Welcome to the World Legal Summit Nashville! 

Date: August 1, 2019

Time: 8:30am (breakfast / registration) | 9am – 4pm (lunch included) | 4pm – 5:00 (reception)

Streaming: 10:00am – 4:00pm CDT

This segment of the World Legal Summit will bring experts in technology, law, academics and policy together in collaboration with other experts on a global basis. The subject matter will address building a better understanding of what is happening with technology regulation and its governance world-wide. The Nashville group will gather to listen to other groups meeting around the world and develop an unconference approach to dealing with these significant issues.

This year the WLS is focusing on three main categories: 

  • Identity and Personal Governance 

  • Autonomous Machines

  • Cyber Security and Personal Data

The experts gathering in Nashville (virtually or in person) include:

  • Jeff Aresty – President – Institute
  • A.J. Bahou – Technology Lawyer – Waller Law Firm
  • Carrie Cobb – Law Student – Vanderbilt Law School
  • Jay Deragon – Architect of Radical Improvements – Unconventional Wisdom
  • Bruce Doeg – Immediate Past Innovation Manager – Baker, Donelson Law Firm
  • Eli Edwards – Emerging Technologies Research Librarian – SCU Law Library
  • Adel Elmessiry, Ph.D. – Computer Engineer – Web DB Tech
  • Jill Fetters – B2B Business Development – Comdata
  • Allen Gibby – Privacy Counsel – Asurion
  • Lori Gonzalez – Go-getter, Process Nerd and Problem Solver – Founder Rayna Corp
  • Joshua Hatcher – Information Security Architect – Self-employed
  • Gena Helou – Corporate Counsel – Asurion
  • Courtney Hensley – Cybersecurity Executive – Hylant
  • Austin Holland – Regulatory Lawyer – Bradley Law Firm
  • Amber Ivey – Manager of Streamlining of Law Project – Pew Trusts
  • John Jefferson – Program Manager – Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts
  • Matthew R. Johnson – Founder Virtual Law Firm – ASIV Law Group
  • Kelly Parkinson – Paralegal – Express Employment Professionals
  • Mark Phillips, Ph.D. – Professor of Legal Entrepreneurialism – Belmont University
  • Shaun Plant – Co-Founder and Head of Transformation – LawVu
  • Mick Pletcher – Sr. Law Firm System Administrator – Waller Law Firm
  • Ann Pruitt – Executive Director – Tennessee Legal Services Alliance
  • Rob Rolfsen – Chief Privacy Officer – Asurion
  • Linda Seely – Executive Director – ABA Dispute Resolution Section
  • Gerald Smith – Data Protection Office – Asurion
  • Richard Stout – Executive Director – Legility
  • J.B. Ruhl – Professor of Law, Director of Program on Law & Innovation – Vanderbilt Law School
  • Mason Williams – Operations Director – Maize Analytics
  • Kenneth Vacovec – International Tax Counsel – Vacovec, Mayotte & Singer
  • Nate Zeitlin – Neurolaw Specialist – Tennessee Home Grown Founder

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Organizer: Larry Bridgesmith

Coordinator Program on Law & Innovation, Vanderbilt Law School

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Location: Ray Room

Vanderbilt Law School
131 21 st Ave. South
Nashville, Tn 37203

Parking: Public Parking is available in the Terrace Street Parking structure adjacent to the campus. Also, public parking is available in the structure behind Caviar + Bananas on Broadway. A surface lot is available behind Starbucks on 21st Ave. South.

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