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Legal, Innovation

FT Innovative Lawyers Summit

London |  - 
Speakers include:
Stephen Immelt

Stephen Immelt

Hogan Lovells

Ritva Sotamaa

Ritva Sotamaa


James Libson

James Libson

Mishcon de Reya


Following the outstanding success of the inaugural FT/RSG Innovative Lawyers Summit in 2016, we are delighted to announce the 2017 Summit. Once more this independent meeting will bring together our global community of corporate counsel and private practice lawyers together with chief executives, academics and non-legal innovators to discuss how the profession can best meet the challenges it faces, both in terms of innovation and in its evolving role in business, government and society.

This year’s agenda will focus on the drivers of innovation and include topics such as collaboration, culture, diversity in its widest sense and leadership. In addition, the Summit will focus on the role of lawyers in upholding the rule of law and increasing access to justice, automation and how it is changing lawyers’ practices and the changing structures of law firms and corporate law departments.

Ample time will be provided for both structured and un-structured networking. We will arrange three salons where private practice and in-house lawyers will discuss their challenges and solutions to the topic issues.

fallback Add to my Calendar 06/19/2017 16:00:0006/20/2017 21:00:00trueFT Innovative Lawyers SummitFollowing the outstanding success of the inaugural FT/RSG Innovative Lawyers Summit in 2016, we are delighted to announce the 2017 Summit. Once more this independent meeting will bring together our global community of corporate counsel and private practice lawyers together with chief executives, academics and non-legal innovators to discuss how the profession can best meet the challenges it faces, both in terms of innovation and in its evolving role in business, government and society.This year’s agenda will focus on the drivers of innovation and include topics such as collaboration, culture, diversity in its widest sense and leadership. In addition, the Summit will focus on the role of lawyers in upholding the rule of law and increasing access to justice, automation and how it is changing lawyers’ practices and the changing structures of law firms and corporate law departments.Ample time will be provided for both structured and un-structured networking. We will arrange three salons where private practice and in-house lawyers will discuss their challenges and solutions to the topic issues.FT-Innovative-Lawyers-Summit6b758646bcd92b1d82fcd79186649206MM/DD/YYYY


"First rate. The best event of its kind that I have been to."
James Watson, Legal Director EMEA, Deluxe Entertainment Services

"Strategic, challenging and thought-provoking but also supremely well-organised and good fun!"
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"An event that no leader in the legal profession can miss."
Haigreve Khaitan, Partner, Khaitan and Co 

"Davos of the legal profession."
Per Magnusson, Senior Partner, Magnusson 

"A seriously worthwile investment of time to meet with industry, leading GC's & Managing partners."
Bill Reilly, Senior vice president/General Counsel, Ansell Ltd

"Impressive turn out of people with great insights in the future of the legal sector."
Bas Boris Visser, Partner for Global Innovation and Business Change, Clifford Chance


Advisory Board and Speakers (11)

Stephen Immelt

Stephen Immelt

Chief Executive Officer
Hogan Lovells
Ritva Sotamaa

Ritva Sotamaa

Chief Legal Officer
James Libson

James Libson

Partner, Head of Mishcon Private
Mishcon de Reya

James is the Executive Partner of Mishcon de Reya and Head of Mishcon Private, sitting on the management board.

He acts for a wide variety of clients such as high profile individuals, corporations, families, family offices and charities. James is unusual in that he provides a broad range of legal expertise which includes defamation, privacy, employment, commercial disputes and litigation. James believes in the importance of a long-term advisory role with clients and acts for many as their trusted advisor.

Legal 500 have listed him as a legal expert in commercial litigation, employment and defamation and Chambers & Partners describes him as a "lateral thinker with innovative ideas".

Mitchell Zuklie

Mitchell Zuklie

Global Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Wim  Dejonghe

Wim Dejonghe

Senior Partner
Allen & Overy
Zia  Mody

Zia Mody

Managing Partner
AZB & Partners
Heidi K. Gardner

Heidi K. Gardner

Distinguished Fellow, Centre for the Legal Profession
Harvard University
Professor David B Wilkins

Professor David B Wilkins

Lester Kissel Professor of Law
Harvard Law School

Professor Wilkins is the Lester Kissel Professor of Law, Vice Dean for Global Initiatives on the Legal Profession, and Faculty Director of the Center on the Legal Profession at Harvard Law School. He is also a Senior Research Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a member of the Faculty Committee of the Harvard University Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics.

