Technology Innovation Summit

Applications for our Technology Innovation Summit are now closed.

The Latham & Watkins Technology Innovation Summit is a professional development program that explores the growing intersection between law and technology. Through a three-part series of virtual presentations, participants will engage with our Innovation and Technology Solutions Attorneys and industry experts in emerging and fast evolving legal technology.

We will seek to answer the question: How can you make technology one of your competitive advantages? Changing regulations, cybersecurity, and other forces are shaping how and where lawyers work, so being innovative and tech-savvy will be key to your success as a lawyer. The summit’s interactive sessions will cover a variety of topics, including artificial intelligence, blockchain, practice area-specific resources, and emerging legal technologies.

Participants should be able to attend all three of the below virtual sessions. Space is limited and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Space is limited. Participants should be able to attend all three of the below virtual sessions. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and are now closed.

Why Legaltech Matters | Monday, November 2, 2020 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET
Join our Innovation and Technology Solutions Attorneys for a wide-ranging discussion of (i) the factors encouraging our law firm to adopt new technology, including ethical requirements and client pressures, (ii) the current state of the legaltech market, and (iii) our vision of the law firm of the future (including a discussion of why robots won’t take your job anytime soon).

Artificial Intelligence in Mergers & Acquisitions | Monday, November 9, 2020 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET
After learning about the due diligence process of an M&A transaction, get hands-on experience with the industry leading tool Kira Systems. We’ll explain how this software is used, give participants the opportunity to test it themselves, and discuss how artificial intelligence is being leveraged across the legal industry.

Smart Contracts and Token-Powered Venture Financings | Thursday, November 19, 2020 | 7:00 – 8:00 PM ET
Aaron Wright, the co-founder of OpenLaw, a digital contract platform, and an expert in corporate and intellectual property law with extensive experience in Internet and new technology issues, will join one of our Innovation and Technology Solutions Attorneys to discuss how smart contracts and digital assets, such as OpenLaw’s recent tokenized offerings in venture capital transactions, could shape the legal industry and the life of the practicing attorney.

Benefits of Program

Participants will be identified as an exclusive group of Latham & Watkins Technology Innovation Summit Scholars, providing an opportunity to network and build relationships with like-minded peers from a variety of top law schools.

Participants will gain valuable perspective, information, and skills to equip them to succeed in the rapidly evolving legal profession.

Application Materials

  • Completed online application
  • Resume
  • Unofficial law school transcript
  • A brief statement of interest (no more than 500 words) addressing your interest in (1) learning about innovation and technology; and (2) views on how you can make technology one of your competitive advantages