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5 Ways Agreement AI Can Enhance Performance and Reduce Risk for Your Legal Team

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 58 minutes
Recorded Date: May 11, 2021
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  • The compelling need for agreement AI
  • How AI helps legal teams
  • The importance of change management
  • Q & A
Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: May 11, 2021


In high growth companies, contracting pain points can make your organization less competitive. Fortunately, your legal team has access to world-class, robust AI solutions that can help enhance performance of the legal team and avoid common business pitfalls. If deployed correctly, contract AI can be a legal team’s best friend - shrinking the knowledge gap across years and silos, acting as a digital assistant to automate repetitive tasks, and arming lawyers with tools that help them be proactive rather than responsive.

This program was recorded as part of ALM's Legalweek 2021 Virtual Conference on May 11th, 2021.

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David Silbert

Director, Agreement Cloud Strategy

David Silbert is a Director in DocuSign's Agreement Cloud Strategy Practice, where he serves as DocuSign's subject matter expert in contract negotiation. Prior to joining DocuSign, David worked as a Director at Seal Software, designing and implementing contract-AI solutions for customers.

David practiced law at Norton Rose Fulbright and King & Spalding focusing on private equity and capital markets transactions as well as complex commercial litigation for clients in the financial services, energy, and real estate industries.

Before attending law school at Northwestern University, he worked for the U.S. Department of Justice in the Legal Policy Section of the Antitrust Division studying the interplay between intellectual property and antitrust law.

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Paula Metcalfe

Director of Legal Technology & Innovation

Paula Metcalfe is the Director of Legal Technology and Innovation at Accenture, where she is responsible for all the technology solutions deployed to Accenture’s Legal organization and their Legal Professionals. Together with Accenture’s Director of Operations, Paula defines Accenture’s Legal IT Blueprint, which encompasses their Contract Generation tools, Contract Management solutions, Contract Analytics tools and all their Compliance solutions. Paula also works closely with Accenture’s internal IT Department to design, analyze, build and deploy all the Legal technology solutions across their Legal ecosystem.

Paula brings over 20 years of experience working in the high-tech industry, and her previous roles at Accenture include being the Legal Technology Manager for their CORE legal team, a Contract Manager supporting many clients based in Ireland and the Lead Oracle Financials Database Administrator on client accounts. Before her career at Accenture, Paula worked at Ingersoll Rand, Worldport and Oracle.

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Ed Lai

Senior Counsel - Digital Contracts

Ed Lai is Senior Counsel in Chevron’s Digital Contracts Law Group with a focus on cloud and SaaS transactions. He also is helping to lead the company on its digital contracting journey with the global deployment of new contract analytic tools. He has spent 18 years working for Chevron.

Ed earned his JD from Georgetown Law and an MBA from University of California Berkeley HAAS School of Business.

Prior to working at Chevron he practiced Corporate Securities law at the law firm Cooley in Palo Alto California, where his primary clients were technology companies and venture capital investors.

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Brent Holmes

Customer Success

Brent Holmes is a key member of DocuSign’s Customer Success team, where he works to proactively empower customers’ DocuSign Agreement Cloud journeys and enables champions to be change agents at their companies. Brent joined DocuSign as part of the company’s acquisition of Seal Software, the industry leader in AI-based contract analytics, where he served as Director of Customer Success.

Prior to joining Seal, Brent worked at Siemens Corporation driving innovation and excellence by applying technology and process within the Legal department as both the Head of Legal Technology & eDiscovery Program Director, and formerly as an IT Architect.

Brent holds his BA in Information Systems, is a PMI-PMP certified project manager and is CEDS certified.

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