- 6:30 p.m. – Networking over food and drink
- 7:15 p.m. – Introductory remarks; community intros
- 7:30 p.m. – “Investing in Legal Tech” panel (see below)
- 8:30 p.m. – Continued networking
CEO and Managing Director of Nextlaw VenturesDan is the CEO and Managing Director of Nextlaw Ventures. He has a rare combination of entrepreneurial and professional services experience. As a serial entrepreneur Dan has helped to conceive, fund, grow and/or sell disruptive businesses in many diverse sectors, including legal, social media, financial services, and online recruiting. His most recent venture, as CEO of Nextlaw Labs, is a global innovation platform transforming the legal profession that was sponsored and funded by Dentons. He also has almost twenty years of professional services experience including roles leading the Global Media Practice for the Boston Consulting Group and with Arthur Young & Company advising startups.
Managing Director of Burford CapitalDavid is a Managing Director of Burford Capital, responsible for overseeing the firm’s global origination and marketing efforts and is based in New York. An entrepreneur and legal industry leader with expertise in building high-growth legal and technology-driven businesses, he was named a Top 50 Innovator of the Last 50 Years by The American Lawyer. Prior to joining Burford, Mr. Perla served as President of Bloomberg BNA Legal Division/Bloomberg Law, where he oversaw Bloomberg BNA’s legal and related products, including its flagship Bloomberg Law enterprise legal news, information and tools platform. Previously, Mr. Perla co-founded and was Co-CEO and a director of Pangea3, the top-ranked global legal process outsourcing provider. Pangea3 was acquired by Thomson Reuters in 2010 and grew to over 1,000 employees globally under Mr. Perla’s leadership. Before launching Pangea3, he was Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs for Monster.com. Mr. Perla began his career in the New York office of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP.
Co-founder & Partner of Prose VenturesJules is an investor, 3-time entrepreneur and blockchain enthusiast. She is a Kauffman Fellow and Partner at LunaCap Ventures, and is launching a new VC fund focused on technology for professional services, including legal and compliance technology. She also works with IBM’s Blockchain Garage, which uses the best practices of the startup world to build out blockchain MVPs for large enterprise clients. Previously Jules co-founded and led two legal tech companies: Evolve Law, a community of legal tech innovators that was acquired by Above the Law, and Hire an Esquire, a venture-backed legal labor marketplace. She also founded Carbonado Group, an environmental sustainability consulting firm, and spent 7 years as an ‘intraprenuer’ helping companies including EY, Salesforce.com and Tiffany & Co. to launch and grow new business units around environmental and social responsibility. Jules earned her BA from UCLA and her MSc from The London School of Economics.
(Additional panelists to be announced.)
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