Professor Wilkins has given over 45 endowed lectures at universities around the world and is a frequent speaker at professional conferences and law firm and corporate retreats. He is the author of over 80 articles on the legal profession in leading scholarly journals as well as a co-author of several books, including The Indian Legal Profession in the Age of Globalization (forthcoming 2016), Diversity in Practice (forthcoming 2015), and Problems in Professional Responsibility for a Changing Profession (5th edition 2009). He and his Harvard Law School colleague, Andrew Kaufman, are also co-authors of one of the leading casebooks in the field.

He was elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in 2012 and the Spanish Royal Academy of Doctors in 2014. His major research interests include the legal profession, legal ethics, diversity and globalization.

Brad Karp

Brad Karp

Paul Weiss

Brad S Karp is Chairman of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, and has served in that role since 2008. He is one of the country’s leading litigators and corporate advisers, with extensive experience successfully defending financial institutions and other companies in “bet the company” litigations and regulatory matters. Prior to being named chair of Paul, Weiss, Mr Karp chaired the firm’s Litigation Department.

Mr Karp has been profiled as one of the leading lawyers in the United States by The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Financial Times, The American Lawyer, Chambers, The Lawyer (U.K.), Crain’s, The National Law Journal, The New York Law Journal, Lawdragon, Best Lawyers in America, The Legal 500, Euromoney Institutional Investors, Best of the Best USA, Law360, and Benchmark/Institutional Investor.

For the past several years, he has been named one of the Most Influential People in the Boardroom by the National Association of Corporate Directors and in 2014 Crain’s named him one of the Most Influential New Yorkers. In 2011, Lawdragon named Mr Karp its “Lawyer of the Year.” For the past several years, Chambers has selected Brad as the only “Star” in its Nationwide Securities Litigation category. Best Lawyers named him its 2014 “Banking and Finance Litigator of the Year,” and its 2012 “Securities Litigator of the Year.” In 2012, The Financial Times selected him as one of the 10 most innovative lawyers in the United States. In 2013, Benchmark Litigation/Euromoney selected him its “Litigator of the Year.” In 2013, the New York Law Journal awarded Mr Karp its first-ever Impact Award, in recognition of his “significant and lasting impact on the legal community in New York.”

Mr Karp has lectured on business litigation, securities litigation and corporate governance at Harvard Law School, Columbia Law School and NYU Law School. He is active in the community, serving as a director/trustee of numerous organisations. 

Mr Karp graduated with honors from Harvard Law School in 1984, and has spent his entire professional career at Paul, Weiss.

Brent Irvin

Brent Irvin

Vice President and General Counsel

Brent Irvin joined Tencent, a leading global Internet company, in 2010. He is currently Vice President and General Counsel, overseeing all legal matters, including intellectual property, litigation, privacy, compliance and public policy. Prior to joining Tencent, he worked at a leading Silicon Valley law firm, specializing in M&A and technology transactions, with a special emphasis on Internet companies. He received his JD from Stanford Law School, an MA in Asian Studies from Yale University and a BA in History from Carleton College.

Hugh Verrier

Hugh Verrier

White & Case

Hugh Verrier is the Chairman of White & Case LLP, a global law firm with 38 offices in 26 countries around the world.

With White & Case for over 30 years, Mr Verrier became a partner in 1994. He was elected to the Firm’s global management in 2004 and has been Chairman of the Firm since 2007. As Chairman, he directs the Firm’s strategy and operations around the world.

A New York-qualified lawyer, Mr Verrier spent most of his career with White & Case overseas in Indonesia, Turkey and Russia, where his practice was focused on the development of natural resources.

Mr Verrier has law degrees from the University of Ottawa and Harvard Law School. After his legal studies, he clerked for Justice Bertha Wilson, the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court of Canada.


Summit hosts (2)

Michael Skapinker

Michael Skapinker

Contributing Editor and Columnist
Financial Times

Michael Skapinker is an FT contributing editor and columnist on business and society. He is also executive editor of the FT-IE Corporate Learning Alliance, the FT’s executive education arm. Born in South Africa, he began his journalistic career in Greece. He joined the FT in London in 1986 and has held many positions, including FT Weekend editor, FT Special Reports editor and management editor.

He received the Work Foundation Members’ Award for his contribution to the understanding of working life in 2003 and was named WorkWorld Media Awards Columnist of the Year in 2008. At the Editorial Intelligence Comment Awards he was named Business Commentator of the Year (2012) and Business Ethics Commentator of the Year (2015).

