Announced on April 21, P3® – The Practice Innovation Conference will transform into P3® – The Virtual Experience, a series of online, interactive content taking place in June. The in-person experience was previously cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. View the P3 home page for more information.



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Monday, May 16

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. P3 Welcome Reception
Sponsored by: HighQ
River Roast

Tuesday, May 17

7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
Grand Ballroom Foyer
7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration Open
Grand Ballroom Foyer
8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Opening Session
Keynote: Moving the Needle with 3 More Ps
Jeffrey W. Carr
Grand Ballroom ABC
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Networking Break
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Concurrent Service Provider Education Sessions
Client Success with a Closer Look at Outside Counsel Guidelines Domain: Client Services PI+PM/E 
Speakers: Toby Brown, Laura Marino and Mark Medice

Grand Ballroom A
A True Alternative to the Billable Hour: Procedure-Based Pricing Domain: Business of Law P/E
Speaker: L. Keith Lipman
Grand Ballroom B
The Science of Data in Support of Pricing Domain: Business of Law P/E
Speakers: David Libesman, Barry J. Mehew, Catherine Schmidt and Eddie Raychaudhuri
Grand Ballroom C
Analog to Success – The Defensive and Offensive Use of Information Domain: Business of Law LoF/A
Speaker: William Sowinski, Paul M. Liebenson, Holly Montalvo and Sheila Kennedy
Astor Ballroom
11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Networking Break
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Concurrent Education Sessions
P3: Now in English Domain: Business of Law PM/E
Speakers: Micah Ascano, Melissa Prince and Peter Lane Secor  
Grand Ballroom A
Achieving Value Harmony – 5 Things Corporate Legal Departments & Law Firms Should Do Together Domain: Business of Law LoF/E
Speakers: John Ferko and Steve Manton
Grand Ballroom C
How to Say No Domain: Client Services PI +PM/A
Speakers: Justin Ergler, Keith Maziarek and Purvi Sanghvi
Grand Ballroom B
Alternative Fee Arrangements in High Stakes Litigation: Case Studies Domain: Business of Law P/A
Speakers: Alexandra Buck, Geoffrey A. Frost and Carla Goldstein
Astor Ballroom
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch
Grand Ballroom Foyer
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Concurrent Education Workshops 
Using Lean Sigma to Creative Competitive Advantages Domain: Business of Law PM/E
Speakers: Catherine Alman MacDonagh, Esq., Angela M. Hickey and Audrey Rubin
Grand Ballroom B
RFP Process: Best and Worst Practices Domain: Business of Law P/E
Presented by CLOC
Speakers: Andreea Axani, Luanne Ellison and Trevor Torrence
Grand Ballroom A
A Live Mock Fee Negotiation Domain: Business of Law P/A
Speakers: Ken Callander and Mike Duffy
Grand Ballroom C
So, I Have a Profitability Model...Now What? Workshop Domain: Business of Law PR/A
Speakers: Michael Byrd and Purvi Sanghvi
Astor Ballroom
3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Networking Break
3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Concurrent Service Provider Education Sessions
Divergence and Complexity Domain: Business of Law T&T/A
Speaker: Randy Steere

Grand Ballroom A
Get Ahead of the Curve: Adopting Legal Project Management Domain: Client Services PR/E
Speaker: Daniel Ronesi

Grand Ballroom B
Building a "Margin" Focused Firm One Matter at a Time Domain: Business of Law PR/E
Speaker: Jeffrey Suhr
Grand Ballroom C
Why Do Pricing and Profitability Initiatives Fail? Explore the Critical Factors Domain: Business of Law PR/E
Speakers: Bo Yancey, Greg Murphy and Brian Taaffe
Astor Ballroom
4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Networking Break
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Concurrent Education Sessions
TED-Style Talks
Grand Ballroom B

P3 Rewards: Trends in Partner Compensation Redesign Domain: Business of Law PI+PM/A
Speaker: Timothy B. Corcoran
What IS a Legal Service? Or...How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Lawyers Domain: Client Services PI+PM/A
Speaker: Eric Meltzer
The Good, Bad and the Ugly Domain: Business of Law PI+PM/E
Speaker: Sharon Quaintance
Understand Your Story: Leveraging Data Analytics to Uncover Your Hidden Strengths Domain: Client Services PI+PM/E
Presented by ILTA
Speakers: Christian Zust and Andy Peterson
Astor Ballroom
Commitment to Value: A Case Study on Planning and Implementing a LPM Program Firm-wide Domain: Client Services PM/A
Speakers: Carl Herstein, Robert M. Riley and Joseph Sgroi
Grand Ballroom C
Building an Empire: How to Design an Effective Pricing & Project Management Team Domain: Client Services PM/E
Speakers: Brad Antici, Christopher Ende, Brian Fanning and Bart Gabler
Grand Ballroom A
6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception
SPiN Chicago
By combining a unique mixture of sport, design and entertainment, SPiN Chicago has created a unique venue with 20 ping-pong tables, a full bar, restaurant and VIP lounges.

