Tom Dunlop

Tom Dunlop is the CEO and Co-Founder of Summize, a Manchester based high-growth digital contracting business founded in 2018. Having previously worked as an accomplished commercial and technology lawyer, including working as a Global Legal Director for several fast growth technology companies, Tom’s experience with reviewing contracts was the catalyst that led to Summize. Having identified the pressing need to digitalise and modernise the contract lifecycle, Summize makes it easier and faster to review, create and manage contracts.


Tabitha Studebaker

Tabitha Studebaker is the Director of Presales and Contracting at Day Wireless Systems. Day Wireless Systems is the largest, full-service wireless integrator on the West Coast of the United States. After joining the company in 2020, Tabitha made it her mission to find an innovative CLM solution for the business.


Electra Japonas

Electra Japonas is the founder and CEO of TLB, a legal design and operations company bringing law into the 21st century. In March 2021, she co-founded oneNDA, an initiative that joined the legal community to create an open-source, standardised NDA.

CLE Information

This program is approved for CLE credit in the following states: NY, PA, CA, IL, TX


This program is pending CLE credit in the following states:  TN, OH, MN, NC, WA, GA, IN, KY, MO, CO, SC. This program is pending CLE credit for self-application by the attorney or for reciprocal CLE credit in the following states: AZ, CT, FL, ME, MT, NJ, & ND.


This program is appropriate for newly admitted attorneys and experienced attorneys.

CLM Fundamentals for In-House Counsel: Building a business case for Contract Lifecycle Management


Event Description

Everyone is talking about CLM…but how does an in-house legal counsel go about making a case for investment? The benefits may seem obvious in terms of time savings and efficiency gains, but how do you anticipate and prove the return on investment for technology?


Join us on Wednesday, April 5th 2023 at 12pm ET/9am PT for the next edition of our CLM Fundamentals Series, as Tom Dunlop (CEO at Summize – Digital contracting done differently, Electra Japonas (CEO at TLB) and Tabitha Studebaker (Director of Presales and Contracting at Day Wireless Systems)  provide practical guidance to make a case for CLM in your business.


Discussion topics include:


  • Guidance for starting your CLM journey – setting your goals and objectives
  • CLM readiness – preparing to digitalize the contract lifecycle
  • The metrics that matter – how to build your business case for tech investment
  • How to approach implementation from a resource and time perspective
  • Identifying your key stakeholders and getting them on-board
  • Proving the value of a CLM

Who should attend

This program is designed for both experienced and new in-house counsel who are eager to learn more about CLM best practices and how to get investment for technology that will enable digital processes across the business.


There is NO COST to attend this program!

This program is FREE thanks to our gracious sponsor, Summize – Digital contracting done differently!

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