Reena SenGupta

Reena SenGupta

Chief Executive Officer
RSG Consulting

Reena SenGupta is an expert analyst of the global legal profession. She founded RSG Consulting, an international legal strategy consultancy, in 2001. The company is the architect and research partner to the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Reports in Europe, North America and the Asia-Pacific. Last year marked the tenth anniversary of the report.

Reena’s experience analysing and commentating on the legal profession stretches over two decades, following stints at investment banks and running a small design business in the early 90s. She was Publishing Director and Editor of various publications at Chambers & Partners, the legal publisher and regularly contributes to the FT. Her experience and position at the forefront of the field, on a global level, is reflected in collaborations with institutions such as Harvard and Georgetown Universities.

FT Contributors (3)

Andrew Hill

Andrew Hill

Associate Editor and Management Editor
Financial Times

Andrew Hill is an Associate Editor and Management Editor of the Financial Times. He writes a weekly column, a blog and in-depth articles on global business, strategy and management. Mr Hill was City Editor of the FT and Editor of the daily Lombard column on British business and finance from 2006 to 2010. Since joining the FT in 1988, he has also worked as Financial Editor, Comment & Analysis editor, New York Bureau Chief, Foreign News Editor, and correspondent in Brussels and Milan. Mr Hill is the author of Leadership In The Headlines (2016). He graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge with a degree in English.

Robert  Armstrong

Robert Armstrong

Chief Editorial Writer
Financial Times

Robert Armstrong is Chief Editorial Writer at the Financial Times, having previously been head of the FT’s Lex column, which has been dispensing pithy, pungent and analytically informed financial commentary for nearly 80 years. Prior to this, he was a columnist at Dow Jones and an analyst at Seminole Capital, a long/short hedge equity fund. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and has a PhD in Philosophy from Columbia University.

Roula  Khalaf

Roula Khalaf

Deputy Editor
Financial Times

Roula Khalaf is the FT’s deputy editor. As deputy editor, she drives the FT’s agenda-setting journalism, working closely with the global editorial team. Prior to this role, Roula served as the FT’s foreign editor and assistant editor. She was responsible for overseeing the FT’s editorial coverage of Europe, the Middle East and Africa, providing strategic direction for the FT's large global network of foreign correspondents.

Prior to this, she spent 13 years as the FT's Middle East editor, overseeing the launch of the FT's Middle East edition and leading the coverage of the Arab spring. Khalaf joined the FT in 1995 as North Africa correspondent and before that she was a staff writer for Forbes magazine in New York.  Her specialist areas are Iraq, where she has travelled extensively; the Gulf; North Africa and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

Khalaf holds a masters degree in international affairs from Columbia University. She appears regularly on national and international TV and radio. 


“Conversations are the elixir that hold organisations together. Or as Steve Johnson said, chance favours the connected mind. All are necessary for innovation: networks, serendipity, accidental encounters and discovery. The FT Innovative Lawyers Summit has ambition: to connect the legal innovators we have vetted and researched for the past 11 years in the three regional FT reports. We will attempt to recreate the 21st century version of the London coffee shops that formed a fertile breeding ground for some of the ideas that powered the industrial revolution. Two hundred corporate counsel and private practice lawyers thrown together with some chief executives, leading thinkers and academics and external innovators chosen by the FT, what alchemy will happen?”

Reena SenGupta, Chief Executive Officer, RSG Consulting


Summit Advisory Committee

  • Mitsuru Claire Chino, General Counsel, Itochu Corporation
  • Wim Dejonghe, Senior Partner, Allen & Overy
  • Yves Hayaux-Du-Tilly, Partner, Nader, Hayaux & Goebel
  • Kevin Hewitt, Co-Chairman, FTI Consulting
  • Rosemary Martin, Group General Counsel, Vodafone
  • Yuto Matsumura, Managing Partner, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
  • Zia Mody, Managing Partner, AZB & Partners
  • Gideon Moore, Firmwide Managing Partner, Linklaters
  • Alastair Morrison, Partner, Head of Client Strategy, Board Member, Pinsent Masons
  • Harriet Pearson, Partner, Hogan Lovells
  • Reena SenGupta, Chief Executive Officer, RSG Consulting
  • Michael Skapinker, Contributing Editor and Columnist, Financial Times
  • Dawn Smith, Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary, VMWare
  • Meg Sullivan, Chief Business Development and Marketing Officer, Paul Hastings
  • Hugh Verrier, Chairman, White & Case
  • Professor David B Wilkins, Lester Kissel Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
  • Mitch Zuklie, Global Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

*Further Advisory Board members to be confirmed at a later date


Agenda - 19th Jun

  • 4:00pm
  • 4:30pm
    Presentation and Opening

    Reena SenGupta, Chief Executive Officer, RSG Consulting

  • 4:50pm
    The Role of Law and Lawyers

    In the UK and the US and many other jurisdictions, lawyers find themselves at the centre of political life in ways that have not been seen for many years. The independence of the judiciary and the role of lawyers in standing up to government challenge are topics that have begun to exercise big law firms and corporate legal departments. There is no consensus on what the role of law and commercial lawyers should be in protecting democratic institutions and processes from attack. This session will examine whether major law firms and law departments can continue to be neutral and how they should react to these issues.  