Wednesday, May 18

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
Grand Ballroom Foyer
7: 30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. Registration Open
Grand Ballroom Foyer
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Concurrent Education Sessions 
Data Visualization for Law Firms Domain: Business of Law T&T/A
Speakers: Adam Stock, Christopher Ende and Rebecca Holdredge
Grand Ballroom A
Profitability and Compensation: The Circular Formula Dilemma Domain: Business of Law PR/A
Speakers: Andreea Axani and Kevin Eddy
Astor Ballroom
Best Practices in Pricing & Process Improvement Domain: Business of Law PI+PM/A
Speakers: Sharon Quaintance, John Hulak and Madhav Srinivasan
Grand Ballroom C
The Power of Process Domain: Client Services PI+PM/E
Speaker: Jeffrey W. Carr
Grand Ballroom B
9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Networking Break
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Service Provider Demos 
Group 1 — 9:45 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.
Planning Blox – LPM, Budgeting and More for Law Firms and Corporate Legal T&T/E 
Speakers: Nathan Bowie and Louis Miller
Grand Ballroom A
Managing Client Commitments with Intapp Open Terms of Business T&T/E  
Speaker: Laura Marino
Grand Ballroom B
The Importance of LPM Solution Flexibility T&T/E
Speaker: David Libesman
Grand Ballroom C
Improve Profitability with Aderant MatterWorks PR/E
Speaker: Daniel Ronesi
Astor Ballroom
Group 2 — 10:25 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Cael LPM: Going Beyond the Numbers to Demonstrate Firm and Matter Value T&T/E
Speaker: Pratik Patel
Grand Ballroom C
Improve Your Bottom Line Matter Management T&T/E
Speaker: Kayla Tollefson
Grand Ballroom B
How Prosperoware Umbria Helps You Understand Your Deals and Prevent Leakage PR/E
Speaker: L. Keith Lipman
Grand Ballroom A
Driving Data to Decisions with Intellistat from DFTech T+T/E
Speaker: Jeffrey Suhr
Astor Ballroom
10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Networking Break
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Concurrent Education Sessions
How Clients are Measuring Law Firm Performance Domain: Business of Law PI+PM/A
Speaker: Sharon Quaintance
Astor Ballroom
Developing and Implementing an Annual Rate Increase Domain: Business of Law P/E
Speakers: Michael Boussy and Bryan E. Chu
Grand Ballroom C
The Evolving Role of Legal Operations Executives Domain: Client Services LoF/E
Moderator: Keith Maziarek
Speaker: David Cambria and Elizabeth Jaworski 

Grand Ballroom B
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch
Grand Ballroom Foyer
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Concurrent Education Sessions
"Win-Win" Pricing Domain: Business of Law P/A
Speakers: Hushmand Jonathan Cott, James Foley, Peter Lane Secor, Adam Barvels and Justin Ergler
Grand Ballroom C
A Dialogue on the Expanding Role of Outside Counsel Guidelines Domain: Client Services PI+PM/E
Speakers: Kristina Lambright, John Strange, Byron Buck, Shawn Cassatt, David Cambria and Rodney Stone 
Grand Ballroom A
Collaboration in Practice: Real World Case Studies on Working with Alternative Service Providers Domain: Business of Law PI+PM/A
Moderator: Brandon Spurlock
Speakers: Brian Stearns and Mark R. Williams
Grand Ballroom B
What are the Managing Partner, Practice Group Leader and COO Thinking? Domain: Marketing Management and Leadership PI+PM/A
Speakers: Sally King, Mike McNamara and Peter Tomczak
Astor Ballroom
3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Networking Break
3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Closing Session
Conference Wrap-up: One for the Road
Led by P3 co-chairs Michael Byrd and Keith Maziarek
Grand Ballroom ABC


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