Judy Perry Martinez
Judy Perry Martinez is the president-elect of the American Bar Association. She is Of Counsel at Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn and previously was with the firm from 1982 to 2003 as a partner, member of the governing committee, and commercial litigator.
Judy joined Northrop Grumman in 2003, where she would go on to serve as assistant general counsel for litigation managing litigation for the western half of the country before becoming Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer in 2011. Judy also was named to the company’s Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council.
Judy retired from Northrop Grumman in 2015 to become a Fellow at the Advanced Leadership Initiative at Harvard, where she spent a year in residence. Following her time at Harvard, she returned to New Orleans to pursue a career in public service and now rejoined SPS&R where she will continue that work.
In 2011, Judy was appointed chair of the ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary which evaluates all prospective nominees to the federal bench. Earlier, Judy served as the ABA lead representative to the United Nations, as a member of the ABA Board of Governors and its executive committee, and as a member of the ABA Task Force on Building Public Trust in the American Justice System. Most recently, she served as the chair of the ABA Presidential Commission on the Future of Legal Services and as a special advisor to the ABA Center for Innovation.
Judy’s commitment to public service began years ago when she and other members of the Louisiana Bar undertook an effort to establish the New Orleans Pro Bono Project. She currently serves as a Distinguished Access to Justice Pro Bono Fellow for Southeast Louisiana Legal Services.
She also has chaired the New Orleans Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, the Louisiana State Bar Association Committee on Minority Involvement in its inaugural year, 1989, the LSBA Professionalism and Quality of Life Committee, and the LSBA Post-Conviction Death Penalty Representation Committee.
She has been a member of the ABA House of Delegates since 1991 and has served as a member of the ABA Task Force on Attorney Client Privilege, the Council of the ABA Center on Diversity, and the ABA’s World Justice Project Committee. She currently serves as vice-President of the World Justice Project.
She served as chair of the 170,000 member ABA Young Lawyers Division, a member of the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession, and chair of the ABA Commission on Domestic Violence.
Judy received the Sam Dalton Capital Defense Advocacy Award from the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Counsel in 1997, the Michelle Pitard Wynne Professionalism Award from the Association of Women Attorneys in 1998, and the Alliance for Justice Award in 1999 from the National Gay and Lesbian Law Association.
She was named The Outstanding Young Lawyer in the State of Louisiana in 1990 and the Louisiana Bar Foundation’s 2001 Distinguished Attorney.
On two separate occasions, she has received the LSBA President’s Award and is the recipient of the 2012 Camille Gravel Public Service Award, a recognition by the Federal Bar Association’s New Orleans chapter to an attorney who has done substantial pro bono or public legal work. In 2017, Judy was honored with the David A. Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award by the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Presidents’ Award by the New Orleans Bar Association.
Ms. Martinez earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of New Orleans before going on to receive her Juris Doctor, with honors, from Tulane University Law School
Dean, Judd and Mary Morris Leighton Professor of Law
Kimberly Yuracko was appointed dean of Northwestern Law in September 2018. Dean Yuracko joined the Northwestern Law faculty in 2002 and served as its associate dean for academic affairs: faculty and research from 2009 to 2010. She holds a joint appointment in the department of political science in Northwestern’s Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences.
Her primary research interests are in antidiscrimination law with a focus on sex discrimination in employment and gender equity in education. Dean Yuracko has published prolifically on these topics. Her books include Gender Nonconformity and the Law, published in 2016 by Yale University Press, and Perfectionism and Contemporary Feminist Values, published in 2003 by Indiana University Press, as well as numerous articles in distinguished journals.
Dean Yuracko teaches courses in employment law, property, and family law, and has been a visiting professor at NYU School of Law and UCLA School of Law, as well as a political science lecturer at the University of California at Irvine.
Dean Yuracko earned a bachelor’s degree with distinction in political science and honors in feminist studies, a Ph.D. in political science, and a law degree, all from Stanford University. She went on to clerk for the Honorable Gary L. Taylor, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and later for the Honorable Stanley Marcus, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Miami.
