Michele DeStefano

Professor of Law and Larry Hoffman Greenberg Traurig Business of Law Chair ; Affiliated Faculty, Harvard Law School Executive Education and IE Law School; Founder & Director, LawWithoutWalls and MOVEL∆W; Co-creator & Chief Faculty Advisor, Digital Legal E

J.D. 2002, Harvard Law School
B.A. 1991, Dartmouth College

Phone: (305) 284-2411
Office: G476

Professor, author, speaker, consultant, and facilitator on innovation and technology, culture creation, teaming, and cross-practice, cross-border initiatives.

Recognized by the ABA as a Legal Rebel and by the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers (North America) as one of the top 20 most innovative lawyers, Michele is a professor of law at the University of Miami School of Law, affiliated faculty at Harvard Law School, Executive Education and IE University, and the founder of LawWithoutWalls, a multi-disciplinary, international, intergenerational think-tank of over 2,000 lawyers, business professionals, entrepreneurs, and law and business students who collaborate to hone new skillsets and mindsets and create innovations at the intersection of law, business, and technology. She is also the co-curator of the Compliance Elliance Journal, an international e-journal of articles on compliance and ethics from around the world.

As a professor of law, Michele researches and writes about the growing intersections between law, business, and legal innovation. Recently, Michele helped co-create and spearhead the development of the Digital Legal Exchange, a non-profit designed to inspire general counsel and their teams to become digital leaders in their businesses to drive commercial value. To date, Her work has been published in leading law journals and featured in a range of media including Time Magazine, the Financial Times (UK), Forbes Women, ABA Journal, National Law Journal, American Lawyer, Harvard Law Today, The National Jurist, Legal Futures (UK), Inside Counsel Magazine, Harvard Law The Practice, and Bloomberg News. In addition to many articles, she has published two books. Her book Legal Upheaval: A Guide to Creativity, Collaboration, and Innovation in Law leverages over 100 interviews of General Counsels of large international corporations and Heads of Innovation at law firms. Her other book, New Suits: Appetite for Disruption in the Legal World (co-curated with Dr. Guenther Dobrauz) includes chapters by experts in law, innovation, and technology to provide a global perspective on the future of our diverse legal service delivery ecosystem.

Michele has been invited to speak about her areas of expertise at a number of law conferences, leading law firms, and law schools including Linklaters, Holland & Knight, Dentons, McDermott, Arnold Porter Kaye Scholer, Proskauer Rose, White & Case, Stanford, Harvard, Dartmouth, IE Business School, University of St. Gallen, and Fordham. She has also delivered keynotes to legal departments within corporations and legal organizations such as Microsoft, DXC, Thomson Reuters, Blackstone, Spotify, ABA, AALS, and NAFSA. Michele also regularly consults on ethics, attorney-client privilege and work product issues, and organizational strategy.

Finally, Michele is especially proud to be the mother of three wonderful teenagers.


Legal Levers in a Virtual World: Teaming Online to Do Different Things Differently, International Bar Association, Law Firm Management Publication (2020).


New Suits: Appetite for Disruption in the Legal World, co-curated by Guenther Dobrauz and Michele DeStefano , with Guenther Dobrauz, Stämpfli Publishing (2019).

Innovation: A New Key Discipline for Lawyers and Legal Education, New Suits: Appetite for Disruption in the Legal World Stämpfli Publishing Chapter 3 (2019).

The Secret Sauce to Teaching Collaboration and Leadership to Lawyers: The 3-4-5 Method of Innovation, New Suits: Appetite for Disruption in the Legal World Stämpfli Publishing Chapter 31 (2019).

The Law Firm Chief Innovation Officer: Goals, Roles,and Holes Part 1 and 2, Modern Legal Practice Globe Law and Business (2019).

From Expert Lawyer to Innovative Lawyer, @IE Insights (2019).

There’s Me and There’s Me and There’s Me: It May be Too Much, But Too Little of Me is Not Enough, LESSON 16 50 Lessons for Women Lawyers From Women Lawyers Berroco Canyon Publishing (2019).

The Law Firm Chief Innovation Officer: Goals, Roles, and Holes, Modern Legal Practice (2018).

Legal Upheaval: A Guide to Creativity, Collaboration, and Innovation, Ankerwycke Publishing (2018).

Transforming lawyer-client collaboration and creating lasting change through LawWithoutWalls, with Erika Pagano, The Legal Tech Book Reemers Publishing Services GmbH (2018).

Transforming lawyer-client collaboration and creating lasting change through LawWithoutWalls, with Erika Pagano, Markus Hartung, Michael Bues, Gernot Halbleib, Chapter in The Legal Tech Book Reemers Publishing Services GmbH (2018).

Client-Centered Innovation at HSF, with Nathan Cisneros, Lisa Brem, Harvard Law School Case Study (2018).

The Chief Compliance Officer: Should There Be a New "C" in the C-Suite?, Vol. 2, No. 5 Harvard Law School's The Practice (2016).

How Can Law Firms Innovate?, with James Batham, Iberian Law. (2015).

Compliance and Claim Funding: Testing the Borders of Lawyers’ Monopoly and the Unauthorized Practice of Law, 82 Fordham L. Rev. 2961 (2014).

Claim Funders and Commercial Claim Holders: A Common Interest or a Common Problem?, 63 DePaul L. Rev. 305 (2014).

Creating a Culture of Compliance: Why Departmentalization May Not Be the Answer, 10 Hastings Bus. L.J. 71 (2014).

NonLawyers Influencing Lawyers: Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen or Stone Soup?, 80 Fordham L. Rev. 2791 (2012).

Hiring Teams, Firms, and Lawyers: Evidence of the Evolving Relationships in the Corporate Legal Market, with John Coates, Ashish Nanda, David Wilkins, 36 Law & Soc. Inquiry 999 (2011).

Taking the Business Out of Work Product, 79 Fordham L. Rev. 1869 (2011).

Advocacy in the Court of Public Opinion, Installment Two: How Far Should Corporate Attorneys Go?, 23 Geo. J. Legal Ethics 1119 (2010).

Advocacy in the Court of Public Opinion, Installment One: Broadening the Role of Corporate Attorneys, 22 Geo. J. Legal Ethics 1259 (2009).

The Corporate Attorney-Client Privilege: Third-Rate Doctrine for Third-Party Consultants, 62 SMU L. Rev. 727 (2009).

