LLI Member Section
An overview of selected members
LLI Individual Member Section
Mark A. Cohen
CEO, Legal Mosaic & Executive Chairman, Digital Legal Exchange Mark is CEO of Legal Mosaic, a legal business consultancy that provides strategic advice to corporate legal departments, law firms, legal service providers, legal networks, entrepreneurs, and law schools. He is a co-Founder and Executive Chairman of The Digital Legal Exchange, a unique, global, not-for-profit organization created to teach, apply, and scale digital principles to the legal function. He has been a regular contributor to Forbes for five years, writing on the global legal marketplace. Mark has also written frequently for Bloomberg Law, The ABA Journal, The American Lawyer, Legal Business World, and The Canadian Bar Journal.
Dr. Strathausen Consultancy Roger Strahausen is a consultant, author, and lecturer. He previously was an executive at Accenture and an employee at SAP. He is co-editor of the two „Liquid Legal“ compendiums and author of "Leading When You Are Not the Boss“. Roger earned his PhD from Stanford University while on Fulbright and Stanford Dissertation Fellowships.
Deloitte Legal Counsel at Deloitte Legal for digital law, legal tech enthusiast and enabler. Working with great and driven companies in several sectors, market leaders in InsurTech as well as international corporations. Living the start-up spirit to push digital transformation wherever it helps us to responsibly grow - as humans and in our business life.
UiPath Head of Legal Automation and the architect of the UiPath's Legal team and Legal Automation Program. Vasile was UiPath's General Counsel and has been at the forefront of designing and implementing the company’s legal automation vision. In his current role, he is in charge of driving industry wide automation adoption by developing new licensing models, designing UiPath's go-to-market strategy for legal automation solutions, and identifying opportunities to improve legal and compliance processes.
Independent cert. Systemic Coach, Author, Agilist and Design Thinker Karla has over 20 years of experience in interdisciplinary teaching and communication training. She is the co-author of a non-fiction book on innovating cultural change and another on Design Thinking. As a professional coach and cert. scrum master, she conducts agile workshops for the legal sector, DAX enterprises and universities.
Rene Beulen BV / Transform Data International I'm active as a consultant on the intersection of business and IT. I focus on advising companies on how to best use information technology (IT) to achieve their business goals. This business (IT) consulting includes both consultancy and implementation services, but does not focus on transactional IT activities. Mainly law firms, professional services organizations and corporate legal departments use my services so "LegalTech"is important to me.
PWC Germany Experienced Litigator. Deputy head of litigation at PwC Germany's Office of General Counsel and co-head of the department's working group on legal tech & digitalisation. Lecturer at the University of Gießen in the field of law and digitalisation + legal tech. Author and conference speaker on topics relating to litigation, digitalisation and innovation.
Novartis As Chief Legal Innovation Officer, Maurus Schreyvogel drives peak in-house legal department performance and accelerates functional innovation. He focuses on corporate legal department best practices and future needs, and application of technologies to increase value to the business while driving down cost and fostering a globally connected culture.
General Counsel Telefónica I have been General Counsel at Telefónica Germany since 2014. Prior to that, I held various management and senior legal counsel positions with different focuses. Digitisation and law have a lot in common - and the challenge is to bring them together while knowing the differences.
Allen & Overy LLP Henrik is responsible for legal digitisation projects at Allen & Overy LLP in Continental Europe. He has extensive experience in IT and legaltech, having previously advised many law firms and legal departments on digital projects. With his company, streamlaw, he was part of a global law firm’s innovation hub. He has also established numerous technology and consumer goods companies as co-founder and Chief Technology Officer.
Legal OS Co-Founder and Managing Director of Legal OS. MSc in Social and Organisational Psychology at LSE. Main research focus: collective intelligence and decentralised networks. Legal OS’s goal is to build an engine that turns law into code and helps create a brand-new infrastructure for the 21st century.
Valentin De Negri Fischer
Legal OS Inspired by the Free Software movement Valentin came into Legal Tech investigating the implications of new forms of digital property on factual legal relations. Since 2018 he works as a Legal Engineer for Legal OS, where he develops - together with his coworkers- new methods and processes for the legal profession.
