Draft n Craft Successfully Organized ‘Outsourcing, Law & Technology – Concerns & Solutions’ in New York
New York, Feb 18, 2013 – Globalization has and is transforming each sector of the world’s economy and the legal profession too is going through this transformation. There has been a tremendous increase in consumerism in this industry which has forced law firms and departments to do process re-engineering and look for innovative options to create value for their clients. Considering the need and a combined approach to educate and provide a platform to lawyers to make them understand the new trends and challenges related to outsourcing and technology in today’s practice of law, Draft n Craft organized a one day event “Outsourcing, Law & Technology – Concerns & Solutions” which took place on 07th Feb, 2013. Key industry experts and visionaries from law firms and corporations shared their views and concerns on the best legal practices, latest outsourcing tools and technologies, US and Indian legislations, use of best possible options to work together and many more through panel discussions, presentations and live exhibitions at an amazing location of DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel New York City – Times Square.
The conference was inaugurated with lighting of the lamp and welcome note from Jay G. Safer, Partner – Locke Lord LLP. The morning session started with a panel discussion ‘Legal Outsourcing – The Real Picture’. Barbara Hoey of Littler Mendelson P.C., Mark Grossman of Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP, Christopher Gallagher of Special Counsel and Edward Brooks of The LPO Program shared the dice to discuss ins and outs of the outsourcing relationships in the global legal industry.
Second panel discussion ‘Understanding IT Logistics vis a vis Outsourcing’ thrown the light on how will critical information be handled and how it will be transported in an outsourcing relationship. Joseph Rosenbaum of Reed Smith LLP, Eileen Breslin of Jaspan Schlesinger LLP, Sabeena Ahmad of Alpari US and Edward Brooks of the LPO Program together formed a very informative session to reach a conclusion.
After the networking lunch session the program resumed with “People, Process & Technology – A Draft n Craft Approach” presented by Ms. Anjali Pahwa, Vice President – Legal of Draft n Craft that gave all the attendees an understanding and insight of the process and procedure of the legal process outsourcing (LPO) company. It was interesting to understand the whole work flow and project cycle.
After a presentation from Mr. Rahul Khosla of eDynamic on latest trends & challenges in legal technology followed by a networking tea break, it was the time for the most sought after panel discussion “US Law Firms in India – A Vision or Reality?” where Jay G Safer of Locke Lord LLP, Rakesh K Sharma of Draft n Craft Law Firm, Bipul K Mainali of Pepper Hamilton LLP along with Edward Brooks discussed the ways how US law firms can find their approach to Indian legal market.
Besides the various interactive panel discussions, presentations, networking and live project exhibitions for the legal support, the conference was rich in its content and its special features. All the attendees participated in every session with full zeal and eagerness. It was said that such initiatives are good for the global legal industry and to spread word about the benefits of the legal outsourcing.
Draft n Craft is a Legal Process Outsourcing company providing legal and paralegal services globally. Being an ISO 9001:2008 Company, all its processes are certified and checked for quality. Founded in 2008, it had provided more than a handful of advanced solutions to various clients, which has helped us to spread our wings across all continents. Our work and processes are all transparent to our clients.