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AI: A Lawyer's Ally or Adversary?

Lawyer AI Webinar Panelists

Dive into the future of legal innovation with our upcoming webinar hosted by the expert team from Alumni Ventures’ AI Fund, including Ray Wu, Managing Partner, and Jack Statza, Senior Principal, alongside esteemed guest panelists Tracy Rubin of Cooley LLP, Brendan McDonnell of K&L Gates LLP, and Michael Phillips of Alumni Ventures.

This engaging session will explore the transformative role of Artificial Intelligence in the legal industry, highlighting both its potential as a powerful tool for efficiency and precision and the ethical considerations it brings to the forefront. From enhancing legal research with AI’s rapid analysis capabilities to navigating the complexities of contract analysis and predictive analytics, join us to understand how AI is reshaping legal practices.

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights into AI’s impact on law and how venture investors are capitalizing on its growth in the legal field. If you’re looking to stay ahead in the rapidly evolving legal landscape, sign up now to join our enlightening discussion.

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    Discover AI's Impact: Learn how AI is revolutionizing legal research, contract analysis, and predictive analytics, transforming the efficiency and accuracy of legal practices.
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    Expert Panel Insight: Gain insights from a distinguished panel including Ray Wu, Jack Statza, Tracy Rubin, Brendan McDonnell, and Michael Phillips on leveraging AI in legal operations and navigating its challenges.
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    Ethical and Risk Management: Understand the ethical considerations and risk management strategies essential for integrating AI into legal practices without compromising professional integrity.
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    Networking Opportunities: Connect with industry leaders, innovators, and peers who are at the forefront of integrating AI into the legal sector, fostering valuable professional relationships.
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    Stay Ahead of the Curve: Equip yourself with the knowledge to stay competitive in a legal landscape increasingly influenced by AI, ensuring your practice or firm remains at the cutting edge of legal technology.
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About your presenters

Ray Wu
Ray Wu

Managing Partner, AI Fund

Ray is a seasoned venture capitalist with over 20 years of investing experience across a wide range of industries and geographies. Before joining Alumni Ventures, Ray was a partner and adviser at several global venture funds focusing on AI, Web3, FinTech and SaaS investment opportunities across the U.S. and Asia Pacific. Earlier, he spent more than 10 years in the corporate venture space: He was the managing director of HP’s new business ventures, responsible for startup technology evaluation, new business incubation, VC relationships, and minority investments, and earlier at Cisco Systems, holding several senior positions leading investment, M&A, internal incubation, and global consulting. Previously, Ray was a managing partner of a leading Internet consulting firm working with Fortune 1000 companies across North America. He earned a dual MBA degree from the University of California, Berkeley and Columbia University.

Jack Statza
Jack Statza

Senior Principal, AI Fund

Jack Statza brings deep-tech venture investing expertise across sectors and stages to his work at Alumni Ventures. He was previously an early-stage investor at Allstate Strategic Ventures, the venture capital arm of Allstate Insurance Company, primarily focusing on AI/ML, Blockchain, and Enterprise SaaS. Before Allstate, Jack worked in investment banking at Lazard and at Livingstone in Chicago, executing M&A transactions for technology clients. He was also a consultant at the Northern Trust Company, where he gained a deep understanding of the financial markets that blockchain is beginning to disrupt. Jack has been deeply involved in the blockchain space ever since he first mined Bitcoin in 2010 and is a personal crypto investor in many altcoin projects. He has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and he is a CFA charterholder.

Michael Phillips
Michael Phillips

General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer

Michael has led legal and business teams in a variety of settings, from large financial services companies to start-ups. As a Managing Director at TIAA/Nuveen, he helped grow the asset management business to over $900 billion AUM, by forming new boutique registered investment advisors (RIAs) and developing alternative investment products distributed in the US and internationally across retail, institutional and high net worth clients.  From there he co-founded an innovative investment advisory platform designed to align the interests of agencies, communities and institutional investors in large-scale infrastructure projects, serving as GC/COO and successfully raising institutional capital.  Michael’s 25+ years of experience includes legal practice for major U.S. law firms (Faegre Drinker and Richards Layton) and other diversified financial services companies (Northern Trust and The Hartford). He is a CFA Charterholder and former U.S. Army Lieutenant. He earned a BA (English) from Dartmouth, a JD (Law) from William & Mary, an LLM (Taxation) from Villanova, and an MBA (Finance) from Wharton. Michael has a lifelong interest in arts and education, previously serving as a Director of a community arts foundation that founded and operated an arts-based Charter School, as well as recently developing and leading a multi-part training program for corporate employees to foster diversity and inclusion through the lens of art. Current initiatives include serving as a Director of Joy2Learn, a non-profit organization promoting the use of the arts in K-12 education, and advising education technology start-ups.

Brendan McDonnell
Brendan McDonnell

Partner, K&L Gates

Brendan Gutierrez McDonnell is a forward, visionary thinker, solving legal and business issues affecting public and private growth companies. Brendan is on the leading edge of ushering disruption into the traditional practice of law by leveraging technology, including artificial intelligence, to more efficiently serve his clients. Brendan regularly counsels corporate clients on mergers and acquisitions and public and private financings, including private equity and venture capital transactions. He also advises companies on a variety of everyday business issues, including advice on securities laws, corporate laws (including director and officer duties), executive compensation plans and general corporate contracts. He has worked with clients at every stage of development, from initial formation to Fortune 100 status. Brendan works with clients across a range of industries, including technology, manufacturing, specialty chemicals, transportation and logistics, creative services, and footwear and apparel.

Tracy Rubin
Tracy Rubin

Partnerl, Cooley LLP

Tracy has more than a decade of experience counseling industry innovators and the world’s leading technology companies on their most transformative and complex intellectual property transactions, including asset carve outs, spinouts, patent portfolio acquisitions, mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and strategic investments. Clients turn to her at all stages of growth, from small startups licensing technology to help launch and grow their business to large public companies seeking targeted advice on unique technology transactions matters.

Tracy also advises clients on licensing matters, including generative artificial intelligence strategy and risks, settlement agreements, university licensing agreements, joint development agreements, and other agreements pertaining to technology licensing, development, and distribution. She has particular expertise in technology-driven industries, including artificial intelligence and machine learning, connected devices, enterprise and consumer software, semiconductors, digital media, clean energy, ecommerce, data and analytics, and social media.

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