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Innovation, Legal

FT/RSG Innovative Lawyers Summit 2019

London |
Speakers include:
Reena SenGupta

Reena SenGupta

RSG Consulting

Overview

We are delighted to announce the FT/RSG Innovative Lawyers Summit for 2019. This year the focus is on people and the cultural, organisational and physical factors which can be harnessed to motivate, empower and include talent. We will use a variety of approaches to structure the day, including workshops, fishbowls, storytelling and ‘fast’ presenting to keep the day dynamic and interactive. The format will allow senior leaders from across the profession to collaborate to help shape the discussion around the future of lawyers’ work.

 This independent meeting will bring together our global community of leading corporate counsel and private practice lawyers together with chief executives, academics and non-legal innovators.

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2018 photos

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Agenda - 18th Jun

  • 8:00am
    Registration
  • 8:30am
    Breakfast Sessions
  • 9:45am
    Session One: Organisational Culture

    How can the implicit and explicit characteristic of organisational culture be nurtured and harnessed within law firms, corporate law departments and business to drive success? How can you best to create and maintain a culture of innovation?

  • 10:30am
    Coffee Break
  • 10:50am
    Session Two: Empowerment

    How do you tap into the intrinsic motivation of your staff and build engagement through a sense of purpose? The session will also explore how organisations are working to empower women, millennials and minority groups to create a more diverse and inclusive profession. 

  • 11:30am
    Session Three: Change Management

    The most important and the most challenging aspect of driving and implementing innovations is behavioural change. How can behavioural science, crowd-sourcing and inclusion strategies be used to support change management?

  • 12:30pm
    Networking Lunch
  • 2:00pm
    Session Four: Physical Spaces

    What does the legal workspace of the future look like? How do physical spaces need to change to support flexible and agile working practices, and what ideas can be borrowed from other industries?

  • 3:00pm
    Session Five: Work-Life Integration

    With a renewed focus on wellbeing and mental health within the legal profession, what policies and approaches can be best used to support better mental health and reduce stress. And should we start thinking in the currency of time rather than money?  

  • 3:30pm
    Coffee Break
  • 4:00pm
    Session Six: Productivity and High Performance

    New ways of working and those adapted from other professions, such as agile and scrum methods, are being used to enhance productivity and performance. We will also explore how cognitively diverse teams and different appraisal processes can drive performance. 

  • 5:05pm
    Closing Remarks
  • 5:20pm
    Networking Drinks Reception
  • 7:00pm
    Gala Dinner
  • 9:00pm
    General Counsel Keynote Address
  • 9:20pm
    FT GC Report Released

Summit Hosts (1)

Reena SenGupta

Reena SenGupta

Chief Executive Officer
RSG Consulting

Reena SenGupta founded RSG Consulting in 2001 to provide research and consultancy to law firms and in-house counsel. With nearly 30 years’ experience of business and the City, she is known as one of the leading analysts of the legal profession. As editor and publishing director of Chambers & Partners Publishing in the mid-nineties, she devised the research methodology behind the Chambers’ guides to the legal profession and launched the first Chambers Student and Chambers Global guides. In 2005, Ms SenGupta came up with the idea of ranking lawyers on innovation, which has become the FT Innovative Lawyers reports and awards. She is a long-time contributor to the Financial Times and helped to establish the paper’s Law & Business page in 2001.

Ms SenGupta has experience of both big and small businesses and spent the early nineties working in investment banking in London and rescuing a family-owned graphic design business out of recession. A journalist, entrepreneur and now senior consultant, Ms SenGupta is responsible for coming up with the ideas for a number of ground-breaking projects for both clients and RSG Consulting. Among these are the RSG India Report and the Innovative GC Club. She is a regular public speaker on innovation and the legal profession, is a graduate of the Meyler Campbell Elements coaching programme and an Asian Woman of Achievement.

Why Sponsor?

Gain access to 200 of the most important and influential lawyers who will be attending the event;
Brand alignment with the FT and its unrivalled credibility;
Demonstrate thought leadership around the current critical issues affecting the legal industry;
Benefit from sustained international visibility through our advertising and marketing campaigns

Diana Whittington 
T) +44 (0) 20 7873 4128

E) diana.whittington@ft.com

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Who Attends?

This independent meeting will bring together our global community of leading corporate counsel and law firm managing partners, senior partners and innovators, together with chief executives, academics and non-legal innovators.

