Legal Lift is the groundbreaking, one-day event for in-house and outside counsel that transforms how legal professionals connect and build relationships.

The first of its kind, this experience explores the evolution of the legal buying process while fostering meaningful dialogue and cultivating a deep understanding of how modern professional networks are forged and maintained.

With unparalleled attendee support and interactive programming, Legal Lift creates an environment where law firm partners and corporate counsel establish strong connections based on overlapping interests and professional needs. Attendees engage in dynamic panel sessions, thought-provoking roundtable discussions, and hands-on workshops, all meticulously crafted to deliver an exceptional networking experience. The day ends with a reception where attendees can relax and continue meaningful conversations.

Discover new strategies, gain actionable insights, and leave with valuable relationships that will elevate your practice and drive your success.

NOVEMBER 13, 2024 | NYC

Vishal Anand


The Walt Disney Company

Director, Legal Business Operations/ Outside Counsel Management

Julia Bennett


Davis Wright Tremaine


Aaron Boersma


Ford Motor Co.

Spend Innovation Lead

Alexandra Guajardo



Global Director of Commercial Strategy

Jordan Martell


Central Insurance

General Counsel

Elizabeth (Murphy) Miller


Legal Ops Luminary

Patrick A. Rogers


Hinckley Allen

Managing Partner

Alex G. Romain


Jenner & Block

Litigation Partner

Vartan Saravia


HM.CLAUSE (a Limagrain company)

General Counsel

Bill Shepherd


Holland & Knight

Executive Partner

David Ackert


David Ackert is the Co-Founder and CEO of Ackert, Inc. and its subsidiary, PipelinePlus. As a highly regarded business development thought leader, David has pioneered revenue enablement programs for hundreds of professional services firms around the globe. He is the founder of several technology platforms, including the PipelinePlus software suite. David’s forthcoming business development book, The Short List, is anticipated to release in the Fall of 2024.

Rich Bracken


For over twenty years, Rich Bracken has been researching how businesses of all sizes and their teams rise and fall with various styles of leadership and employee engagement. Combining his experience as an award-winning salesperson, marketer, and client service expert, Rich brings a unique and refreshing blend of empathy and positivity that resonates with professionals from every level and background.