The Legal Leaders’ Virtual Roundtable

An exclusive online discussion for senior partners responsible for corporate and commercial law in Midwest North America

Hosted by Kira Systems, The Legal Leaders’ Virtual Roundtable offered an intimate online forum for partners and leaders responsible for corporate and commercial law of selected legal firms in North America, specifically the midwest region.

Our discussions are designed to be very inclusive and interactive, ensuring to leverage the wealth of experience from your senior peers.

Lessons Learned: How the Downturn has prepared us for the Bounceback

The repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic and accompanying economic downturn are being felt throughout the industry, legal being no exception. Technology disruption, changing consumer behavior and the slowdown in market growth has shifted the legal market, forcing key decision-makers to evaluate their responses and use lessons learned to prepare for the new normal. Coupled with the impending bounceback in deal-making worldwide, are organizations truly ready for an M&A comeback in 2021?

  • How have the past six months better-prepared organizations for the next six? What are the key lessons learned? 
  • What active steps have organizations taken to prevent future vulnerability or ensure continued resilience?
  • In the new normal, what kinds of deals are getting done? Are they deals that were already underway before the virus hit, or are they new business? What’s convincing the parties to move forward in such uncertain times?
  • How are clients managing their businesses with so much uncertainty around the future? How are they adjusting their services/advice to account for this?

2:50 pm: Guests to check-in online
3:00 pm: Welcome by The Ortus Club
3:10 pm: Introduction of participants
3:20 pm Short address from Kira Systems
3:30 pm: Discussion instigated by the moderator and continued by the group
4:15 pm: End of session

Kira Systems is a powerful, award-winning software that excels at searching and analyzing contract text. Kira offers pre-built, machine learning models covering due diligence, general commercial, corporate organization, real estate and compliance. Using Kira Quick Study, anyone can train additional models that can accurately identify virtually any desired clause. Kira can be deployed on virtual data rooms and other large repositories of contracts, creating summary analyses within minutes.

Customers, who include some of the world’s largest corporations and professional services firms, have trusted Kira on hundreds of billions of dollars of transactions to date. They also deploy Kira for knowledge management, contract search, analytics, and other use cases where visibility into contract provisions is critical.

Thursday, 15th of October, 2020

3:00 PM CDT

Attended by:

Sr. Shareholder at Davis Brown
Shareholder and Co-chair at Butzel Long
Shareholder, M&A at Vedder Price
Shareholder at Sandberg Phoenix & Von Gontard 
Partner at Foley & Lardner 
Partner at Barnes & Thornburg
Partner of Restructuring at Schiff Hardin
Partner at Armstrong Teasdale
Partner of Corporate at Barnes & Thornburg
Partner, M&A at Ice Miller
Partner, M&A at Hinshaw & Culbertson

Hosted by:

Martie BautistaThe Legal Leaders’ Roundtable