2018 attendees included;

Anheuser-Busch InBev; Allen & Overy; Arqiva; Ashhurst; Aviva; Baker & McKenzie; Bird & Bird LLP; ClientEarth; Coca-Cola European Partners; Dentsu Aegis Network; Diageo plc; DLA Piper UK LLP; Ebay (UK) Ltd; Ferguson (Nordics); Frontier Power; Galp; Genomics England; Gowling WLG; Harvard Law School; Hogan Lovells; HSBC Holding plc; Hyundai Motoro Europe; IBM; ING Bank; International Finance Corporation; JPMorgan Chase & Co; KPMG LLP; Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Ltd; Microsoft UK; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP; NautaDutilh; Novo Nordisk A/S; Ocado Group plc; Orrick; Pinsent Masons; Poste Vita; QuisLex; Rolls-Royce plc; Royal London; Salesforce; Santander Bank; Simmons & Simmons LLP; Standard Charted Bank; Taylor Vinters; The Law Society; UnitedLex; Veon Ltd; Virgin Management Limited; Vodafone Group Services Limited; William Fry; Yulchon LLC; ZPG plc.

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Organiser (1)

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. The FT marks 130 years in 2018 with a record paying readership of more than 940,000, three-quarters of which are digital subscriptions. It is part of Nikkei Inc, which provides a broad range of information, news and services for the global business community.

Research Partner (1)

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.

Gold Sponsor (1)

White & Case is a truly global law firm, uniquely positioned to help our clients achieve their ambitions in today's G20 world.

As a pioneering international law firm, our cross-border experience and diverse team of local, US and English-qualified lawyers consistently deliver results for our clients.

In both established and emerging markets, our lawyers are integral, long-standing members of the community, giving our clients insights into the local business environment alongside our experience in multiple jurisdictions.

We work with some of the world's most respected and well-established banks and businesses, as well as start-up visionaries, governments and state-owned entities.

Portfolio Gold Sponsor (5)

Elevate is a global law company, providing consulting, technology and services to law departments and law firms. The company’s team of lawyers, engineers, consultants and business experts extend and enable the resources and capabilities of customers worldwide. Elevate is the most-used law company according to the 2017 State of the Industry Survey published by the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC) and was ranked as a top global legal services provider by Chambers & Partners for the past four years in a row. Elevate was also ranked on the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies list for two years in a row, including No. 53 in 2016.

EY Riverview Law supports in-house legal departments as they tactically and strategically evolve the way they provide legal and commercial support to their internal and external customers. We help companies to build an enhanced legal operating model that allows them to allocate legal work to the right teams, in the right place, at the right time - whether the work is undertaken in-house or by external providers.

EY Riverview Law services can support your business’s goals, including centralization, compliance improvement, offloading of high-volume repetitive and standardized legal work tasks, or a better understanding and control of legal spend.

HighQ works with leading law firms and in-house teams to transform the delivery of legal services. Our secure collaboration, project management and process automation platform empowers legal teams to drive transactional efficiencies, digitise legal services and deliver an engaging, end-to-end client experience. More than 50 percent of the top 100 global law firms and some of the largest in-house legal teams use HighQ’s platform for legal service innovation and digital transformation.

QuisLex is an award-winning legal services provider that specializes in managed document review, contract management, compliance services, legal spend management, and legal operations consulting. Our full-time highly trained attorneys, process experts, legal technologists, statisticians and linguists work closely with our clients to reduce cost, mitigate risk and maximize efficiency. QuisLex is regularly acknowledged as a leader in the legal services industry, and is proud to be recognized by the ACC as an ACC Value Champion, Chambers and Partners as a Band 1 Legal Process Outsourcing Provider, New York Law Journal as a Top Managed Document Review Services Provider, and the IACCM as its Outstanding Service Provider for contract management solutions. To learn more, visit: www.quislex.com

Silver Sponsor (2)

Pinsent Masons is a market-leading international law firm built around the needs of our clients across five global sectors: energy, infrastructure, financial services, real estate and advanced manufacturing and technology. We respond to the pressures and opportunities facing businesses globally with legal excellence and innovation. We were named the most innovative law firm in Europe by the Financial Times in 2015 and since then have consistently featured in the law firms rankings whilst achieving recognition in the Innovative Lawyers Asia-Pacific Awards in 2017 and 2018.

The firm employs over 3000 people worldwide, including around 1500 lawyers and 400 partners. The firm’s international footprint encompasses seven offices across Asia Pacific, two offices in the Middle East, five offices in continental Europe and one in Africa. The firm also has comprehensive coverage across each of the UK’s three legal jurisdictions.

We recognise that giving a first class service goes beyond just legal excellence. A deep understanding of our clients, cultural and commercial issues, and an innovative approach, underpins all of our advice.

In today’s world of transformative change, our purpose is clear — to help our clients and people navigate new paths to growth. With a strong presence throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S., Paul Hastings is recognized as one of the world’s most innovative global law firms.

Venue

Claridge’s
49 Brook Street
Mayfair
London W1K 4HR

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7629 8860

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