Insider’s Perspective

  • What is “Privacy” in Outsourcing Transactions
  • Analyzing Global Privacy Laws
  • Discussions on Real Cases Involved
  • Governance Models
  • Dispute Management Strategies
03:30 PM – 04:00 PM Networking Tea Break
04:00 PM – 05:00 PM Sourcing Legal Expertise Overseas – Case Study: Real Challenges and Apprehensions

  • Analyzing Global Needs
  • On-shore vs Offshore Model
  • Custom-tailored Strategy
  • Sourcing Trained Workforce Globally
  • Cultural Differences
  • Negotiation and Signing of Contracts
  • Real Economics
  • Cost and Benefit Analysis
05:00 PM End of Day One and Thanking Note
05:30 PM – 07:30 PM In-house Counsel Cocktail Reception (By Invitation Only)

 

Day 2, Wednesday, 13 March 2013 (From 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM London Time)

08:00 AM – 08:45 AM Registration
08:45 AM – 09:00 AM Chairperson’s Opening Remarks
09:00 AM – 10:00 AM Case Study by Recommind, Inc. and Herbert Smith Freehills LLP; Near-shoring Approach to Electronic Discovery
This session will walk you through the evolution of eDisclosure and Herbert Smith Freehills unique approach to reducing costs for both the firm and their clients. You will hear how Herbert Smith Freehills took a quantum leap in their approach to conducting eDisclosure exercises, in a way that would revolutionise the firms working practices and deliver real benefits to both their clients and the firm. Here we will discuss the drivers behind Herbert Smith Freehills nearshoring operations in Belfast, which have enabled them to respond to market requirements and stay ahead of the game.
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Networking Tea Break
 

Hall 1 (Conference Session)

Hall 2 (Breakout Session)

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Case Studies on IP Outsourcing Support Services – Paving the Road Ahead

  • Successes and Failures
  • Experiences of Law Firms and In-House Lawyers
  • Lessons Learnt on IP Outsourcing Support Services
  • Is there a Viable Model
  • Can UK and Europe also Outsource?
  • Which Countries are Suitable?
Impact of UK’s New Regulations: Discussions on UK Legal Services Act of 2007 and Other Government Norms

  • Rules and Regulations Impacting Legal Outsourcing
  • Ideas and Strategies
  • Implications on UK Lawyers
  • Legislative Norms and Latest Development
  • Implications of UK’s Jackson Reforms on Civil Litigation
  • What is in it for ME?
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Risk Management Strategies in the Intellectual Property World: Value Proposition

  • What is Intellectual Property Risk?
  • Risk Management Strategy
  • Process and Techniques
  • Opportunities and Challenges
Case Study: Scope of Legal Outsourcing Operations in Non-English Speaking Markets

  • Analyzing Global LPO Destinations
  • Locational Advantages
  • Onshore/Nearshore Delivery
  • Pros and Cons
  • Relationship Management
  • Cultural Issues
  • Cost Management Strategies
12:30 PM – 01:30 PM Networking Luncheon
 

Hall 1 (Conference Session)

Hall 2 (Breakout Session)

01:30 PM – 02:30 PM Cloud Computing, Open Source and Information Technology Standards and Credentials: Significance to the Global Legal Community

  • Cloud Computing for Global Lawyers
  • Leveraging Information Technology for Practice Management
  • Open Source Models
  • Proven Relationship Between Information Technology and LPO Service Providers
Why do Outsourcing Relationship Fail? -Discussion on the Preventive Measures

  • Analyzing Demands
  • Defining Roles and Responsibilities
  • Discussions: Prime Reasons of Failure of Relationships
  • Preventive Measures
  • Future Outcome
02:30 PM – 03:30 PM Q&A Panel: Set Your Goals – Ask the Experts

  • How to Begin With Legal Outsourcing
  • Due Diligence Process
  • Visiting Service Providers Offices
  • Selecting the Right People on Board
  • Pricing and Negotiations
  • Signing the Contracts
03:30 PM – 04:00 PM Networking Tea Break
04:00 PM – 05:00 PM Prescheduled One-on-One Meetings
05:00 PM End of Day Two and Thanking Note

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