 Media Appearances

Bloomberg Law June 2021 Quoted, Cooley Recruits Texas Lawyers, Offering Fully Remote Jobs

Seyfarth's #Podcast, Michele is featured. June 2 2021 "Pioneers and Pathfinders,"

@Zippia's Job Market for Recent Grads, Experts Weigh In, Michele provides her opinions on where the job market for recent law graduates is heading, as well as how they can prepare to enter the industry June 1 2021

@The LLM GUIDE, Michele is quoted in article, The Pandemic is Accelerating the Digitalization of the Legal Profession May 13 2021 https://197cd203-b41d-412a-9b0f-897af0bec292.filesusr.com/ugd/abfdcf_09c9d0726bbd465982168c9561d91cda.pdf

@Litera TV, Reinventing Legal with Ari Kaplan, Interviewing Michele April 6 2021 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCiVJCUqlnU

@Digital Legal Exchange Podcast, Michele hosts Bjarne Tellemann, GC of GSK. February 22 2021

@University of Miami School of Law, Michele and LawWithoutWalls were mentioned in "Law School Education Helps Alumna Launch DC Regulatory and Compliance Career." February 10 2021 https://197cd203-b41d-412a-9b0f-897af0bec292.filesusr.com/ugd/abfdcf_1a414c01a9a9441e94ef195837426912.pdf

@Digital Legal Exchange Podcast, Michele hosts Shahar Markovitch, current General Manager, National Intelligence , former Chief Digital & Information Officer, El AL Israel Airlines February 2 2021

@Zippia, The Career Expert, Michele was featured in "Experts Weigh In On Current Job Market Trends" December 11 2020 https://197cd203-b41d-412a-9b0f-897af0bec292.filesusr.com/ugd/abfdcf_53a23bf5f29a43848928fc9e39390a76.pdf

@Future Law Podcast, Michele was featured in Episode 24, Leader of LawWithoutWalls by Podcast Host, Michael Madison December 5 2020

@Bloomberg Law, Michele was quoted in an article by Roy Strom: DeChambeau’s Big Miss at Masters Is Lesson in Successful Failure November 19 2020 https://197cd203-b41d-412a-9b0f-897af0bec292.filesusr.com/ugd/abfdcf_f2b2d7b5acd443bca1c7d2e45343f864.pdf

@Americas Women Magazine (Miami Edition), Michele was featured: "She's a Professor, Author, Speaker & Independent Consultant & Facilitator to Law Firms. Our Exclusive Interview with University of Miami Law Professor Michele DeStefano" November 17 2020 https://197cd203-b41d-412a-9b0f-897af0bec292.filesusr.com/ugd/abfdcf_e8f19272fa324eac9648b0d8d97fabcc.pdf

@Medium.com, Michele was interviewed by FGV Law School (Brazil) about her scholarship, Legal Upheaval and LawWithoutWalls, Interview with Michele DeStefano. October 26 2020 https://197cd203-b41d-412a-9b0f-897af0bec292.filesusr.com/ugd/abfdcf_e3bbcb9e6c7e4e6594bfd832270d527a.pdf

@Answering Legal, Michele was video interviewed by Nicholas Werker, Why Lawyers Need to Be Proactive and Always Innovating October 22 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvaI7ViQ-Ts&t=7s

@Digital Legal Exchange Podcast, Michele hosts Gladys Chun, GC from Lazada Group. October 21 2020 https://www.buzzsprout.com/1219841/6000817

@LawIT Legal Summit, Michele was Interviewed by Reena Sengupta about "Client Centricity and Digital Transformation in Law." October 19 2020

@OA Online, Michele was mentioned in an article about the Digital Legal Exchange's Sponsorship of the Financial Times Lawyer Event. September 2020

@Law.com, @Daily Business Review, lists Michele as one of the top 3 innovators in South Florida, "DBR Awards Season: It's Delayed But Intact." September 28 2020

@Law.com, Michele was featured in an article, "Top Innovators: Michele DeStefano Blossoms in Pandemic After 10 Years in Virtual World." September 28 2020 https://197cd203-b41d-412a-9b0f-897af0bec292.filesusr.com/ugd/abfdcf_3516dea59f88412583974b0697e185a8.pdf

@Digital Legal Exchange Podcast, Michele hosts Joe Otterstetter, GC at 3M August 6 2020 https://www.buzzsprout.com/1219841/4887425

@OA Online, and @Fox21, Michele and her role in the Digital Legal Exchange were highlighted: Digital Legal Exchange Builds Momentum Following First Quarter Launch. June 16 2020 https://static1.squarespace.com/static/554b9c72e4b0b97e40998182/t/5eebf50894c73a13d43f5b6d/1592521993255/2020-06-14+Fox21+Digital+Legal+Exchange+Builds+Momentum+Following+First+Quarter+L+-+FOX21-+Entertaining+Delmarva+One+Click+at+a+Time.pdf

@Mondaq, Michele's Podcast with Seyfarth June 8 2020

@MiamiLaw Reporter, Michele was featured: Professor Known for Innovation in Research and Teaching Leads Transition to Online Learning During Pandemic. May 30 2020 https://197cd203-b41d-412a-9b0f-897af0bec292.filesusr.com/ugd/abfdcf_cffe35128de240e7ad692597090649ab.pdf

@Chancery Lane Chats, Michele is featured in a Podcast: Why Communications and Law are Becoming Yin and Yang Professions. May 20 2020 https://197cd203-b41d-412a-9b0f-897af0bec292.filesusr.com/ugd/abfdcf_dbe62afdbc1e45a48ff3ba391f05a508.pdf

@Compliance Elliance Journal, Michele's book: New Suits: Appetite for Disruption in the Legal World, is reviewed by Christina-Maria Leeb. May 20 2020 https://197cd203-b41d-412a-9b0f-897af0bec292.filesusr.com/ugd/abfdcf_6fcf0a2a624a4c62b29817733f81b0fb.pdf

@Daily Business Review, Michele is named as one of three honorees for Florida's Most Innovative Lawyer of the Year, DBR announces 2020 Professional Excellence Award Honorees. May 4 2020 https://static1.squarespace.com/static/554b9c72e4b0b97e40998182/t/5eb5ca0a491b9f779bb20243/1588972045767/2020-05-07+DBR+Announces+2020+Professional+Excellence+Award+Honorees+_+Daily+Business+Review.pdf

@FringeLegal, Michele was featured in a podcast: Legal Upheaval with Michele DeStefano. April 9 2020 https://www.fringelegal.com/podcast/s3-e1-legal-upheaval-with-michele-destefano/

@Legal IT Insider, Michele was featured in a webinar: Post-COVID-19 Legal Landscape, What Should legal Organisations be Thinking About in Terms of Technological Innovation? April 8 2020

