LegalAugust 15, 2018

Wolters Kluwer thought leader to participate on blockchain panel at ILTACON

Dean Sonderegger will join leaders from Integra Ledger, IBM Watson Legal and BakerHostetler to discuss the future of blockchain in the legal industry.

Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. Vice President and General Manager of Legal Markets and Innovation Dean Sonderegger will join thought leaders from Integra Ledger, IBM Watson Legal and BakerHostetler in a panel discussion around blockchain at the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) 41st Annual Educational Conference in National Harbor, Maryland from August 19-23.

Sonderegger will join David Fisher, CEO of Integra Ledger, Brian Kuhn, Co-Founder and Global Co-Leader of IBM Watson Legal, and Katherine Lowry, Director of Practice Services at BakerHostetler in a discussion titled "The Future of Blockchain" to explore the role of the technology in the legal industry. The panelists will answer questions on the technology, provide guidance on the current state of blockchain within the industry, and discuss the players that legal professionals should watch in the future.

“When applied to certain use cases, blockchain holds significant promise for the legal industry,” said Sonderegger. “The market for blockchain applications is still in the early stages, but as we approach the full realization of its potential, it is crucial for legal professionals to understand how it works and how it can be leveraged to drive efficiencies within law firms and corporate legal departments.”

"While blockchain may not be widely adopted by all law firms right away, we are seeing significant investment by industry players to develop practical applications of the technology for lawyers," said Fisher. "Our panel will offer direction on what legal professionals should look for as more players enter the space."

With more than two decades of experience at the cutting edge of technology across industries, Dean Sonderegger directs the Legal Markets Group of Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. He currently authors a monthly column for Above the Law exploring the intersection of artificial intelligence and the practice of law.

ILTACON is the premier educational and networking event for the legal sector. Topic experts deliver examples, inspiration and takeaways through a variety of session formats that can be applied to the challenges and opportunities legal professionals face within their teams, organizations and the industry. This four-day event features extensive networking opportunities and educational content inspired by and developed by peers, with a volunteer planning committee that works collaboratively with peers, business partners and experts to ensure each session provides value to a variety of professional roles.

"The Future of Blockchain" will take place on Thursday, August 23 from 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM in Maryland A at The Gaylord National in National Harbor, Maryland. To learn more about the panel, visit: The Future of Blockchain.

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