    Panel: Neal Katyal, Partner, Hogan Lovells; James Thornton, Chief Executive Officer, ClientEarth; James Libson, Partner and Head of Mishcon Private, Mishcon de Reya; Sabine Chalmers, Chief Legal Officer, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Ricardo Cortes-Monroy IV, Chief Legal Officer and Group General Counsel, Nestlé.

    Moderator: Michael Skapinker, Contributing Editor and Columnist, Financial Times

  • 9:00pm

Agenda - 20th Jun

  • 8:00am
    Opening Breakfasts: The “How To” Sessions

    1)  “Integrating lawyer and technology: today’s leaders discuss the lawyer of the future.”

    Panellists: Gideon Moore, Firmwide Managing Partner, Linklaters; Kate Cheetham, Group General Counsel, Lloyds Banking Group; Maike de Bie, General Counsel, Royal Mail Group.

    Moderator: Nick Hourigan, Senior Managing Director, leads the Financial & Enterprise Data Analytics practice, FTI Consulting

    2) Transformational innovation: how working with external disruptors can change your legal business

    Case studies: Liam Brown, Founder and Executive Chairman, Elevate Services talks to NetApps; Ajay Patel, Co-Founder & CEO, High Q talks to Allen & Overy; Karl Chapman, Founder & CEO, Riverview Law talks to HSBC; Reggie Davis, General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer, DocuSign Inc.

    Moderator: Derek Southall, Partner and Head of Innovation and Digital, Gowling WLG International Limited

  • 9:10am
    Session 1: Realpolitik and the legal profession

    Opening Address: What does the rise of populism mean for globalisation? How should multinational businesses react? 

    Roula Khalaf, Deputy Editor, Financial Times

    Leading lawyers comment on how they see new geopolitical and social realities impacting on their firms and legal departments and on how they intend to respond and adapt to the new challenges, both for the profession and for their clients.

    Commentators: Brad Karp, Chairman, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP; Benedikt Wolfers, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

  • 10:05am
    Session 2: Collaboration and Culture

    Collaboration as an important driver of innovation. The most effective legal solutions derive from cross-office, cross-disciplinary teams that involve clients. The most effective in-house lawyers work closely with the business and other corporate functions. But the profession remains dogged by silo-thinking. How can business and lawyers break out of this trap? What role does culture have to play in making lawyers more collaborative and innovative? And are there downsides to more collaboration?

    Opening presenter: Dr Heidi K. Gardner, Distinguished Fellow, Centre for the Legal Profession, Harvard University

    Commentators: Penelope Warne, Senior Partner and Chairman of the UK LLP Board, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP; Ritva Sotamaa, Chief Legal Officer, Unilever; Mark I. Greene, Partner, Corporate, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

    Moderator: Matthew Solon, Managing Director, FTI Consulting

  • 11:05am
    Networking Coffee Break
  • 11:30am
    Session 3: The Power of Human Difference

    In the research for the FT Innovative Lawyers reports, diverse teams, both in the inherent and cognitive sense, are most likely to innovate. Academic research suggests there is a link between success and diversity. However the profession remains both inherently and cognitively un-diverse. Clients on the other hand want more holistic solutions to their problems. They are demanding their lawyers be more than technical advisers and increasingly want a more varied set of service lines. How is the profession responding?

    Commentators: Claire Chino, EVP and Chief Administrative Officer, Itochu International IncRichard Foley, Senior Partner, Pinsent Masons; Dawn Smith, Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary, VMWare; John Denton, Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Corrs Chambers Westgarth; Siobhan Moriarty, General Counsel, Diageo

    Moderator: Robert Armstrong, Chief Editorial Writer, Financial Times

  • 12:30pm
  • 1:40pm
    Session 4: Leadership and Performance - The Future of Work

    A law firm managing partner or chief legal officer can transform their organisations and drive innovation. They are critical catalysts for change. However, many legal leaders are failing to respond to what their organisations, and the younger generation, need. What should be at the top of the leadership agenda? How are some of the best-known leaders in the profession motivating their teams to rise to the challenge of longer lifespans, the desire for portfolio careers and fears of automation?