Chief Innovation Officer, Legal Solutions
Alma Asay is the Chief Innovation Officer, Legal Solutions, at Integreon Discovery Solutions, a leading global provider of alternative legal services. At Integreon, Alma focuses on opportunities to improve legal services delivery for both corporations and law firms by applying best modern practices across people, processes, and technology.
Alma joined Integreon as part of its acquisition of her litigation management software business, Allegory, where she was Founder and CEO. Allegory is a platform offered in the cloud and on-premise that automates everyday litigation tasks and connects the people, facts, and evidence that litigation teams need to build their winning story in a central, secure place. By offering Allegory is used by Fortune 500 companies, Am Law 100 law firms, and top litigation boutiques, including firms in both Vault’s “Top 10 Law Firms” and “Best Litigation Boutique Law Firms.”
Before founding Allegory, Alma was a successful litigator at top law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, winner of The American Lawyer’s biennial “Litigation Department of the Year” competition in 2010, 2012, and 2016. In 2017, Alma was awarded the prestigious “Legal Rebel” title by the American Bar Association and became the first female founder to have her legal technology business acquired. In 2016, she was named a Fastcase 50 award winner and by the ABA’s Legal Technology Resource Center as one of 10 “Women of Legal Tech.”
Valorem Law Group, ElevateNext Law
Nicole is a litigator and spent the first 15 years of her career as a BigLaw partner in Chicago before starting Valorem Law Group in 2008. Valorem went from being a 4-person start up to being named “One of the 22 Best at AFAs” by BTI Consulting in 2016. Nicole practices in federal and state courts across the country, is a certified arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association, and is particularly drawn to complicated cases and fashioning workable solutions. In 2018, Nicole co-founded ElevateNext, a law firm working alongside the acclaimed global law company, Elevate, to help corporate customers substantially reduce their legal department spend while providing sophisticated legal representation using the Valorem model. Nicole has been named one of the “Most Influential Women Attorneys in Chicago” by Crain’ Chicago Business in 2017.
Helen (Gulgun) Bukulmez
Helen (Gulgun) Bukulmez is of counsel at Spencer Law Group in Lexington, KY, practicing in personal injury, medical malpractice, contract and immigration law. She is also the founder and CEO of ECE R.O.I. Consulting firm, serving the marketing, project management, and wellness needs of law firms and attorneys across the U.S.
Helen teaches Marketing for Attorneys and Law Practice Management as an adjunct professor at Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law and in the W. Bruce Lunsford Academy for Law, Business + Technology honors program. She also frequently participates in and presents at national and local legal seminars, conventions, and continuing legal education programs, helping to raise legal professions awareness of the most effective and ethical online marketing methods.
Helen grew up in Izmir, Turkey, and speaks both Turkish and Bosnian. She earned a degree in Business and Economics from the University of Uludag and studied Psychology at the University of Kentucky. She holds a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University and a Certification in Global Arbitration from Queen Mary University in London.
In her spare time, Helen enjoys hiking, cooking, writing and traveling. She is also the founder of Hiking Lawyers – a growing network of attorneys with currently more than 1,000 attorneys from across the country.
Founding Partner, Vice President Legal Services
Kunoor is VP of Legal Services at Elevate. In this role, she leads teams that design and implement solutions for litigation, contracts, M&A, compliance and IP. These solutions combine people, process, and technology in innovative ways, empowering customers to modernize operations. Her vision has always been to create a platform that provides the most effective and efficient options to obtain, manage and perform legal services.
Prior to Elevate, Kunoor was the Founder, President and CEO of LawScribe, Inc., a pioneer legal process outsourcing company formed in 2004 to provide litigation, contracts and intellectual property support services to law firms and corporations. LawScribe was acquired by UnitedLex in 2010, where Kunoor continued as Senior Vice President of Global Legal Services, working closely with AmLaw100 and Global 1000 clients to identify and implement legal solutions. Kunoor is a recognized authority in the area of legal process outsourcing–she speaks internationally on the topic of legal services and her articles have been widely published in the legal press.
Educational Technology Librarian
Chicago-Kent College of Law
Debbie joined the Chicago-Kent College of Law library in 2002 as the Electronic Resources Librarian responsible for the library’s databases and website. As Ed Tech Librarian since 2009, Debbie assists faculty with using technology for teaching and scholarship. In 2012, Debbie also served a one-year appointment as Head of Research, Faculty Services, and Educational Technology.
