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Stinson Leonard CIO Sees Opportunity in Streams of Data

Stinson Leonard CIO Sees Opportunity in Streams of Data

Vic Peterson has been the chief information officer at Stinson Leonard Street, and based in Kansas City, since January 2011. Since taking the position, he has focused on improving attorneys’ workflows and business issues. Peterson spoke to Big Law Business recently via email interview. Below is a lightly edited version of the Q&A. Big Law Business: How does your background

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‘I Look at Us as a Pit Crew on a Race Team,’ Says Dykema CIO

As chief information officer at Dykema Gossett, David Hambourger is responsible for recommending technological solutions to all business challenges. He started his career by founding a legal clinic, and only later obtained an MBA and transitioned from lawyer to his current CIO role. Today, the firm is transitioning to a cloud-based document management system that

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Cozen O’Connor CIO: Delivering Freedom of Choice to Attorneys

Brian Gillam, chief information officer at Cozen O’Connor, discussed several technology initiatives the AmLaw 200 firm is implementing, including providing attorneys and staff with the device and operating system of their choice for office and personal use. Gillam addressed clients’ changing security demands, the challenges of being CIO at a top law firm, and future

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Winston CIO: Balancing Risk and Innovation

Photo by GotCredit (Flickr/Creative Commons) Editor’s Note: David Cunningham, CIO of Winston & Strawn, responded to questions about the company’s technology initiatives such as enterprise resource planning, the role of cloud, and the firm’s new SharePoint portal. Cunningham, who joined Winston & Strawn as CIO more than three years ago, spent most of his career

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Day Pitney CIO Shares Advice For Tech Vendors

Photo by Magnascan (Pixabay) Editor’s Note: Nabil Mughal, chief information officer at Day Pitney, answered questions about technologies he finds most useful at his nearly 300-lawyer firm, and how he goes about partnering with outside tech vendors.  Mughal, who has worked at Day Pitney for more than three years, wrote to Big Law Business by email. 

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Aderant VP Talks Legal Software Solutions

Photo by Docklandsboy (Flickr/ Creative Commons) Editor’s Note: Mike Barry, executive vice president of strategy and product at legal software company Aderant, answered questions about how he sees big law firms adopting to new forms of technology and utilizing software management solutions. Barry, who has worked with Microsoft technology and written extensively about business management software, wrote to Big

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Integreon Exec: Big Data Still ‘Futuristic’ for Law Firms

 Photo by Kevin Dooley (Flickr/ Creative Commons) Brent Larlee, global head of legal services at outsourcing company Integreon, wrote to Big Law Business about the biggest challenges he sees facing C-Suite executives at the largest law firms in the United States. Responding to a series of questions, Larlee emailed us his opinions about a wide range of

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Cybersecurity: The Looming And Growing Threat

Photo by Bob Mical (Flickr/ Creative Commons) Corporate legal spending on cybersecurity issues hit $1 billion last year, according to the BTI Legal Spending Outlook. It’s easy to see where this money is going: By 2018, more than 50% of organizations will use outsourced providers for security, Gartner predicts. Here are seven trends expected to impact CIOs, law

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Akin Gump CIO Talks Security

Photo by Tom Taker (Flickr/ Creative Commons) Editor’s Note: Scott Bravi, chief information officer at Akin Gump, answered questions about the challenges he faces as the top information technology executive at an AmLaw 100 firm. Bravi responded via email.  In short order, Bravi explained: Akin Gump is building “a social collaboration portal” that “has gotten a great

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