    Presenter: Professor David B. Wilkins, Lester Kissel Professor of Law, Harvard Law School.

    Case study: Example of how leadership is driving innovation

    Stephen Immelt, Chief Executive Officer, Hogan Lovells.

    Commentators: Jonathan Brayne, Partner and Chairman, Fuse, Allen & OveryZia Mody, Managing Partner, AZB & Partners; Michelle H. Browdy, Senior Vice President, Legal and Regulatory Affairs, and General Counsel, IBMBrent Irvin, Vice President and General Counsel, Tencent Holdings Limited.

    Moderator: Andrew Hill, Associate Editor and Management Editor, Financial Times

  • 3:10pm
    Session 5: The Salons

    1) Leadership and performance (The Future of Work): Jami McKeon, Chair, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

    2) Collaboration and culture: Harriet Pearson, Partner, Hogan Lovells

    3) The role of law: 

    The three salons will be split up into 8 working groups of 10 people, led by selected innovators who have been ranked in the Financial Times for their achievements in the topic areas. The groups of private practice and in-house lawyers will discuss their own challenges dealing with the topic issues and discuss solutions. One member of the group will report back to the salon with ideas. The Salon Leader will select the best ideas from the working groups and report back to the plenary.

    Workshop Leaders:

    • Leadership and Performance
    1. Benedikt Wolfers, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
    2. Michael Hertz, Chief Marketing Officer, White & Case
    3. Alistair Morrison, Head of Client Strategy and Board Member, Pinsent Masons
    4. Andrew Leaitherland, Managing Partner & CEO, DWF
    • Collaboration and culture
    1. Brett Bartlett, Labour and Employment Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
    2. Eric Steger, Managing Partner, Wolf Theiss
    3. Mark Van de Voorde, Chief Legal & Administrative Officer, Victaulic
    4. Maria Varsellona, Chief Legal Officer, Nokia
    5. Aine Lyons, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, VMWare
    6. Damien Atkins, General Counsel, Panasonic Corporation of North America
    7. Meg Sullivan, Chief Business Development and Marketing Officer, Paul Hastings
    8. Jeremy Barton, Partner and General Counsel, KPMG
    • The Role of Law
    1. Jacquelyn MacLennan, Partner, White & Case
    2. Trevor Brown, General Counsel, EMENA, Nestle
    3. Yves Hayaux-du-Tilly, Partner, Nader, Hayaux & Goebel
  • 5:35pm
    Closing Address

    Reena SenGupta, Chief Executive Officer, RSG Consulting

  • 6:00pm
    Drinks Reception
  • 7:00pm
    Gala Dinner

Who Attends

Guests will comprise managing or senior partners, chief legal officers and c-suite directors at law firms, corporations, financial institutions and disruptive businesses. The 200 guests will be split between law firm partners and group general counsel but will include other professionals, academics from Harvard University and people working at alternative legal suppliers.



This event is exclusively for Managing Partners or Senior Partners of Law Firms and General Counsel. If you do not meet this criteria, please email to enquire if any additional places are available.

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RSG Consulting is a research and strategy consultancy, founded in 2001. It specialises in working for professional service firms, with a special focus on ranking and assessing lawyers that dates back to the early 90s. RSG carries out commissioned and independent research on topics that include innovation, the development and future of the profession and emerging legal markets. It helps law firms and legal departments differentiate themselves, through innovation, brand or strategy projects. It came up with the idea behind the FT Innovative Lawyers programme and is the FT’s research partner on the reports and awards globally. All research is conducted by senior consultants, who are also regular public speakers at partners’ conferences, to in-house legal departments, and are business coaches. RSG created and curates the Innovative GC Club, offers innovation benchmarks to both private practice and in-house legal departments, and has created a unique development programme to help lawyers tap into their creativity. RSG’s CEO Reena SenGupta was responsible for creating the ranking methodologies that underpin the Chambers & Partners guides and turning the Chambers rankings into world-class assessments of law firms in the mid-nineties.

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The Harvard Law School Center on the Legal Profession (CLP) seeks to make a substantial contribution to the modern practice of law by increasing understanding of the structures, norms and dynamics of the global legal profession. In pursuit of accomplishing our mission, we:

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  •   Innovate and implement new methods and content for TEACHING law students, practicing lawyers and related professionals about the profession; and
  •   Foster broader and deeper connections BRIDGING between the global universe of legal practitioners and the academy.

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