Lexpo'20 Advisory Board
Andrea Miskolczi is the chief business development and marketing officer at Wolf Theiss. Her extensive international experience in the legal market ranges from legal advisory experience at Linklaters to devising market-leading business development and marketing strategies at Wolf Theiss.
Andrea has a proven track record in planning and directing business development programs to boost client growth and attract new mandates. She manages the firm's CRM and marketing activities as well as public relations efforts, enhancing the Wolf Theiss brand identity. With a background in project management, Andrea is skilled at driving large-scale cross-border organizational development projects that have been recognized by The Financial Times Innovative Lawyer Awards among others. For instance, she developed and implemented the Wolf Theiss School of Excellence, a firm-wide cohesive, standardized training program, and launched the firm's knowledge management initiative to foster "smart collaboration". She is passionate about having a strategic approach towards fostering innovation and is an alumnus of a Harvard Business School course on this topic ("Disruptive Strategy with Clayton Christensen").
Hans is passionate about delivering innovative legal services using the latest IT systems and tools. Currently he is Chief of Staff to Juniper's General Counsel and heads up the Global Legal Operations function. As such he is responsible for the Legal Departments strategic plan and budget, overall systems and tools, outside counsel spend management, knowledge management and all other operations with the Legal function.
Hans joined Juniper in August 2011 from Cisco Systems, Inc. where his last role was Operations Director for Emerging Markets and prior to that he served as Legal Director for EMEA from 2000 until 2006 and Legal Director for the US and Canada from 2006 until 2008.
Hans is a member of the Dutch in-house lawyers Association. He also serves as a Board Member for the European Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) and is also a member of the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC).
Knut-Magnar Aanestad is Head of Innovation at Kluge Advokatfirma. Management positions in three leading law firms has made him an undisputed thought leader within legal innovation in Norway and internationally reknown as a highly respected expert. His business contribution at Law Firm Schjødt, in a period with remarkable financial results, led to international awards: the 2013 Deltek Innovation Award and EntrepreneurLawyer's "2013 Top 10 Smokin' Hot Lawyers &/or Entrepreneurs!", amongst others.
After years of success in legal business development, Knut-Magnar joined Kluge Law Firm and leads their development, transforming client approach through technology and activities. Under his management Kluge has developed a new digital services concept, "OMNIA", that has fundamentally transformed central areas of Kluge's service delivery.
Mr. Brandt started his career in the world of litigation support/eDiscovery. He has been a consultant, a vendor and the CIO for several top US law firms. He has worked on projects as diverse as: information governance, organizational development & design, security, process innovation & improvement, leadership & team building, artificial intelligence and IT executive coaching.
He is a strategic executive with a proven ability to lead large scale change initiatives and drive business growth through integration of technology with the business and practice of law. With over thirty years of experience in the field of legal automation, he has an established track record of effective IT leadership. He is an innovative problem solver and creative thinker with considerable experience implementing and managing change in diverse cultures.
Mr. Brandt is also the Editor of the popular PinHawk Law Technology Daily Digest (a daily aggregated newsletter with a circulation of over 16,000 legal and technology professionals), a respected thought leader in the legal technology community and frequent educational speaker at regional and national user, trade shows and industry conferences.
He currently works as the Chief Information Officer at Jackson Kelly PLLC in Charleston, West Virginia.
Joek has over 25 years international experience in the media industry and is an innovator at heart. As a graduate student at Erasmus Law School, he started a media company and published the first ‘Glossy' magazine for Legal professionals and developed the first online legal platform LegalWeb (1994) in the Netherlands.
After his graduation, the Legal Magazine was sold to Wolters Kluwer and GlobalXS Internet bought LegalWeb. Instead of pursuing a legal career, Joek became a Publisher at Reed Elsevier (now the RELX Group). He continued his career at Wolters Kluwer, one of the top 5 publishing/media companies, where he held several senior management positions and became a divisional board member (Legal Division). As Managing Director for Kluwer Legal he was responsible for the units: Legal Software | Publishing | Training | Education.
Besides his daily work he chaired the e-Innovation group ‘Northern Europe' and was responsible for several legal x-border online and software innovations. After a sabbatical leave, Joek decided to leave the corporate structures to start a new media venture, LegalBusinessWorld (Network). LegalBusinessWorld offers news and insights in the business of law, legal delivery, and the development of the legal profession.
He regularly speaks about innovation, change, and disruption and is passionate about sharing his knowledge with students through (guest) lectures and presentations.