@Miami Law Explainer, Michele is interviewed by Catherine Skipp, Teaching in the Time of COVID-19. April 6 2020 https://soundcloud.com/user-312003365-898363102/s4-e12-teaching-in-the-time-of-covid-19

@LexBlog.com, Michele's panel at Legal Week was reviewed by Ralph Baxter, Legal Week 2020 was Outstanding. February 12 2020 https://static1.squarespace.com/static/554b9c72e4b0b97e40998182/t/5e4705badc35d00092730df8/1581712827499/2020-02-12+Legalweek+2020+In+New+York+Was+Outstanding+_+LexBlog.pdf

@Law360, by Michele Gorman, Michele is quoted about change management in Change Of Heart: How Attorneys Can Get Buy-In For Big Ideas. February 6 2020 https://197cd203-b41d-412a-9b0f-897af0bec292.filesusr.com/ugd/abfdcf_d139d0825c9144ff90cc1e412c8dbc5c.pdf

@PRNNewswire, Michele is quoted in article, Web Use at Odds with Compliance, Security in Financial Firms. January 30 2020 ​​​​https://static1.squarespace.com/static/554b9c72e4b0b97e40998182/t/5e39a302a0af01453b59bcf8/1580835587002/2020-01-20+Web+Use+at+Odds+with+Compliance%2C+Security+in+Financial+Firms.pdf

@Above the Law, Michele's new book, New Suits, is mentioned in Beware The #RobotLawyer Invasion. October 17 2019 https://static1.squarespace.com/static/554b9c72e4b0b97e40998182/t/5dcc53b07f150233d1a9c650/1573671857774/2019-10-23+Beware+The+%23RobotLawyer+Invasion+_+Above+the+Law.pdf

@Florida Bar News, Michele and LawWithoutWalls was featured, "UM’S LAW WITHOUT WALLS PURSUES INTERNATIONAL SOLUTIONS TO LEGAL, BUSINESS PROBLEMS." October 15 2019 https://static1.squarespace.com/static/554b9c72e4b0b97e40998182/t/5da664883aaf2b79909c3194/1571185801620/2010-10-15+FL+Bar+UM%E2%80%99s+Law+Without+Walls+pursues+international+solutions+to+legal%2C+business+problems+%E2%80%93+The+Florida+Bar.pdf

@Answering Legal, Michele’s book, Legal Upheaval: A Guide to Creativity, Collaboration, and Innovation in Law was listed as one of the 11 Books Every Lawyer Should Read in 2019. October 8 2019

@University of Miami School of Law, Michele's new book, New Suits: Appetite for Disruption in the Legal World is featured, "Legal Industry Undergoing Transformation – Professor DeStefano New Book Explores Phenomenon" September 11 2019 https://197cd203-b41d-412a-9b0f-897af0bec292.filesusr.com/ugd/abfdcf_b6a9b46a073d4889b4f10b89767c55d7.pdf

@Forbes, by Mark Cohen, LawWithoutWalls is named as an example of a program designed to upskill lawyers "Upskilling: Why It Might Be The Most Important Word In The Legal Lexicon." September 3 2019 https://www.forbes.com/sites/markcohen1/2019/09/03/upskilling-why-it-might-be-the-most-important-word-in-the-legal-lexicon/#3e196b2436a9

@Foro Jurídico, Michele is interviewed, La innovación implica que el abogado aprenda nuevas habilidades." August 2019 https://197cd203-b41d-412a-9b0f-897af0bec292.filesusr.com/ugd/abfdcf_e5a723086d924f2db56a75fc2130f6b1.pdf

@PrawfsBlog, Michele is featured, "DeStefano on the Adjacent Possible." August 5 2019 https://197cd203-b41d-412a-9b0f-897af0bec292.filesusr.com/ugd/abfdcf_1aaa1c6d00f744779772663a8e03a5ce.pdf

@Wealth Strategies Journal, by Jessica Zhang, Michele's recent chapter, Innovation: "A New Key Discipline for Lawyers and Legal Education is featured." August 5 2019 https://197cd203-b41d-412a-9b0f-897af0bec292.filesusr.com/ugd/abfdcf_e7cb74b02c8941bfad1f656b0c67edbd.pdf

@Forbes, by Mark Cohen, LawWithoutWalls is named as an example of "market-aligned, client-centric, legal upskilling programs that have successfully bridged the gap between the marketplace and the Academy" in"Law Schools' Lost Opportunity." July 9 2019 https://197cd203-b41d-412a-9b0f-897af0bec292.filesusr.com/ugd/abfdcf_e732443d8dd04c1da6865bf409afabe9.pdf

@Bloomburg, by Roy Strom, Michele is quoted in "California Opens Door to More Legal Tech Non-Lawyer Roles." July 3 2019 https://news.bloomberglaw.com/us-law-week/california-opens-door-to-more-non-lawyer-roles-tech-solutions

@Lawyers Weekly, by Jerome Doraisamy, Michele and LawWithoutWalls are featured in "Why law students should partake in legal innovation programs." May 8 2019 https://197cd203-b41d-412a-9b0f-897af0bec292.filesusr.com/ugd/abfdcf_c7ac793899574ac78d8feb2072aa22af.pdf

@Law360, by Michele Gorman, Michele is quoted in "How Inhouse Counsel Can Avoid Being a Nightmare Client" March 8 2019 https://197cd203-b41d-412a-9b0f-897af0bec292.filesusr.com/ugd/abfdcf_ea1aff3334a54d04a92cca8c4db8ed65.pdf

@TheTechnolawgist, by Isabella Galeano, Michele is featured in "Women Leading the Legal Tech Sector" March 8 2019 https://197cd203-b41d-412a-9b0f-897af0bec292.filesusr.com/ugd/abfdcf_e139338f29dd408cacda5d8c5331b8c9.pdf

@Financial Times, LawWithoutWalls ranked 2nd and named a “standout” for innovation in collaboration at this year’s Financial Times North America Innovative Lawyer Awards. (Michele, the founder of LWOW received a commendation.) December 13 2018 https://197cd203-b41d-412a-9b0f-897af0bec292.filesusr.com/ugd/abfdcf_b2eef8fae595407f84ac9cbcbdd427e1.pdf

