The full list of speakers has been released for Legal Cheek's latest London student event, 'Commercial, digital and data awareness – with Allen & Overy, Bird & Bird, Freshfields and Norton Rose Fulbright'. The free event takes place at BPP Law School's Holborn campus on the evening of Wednesday 13 March.
Joining Nitish Upadhyaya, senior innovation manager at Allen & Overy, and Adam Curphey, head of development (innovation technology) at BPP University Law School, will be:
Jeremy Coleman, innovation manager (EMEA) at Norton Rose Fulbright:
Jeremy Coleman qualified as a solicitor in 2016 and is innovation manager for Europe, Middle East and Asia (EMEA). He is a member of Norton Rose Fulbright’s Newcastle Hub, which was set up in 2015 as a centre of excellence for legal process, legal technology and testing new ways of working in the legal sector. Jeremy is responsible for delivering high-quality client solutions through legal process design and the development, deployment and integration of innovative technologies.
Molly Russell, associate and innovation consultant at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer:
Molly is a solicitor in Freshfields’ disputes group. She acts for a broad range of clients in commercial and financial disputes, as well as contentious regulatory matters, with a particular focus on matters involving financial institutions. She is also a member of the firm’s global sanctions and trade practice, while acting as a consultant to the firm on innovation.
Zoe Fuller, legal director at Bird & Bird:
Zoe specialises in contentious matters and her practice covers the full range of intellectual property rights, with a particular focus on patents. She is frequently involved in disputes involving complex technologies, working on many matters involving high profile telecoms companies on both standard essential and non-essential patents. Prior to becoming a solicitor Zoe graduated from Nottingham University with a first class MSci in biochemistry and biological chemistry.
At the free event the speakers will share stories from the frontline about the tech and innovation-related developments taking place within their firms, and reflect on the skills that lawyers of the future will need to hone.
You’ll be asked to submit a CV and two questions for the panel.