“AI, the New Law Firm Attorney: Artificial Intelligence Entering the Legal Profession.”

2020 JILB Symposium

February 11, 2020
12:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Wieboldt Hall, Room 147 (directly west of the Law School at 340 E. Superior Street, Chicago)

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This symposium is a co-presentation between JILB and Northwestern’s Law and Technology Initiative.

Please direct questions to  Carmina del Mundo, Symposium Editor: carminadelmundo2020@nlaw.northwestern.edu

Schedule of EVENTS

12:15-12:45 p.m.  | Welcome and Introduction

  • Welcome from Journal of International Law & Business Symposium Editor, Carmina del Mundo, and Editor-in-Chief, Lara Alkarim
  • Welcome from Professor Dan Linna, Director of Law and Technology Initiatives
  • Introduction of Featured Speaker, Steve Poor

12:45-1:45 p.m. | Featured Speaker, J. Stephen Poor

Steve Poor, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw

As Chair Emeritus of Seyfarth Shaw LLP, J. Stephen Poor serves as an advisor to the firm’s leadership and as an executive sponsor of strategic initiatives focused on innovation and growth. He leads the firm’s technology innovation team, which includes specialists in data analytics, artificial intelligence, automation, and collaboration.

1:45-2:00 p.m | Break

Refreshments will be served.

2:00 – 3:30 p.m | Panel Discussion on AI in the Legal Profession


Katie DeBord, Chief Innovation Officer at Bryan Cave.

Dennis Garcia, Assistant General Counsel for Microsoft.

Catherine Krow, CEO and founder of Digitory Legal Corporation.

Sam Ranganathan, Senior Director of Information Governance and Legal Operations, Abbvie, Inc., and Legal Operations Section Chair for the Association of Corporate Counsel.          

Dr. Grace Wang, intellectual property attorney at White & Case.

3:30 | Reception


Special thanks to our sponsors:

Women’s Leadership Coalition

Diversity Coalition

The Journal of International Law & Business Symposium is supported by the Irving Gordon Symposia Fund, established in 1996 by the Gordon family, Northwestern alumni, and friends to honor the memory of Irving Gordon, a graduate of the class of 1947, and a beloved faculty member of the Law School from 1966 until his death in 1994.