@altblog, Colin Levy reviews, “Legal Tech Book: the Legal Industry’s Guide through the Ever-Changing Global Market” which features a chapter on LawWithoutWalls co-authored by Michele and Erika Pagano. December 11 2018 https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Flawwithoutwalls.org%2Fs%2F2018-12-Colin-Levy-Finding-Your-Way-In-The-Legal-Tech-World-Evolve-the-Law.pdf&data=02%7C01%7Cahernandez%40law.miami.edu%7C96703cbb1bd145742a6d08d745ec5aef%7C2a144b72f23942d48c0e6f0f17c48e33%7C0%7C0%7C637054753746084864&sdata=wRP0V%2Fr%2B5e5l0%2BjJXwD9Q4Y4DfRizKexdIzDYcRyPWE%3D&reserved=0

@Lawyers on Fire, ”Lawyers On Fire, A Chat with Michele DeStefano,” Podcast by Carsten Reimann November 2018 https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.lawyers-on-fire.com%2Fpost%2Flawyers-on-fire-chat-with-michele-destefano&data=02%7C01%7Cahernandez%40law.miami.edu%7C96703cbb1bd145742a6d08d745ec5aef%7C2a144b72f23942d48c0e6f0f17c48e33%7C0%7C0%7C637054753746104856&sdata=LJQnTLBQffptHrrhDHuO166eBwIKsE2CFc%2Bdrp0hjIk%3D&reserved=0

@LegalFutures, Dan Bindman calls Legal Upheaval an "Innovation Blueprint" November 28 2018 https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Flawwithoutwalls.org%2Fs%2F2018-28-11-A-blueprint-for-innovation-Legal-Futures.pdf&data=02%7C01%7Cahernandez%40law.miami.edu%7C96703cbb1bd145742a6d08d745ec5aef%7C2a144b72f23942d48c0e6f0f17c48e33%7C0%7C0%7C637054753746084864&sdata=B2%2BQYDzqBgUpvozwUZZZARkqKZXYbARcacwqIILr1Vc%3D&reserved=0

@ABA, ABA Interview with Michele and Feature of Legal Upheaval, Innovation Rx November 27 2018 https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Flawwithoutwalls.org%2Fs%2F2018-11-27-ABA-Innovation-Rx-g667.pdf&data=02%7C01%7Cahernandez%40law.miami.edu%7C96703cbb1bd145742a6d08d745ec5aef%7C2a144b72f23942d48c0e6f0f17c48e33%7C0%7C0%7C637054753746094859&sdata=1l9c4RkjBIXl0RkNbuDj%2BrFEjjZgvmStAgOVabW1Dr0%3D&reserved=0

@Remaking Law Firms, Legal Upheaval is reviewed by George Beaton, "Why Everyone Should Read Legal Upheaval" November 16 2018 https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Flawwithoutwalls.org%2Fs%2F2018-11-Beaton-Why-everyone-should-read-Legal-Upheaval-Remaking-Law-Firms.pdf&data=02%7C01%7Cahernandez%40law.miami.edu%7C96703cbb1bd145742a6d08d745ec5aef%7C2a144b72f23942d48c0e6f0f17c48e33%7C0%7C0%7C637054753746094859&sdata=%2FQMXQ7Dor3penlyzjtk0Z8W4TcaAOexVDO7JxCq8kFI%3D&reserved=0

@LegalNews, Legal Upheaval and Michele are quoted, "Two Paths for 21st-century law firms: innovation or extinction," by Nicole Black November 14 2018 https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Flawwithoutwalls.org%2Fs%2F2018-11-Black-Two-paths-for-21st-century-law-firms-iion-or-extinction-Detroit-Legal-News.pdf&data=02%7C01%7Cahernandez%40law.miami.edu%7C96703cbb1bd145742a6d08d745ec5aef%7C2a144b72f23942d48c0e6f0f17c48e33%7C0%7C0%7C637054753746094859&sdata=l3y7iMqwpgrk4lQ676OC9uHWnA9frLP0dmaxK92upng%3D&reserved=0

@LegalIT Insider, “Transcript from podcast with Ari Kaplan, Legal Upheaval: A Conversation with Law Profession and Author Michele DeStefano.” November 1 2018 https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Flawwithoutwalls.org%2Fs%2F2018-11-01-Kaplan-Ari-LegalITInsider.pdf&data=02%7C01%7Cahernandez%40law.miami.edu%7C96703cbb1bd145742a6d08d745ec5aef%7C2a144b72f23942d48c0e6f0f17c48e33%7C0%7C0%7C637054753746104856&sdata=3NT1dow23mqpaBbIdEOGzZ9N8hlF9Pl74zsmGdKyWTs%3D&reserved=0

@Legal Futures, Michele and her book, Legal Upheaval, are featured, “Lawyers Need to See Benefits of Innovation Says Guru,” by Dan Bindman October 5 2018 https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Flawwithoutwalls.org%2Fs%2F2018-10-05-Dan-Bindman-Legal-Futures-Lawyers-need-to-see-benefits-of-innovation-says-guru-Legal-Futu.pdf&data=02%7C01%7Cahernandez%40law.miami.edu%7C96703cbb1bd145742a6d08d745ec5aef%7C2a144b72f23942d48c0e6f0f17c48e33%7C0%7C0%7C637054753746114847&sdata=zwzfV5JhHwJhYzrulB9RLM0uo42a9qlWs%2FSuPjoDkQc%3D&reserved=0

@Financial Times, Michele is quoted by Reena SenGupta, “Law Firms Confront a Question of Identity” October 4 2018 https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Flawwithoutwalls.org%2Fs%2FLaw-firms-confront-a-question-of-identity-_-Financial-Times.pdf&data=02%7C01%7Cahernandez%40law.miami.edu%7C96703cbb1bd145742a6d08d745ec5aef%7C2a144b72f23942d48c0e6f0f17c48e33%7C0%7C0%7C637054753746124846&sdata=Ej5HChivDud%2FiDXaNTKiGFyCb%2Fi9fFOSaM3qhVXptIo%3D&reserved=0

@Legal Innovation Aggregator, Michele is featured as a Thought Leader September 2018 https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.legalinnovationaggregator.com%2Fthought-leaders&data=02%7C01%7Cahernandez%40law.miami.edu%7C96703cbb1bd145742a6d08d745ec5aef%7C2a144b72f23942d48c0e6f0f17c48e33%7C0%7C0%7C637054753746144833&sdata=tx72pG%2BRZuo%2B55MMFTggl8DRaoRgkVgm6VR0dci4wow%3D&reserved=0