She has served as chair of the Chicago Association of Law Libraries (CALL) Public Relations/Internet Committee for many years, and she also served as CALL Secretary. Debbie is an active member of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Computing Services Special Interest Section, which she has chaired in the past. She is a frequent speaker and writer about the use of technology in law libraries and in legal education and a co-host of the Law School Tech Talk podcast.
My Legal Briefcase
Monica Goyal is a lawyer, engineer, and serial entrepreneur. She founded My Legal Briefcase and Aluvion Law, two innovative platforms that provide democratic legal solutions for small businesses and individuals. Monica is a graduate from the University of Waterloo, Stanford University, and the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. Monica is currently an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University. She is recognized as one of the 10 Women to Watch in Tech by the Journal of the American Bar Association, and has won a 2017 Fastcase 50 Award.
Pro Bono Counsel
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Tiffany Graves serves as Bradley’s pro bono counsel, where she oversees the development and administration of the firm’s pro bono programs. Prior to joining Bradley, Tiffany was the executive director of the Mississippi Access to Justice Commission, where she led a 21-member commission created by the Mississippi Supreme Court and promoted its initiatives to improve and expand access to civil justice to the nearly 700,000 Mississippians living in poverty. She was responsible for developing strategic goals and building coalitions to enhance the civil legal aid delivery system. Tiffany supported the evolving needs of underserved populations through critical outreach and programming.
In addition, Tiffany previously served as interim director and adjunct professor for the Pro Bono Initiative at the University of Mississippi School of Law, and as executive director and general counsel for the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project.
Carol Lynn Grow
Co-Owner & VP of Marketing and Sales
As co-owner and VP of Marketing & Sales at LawToolBox, Carol Lynn uses her 20 years of experience in legal technology to manage the strategic partnerships with platform companies like Microsoft as well as legal software companies. LawToolBox is trailblazing vertical solutions for the legal vertical enabling corporate legal departments, law firms and Microsoft partners to offer rules-based deadlines, legal calendaring, document folders and notes for each matter, entirely inside Office 365.
Carol Lynn is an avid supporter of women in technology. She sits on the Voices for Innovation Advisory Board as the US Advocacy Liaison for Women in Technology. She is also the Denver International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners Advocacy Liaison for VFI and the WIT Denver Vice President.
Counsel for Innovation & Technology
Lawyers Trust Fund
Hanna Kaufman serves as Counsel for Innovation & Technology at the Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois. In her role, she partners with legal aid organizations on projects that use new technologies and service delivery models to help serve more clients more efficiently and effectively. She graduated magna cum laude from Chicago-Kent College of Law with a Certificate in Public Interest Law. Ms. Kaufman also holds a B.A. in Sociology from Brown University and a M.Ed. in Teaching English from Lesley University.
Ines Monte is a trusted legal adviser to executives, in-house counsel and human resources professionals for companies of all sizes, ranging from start-ups to global enterprises, across many industries including retail, financial services, manufacturing, technology, and media. Apart from providing legal advice on all types of workforce issues, Ines is a seasoned litigator experienced in class action harassment and discrimination suits, as well as wage and hour class litigation.
Before joining Littler, Ines developed substantial experience in systemic class litigation as a senior trial attorney with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Chicago District Office, where she litigated high-impact harassment and discrimination cases under the ADA, Title VII, and the ADEA. Apart from her EEOC experience management-side private practice, Ines also served as the first general counsel for a commercial maintenance company employing over 5,000 unionized and non-unionized employees.
