Amy Bauer is a Professor of Legal Writing at the University of Colorado Law School. After earning her JD from William & Mary Law School in 2001, she clerked for the Honorable JoAnn Vogt of the Colorado Court of Appeals before practicing as a civil litigator. During her eight years as a civil litigator, her areas of practice were commercial litigation, employment litigation, and intellectual property litigation. A significant portion of her time in private practice was spent serving as national counsel to the Recording Industry Association of America and their member companies in lawsuits involving the illegal copying and distribution of sound recordings through online file-sharing programs. She also did pro bono work on cases involving prisoners' rights. During her time in private practice, she taught legal writing as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. Since joining the University of Colorado Law School in 2010, Amy has taught Legal Writing I and II to first-year students, and has developed and taught courses in both Transactional Drafting and Depositions Skills. Since 2015, Amy has served of Director of the Tech Lawyer Accelerator (TLA) Program at Colorado Law, which in term has served as the basis for the Institute’s Basic Track curriculum.
David Cambria is the Global Director of Legal Operations at Baker McKenzie where is responsible for ensuring that the strategies for pricing, legal project management, and other commercial activities are closely matched to increasingly sophisticated client needs and expectations.
David joined Baker McKenzie from Archer Daniels Midland where he was the Director of Global Operations in Law, Compliance, and Government Relations. He obtained his JD from the University of Dayton School of Law in 1995 and became an Account Executive for The West Group. He later went on to serve in a variety of managerial and directorial positions.
David has 20+ years of proven experience guiding strategic decisions and programs that transform, improve, grow and enhance law departments and operations. In his current position, he leads the law, compliance, insurance, and government relations operation function for a global Fortune 30 company operating in 160+ countries with the core focus of work centered on aligning departments and operations with an effective business strategy in step with targeted business objectives and goals.
Lisa Colpoys is IFLP’s Program Director. For nearly 25 years she has worked to simplify the legal system for people who can’t afford a lawyer, create and deliver new ways to help people solve their legal problems, and transform the practice of law.
Previously, Lisa served for 17 years as Executive Director of Illinois Legal Aid Online (ILAO). In that role she led the nationally recognized nonprofit that utilizes innovative ideas and technology to lower barriers to the law so that millions of Illinois residents can understand their legal options, make informed decisions, and represent themselves when they can't afford a lawyer. She has led and served on numerous national, state, and local groups focused on using technology to increase access to justice. Prior to her tenure at ILAO, Lisa was Director of Legal Services at CARPLS Legal Aid, and a sole practitioner in private practice.
Vincent Cordo, Jr.
Vincent Cordo, Jr. is the Global Litigation Sourcing Officer at Shell. His education includes an MBA from the University of Liverpool, a Masters in Technology Management from Columbia Business School, and, finally, a Project Management Certification from Rutgers, earned in 2014. He has put this education to use in a variety of managerial and directorial positions, including:
- Global Services Manager, CyberShift Inc.
- Director of Implementation Services, Autonomy Computer Associates
- Director of Service & Delivery Management, White & Case
- Founder & CEO, UGETPAID
- Advisory Board Member, Ohio University Sales Centre
- Director of Value & Project Management, Squire Sanders LLP
- Global Director of Client Value, Reed Smith LLP
Vincent now has nearly 20 years of proven expertise in key account pricing and legal project management with strong customer relationships.
Kathryn DeBord is the Chief Innovation Officer at Bryan Cave LLP. Before pursuing a career in law, she spent four years as an Intelligence officer for the CIA. After receiving her JD from George Washington University Law School in 2002, Kathryn spent time as an Associate at Kirkland & Ellis and as a Partner at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck. Prior to her promotion as chief innovation officer at Bryan Cave, Katie was a partner in the firm’s Commercial Litigation Group and a trial attorney whose practice focused on commercial, software licensing, and intellectual property litigation. In her current role, she drives Bryan Cave’s global initiatives to innovate the way in which the firm delivers client services. Her initiatives include new ways to train and develop associates, and new processes and technologies to drive efficiencies and collaboration within the firm. Through a team of specialized software developers and analysts, Kathryn also spearheads development of custom technologies that enable clients to streamline and better manage their legal operations.
Steve Harmon is the Vice President of Legal and Deputy General Counsel at Cisco. He obtained his JD from Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School in 1995. During his years in and following law school, he worked as a Senior Investment Analyst and Director of Strategic Alliances at Novell. He began his career with Cisco’s legal team as Senior Corporate Counsel in 2000. In the years since, he was promoted to Senior Director of Legal Services and, in 2014, to his current role as VP of Legal and Deputy General Counsel. In his current position, Steve leads teams responsible for the following practice areas:
- Legal Technology Solutions
- Global Export Trade
- Services Contract Management
- The Global Center of Excellence
Steve is also a co-founder and Board member of the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (cloc.org) whose broad mission is to promote industry collaboration among in-house legal operations professionals.
William Henderson is a Professor of Law and the Stephen F. Burns Chair of the Legal Profession at Indiana University Maurer School of Law. Bill earned his JD from the University of Chicago Law School in 2001, after which he served as a clerk in the chambers of the Honorable Richard D. Cudahy of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He then began a distinguished teaching career as a visiting professor at the Chicago Kent School of law before joining the faculty at Indiana University in 2003. In 2010, he was part of a group that co-founded Lawyer Metrics (now Lawyermetrix), an applied research company that helps lawyers use data to make better operational and strategic decisions. In his current role at IU, he teaches courses on business law, project management, and the economics and structure of the legal profession. His current research focuses on the legal industry and legal education. Bill is also the founder and primary editor of Legal Evolution, an online publication that helps lawyers, legal educators, and allied professionals understand and solve very difficult problems related to legal industry change.