@MiamiLaw website September 2018 https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fdocs.wixstatic.com%2Fugd%2Fabfdcf_71ac631f540d4d749bc7a30a296719ff.pdf&data=02%7C01%7Cahernandez%40law.miami.edu%7C96703cbb1bd145742a6d08d745ec5aef%7C2a144b72f23942d48c0e6f0f17c48e33%7C0%7C0%7C637054753746144833&sdata=TUyPe6GXa9p%2F6ogQaBeMt9smCoaQjT%2FXJ%2BR%2Fe18NbLI%3D&reserved=0

@The Attic, Michele is interviewed by Kayleigh Ziolo, “Legal Upheaval: In Conversation with ‘Legal Rebel,’ Michele DeStefano” September 26 2018 https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Flawwithoutwalls.org%2Fs%2F2018-09-26-Ziolo-The-Attic-Legal-Upheaval_-In-Conversation-with-Legal-Rebel-Michele-DeStefano-_-The.pdf&data=02%7C01%7Cahernandez%40law.miami.edu%7C96703cbb1bd145742a6d08d745ec5aef%7C2a144b72f23942d48c0e6f0f17c48e33%7C0%7C0%7C637054753746124846&sdata=S2Gwlvm9q7zQcadIQp5kcBoz%2B0fuIhvKJmazIgVFv0A%3D&reserved=0

@Above the Law, Michele is quoted in “You Want Innovation in Legal? Legal Ops Needs To Drive the Conversation,” by Mike Quartararo September 25 2018 https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Flawwithoutwalls.org%2Fs%2F2018-09-25-Quartararo-Above-the-Law-You-Want-Innovation-In-Legal-Legal-OpsDrive-The-Conversation-Abo.pdf&data=02%7C01%7Cahernandez%40law.miami.edu%7C96703cbb1bd145742a6d08d745ec5aef%7C2a144b72f23942d48c0e6f0f17c48e33%7C0%7C0%7C637054753746134836&sdata=lFSJ90a%2FqRFyYVmuuYzK6OyKlNEPIdZC0IErUwuFcnc%3D&reserved=0

@Above the Law, Michele's book, Legal Upheaval, is reviewed “Innovation in Legal Services: A Pipe Dream or a Necessity,” by Nicole Black September 20 2018 https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Flawwithoutwalls.org%2Fs%2F2018-09-20-Black-Above-the-Law-Innovation-In-Legal-Services_-A-Pipe-Dream-Or-A-Necessity_-_-Above-th.pdf&data=02%7C01%7Cahernandez%40law.miami.edu%7C96703cbb1bd145742a6d08d745ec5aef%7C2a144b72f23942d48c0e6f0f17c48e33%7C0%7C0%7C637054753746134836&sdata=Rt3EZPJCGutQi7j%2BiXsBag1WI9nCQRVsVHmjncYmUTc%3D&reserved=0

@ Law360.com, Michele's book, Legal Upheaval, is featured, "Lawyers Need to Disrupt Themselves to Succeed," by Michele Gorman. August 2018 https://www.law360.com/articles/1073807?platform=hootsuite

@Bloomberg Law, Michele's book, Legal Upheaval, is mentioned by Rick Mitchell. August 2018 https://biglawbusiness.com/wake-up-call-lawyers-react-to-cohen-guilty-plea-manafort-conviction/

@Law.com, Michele's book, Legal Upheaval, is reviewed, "Ahead of the Curve: A 'Legal Upheaval' for Law Schools?," by Karen Sloan. August 2018 https://www.law.com/2018/08/13/ahead-of-the-curve-a-legal-upheaval-for-law-schools/

@Corporate Counsel powered by Law.com: Michele's book, Legal Upheaval, is reviewed by Sue Reisinger. August 23 2018 https://www.law.com/corpcounsel/2018/08/22/gcs-who-want-outside-counsel-innovation-need-to-define-it-author-says/

@BeyondBillables.com, Michele is featured in a podcast (upcoming). July 2018 https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fbeyondbillables.com%2Fpodcast-for-lawyers%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cmd%40law.miami.edu%7C7f9782331f4d4fe4319408d5eaba504b%7C2a144b72f23942d48c0e6f0f17c48e33%7C0%7C1%7C636673008781623441&sdata=2SqlXGZCzqHRksAwLIO0LgHw5LiL3tp6bbv6We9ajN0%3D&reserved=0

@The Hedge Fund Law Report: Michele is quoted about the role of the Chief Compliance Officer and the structure of the compliance function in "What Fund Managers Should Consider When Hiring and Onboarding CCOs; Determining CCO Governance Structures; and Evaluating Risks of CCO Turnover (Part Two of Three)" by Shaw Horton. June 2018 https://www.hflawreport.com/r/cc1348fe35a49cbb245bec890956f5cc/q/6a6be1627c3628717e11404bc102ff87

@Legal IT Insider: Review of Michele's Talk @JDHorizons: Leadership, change, marmalade martini, reinvention, Jam, and hats off for a 50%-plus female line-up. May 2018 http://lawwithoutwalls.org/s/JDHorizons-Leadership-change-marmalade-martini-reinvention-Jam-and-hats-off-for-a-50-plus-fem.pdf

John Sammons, Attorneys don't favor regulating third party lawsuit lenders. The Florida Record. Michele is quoted on Litigation Funding. May 2018 https://flarecord.com/stories/511407533-attorneys-don-t-favor-regulating-third-party-lawsuit-lenders

@The Ed Andrew Podcast featuring Michele DeSefano. March 2018 https://www.thehumanconsultancy.com/episode-24-with-michele-destefano

Harvard Law School's, The Practice, Michele's articles and research in compliance along with the Compliance Elliance Journal (CEJ) (co-founded by Michele and Professor Hendrick Schneider, University of Leipzig) was featured. July 2016 https://thepractice.law.harvard.edu/article/the-future-of-risk/

Jonathan Moules, Millennials demand start-up skills, FINANCIAL TIMES. Michele was quoted and winners from LawWithoutWalls were featured. November 2015 https://lwo-w.squarespace.com/s/Millennials-demand-start-up-skills-FTcom.pdf

Elaine McArdle, The Laws of Adaptation, The Harvard Law School Bulletin. Michele was featured about her research and experience in innovating legal education and practice and about LawWithoutWalls. October 2015 http://today.law.harvard.edu/feature/the-laws-of-adaptation/

Michelle Deakin, Closing Argument: Innovation, Teamwork Drive Romeen Sheth ‘15 May 2015 HARVARD LAW TODAY

Roy Black, Law Without Walls, UM Law School May 13 2015 BLACK’S LAW, A BLOG

Mark A. Cohen, A Feel Good Story for Law? April 2015 LEGALMOSAIC BLOG

Schulich-Osgood MBA/JD Students Take Home LawWithoutWalls Awards April 2015 SCHULICH NEWS & EVENTS

Amir S. Dhillon, LawWithoutWhatNow?!, March 2015 AXIOM NEWSLETTER: AMIR’S CORNER

Asahi Shimbun March 2015

Ellen Rosen, Litigation Finance Communications Protected: Business of Law. Bloomberg News. March 2015 http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-03-04/litigation-finance-communications-protected-business-of-law


Edward Fennell, Lawyers with Solutions January 2015 THE TIMES: LAW DIARY

LawWithoutWalls Kicks Off its Fifth Year at University College Dublin January 2015 UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI SCHOOL OF LAW NEWS



@ LawAhead Hub at IE university, in Madrid, Michele presented Moving Collaboration from Concept to Reality: The 3-4-5 Method of Innovation for Lawyers?. October 11, 2019.