Director of Innovation Design/Program in Law and Innovation Director/ PoLI Institute (PI) Adjunct Professor of Law, Vanderbilt Law School
Caitlin “Cat” Moon is the Director of Innovation Design for the Program in Law and Innovation (PoLI) at Vanderbilt Law School. In this role, she works with PoLI colleagues to design the curriculum for both the JD program and the PoLI Institute, which provides interactive training in legal innovation to practicing lawyers and legal professionals. She also co-founded and produces the Summit on Law and Innovation (SoLI), which brings together experts across legal, technology, and other disciplines in collaborative legal innovation projects. Professor Moon currently teaches Legal Problem Solving, which is a course in human-centered design for law, as well as the Business of Law and Blockchain and Smart Contracts. In addition to her role at Vanderbilt, Professor Moon works with law firms, legal departments, and law schools globally to bring a human-centered design perspective to re-imagining the delivery of legal services and legal education. She regularly speaks and facilitates workshops across the United States and Europe on the application of human-centered design and creativity to realizing innovation in both the legal profession and legal education. With a deep interest in the intersection of law and blockchain technology, Professor Moon founded Ledger.Law, a consultancy providing companies and law firms with counsel on blockchain related to regulation, policy, and legal structure. Before joining Vanderbilt Law School’s faculty and founding Ledger.Law, Professor Moon provided legal counsel and strategic guidance to start-up companies throughout her 20 years of legal practice in Nashville. Professor Moon also is a co-organizer of the Music City Legal Hackathon, sponsored by PoLI and part of the global Legal Hackers community, which brings together legal professionals, technologists, designers, and other professionals to create technology solutions to provide access to justice and legal services.
Brooke is a lawyer innovator advocating for the utilization of technology to provide personalized, convenient, and affordable alternative legal solutions. In 2015 she founded MyVirtual.Lawyer, an Arkansas-based, online law firm model providing flat fee & subscription based limited scope services to self-represented litigants, individuals, and small businesses.
In 2018 she co-founded MVL Licensing LLC, which creates partnerships with attorneys in other jurisdictions by allowing them the opportunity to leverage the MVL brand, systems, and processes within their own firms. Her mission is to make legal help available & affordable for everyone, to offer a sustainable law firm model that helps entrepreneurial lawyers succeed, & to provide practice opportunities and support for forward thinkers, lady lawyers, retirees, and military spouse attorneys.
Brooke has worked on the Arkansas Access to Justice Commission’s task force on limited scope representation to advance practical and ethical initiatives that allow attorneys to better serve the needs of today’s legal consumers. She is a 2013 graduate of the Arkansas Bar Leadership Academy and the 2015 recipient of the Judith Ryan Gray Outstanding Young Lawyer Award. She was an ABA Law Practice Division fellow & serves as a member of the LTRC committee. She’s also a 2017 ABA Women in Legal Tech honoree, Feedspot ranked her divorce blog among the top 100 in the nation, & she’s a 2017 Fastcase 50 Winner. Brooke is a nationally recognized speaker and writer on topics related to limited scope representation, virtual lawyering, and legal tech.
Laura O’Bryan has been practicing law and working in a variety of legal careers since she was barred in 2002. Her interest in integrating technology with practicing law was nourished during her 12-year tenure at Thomson Reuters, Westlaw as an Account Manager and Sales Rep. After moving around the country with Westlaw then taking time to travel abroad and volunteer for a 3-month fellowship with Polaris, an antihuman trafficking NGO in Washington D.C., Laura returned to Arkansas in 2016. She founded her own domestic violence centric family law firm; but after meeting Brooke Moore, she never looked back! Laura joined Brooke Moore at MyVirtual.Lawyer, a limited scope representation, entirely virtual law firm at the end of 2017. Laura and Brooke co-founded a complimentary LLC in 2018 called MVL Licensing that will spread the MVL model of practice to partner firms in other states. Laura is passionate about finding ways to improve the client experience and better attorney lives. Technology is that magic key. The more that attorneys explore, embrace and invent technological resources to make us more efficient, productive and profitable, the better our profession will be.
Chair, IP and Technology Law Practice
Antigone leads the Intellectual Property and Technology Law practice at Protorae Law. She focuses on complex privacy and cybersecurity issues, and data management projects for small and large companies, in addition to IP portfolio management and growth strategies which include development and enforcement of patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights.
She is also a former clerk for former Chief Administrative Law Judge Paul Luckern at the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) and the Honorable Kimberly Moore at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Federal Circuit).
