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The Institute was established by former Suffolk Law School Dean Camille Nelson because technology is revolutionizing the delivery of legal and law-related services, creating both opportunities and challenges for lawyers and other legal professionals.  The Institute oversees projects and programs designed to leverage technology and other innovations to improve the practice of law and the delivery of legal services.   The Institute is directed by Professor Gabriel Teninbaum and is governed by an advisory board of legal industry leaders.


The Institute’s work is guided by an advisory board of legal industry innovators.  The advisory board consists of:

  • Jordan Furlong (co-chair, advisory board) (partner with Edge International)
  • Marc Lauritsen (co-chair, advisory board) (President of Capstone Practice Systems)
  • Jason Anderman (General Counsel’s Office of American Express, Technology & Digital Law Group)
  • Susan Cartier Liebel (founder and CEO of Solo Practice University)
  • Beth Cuzzone  (Director of Client Services and Business Development at Goulston & Storrs)
  • Lisa Damon (National Chair, Labor and Employment Department, Seyfarth Shaw)
  • Scott Gerwin (patent counsel at Google)
  • Krish Gupta (Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at EMC)
  • Silvia Hodges (Researcher, Teacher, and Speaker on Purchasing Decisions and Metrics in the Legal Market)
  • Stephanie Kimbro (Burton Law, virtual law office pioneer)
  • Betsy Munnell (Business development and career consultant)
  • Vernā Myers (Vernā Myers Consulting)
  • Luke O’Brien (General Counsel of Brightleaf)
  • Mark Ross (Vice President at Integreon)
  • Fred Ury (Ury & Moskow)
  • Lucy Bassli, Asst. General Counsel, Legal Operations & Contracting at Microsoft | Legal
  • Sam Glover, Editor in Chief of
  • Dan Hendy, Assoc. General Counsel at General Electric
  • Dan Lear, Director of Industry Relations at Avvo
  • Lawton Penn, Managing Director of DWT De Novo
  • Chas Rampenthal, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary of LegalZoom
  • Bob Taylor, Vice President & Senior Corporate Counsel at Liberty Mutual Insurance