Celesq® Attorneys Ed Center

Digital Transformation: Developing the Legal Team’s Action Plan

Program Number: 3168

Program Date: 03/31/2021

Description

Companies in traditional industries are reinventing their products, services, and business models around advanced technologies. Businesses that traditionally have used technology only to support their internal operations and on-line customer platforms are now repositioning their products and services as technology products and services. Digital transformation is disrupting every industry, including energy, financial services, healthcare, transportation, real estate, and hospitality.

This trend has major implications for in-house law departments and the external lawyers who support them. This webinar will provide an overview of the digital transformation trend, identify some major implications of digital transformation for companies in traditional industries, and provide guidance to help lawyers create and follow an action plan to support their clients’ digital transformation strategies. A proactive corporate law department should drive its organization’s digital transformation, rather than just adapt to it.

Learning objectives for this webinar include the following:
• Understand the forces propelling digital transformation and how companies harness those forces of change.
• Understand the range of legal issues raised by digital transformation.
• Understand how to develop and implement a digital transformation action plan.

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Available in states

California, Colorado Eligible, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey Eligible, New York, Texas Self Study

Credit Information

50 minute credit hour - 1.00 General CLE credit
60 minute credit hour - 1.00 General CLE credit

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Presenters


Glynna K. Christian, Esq.

Holland & Knight LLP

Glynna Christian is a business attorney in Holland & Knight's Chicago office and the head of the firm's Global Technology Transactions Practice. Ms. Christian helps clients navigate complex legal issues and mitigate business risks associated with emerging and transformative technology and data.

Ms. Christian has more than 20 years of experience advising clients in corporate and commercial deals such as mergers and acquisitions (M&A), financings, public offerings, joint ventures and other strategic transactions across virtually all operational and strategic areas of their businesses, including:

launching new technology and digital products, including blockchain, autonomous and connected vehicles, wearable devices, data products, payment solutions, mobile app services, and internet security and registry services
transforming traditional business models and internal service delivery models to digital models relying on cloud, blockchain, mobility and data, including artificial intelligence (AI)
serving as outside general counsel for several high-growth technology companies, including consumer-focused financial technology (FinTech) companies and providers of blockchain-based platforms for trading specialized securitized assets
Ms. Christian also has government policy experience, having served as Senior Counsel and Chief Investigator to the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, where she led investigations focused on consumer fraud and testified before the subcommittee, as well as Counsel – Special Investigations for the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

In addition to her legal practice, Ms. Christian is an active and sought-out thought leader who regularly speaks with clients and professional organizations on technology and data matters.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Christian was an attorney at an international law firm in its New York office, where she co-led the Global Technology Transactions practice. During law school, she served as editor-in-chief of the University of Memphis Law Review.

 

Jeffrey R. Seul, Esq.

Holland & Knight LLP

Jeff Seul is a corporate, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic transactions lawyer and chair of the firm's Technology & Telecommunications Industry Sector Group. He also serves on the firm's Directors Committee, which includes 27 partners from across Holland & Knight and is the policymaking body of the firm.

Mr. Seul has 30 years of experience working with emerging companies, investors, and strategic and financial acquirers. Mr. Seul advises clients on a wide range of corporate transactions and activities, including helping launch, finance and scale startups; helping financial and corporate strategic investors deploy capital; representing sellers, corporate acquirers and private equity buyers in mergers and acquisitions; and negotiating and structuring major commercial and intellectual property transactions, including joint ventures and other types of strategic alliances. He also regularly helps companies and investors in the United States conduct business overseas, companies and investors from other countries do business in the U.S., and handles cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Seul has advised clients in many sectors of the tech industry, including artificial intelligence, blockchain platforms and applications, cloud computing and services, cybersecurity, digital media, enterprise systems and applications, gaming, Internet of Things, robotics, semiconductors, sharing economy platforms and services, social networks and virtual reality. An increasing percentage of his time is spent working with tech companies disrupting traditional industries and companies in traditional industries engaged in the digital transformation of their products, services and business models, including recent work in the autonomous transportation, digital health and financial technology (FinTech) domains. His emerging growth clients have been funded by top-tier venture capital firms and corporate strategic investors and have sold to leading tech companies.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Seul was vice president and general counsel of Groove Networks, a software company founded by tech industry pioneer Ray Ozzie and acquired by Microsoft in 2005. He has served on the boards of several companies, including C3 Technologies (acquired by Apple), Energy Materials Corp. and Movimento (acquired by Delphi Automotive, now Aptiv). Mr. Seul is a board leadership fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors and a member of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Venture Mentoring Service, a group of entrepreneurs who coach the founders of MIT-affiliated companies. He was an early contributor to the Model Document Working Group for the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA).

Mr. Seul serves as chairman of the Peace Appeal Foundation, an international nongovernmental organization that helps catalyze and support broad-scale peace and national dialogue processes to end or prevent wars. He is involved in the Peace Appeal Foundation's field work, has taught courses on negotiation and peacebuilding at Harvard for many years, and has published many articles in leading journals in the field. Earlier in his career, Mr. Seul served tech industry clients at law firms in San Francisco and Boulder, Colorado.

 

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