YoonHyun (Drake) Cho
Conflict Analytics Lab and Mouthpiece Law Founder of Mouthpiece Law, YoonHyun, is responsible for the AI and the Future of Health Systems at the Conflict Analytics Lab (a research-based consortium interested in applying AI and data analytics to conflict resolution and negotiation based @Queen's Law and Smith.) JD Candidate 2021 and BCom: Finance & Economics at the University of Toronto, Graduate with High Distinction (Top 5%).
Seit Juli 2020 >PD - Berater der öffentlichen Hand GmbH< Manager ; Seit 2017 >Digitalisierung im Notariat< Autoren- und Vortragstätigkeit; 2011 bis Juni 2020 >Westernacher Solutions GmbH< Fachberater Justiz- und Notariats-Software; 2003 bis 2011 >assistance partner GmbH & Co. KG< Prokurist, Leiter Interne Organisation, Unternehmensübergreifende Leistungs-, Abrechnungs- und Zahlungsprozesse
Business Coach, brandung |coaching & consulting I am a qualified psychologist and systemic business coach with 17 years of experience in human resources, including 13 years as HR Manager in an international law firm. 2017 I started my own consulting company brandung | coaching & consulting offering coaching & workshops with a focus on leadership, career development and stressmanagement.
(interim) Legal Operations Manager I have 15 years of legal management experience at companies like Adidas, Basic Fit and PVH and firms like De Brauw and CMS. I do legal operations management for several organizations, lecture Strategy & Innovation at the Master of Legal Management at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences and perform Legal Management research.
Lawyer & Tax Consultant at Ebner StolzGeneralist focused on international cases, helping companies navigate cross-border legal and tax issues. Deeply involved in the digital transformation of this field, enabling companies, consultants and IT providers to tackle the challenges of digital change together. Always looking for common ground between different people and fields, passionate about building solutions and bridges.
Legal Profession at the Bucerius Law School Emma is a former Linklaters Managing Associate (Corporate) from the UK. After moving to Hamburg, Germany, she completed an Executive MBA focussing on law firm management, organisational behaviour and diversity. As a Senior Research Associate at the Bucerius Center on the Legal Profession, she continues to research on these topics.
Dr. Yana Heussen
Co-Founder of the Mindful Leadership Circle / Consultant, Coach & Trainer for Conscious Leadership / Neuropsychology Dr. Yana Heussen is the founder of the Wise Impact Lab – a global firm for organizational and leadership development passionate about creating a more human world of work. With her 10+ years experience she is a trusted consultant, coach and trainer for companies such as eBay, Axel Springer or Deloitte.
Legal Transformation Advisor at smartvokat Maria is a Legal Transformation Advisor at smartvokat. She advises smartvokat clients on the optimisation of legal & compliance processes, and supports legal departments and law firms on their digital transformation journey. Maria has a legal and translation background, she speaks English, German, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian.
Dr. Stephan Morsch
Partner at SKW Schwarz Rechtsanwälte Dr. Stephan Morsch advises German and international companies and financial investors in M&A, private equity / venture capital investments, joint ventures, as well as corporate law. His clients include, in particular, companies in the media, technology, automotive, energy, healthcare, and investment goods sectors, as well as funds and family offices. He studied law in Regensburg, Paris and Munich. Before joining SKW Schwarz in 2014, he worked from 1999 through 2014 as associate and partner in an international law firm in Munich.
Managing Director & Assoc. General Counsel, Bank of America / BofA Securities (ex-Merrill Lynch) I have 30 yrs experience as in-house counsel in global financial institutions (BofA and Deutsche Bank) and prior to that, 6 yrs as associate at Cleary Gottlieb. My practice areas (derivatives, securities, banking) have often been in areas well ahead of the development of the law, so I'm comfortable with (and challenged by) uncertainty. I hope to bring this background and my energies to further LII goals. A confirmed Atlanticist, I split life between New York City and Hamburg, and aim to be a bridge between liked-minded innovators on both continents.
