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Katherine Hollar Barnard Katherine Hollar Barnard

Katherine (Katie) Hollar Barnard is the managing partner of Firesign | Enlightened Legal Marketing, a marketing communications agency that focuses on law firms and legal services providers. A former Big Law CMO, she advises law firms and legal service providers on brand identity, marketing communications and more. A frequent presenter at legal industry conferences, she is working to incorporate more accessible design in her work. Follow Katie on LinkedIn and @firesignhq.

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Rudhir Krishtel

Rudhir Krishtel practiced law as an Am Law 100 partner and Senior Counsel at Apple. He now speaks, facilitates and coaches regularly with high-performing teams and individuals, serving as a resource and support for workplace communities. He can be reached at For more information on business development, effective communication and relationship building in the workplace, visit

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Elizabeth A. Butcher

Elizabeth A. Butcher is Director of Client Development for Wilmer Hale. Before her experience with law firms, Elizabeth worked for Madison Square Garden in various marketing and public relations capacities.

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Renee Pastor

Renée Pastor is Founder & Wealth Manager at The Pastor Financial Group, a comprehensive financial planning and wealth management practice headquartered in New Orleans. The firm specializes in retirement planning and 401(k) account management for families and individuals nationwide. To learn more, please visit Follow Renée on LinkedIn and @pastorgroup

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Kevin Gallagher

Kevin Gallagher is general manager of the payments division at CARET, a leading software and integrated payments solutions provider, delivering best-in-class cloud applications to over 10,000 professional services firms. He has over 25 years of experience in the payment industry and is an expert in building and scaling PE-backed payment and SaaS companies. Follow him on LinkedIn.

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Jared Correia Jared Correia

Jared D. Correia is CEO of Red Cave Law Firm Consulting, which offers subscription-based law firm business management consulting services, and works with legal vendors to develop programming and content. Jared is also COO of Gideon Software, Inc., which offers intelligent messaging and predictive analytics software built exclusively for law firms. A former practicing attorney, Jared is the host of the Legal Toolkit podcast and speaks frequently at industry events. In addition to his Attorney at Work column, Managing, he writes an advice column for Lawyerist and on tech startups for Above the Law. Follow him @JaredCorreia.

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Tom Lambotte

Tom Lambotte is a cybersecurity expert who has been in the legal tech industry for close to two decades. He founded BobaGuard, an affordable suite of turnkey cybersecurity solutions to help protect small and midsize law firms from getting hacked. Tom’s passion is helping legal entrepreneurs grow by leveraging technology. He is also CEO and founder of GlobalMac IT, a managed service provider that specializes in serving lawyers nationwide who use Macs. Tom and his wife live in Chardon, Ohio, with their four kids, mother-in-law, two dogs and a bunny. Connect with Tom on LinkedIn here.

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Ryan Spear Ryan Spear

Ryan Spear is the president of Hotels for Trial, a legal industry-focused travel agency for trial and litigation teams. Spear also serves as a mentor, speaker and hospitality professional. Follow his company @SpearTravelGroup.

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Deborah Savadra Deborah Savadra

Deborah Savadra spends a lot of her time explaining technology to lawyers, mostly as editor and chief blogger at Legal Office Guru, which features Microsoft Office video tutorials and other content especially for legal professionals. Watch her quick tips videos here, and follow her on Twitter @legalofficeguru.

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Alex Smith is Global Product Lead for Knowledge, Search and AI at iManage, a knowledge work platform that helps organizations uncover and activate the knowledge that exists in their business content and communications. As a senior director, Alex works in the emerging redesign of legal services to show the art of the possible and make lawyers excited about data. Before joining iManage in 2019, Smith served as Innovation Manager at Reed Smith LLP.

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curt brown Curt Brown

Curt Brown is Co-Founder and Chief of Legal Innovation at Overture Law, where he also serves as General Counsel. In 2023, Curt was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers. He has also been recognized as a California Lawyer of the Year (CLAY Award) by The Daily Journal and Pro Bono Attorney of the Year by the USC Law School Public Interest Law Fund. Curt is a founding partner of L&F Brown, P.C. and Chief Legal Officer of BizCounsel, Inc., which provides subscription legal plans to small and growing businesses.

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Joey Seeber Joey Seeber

Joey Seeber is CEO of Level Legal, an e-discovery, managed review, and consulting company dedicated to delighting corporations and law firms through concierge service. Joey also served three terms as mayor of Tyler, Texas, and earned his J.D. from Baylor University. Follow him on LinkedIn and at @JoeySeeber.

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David Arato

David Arato is the founder of Lexicon Legal Content, a Colorado-based content marketing firm that specializes in creating content that educates law firm clients. Lexicon works with marketing agencies and law firms throughout North America. He earned his J.D. at St. Louis University School of Law and is a former professional cellist. Reach Dave at and follow him on LinkedIn.

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Traci Brown

Traci Brown is a body language and persuasion expert, and certified master practitioner of Neuro Linguistics, Hypnosis and Huna. She uses this expertise in her keynotes for banking, credit unions and finance groups on how to detect and prevent fraud, and frequently assists lawyers in jury selection.  Traci is the author of Body Language Confidential: Tactics Every Secret Agent, Sales Person and Kindergarten Teacher Should Know and Mastering Magical Persuasion, and Persuasion Point: Body Language and Speech for Influence. Follow her @TraciBrown37.

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