Advisory Board

Oz Benamram
Chief Knowledge Officer
White & Case, LLP
 
As White & Case’s Chief Knowledge Officer, Oz Benamram provides the firm with strategic direction on the use of KM and technology. He leads the knowledge department in developing and implementing the systems and processes that enable the firm to use its collective knowledge to benefit clients worldwide. Oz is a globally-recognized thought leader and a frequent speaker on legal IT and KM subjects. He has won numerous awards for leading innovation in legal KM, including the creation of an enterprise search system.
 

Andrew Gastwirth
Chief Information Officer
DLA Piper
 

Gavin Gray
North America Regional Operating Officer
Baker & McKenzie
 
Gavin Gray is the Regional Operating Office for North America at Baker McKenzie. He is a member of the firm’s global management team and is responsible for driving North America operations to deliver exceptional service, quality and efficiency. Gavin has a broad ranging background in legal services, having served in a number of roles at major firms for nearly 20 years. Prior to rejoining Baker McKenzie in his current role, he was the Chief Information Office at Perkins Coie. Gavin is based in New York City.
 

Barbara Kunkel
Chief Information Officer
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
 
As Chief Information Officer, Barbara Kunkel currently spearheads the technology
transformational activities for Davis Wright Tremaine LLP. She is a strategic-minded executive
who understands and drives business-aligned outcomes, supported by an engaged and highly
productive leadership team. Barb oversees information systems and telecommunication
activities, practice group systems, information security, research services, and knowledge
management. She leads the development of an end-state architecture that enables her firm to
deliver world-class and unique client based solutions by connecting business goals to a cohesive technology platform.

Barb’s global technology management and information security experience, including 25
years working in large international law firms, has enabled her to design transformational
roadmaps that deliver high-value business outcomes. Particularly adept at addressing issues
associated with application modernization, Barb has transitioned decades-old technology to
modern platforms while decreasing technology debt. She is a resilient leader, respected in the
industry for her passion and intensity, and respected in organizations for her emotional
intelligence and transparency.

Barb’s technology leadership and business results have been acknowledged by numerous
industry recognitions: Georgia CIO Leadership Association (GCLA) selected Barb as the
Georgia CIO of the Year in the 2010 enterprise category. In 2005 she received Computerworld
Premier 100 IT Leaders Award and 2001 Information Technology Women of the Year Award
presented by the Women’s Council of the Greater Rochester Metro Chamber-of-Commerce.
Articles highlighting Barb’s results have been published in CIO Magazine and CIO Review.
 

Michael Lucas
Chief Information Officer
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
 
Michael Lucas is chief information officer at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he is responsible for overseeing global information services and technology resources for the firm's 15 offices worldwide.
 
Prior to joining the firm, Mike was CIO at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, where he directed global enterprise technology strategy and services. In this role, he also served as co-chair of the technology committee and was co-leader of the working group on innovation. Mike's experience also includes 14 years at Hogan Lovells, where he was appointed that firm's first-ever global CIO after serving as its chief technology officer and director of information technology. While at Hogan Lovells, he served as a member of the firm's Global Operations Committee and the Global Information Risk Committee, and as chair of the Global Technology Advisory Group.
 
Early in his career, Mike worked in several technology and information services positions for various companies, including British Petroleum America, CH2M Hill, Winstar Communications, and Morgan Lewis.
 
Mike is a frequent speaker at industry events, including the annual International Legal Technology Association conference, Thomson Reuters' CIO/CFO/COO forums, and the Legal Week Strategic Technology Forum. He also has been profiled as part of the Forbes "First 100 Days" series that highlights the CIOs at some of the world's most recognizable firms.
 

Andrea Markstrom
Chief Information Officer
Blank Rome
 
Andrea Markstrom serves as Blank Rome’s Chief Information Officer, responsible for leading Firm-wide technology and security initiatives across all of Blank Rome’s practices and geographies.

In her role, Andrea strategically leverages the Firm’s technology, leadership, and administrative teams and departments to expand Blank Rome’s innovative internal and external technology offerings for both the Firm’s clients and professional staff and attorneys. She also advances cutting-edge tech solutions to support the Firm’s business objectives and ongoing, strategic geographic growth.

Andrea has more than 25 years of experience in the technology sector, including the legal and retail industries. Before joining Blank Rome, she worked at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP where she led the technology infrastructure and support operation for the firm. Prior to that role, she served as a group manager for Target Corporation, responsible for the technology infrastructure for all of Target’s locations.
 

Jay Nogle
Chief Information Officer
Greenberg Traurig 
 
Jay Nogle is the Chief Information Officer for Greenberg Traurig. He and his staff are responsible for providing all technology solutions to the firm. This includes, security programs and procedures, remote access, email (including archive policies and solutions), eDiscovery support, litigation support, imaging, graphics, automation, emerging technology, extranets, infrastructure, communications, disaster recovery and practice specific solutions to the firm's offices and 1900 attorneys. During his twenty-four-year tenure at the firm, Mr. Nogle has evaluated, designed, taught, and used hundreds of applications for eDiscovery, case management, litigation support, trial presentation, video conferencing, extranets, data forensics, document assembly and specific practice areas. He is also a member of the firm’s eDiscovery and eRetention Practice group and the Administrative Operating Group, as well as GT's Litigation Support Advisory Board and the Cyber Security Committee.
 
Mr. Nogle has been a board member of West Publishing’s Information Innovators Institute and Traveling Coach’s Customer Advisory Board. He is also a frequent speaker and lecturer. He has been quoted as a legal technology expert in various publications, including The National Law Journal, New York Law Journal, Boston Globe, National Jurist, CIO, PC Week, InfoWorld, and Training Magazine.
 

Daniel Nottke
Chief Information Officer
Kirkland & Ellis, LLP
 
Dan Nottke is currently the Chief Information Officer for Kirkland & Ellis LLP, a 100 year old law firm whose lawyers spawn innovations to our client’s challenges.
 
Since joining the Firm in 2008, Dan has led the transformation of the Information Technology department from a decentralized team to a fully centralized Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) based high performing organization.  Dan is currently leading the creation of a technology strategy, which sets a clear road map for all technology initiatives and spends for the next three years.
 

Ali Shahidi
Chief Innovation Officer & Client Solutions Officer
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
 

Harris Tilevitz
Chief Technology Officer
Skadden
 
Harris Tilevitz is the chief technology officer at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where he has worked since 1987. He is responsible for all aspects of the firm’s technology strategy, planning and implementation, including oversight of all application development, litigation support and knowledge management. For the past several years, Harris has focused on achieving the long- sought-after “soft” benefits of technology. These efforts have included devising systems to assist with knowledge management, business development and overall firm management.
 
For eight years prior to joining Skadden, Harris worked in a variety of capacities for several litigation support companies including Mead Data Central (LEXIS), and he is a recognized expert in the area of legal information management. In 1984, Harris was responsible for client management and operations for a start-up software venture called Document Automa- tion Corporation, which was the first company to develop and market a PC-based litigation support software package. The company was acquired by BaronData Systems in 1986.
 
A recipient of the Pro Bono Service Award from the Legal Aid Society of New York (2006), Harris received his J.D. from Benjamin Cardozo School of Law and is a member of the Bar of the State of New York. He is a 1978 graduate (with High Honors) of SUNY-Binghamton. Harris is on the board of Kivunim: New Directions and is a member of several technology company advisory boards.