@ Legal Management Forum, in Madrid, Michele presented on why lawyers should practice proactive collaboration towards, innovation. October 10, 2019.

@ Harvard Law School, Book Talk hosted by The HLSA of MA, in Cambridge, MA, Upheaval & Innovation in the Legal Marketplace with Michele DeStefano ‘02. September 18, 2019.

@ PrawfsBlog, Michele is featured, “DeStefano on the Adjacent Possible.” August 5, 2019.

@ Financial Times, Michele led a discussion group as the resident "Expert on Millennials:Do They Really Have Different Expectations from their Careers in the Law From Previous Generations and What are the best Ways to Manage them in the Law" at the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Conference. June 18, 2019.

@ Primerus Conference, Michele provided a keynote. May 3, 2019.

@ Dentons Future of Law, Dinner for General Counsels, Michele provided a keynote and moderated a panel of general counsels in London. May 9, 2019.

@ Dentons Future of Law: Building the Legal Industry of the Future, in Scotland, Michele provided a keynote and moderated a panel of general counsels. May 8, 2019.

@ Georgetown Law School, AM Law 100 Managing Partners Conference on Gender Parity, hosted by the Bass Institute, Michele led 2-hour idea generation and creative problem solving exercise. May 21, 2019.

@ Global Independent Law Firms Forum hosted in London by Legal Week and The American Lawyer, Michele was a keynote for the "Why Lawyers Should Hone the Mindset, Skillset, and Behaviors of Innovators." March 27, 2019.

@ Legal Ex, Michele spoke at Legal Ex in London. March 28, 2019.

@ LMA, Michele is featured in Legal Marketing Association podcast with host, Cynthia Voth “Innovate, Collaborate, and Transform Law Firms.” March 28, 2019.


@ The Forum for Florida General Counsel, Michele presented on changing demands of lawyers and best practices for collaboration and innovation. December 7, 2018.

@ Ari Kaplan Podcast, "Legal Upheaval: A conversation with law professor and author Michele DeStefano." November 1, 2018.

@ Miami Dade Judicial Reception & Holiday Celebration, hosted by the Law Alumni Association, Michele did a book reading and interview with Mark F. Raymond. November 11, 2018.

@ University of Miami, Michele presented LawWithoutWalls at the Faculty Showcase. October 18, 2018.

@ HLS Celebration '65, Michele is featured in a panel on Law Teaching (upcoming). September 15, 2018.

@ LegalSpeak Podcast, Michele is interviewed by Karen Sloan, Law.com, "Beyond the Buzzwords: Getting Real About Law Firm Innovation." September 28, 2018.

@ Legal Practice Intelligence, Michele judges winners of the 2018 Legal Innovation Index. July 4, 2018.

@ The Hedge Fund Law Report, Michele is quoted about the role of the Chief Compliance Officer and the structure of the compliance function in “What Fund Managers Should Consider When Hiring and Onboarding CCOs; Determining CCO Governance Structures; and Evaluating Risks of CCO Turnover (Part Two of Three)” by Shaw Horton. June 14, 2018.

@ Legal IT Insider, Review of Michele's Talk @JDHorizons: Leadership, change, marmalade martini, reinvention, Jam, and hats off for a 50%-plus female line-up. May, 22 2018.

@ JD Horizons, hosted by Janders Dean: “Leading in Law–Habits of Highly Effective Law Firm Leadership & Entrepreneurialism,” (May, 2018, London, UK).

@ Dartmouth College, named lecture hosted by the Dartmouth Lawyers Association and Rockefeller Center on Public Policy at Dartmouth College “LawWithoutWalls: Enhancing Access to Justice and Lawyers’ Skills with Innovation” (May, 2018, Hanover, NH USA).

@ The Ed Andrew Podcast featuring Michele DeSefano. March 2018


@ Chambers Diversity Summit 2017 moderated fireside chat with María Elena Lagomasino, Managing Partner & CEO, WE Family Offices (hosted by Greenberg Traurig, November 2017, Miami, FL USA).

@ Future Lawyer 2017 Conference hosted by Shifter: “How to Become an Innovative Lawyer: The Proven 3-4-5 Method of Innovation Designed Specifically for Lawyers” (November 2017, Oslo, Norway).

@ Interlaw conference, Michele lead an interactive innovation workshop, October 17, 2017.

@ Legal IT Leadership Summit hosted by iManage, Miami, FL “How Law is Changing + The Importance of Creating a Culture of Creativity, Collaboration, and Innovation” (October 2017, Miami, FL).

@ Janders Dean Innovation Index Awards Australia, “Innovation in Law” (August 2017, Sydney, Australia).

@ Chilli IQ Workshop: Collaborative Problem Solving, Rebooting Adaptive Leadership (August 2017, Sydney, Australia).

@ The Legal Transformation Conference in “Legal Tech & Innovation Developments in the US” (June 2017, Berlin, Germany).

@ The Costa Rican Bar Association's conference: “Innovation in the Law: Why Women Attorneys Will Lead the Way” (May 2017, Costa Rica).

@ Legal Luminary Podcast  "Innovation in the Law." March 2017

@ The Chilli IQs 10th Managing Partner Forum: Being an Agent of Change, in Byron Bay Australia, Michele will presented Innovation in Law, The Value Equation. Managing Partners Forum media release. Click here for a review of the presentation (February 2017, Australia).

@ The Department of Law of the University of Pavia: Innovating Legal Studies and Practice. (February 6-10, 2017) Michele taught the theory, substance and practice of innovation and co-led a Hackathon with Alessandro Philip Maiano for international law students from around the world (February 2017, Milan, Italy).

