Opening Plenary Speaker: Trevor Faure, Former Global General Counsel, EY & CEO, Smarter Law Solutions

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Smarter Law: From Emotional to Artificial Intelligence, Transforming Busy Lawyers into Business Leaders

Monday, October 28 | 8:30 - 9:45 AM 

This enlightening and insightful opening keynote address will set the stage for your Annual Meeting experience by transcending standard “doing more with less” advice and getting you up to speed on the rapid modernization of the legal profession.  

Trevor Faure has developed an uncommon depth of expertise on navigating existential corporate change and challenges. Based upon lessons learned from within Ernst & Young, Apple, Dell, Tyco, and the 250+ legal department, law firm and career transformations since, Trevor evangelizes the “Magnificent 7” ways an in-house lawyer can get closer to the business, demonstrate value and become a trusted adviser, while overcoming the “Maleficent 7” reasons why we resist and avoid change. You don’t want to miss this!

More Sessions Featuring Trevor Faure

Smarter Law Workshop: Transforming Busy Lawyers into Business Leaders*

Designed for general counsel and other senior corporate counsel, participants will describe their own challenges and whiteboards form the basis for the solutions-oriented process to follow in this in this small-group workshop. The heart of the two-directional, practical and bespoke Smarter Legal model emanates from legal service stakeholder analysis and homes in on what is within your control to measure and improve, leveraging right-brain and left-brain thinking, as well as business acumen. Instead of a one-size-fits-all slide deck takeaway, each attendee is guided using Smarter Law methodology to develop an individual action plan that is directly responsive to their specific needs for immediate implementation.  

*Monday, October 28 | 1:00 - 6:00 PM 

**Tuesday, October 29 | 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM – Special by-invitation-only workshop for deputy general counsel of large legal departments (direct reports to the CLO) 

*Wednesday, October 30 | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

For Large Law Departments:

Smarter Law Workshop for Deputies: Transforming Busy Lawyers into Business Leaders**

*Participation in these workshops is limited to 15 attendees and are expected to fill quickly. Interested in participating? Send a request for an invite to

**Eligibility requirements apply; participation subject to approval. In order to attend this session, you must report directly to the chief legal officer of a large law department (15+ attorneys). For information and to receive an invitation, contact

For CLOs:

The Smarter Legal Department – How to Evolve from “More for Less” to Better Quality for Less

Tuesday, October 29 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM  

The imperatives of the modern legal department go way beyond having technical legal expertise as the rising tide of regulatory and cyber risk collides with the relentless pressure of operational efficiency. At the same time, inherent tensions exist between the traditional law firm business model and these clients’ needs, while the balance between the commercial drive of the business and the responsibilities of compliance must be maintained. This special CLO Club keynote builds upon Trevor Faure’s opening plenary address, analyzing these conflicting pressures and sharing how he guided successful implementation of successful solutions in more than 250 client cases worldwide since 2008, powered by a ground-breaking combination of processes, metrics, and benchmarking.  


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