Thriving in tomorrow's legal market: Future-proofing strategies for law firms

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In a constantly changing legal landscape, it is crucial to understand the dynamic shifts and trends that impact the industry. By gaining a deep understanding of these changes, you can position your law firm for long-term success.

Join our panel of visionary leaders in law firm innovation as they discuss the market trends that will shape the future of the legal industry. They will provide strategies to future-proof your law firm and help you stay ahead of the competition.  

Gain valuable insights on:

  • Emerging market trends and their implications for you
  • Leveraging AI technology and automation for efficient workflows
  • Creating a client-centric culture to thrive in tomorrow’s legal market

Bill Josten
Legal Marketplace Innovations Insights Strategist
Thomson Reuters Institute
Bill Josten is the Legal Marketplace Innovations Insights Strategist for the Thomson Reuters Institute.  Bill’s work focuses primarily on issues of interest to high-level decision makers in the legal market, including law firm managing partners and C-Level officers, as well as corporate general counsel.  Much of Bill’s research and writing focuses on issues related to law firm profitability and strategy, the future of the legal business, and law firm/client relationships. 

Esther Bowers
Chief Practice Innovation Officer
Honigman LLP
Esther Bowers serves as Honigman's Chief Practice Innovation Officer, focusing on enhancing legal operations and client service through innovative technology and effective management strategies. She plays a key role in both the firm's Operating and Practice Technology Committees and spearheads the FOCUS program. This program integrates legal project management, advanced technology, flexible staffing, knowledge management, pricing and process improvement to bolster efficiency and deliver unparalleled client value.

Her leadership ensures the ethical application of AI, fosters cross-departmental teamwork, and cultivates a client-focused culture. Esther's commitment to evolving legal practices positions the firm to navigate market trends and future challenges successfully.

Dwight Floyd
Chief Operating Officer
Eversheds Sutherland
As the US COO, Dwight oversees the firm’s operational departments. He is also a key liaison to support the Eversheds Sutherland Global Executive Management Team in the implementation and execution of the firm’s global strategy.

 Dwight is a former litigation partner and a biologist who brings a different approach to some common challenges in the legal world. As in our natural ecosystem, he recognizes that everything in the legal ecosystem is connected to everything else. His challenge and goal is discovering and revealing to attorneys and clients how those connections can benefit and sustain everyone involved while still conserving resources.

Rob Morris
Chief Operating Officer
Rob Morris is the COO/CIO at Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG), Canada's premier law firm. Rob also serves as CEO of BLG Beyond, an innovative ALSP led by BLG. Rob's expertise extends to excellence in business transformation, technology, and financial management. With over 23 years of international experience, he drives operational functions, strategy, and innovation at BLG and BLG Beyond. 

As a dynamic C-suite executive, Rob drives high-performance cultures and ensures execution on high level strategy.  Renowned for his strategic acumen and operational excellence, he's a pivotal figure in driving BLG's success.

Prior to BLG, he held similar roles at global firms Baker & McKenzie and Clifford Chance.

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