Overland Park, KS - UnitedLex, a global provider of technology-powered business, legal, and cybersecurity solutions, today announced that Gabriel Buigas, Senior Vice President of Global Strategy & Digital Contracting Solutions, will participate in the inaugural “Conference on the Future of Legal Services” hosted by the Law & Management department of the Executive School of the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland on January 11-12, 2018.
The conference aims to address how legal services will develop and be delivered in the future. Distinguished experts from both academia and practice -- including KPMG, Ernst & Young, PwC, Spotify, Novartis, University of Miami School of Law, University of Leeds, and University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School -- will explore the three most intensely involved segments of the legal services universe: (i) law firms and alternative legal service providers, (ii) in-house legal departments and (iii) legal education.
As part of the program, Mr. Buigas will present his paper on “Digital Transformation of Legal Services Delivery” -- the application of technology-enabled efficiencies, process optimization, and appropriate resource mix to the delivery of legal services to maximize client value. This powerful combination can significantly impact the litigation process, IP patenting and monetization, commercial transactional support (across all levels of complexity), among other practice areas.
Mr. Buigas brings a unique perspective on maximizing the effectiveness and efficiencies of in-house law departments and in understanding how legal services providers can provide greater value to their corporate clients. He joined UnitedLex after almost two decades at Hewlett-Packard Company (“HP”) where he was most recently the SVP & Deputy General Counsel for the PC and Printing business group. He also served as head of strategy for the legal function at HP from 2009 to 2014 where he worked on a number of transformative initiatives inside the HP legal department. In his current role, he ensures that UnitedLex delivers “dial changing” solutions to both legal department and law firm clients.
“The legal services entity of the future will offer proven technology-enabled legal solutions; possess highly skilled and diverse resources such as attorneys, consultants, project managers, data analysts, and technology experts; and provide meaningful reporting and analytics,” said Buigas. “It will also have global capabilities and a breadth of solution offerings that can significantly impact the current costs of providing legal services.”
“The need to digitally transform the delivery of services has now arrived to the legal industry,” said Dan Reed, CEO of UnitedLex. “Gabriel exemplifies a key component of the legal services provider of the future, which is the ability to partner effectively with other players in the legal ecosystem, namely traditional law firms and law schools, in helping to drive the innovative types of legal services solutions that clients are demanding.”
UnitedLex is a global provider of technology-powered services that delivers industry-leading legal, cyber risk and business strategies and solutions. UnitedLex was founded in 2006 with a singular mission to improve the performance of leading corporations and law firms and academic institutions. Since then, UnitedLex’s more than 2,000 attorneys, engineers and consultants have provided unparalleled solutions resulting in risk mitigation, efficiency improvements and cost optimization for its clients around the globe. With more than $250 million in assets and committed capital, UnitedLex deploys the right blend of service and technology to support the world’s leading corporations and law firms.