Nicola Shaver is the CEO and Co-Founder of Legaltech Hub, a resource supporting informed procurement of legal technology by commercial legal organizations. Recently the Global Managing Director of Innovation and Knowledge at Paul Hastings LLP, Nicola has 20 years of experience in the legal industry, many of which have been spent driving culture change in law firms and innovation in legal service delivery. Named ILTA’s Innovative Leader of the Year in 2020, Nicola was also honored in the 2021 Fastcase 50 list, recognizing “50 of the smartest, most courageous, innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders in the law”. Nicola is an adjunct professor at Cardozo Law School, teaching legal technology, and is a frequent advisor to law firms, corporate legal departments, and legal technology vendors.
Jeroen Plink is the COO and Co-Founder of Legaltech Hub. Jeroen has been in legal tech since the early 2000’s. Having started his career as a lawyer for Clifford Chance, he founded two legal tech companies, established Practical Law in the USA from zero to capturing 80% of the AmLaw 200 and thousands of other law firms and in-house departments, worked as an innovator at Clifford Chance, advised and invested in many legal tech companies including Kira Systems, Leopard Solutions and Casetext. He spent most of his career selling legal (tech) products and acknowledges that getting eyeballs on products and services is a major challenge in the legal industry.