Earlier this month, Joey Shabot, Managing Shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Tel Aviv office was invited to speak at the LegalWeek 2020 event in New York.
Legalweek is one week each year where thousands of legal professionals gather to network with their peers, dive deeper into their professional development, and explore a variety of topics and strategies related to the future of the legal profession. The Legaltech track in which Joey participated is among the largest and most important legal technology events of the year, providing an in-depth look at what the technological world has in store for lawyers, law firms and legal practice. In addition, Legaltech offered an exhibit floor with an extensive gathering of innovative products and services for the legal profession’s current and future technology needs.
Joey took part in a panel discussion focused on LegalTech where they examined the state of automation in contract drafting and reviewed the reliability and accuracy of different tools available. Also participating in the panel were: Kevin Fumai (Senior Managing Counsel, Oracle), Kim Maney (Assistant General Counsel, Head Global Contracting Organization, GSK), Oliver Round (Managing Counsel & Director, BNY Mellon), and Charles Dimov (VP Marketing, ContractPodAI). The panel focused on the current limitations of machine learning and whether it can really interpret and understand contractual provisions like a trained lawyer.
Joey ended the week over a spectacular cocktail party at the Rainbow Room in Rockefeller Center hosted by EY, where he was joined by other GT shareholders including Paul Ferak, Kyle Freeney and Dan Filor.