@ The University of Houston Colloquium organized by Lonny Hoffman, Michele will present a chapter from her upcoming book: Winning the Innovation Tournament: Tactics to Transform How Lawyers Collaborate (February 2017, United States).

@ Harvard Law School, Michele led a two-day Innovation Lab + Hackathon on Legal Education for Professor David Wilkins Problem Solving Workshop (February 2017, United States).

Faculty Talk, “The Innovation Tournament: Changing the Way Lawyers Collaborate” University of Houston, Houston, TX (upcoming)


@ ALM's InHouse Innovates Super Conference in Chicago (November 2016), Michele presented "Driving Disruptive Innovation: Redefining How Legal Departments Provide Value"

@ Lawyerist: , "Podcast #85: Learning Creative Problem-Solving Skills, with Michele DeStefano." September 13, 2016.

@ Chambers Diversity Seminar Chile: Challenges and Opportunities for Women in their Legal Career, in association with Carey (October 2016) Michele presented "Skills that Benefit Women in the Current Legal Working Environment: Technology, Team Work, and Creative Problem Solving"

@ Spotify in Fall 2016 Michele presented “The Changing Legal Landscape: How Lawyers Are Meeting (and Exceeding) its Demands” to the Spotify legal department (September 2016, United States).

@ the Harvard Law School's, The Practice, Michele's articles and research in compliance along with the Compliance Elliance Journal (CEJ) (co-founded by Michele and Professor Hendrick Schneider, University of Leipzig) was featured (July 2016).

@ Fordham Law School ILEC 2016 Michele Presented Innovation: How Tomorrow's Lawyers Will Practice

@ the Harvard Law School's, Harvard Association for Law & Business Symposium, Michele moderated a fireside chat with Horacio Gutierrez, GC of Spotify (former GC Microsoft) re: entrepreneurship and corporate governance (April 2016).

@ the ABA Tech Show in Chicago, March 2016, Michele presented on a panel re: the importance of technology, collaboration, and diversity to solve laws future problems and provide client service.

@ IE Madrid Spain, LawWithoutWalls Kickoff and is featured in the following video


@ the International Association of Law Schools annual meeting, Michele was awarded the Faculty Innovative Curriculum Award for LawWithoutWalls and presented on legal education, innovation, and technology.

In The Harvard Law School Bulletin, "The Laws of Adaptation," Michele was featured about her research and experience in innovating legal education and practice and about LawWithoutWalls.

In Financial Times, Millennials Demand Start-up Skills, Michele was quoted and winners from LawWithoutWalls were featured. 

@ University of St. Gallen Executive School of Management, Technology, & Law, Michele, as a member of the board of advisers, presented about her latest research on the organizational aspects of the legal and compliance function in the U.S. and about LawWithoutWalls.

@ The Clio Cloud Conference, Michele, presented "Global Law School:  Moving Legal Education into the 21st Century."

@ Microsoft (Seattle, WA) Michele gave a keynote talk about innovation in law and transforming the way lawyers and business professionals partner to solve problems.

@ Ethics & Compliance Initiative (Washington, DC) Michele spoke about LWOW X Compliance, our all-virtual initiative focused on solving problems in ethics and compliance.

@ Richard Susskind's 23rd Annual Ross Priory Conference on the Future of Legal Services (Strathclyde University, Loch Lomond, Scotland) Michele gave a keynote talk on Innovation in Legal Services and Legal Education.

In Bloomberg News, Michele was interviewed about her recent article about privilege protections for litigation funders that was cited and quoted in a recent Delaware case Carlyle Investment Management, L.L.C., et al. v. Moonmouth Company S.A., et al.


Presenter, “Compliance and Current Challenges: From the Perspective of the U.S. Market,
     Leipzig Academy of Applied Criminal & Business Law + RP Lawyers, Munich, Germany

“Innovation, Profit and Growth in a Buyer’s Market,” The Future of Law Summit, London, UK

Keynote, “Legal Education, Technology, Extrapreneurship: And a Law Without Walls,”
     Florida Bar Business Law Section, Orlando, FL

Keynote, “Effective and Creative Use of Distance Technology to Internationalize the Domestic Law School Classroom,”
     Internationalizing Legal Education Colloquium, NAFSA, University of San Diego, CA

Presenter, “Innovation in the Delivery of Legal Services and Underserved Markets: Opportunities and Challenges,”
     Stanford Law School, Palo Alto, CA

Lecturer, “Innovating in Teams: The Practice and Theory of Creativity,”
     Harvard Law School Emerging Leaders in Law Firms Program, Cambridge, MA

Speaker, “A New Officer in the C-Suite? Keeping Up With Compliance,”
     Latham & Watkins Compliance Department Annual Retreat, Washington, DC

Keynote, “Legal Education, Technology, Extrapreneurship: An a Law Without Walls,”
     Florida Bar Winter Meeting, Orlando, FL

Panelist, “Enriching Globalization Studies with Low Cost Tech & Social Media: Serving More Than 1 Goal at a Time,”
     Association of American Law Schools, Washington, DC


Panelist, "The Impact and Future of Automation on Legal Services,"
     Boston Legal-Tech-Innovation Meetup,
     Suffolk University, Boston, MA (July 2013).

Presenter, "LawWithoutWalls and Executive Education for Lawyers,"
     Professional Development Roundtable for Global Law Firms,
     Bracewell & Giuliani, New York, NY (June 2013).

Presenter, "Beyond Benchmarking? How Should Law and Corporate Compliance Intersect?,"
     Ethics Schmooze,
     Fordham Law School, New York, NY (June 2013).

Presenter, "Claim Funders and Commercial Claim Holders: A Common Interest or a Common Problem,"
     Clifford Chance Symposium,
     DePaul University, Chicago, IL (Apr. 2013).

Presenter, "Solving the Legal Crisis: Innovation and Entrepreneurship," 
     Stanford Center on the Legal Profession,
     Stanford Law School, Palo Alto, CA (Mar. 2013).

Lecturer, "Innovating in Teams: The Practice and Theory of Creativity,"
     Harvard Law School Emerging Leaders in Law Firms Program,
     Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA (Mar. 2013).

Lecturer, "The Future of Corporate Compliance,"
     IE (Instituto de Empresa) Lawyers Management Executive Education Program,
     IE Law School, Virtual Presentation, Madrid, Spain (Feb. 2013).

Keynote Speaker, "The Legal Network: Lawyers Embracing Social Networking,"
     Miami Law Review Symposium, Social Media and the Law,
     University of Miami School of Law, Miami, FL (Feb. 2013).