Dr. Matthias M. Weiß
Scholz Group/Chiho Environmental Group Limited Matthias is responsible for the leadership of the legal function at the Scholz Group (Head of Group Legal), a globally operating recycling company belonging to Chiho Environmental Group Limited. He studied law at the University of Mannheim and received his doctor of laws from the Philipps-Universität Marburg. He is admitted to the Bars in Germany (Rechtsanwalt) and England & Wales (Solicitor of the Senior Courts) and has almost 10 years of experience in leading international legal teams and managing complex cross-border legal projects. He has written several articles on legal topics. Besides, he attended a short course on finance and accounting at Cambridge Judge Business School (Exec. Ed). He is particularly interested in legal tech, digitalization and efficient process design.
LECARE Zoë is the CEO of LECARE, one of the leading German legal software companies providing solutions for legal, compliance, data security and other specialist departments in more than 500 companies, at local authorities, associations, legal firms and other organisations that manage contracts, trademarks and compliance. In 2018, Zoë was named Woman of Legal Tech 2018, for her pioneering Master Thesis on Legal Tech Startups and their role in the Digital Transformation of the German Legal Industry and her efforts in advancing the legal tech scene in Europe. Zoë studied Disruptive Strategy at the Harvard Business School and Corporate Innovation at Stanford Graduate School of Business. She is a founding member of the Hamburg chapter of Legal Hackers and is a member of the supervisory board of the Liquid Legal Institute e.V.
Legal Designer | Lawyer I counsel law firms and legal departments on innovation and, in particular, legal design. As a member and lecturer of the Executive Faculty at the Bucerius Center on the Legal Profession, I see the different needs of the various stakeholders in the legal market as one of the greatest challenges to mastering a user-centric and problem-solving digital transformation.
Lawyer, Publisher, legal market 360 Thomas Wegerich is publisher of the online magazines Going Digital and Deutscher AnwaltSpiegel, among others. With the publishing house he founded, German Law Publishers, he runs numerous high-profile publishing projects, networks and event formats as part of a joint venture with the F.A.Z.-Fachverlag and the London-based publisher Globe Law and Business. Thomas is a co-founder and member of the supervisory board of the Liquid Legal Institute as well as a member of the legal committee of the city of Frankfurt am Main.
Private Researcher in Legal Tech I am a legal professional with international experience and a cutting-edge specialisation in legal technologies. As an expat for more than 15 years, I enjoy exposing myself to new complex challenges. Thanks to the CAS Legal Tech (HWZ Zurich), I have rediscovered an old passion and a new challenge: modern technologies and their impact on the law. My focus is on augmented technologies and digital transformation.
Business Executive I am the Vice President of Alliances at legal operations software company, Brightflag. I have more than 25 years of experience building strategic alliances with leading companies like Amazon, Microsoft, Salesforce, and Intuit. I'm interested in working with legal operations professionals to drive digital transformations for their business and the legal industry in general.
Partnernetwork 3DC, Kugler Maag Cie GmbH Since more than 23 years I am passionate about developing organizational processes that are both sustainable and in line with employees’ capabilities, thus ensuring innovation and effectiveness. My expertise ranges from Agile and Digital Transformation to Automotive SPICE/CMMI based business improvement.
Lawyer and Managing Partner of FROMMER LEGAL & CEO of JUNE Björn Frommer is a lawyer and Managing Partner of FROMMER LEGAL. As a lawyer, he has worked on the digitalisation of legal and operational processes for close to 20 years. Together with his partners, he created JUNE, a modular cloud platform designed for the handling of mass legal proceedings and large-scale projects. Today, JUNE is used in law firms and legal departments to manage high-volume processes from a single source in a resource-efficient manner.
Professor & Director of Applied Innovation, University of California Hastings Law School Professor Armitage is Professor & Director of Applied Innovation at UC Hastings College of the Law, which includes overseeing innovative hubs, LexLab and the Startup Legal Garage. She began her career as an international tax attorney at Arnold & Porter in Washington DC, moving from there to a position in the Office of the International Chief Counsel at the U.S. Internal Revenue Service to develop tax policy for complex cross-border financial transactions. A graduate of Yale Law School and Brown University, Professor Armitage has also founded two startups.