Before she joined Protorae Law, Antigone founded Cloudigy Law, an intellectual property boutique firm. Previously, Antigone was a litigator at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP, in Washington, DC, managed the firm’s electronic litigation group focused on e-discovery, and was a member of the firm’s Bio/Pharm practice group. Before law school, Antigone conducted scientific research involving clinical and pre-clinical biophysics and magnetic resonance studies at a large university medical center. All of these experiences sharpened her focus on business needs and the practical aspects of innovation efforts when crafting legal solutions—a perspective often missing in the legal field.
Sarah Reynolds is a partner in Mayer Brown’s Chicago and Palo Alto offices and a member of Mayer Brown’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice. She divides her dispute resolution practice among representing technology companies in international and domestic arbitrations, class and individual actions, and mass environmental torts.
Working to match case strategy with client goals, Sarah litigates complex commercial disputes for technology companies. Sarah’s technology-related litigation experience includes breach of contract and licensing agreements, false advertising, digital media and advertising, e-commerce, and user-generated content.
As an integral member of Mayer Brown’s International Arbitration practice, she represents multinational corporations before domestic and international arbitral bodies, including the JAMS, AAA, ICC and ICDR. Sarah is also a foundational member of Mayer Brown’s full-service, multidisciplinary Environmental Tort practice that represents clients facing litigation related to what are generally single-source single-site chemical/toxic releases.
CEO & Co-Founder
Basha Frost Rubin is the CEO and Co-Founder of Priori. She speaks and writes extensively about how technology is changing – and will change – the market for legal services. Her writing has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, Inc, Women 2.0 and Under30CEO. Basha holds a J.D. from Yale Law School and a B.A. from Yale College and is a member of the New York Bar. She also sits on the boards of A Blade of Grass and the Rubin Museum of Art and is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper.
Joy Heath Rush
International Legal Technology Association
Joy Heath Rush is the Chief Executive Officer of The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA), an organization that serves the needs of more than 24,000 international legal technology professionals in their support of the practice of law. As Chief Executive Officer, Joy oversees ILTA’s operations, a global network of volunteer leaders, and a professional staff of more than 30 employees.
Joy has spent virtually her entire career supporting lawyers and technologists in the practice of law, and she has deep familiarity with the complexities our member firms and organizations face in today’s vastly shifting and dynamically changing marketplace. She has worked at global law firm Sidley Austin LLP as well as Litera Microsystems in executive roles. She has a long history of leadership in peer networking groups associated with legal technology. Joy is a past President of the Board of ILTA, and served two additional terms as a volunteer Board member representing the multifaceted perspectives of a woman leader in legal technology. Joy enjoys and has had the opportunity to speak and write on a wide array of technology and leadership topics, including with the ILTA Women Who Lead initiative.
Co-Founder & COO
After graduating from Princeton, Kristen joined the U.S. Department of Justice, where she worked on international criminal affairs in Mexico and Central America. After the DOJ, she joined the founding team of Grouper (Y Combinator W’12), learning how to build startups and use technology to scale networks. Kristen is a Fellow for Stanford’s Latino Entrepreneur Leaders Program, and a Google for Entrepreneurs Code2040 Entrepreneur-in-Residence. Kristen is also a 2017 ABA Woman in Tech to Watch as a result of her access to justice work through Paladin.
Founding and Managing Member
Vandenack Weaver LLC
A founding member and the Vandenack Weaver LLC’s managing partner, Mary is an expert in the interrelated areas of tax, business, real estate, health care, private wealth, estate planning, business succession planning and asset protection planning. Mary is an innovator in the integration of technology into the practice of law. Under Vandenack’s guidance, the firm has been on the leading edge of client service and technology. Mary won the American Bar Association James I. Keane Award, presented at Techshow 2015, in recognition of her efforts in the area of e-lawyering.
Mary speaks and writes extensively in her areas of practice. She is a commentator for Leimberg Services, a nationally recognized publication in the area of tax, trusts and estates, benefits and asset protection planning. Mary serves as co-chair of the Futures Task Force for the American Bar Association Real Property Trusts and Estates Section. Mary serves on the American Bar Association Techshow Board and writes a leadership column for Law Practice Management Magazine. Mary also writes a column on estate planning, asset protection planning and business succession issues for Metro Magazine. Mary was named to Fortune Magazine Women Leaders in the Law in 2016.