Lecturer, "General Counsels and Public Relations,"
     Professor David B. Wilkins, 1L Problem Solving Course,
     Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA (Jan. 2013) (Jan. 2012) (Jan. 2011) (Jan. 2010).

Panelist, "Creating a New Universe: A Virtual Gateway to Learning and Connecting Across the Globe,"
     Annual Meeting: Global Engagement and the Legal Academy,
     Association of American Law Schools, New Orleans, LA (Jan. 2013).


Panelist, "When Outsiders Invest in Law Suits: An Ethical Debate on this Growing Trend, II," 
     Professional Liability Seminar
     DRI: The Voice of the Defense Bar, New York, NY (Dec. 2012).

Lecturer, "Commercial Claim Funding: Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen or Stone Soup?,"
     Professor David B. Wilkins, Legal Profession Course,
     Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA (Nov. 2012).

Presenter, "Beyond Benchmarking: How Should Law and Corporate Compliance Intersect?,"
     Harvard Law School Program on the Legal Profession,
     Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA (Nov. 2012).

Panelist, "What Skills Does the 21st Century Need and LawWithoutWalls Hone?,"
     International Association of Legal Ethics Conference, Banff, Canada (July 2012).

Panelist, "Legal Ethics and Regulation Education Around the Globe,"
     International Association of Legal Ethics Conference, Banff, Canada (July 2012).

Panelist, "Lawyer Independence,"
     International Association of Legal Ethics Conference, Banff, Canada (July 2012).

Presenter, "Virtual Third Places,"
     Law Tech Camp, London, UK (Jun. 2012).

Commentator, "Comparative and International Perspectives on Professionalism,"
     The Law: Business or Profession? The Continuing Relevance of Julius Henry Cohen for the Practice of Law in the Twenty-First Century,
     Fordham Law School, New York, NY (Apr. 2012).

Panelists, "Best Practices and Ethical Considerations in Corporate Compliance,"
     Managing Practitioner Risks in a Complex Global Environment,
     Fordham Law School, New York, NY (Apr. 2012).

Panelist, "When Outsiders Invest in Law Suits: An Ethical Debate on this Growing Trend, I,"
     DRI Webcast
     DRI: The Voice of the Defense Bar, Chicago, IL (Apr. 2012).

Panelist, "Best Practices and Ethical Considerations in Corporate Compliance," 
     Commercial Litigation Funding and Investment 2012, New York, NY (Mar. 2012).

Lecturer, "The Future of Compliance in Large Publicly Traded Corporations,"
     IE Lawyers Management Executive Education Program,
     IE Law School, Virtual Presentation, Madrid, Spain (Feb. 2012).

Panelist, "Ethical Issues in International Litigation: Fee Sharing, Suit Financing,"
     10th Annual International Litigation and Arbitration Conference, Miami, FL (Feb. 2012).

Presenter, "The "New" Corporate Governance and Compliance,"
     Business Section Paper Competition,
     Association of American Law Schools, Washington D.C. (Jan. 2012).

Panelist, "Busting Out Scholarship: Becoming Relevant Outside the Legal Academy with Non-Traditional Scholarship,"
     Association of American Law Schools, Washington D.C. (Jan. 2012).


Presenter, "Outside Influence on Lawyers, Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen or Stone Soup," 
     Florida State University Speakers Series,
     Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL (Nov. 2011).

Presenter, "LawWithoutWalls,"
     Citizens Board Membership Meeting,
     University of Miami, Miami, FL (Nov. 2011).

Presenter, "The Government's Unofficial Stance on Compliance Departments: To Comply or Not To Comply?," 
     In-House Club Working Breakfast,
     Iberian Lawyer, Miami, FL (Nov. 2011).

Presenter, "Alternative Litigation Funding: Current Status and Issues in the US, UK, and Australia,"
     Arbitration Master Class, 
     Iberian Lawyer, Miami, FL (Nov. 2011).

Panelist, "The Government's Unofficial Stance on Compliance Departments: To Comply or Not To Comply?,"
     Financial Services Industry Regulatory Compliance & Ethics Forum 2011 
     Practising Law Institute Conference, New York, NY (Nov. 2011).

Award Winner and Presenter, "LawWithoutWalls and the InnovAction Award,"
     Futures Conference,
     InnovAction Awards, Chicago, IL (Oct. 2011).

Presenter, "Active Third Party Litigation Funding: Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen or Stone Soup?,"
     Globalization and the Legal Profession Colloquium,
     Fordham Law School, New York, NY (Oct. 2011).

Keynote and Co-Chair, "The Government's Unofficial Stance on Compliance Departments: To Comply or Not To Comply?," 
      Corporate Council Summit, Las Vegas, NV (Sept. 2011).

Moderator and Co-Chair, "Developing and Negotiating Alternative Fee Arrangements that Will Save You Money and Time," 
     Corporate Council Summit, Las Vegas, NV (Sept. 2011).

Presenter, "LawWithoutWalls: Year in Review," 
     Future Ed 3: New Business Models for U.S. and Global Legal Education,
     Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA (Apr. 2011).

Moderator, "Crisis War Room – General Counsel's Role in Shaping the PR Strategy,"
     11th Annual Super Conference,
     Inside Counsel Magazine, Chicago, IL (May 2011).

Panelist, "The "New" – Third Party Funding of International Arbitration Claims: Similarities and Differences from Funding Litigation Claims, Products, Services, Issues, Recent Jurisprudence, Status,”
     Fordham Law School, New York, NY


Presenter, "LawWithoutWalls," 
     Future Ed 2: Making Global Lawyers for the 21st Century,
     New York Law School, New York, NY (Oct. 2010).

Panelist, "The Corporate Attorney-Client Privilege and Third-Party Consultants, Ethical Pitfalls In An Unethical World,”
     Annual Convention,
     Turn Around Management Association, Orlando, FL (Oct. 2010).

Panelist, "The Year in Review in Confidentiality and Attorney-Client Privilege,"
     National Conference on Professional Responsibility,
     American Bar Association, Seattle, WA (Jun. 2010).

Presenter, "Hiring Teams from Rivals: Theory and Evidence on the Evolving Relationships in the Corporate Legal Market,"
     Law Firm Evolution: Brave New World or Business as Usual Conference,
     Georgetown Law Center, Washington D.C. (Mar. 2010).

Panelist, "Hiring Teams from Rivals: An Overview of the Evolving Relationships in the Corporate Legal Market" "Developing Business: Effective Strategies for
Building Profiles, Networks, and Client Relationships," 
Practicing Law Institute, New York, NY (Mar. 2010).

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