Daniel W. Linna Jr. is a Professor of Law in Residence and the Director of LegalRnD – The Center for Legal Services Innovation at Michigan State University College of Law. Dan also teaches negotiation and legal technology & innovation courses at the University of Michigan Law School and is affiliated faculty at CodeX – the Stanford Center for Legal Informatics. Before law school, he was an information technology manager, developer, and consultant. He then went on to earn his JD from the University of Michigan Law School in 2004. Dan’s legal career began in the chambers of U.S. Court of Appeals Judge James L. Ryan, where he clerked for one year. He then joined Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn, where he advanced to equity partner in its litigation department. He was a member of Honigman's Automotive and Manufacturing; e-Discovery and Information Management; Commercial Transactions; and Social, Mobile, and Emerging Media groups. Dan is the co-founder of and lead organizer for the Detroit and Chicago Legal Innovation & Technology meetup groups. He was named to the 2015 Fastcase 50 as a person who has charted a new course for the delivery of legal services. Dan is also Vice Chair of the Legal Analytics Committee of the ABA Business Law Section.
Tim Mohan is the Chief Executive Partner of Chapman and Cutler LLP and is a partner in the Firm’s Banking and Financial Services Department and Asset Securitization Department. He earned his JD from the DePaul University College of Law. In 1985, he joined Chapman and Cutler as an attorney and later became the Chief Executive Partner. He also served briefly as an Associate Attorney for Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates. Tim’s experience includes work in the banking, asset securitization, and public finance areas. He has extensive experience in asset-backed commercial paper transactions, bank-financed securitization transactions, and financings involving municipal securities. In his current position, he chairs Chapman and Cutler’s management committee and is responsible for its strategic direction. He has written industry comment letters on several securitization regulatory topics, including the risk-based capital rules, risk retention, the Volcker Rule, the liquidity coverage ratio, and the net stable funding ratio.
Bill Mooz is a co-founder of the Institute and currently serves as its Interim Executive Director. After obtaining his law degree from the University of Colorado, Bill Mooz clerked for the Judge Stephen Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit. He then joined the firm of Holland & Hart where he eventually became a partner. After Holland & Hart, Bill served in a variety of in-house counsel position, including:
- Senior Director & Deputy General Counsel of Sun Microsystems
- VP & General Counsel of Catalyst Repository Systems, Inc.
- Legal Director, Joint Ventures, Global Channels & Market integrity of Sun Microsystems
- Associate General Counsel, Channels, Cloud & Services, VMWare
With a strong foundation in the technology industry, Bill has become one of the pioneers of the legal operations movement, helping to bring data, process, and technology to bear on the growing volume and complexity of work facing large, multinational legal departments. Bill is the founder of the Tech Lawyer Accelerator, a pilot program at University of Colorado Law School that provided the foundations for the Institute for the Future Law Practice. In addition to this current work with the Institute, Bill serves as a Senior Consultant to Elevate Services.
Matt heads the global Legal Business Solutions practice and leads the US Strategy Consulting practice at Elevate. In this role, Matt designs managed services, tactical and strategic consulting solutions to address the needs of legal department operations and law firm practice management. Prior to joining Elevate, Matt served as Global Head of Legal Business Solutions at JPMorgan Chase where he helped to formalize the Legal Operations team and then managing ongoing legal department operations including.
Matt began his career in legal services as a solicitor in London where he practiced with CMS Cameron McKenna for 6 years in both litigious and transactional roles. Moving to the US in 2004, Matt was the CTO/CKO for SV Technology / LawPort – the first law firm specific collaboration, communication and knowledge management portal. Matt went on to serve as the Managing Director, Information & Research Services for WilmerHale, and then to a similar senior management role at Reed Smith, expanding his responsibilities to include Legal Project Management, AFAs and pricing.
Jayne Reardon is the Executive Director at the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism. After receiving her JD from the University of Michigan Law School, Jayne spent time as an Insurance Defense Litigator at Wildman Harrold Allen & Dixon and as a Commercial Litigator for Kelley Drye & Warren. She also served eleven years as Counsel to the Illinois Review Board. In 2006, she joined the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism as Deputy Director before transitioning into her current position as Executive Director. Her passion for addressing the unmet legal needs of consumers and the underutilized potential of attorneys drives her work at the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism as she manages all aspects of the statewide commission devoted to promoting a more civil, professional and inclusive legal culture in the state of Illinois.
Daniel Rodriguez is the Dean and Harold Washington Professor at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. After receiving his law degree from Harvard in 1987, Dan clerked for Judge Alex Kozinski of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Prior to joining Northwestern Law, he served in the following roles:
- Minerva House Drysdale Regents Chair in Law at the University of Texas-Austin
- Research Fellow at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy
- Dean and Warren Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of San Diego School of Law
- Professor of Law at University of California, Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law
In addition, he has been a visiting professor at Columbia University, University of Southern California, University of Illinois, and the Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He was appointed to his current position at Northwestern in January 2012. Dan has also served in various professional leadership roles. He is a past president of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), and he is currently a council member of the American Law Institute, on the Board of Directors of the American Bar Foundation, and a member of the ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services.
Victoria Watkins is the Assistant Dean of the Osgoode Hall Law School and the Executive Director of Osgoode Professional Development at York University. She obtained her LL.B. at the University of Toronto in 1987 and shortly thereafter accepted the role of Associate at Blake, Cassels & Graydon in Toronto. After 5 years as an associate, she accepted a position as General Counsel for Coca-Cola Canada. She then went on to serve as Managing Director for The Canadian Institute and American Conference Institute before accepting her current position at Osgoode Hall Law School. In her role as Executive Director of Osgoode Professional Development, Victoria has proven herself to be “an academic entrepreneur” and has had a hand in developing and launching both degree and non-degree education programs.