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CRUSHCONTRACTS ACADEMY 2024

TECHNICALLY SPEAKING

Friday, June 21, 2024

In- Person & Virtual
Deloitte's Chicago Offices
111 S Wacker Drive, Floor 29, Chicago, IL 60606

 

CrushContracts Academy is a premier learning event in Chicago for lawyers, contracts professionals, corporate leaders, and decision makers. Hosted at the prestigious Deloitte offices, this event offers a unique blend of professional development and networking, culminating in an evening of fine dining and entertainment. Conquer your contracts at CrushContracts Academy.

HURRY! LIMITED SEATS LEFT!!!

CONQUER YOUR CONTRACTS

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CrushContracts Academy 2024 is a one day, fast-paced academic conference focusing on contracts and technology, following Legal Geek North America Conference. 

 

Maximize on high energy classes on tough negotiations, contracts redlining, CLM use cases, technology implementation, contract data, and legal operations, with a special session on stakeholder relations from highly qualified speakers. It’s a comprehensive experience, bringing together legal professionals and business leaders for a day of insightful training, followed by a vibrant networking happy hour and exciting dinner events. 

 

All courses are facilitated by experienced and high profile experts through Ted Talk style presentations, engaging Q&A, and a quiz at the end. 
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WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Decision Makers

Contracts Professionals 

Lawyers and Paralegals

In-house Legal Professionals

Legal Operations Professionals 

Procurement,Finance, and IT Professionals

Contracts and CLM Experts and Enthusiasts

Who Should Attend
Why Attend

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND

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LEARN

CLE COURSES

Hands on lectures and workshops on contracts, CLM, and stakeholder relations.

Networking Event

CONNECT

NETWORKING

Socialize and after classes with fellow attendees and enjoy CLM Jeopardy.

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PLAY

DINNER EVENTS

Dinner Excursions and sight seeing with colleagues or family. Explore Chicago.

Attend CrushContracts Academy in the beautiful offices of Deloitte in downtown Chicago, or virtually for a unique learning experience. 

See agenda and full list of speakers below.

Tickets

TICKETS

Buy your tickets for CrushContracts Academy 2024 Technically Speaking.

25% OFF for Legal Geek Attendees.  

REGULAR

In Person Ticket: $300 

VIP Add On $200

Use CCA10FUN for 10% Off

25% Off for LegalGeek Attendees

VIRTUAL

Vitual Ticket:$120 

Use CCA10FUN for 10% Off

25% Off for LegalGeek Attendees

 

SMB

Complimentary with Verification for Woman and Veteran Owned SMB and Financial Hardship Facing Attorneys.

Agenda

AGENDA

Enjoy a day of fast-paced learning and fun socializing from 

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

CLE Classes

CLE classes on substantive and practical legal, contracts, and business issues taught by industry experts.

 

There will be 10 minute breaks in between sessions. Lunch will be provided in class rooms. Yes, there will be grades. 

The agenda is designed to maximize the day, and end the conference at a reasonable time for the attendees to enjoy the afternoon and evening in Chicago. 

08:00 AM - 08:25 AM - Light Breakfast

08:25 AM - 08:30 - Guided Chant

08:30 AM - 08:50 AM - Keynote Speaker

09:00 AM - 9:50 AM - Crushing Negotiations 

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM - Contract Data in Mergers and Acquisitions

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM - CLM Maximizer Workshops - Ironclad and Lexion  

12:00 PM - 12:50 PM - CLM Maximizer Workshops with lunch - SpotDraft and Malbek

01:00 PM - 01:50 PM - Stakeholder Relations - People Ops/HR

02:00 PM - 02:50 PM - Legal Operations - Role of IT in Implementation

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

IRL Social Networking

In person networking, and first ever CLM Jeopardy played by experts.

Recover from a day of learning with refreshing drinks, snacks, and conversations. Watch expert contestants play a game of CLM jeopardy showing off their expertise in CLM prep, implementation, onboarding, training, and more. 

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

VIP Drinks and Bites at Cindy's (Ticket Add On)

Post event social fun for VIP Add on holders at Cindy's. Enjoy all the energy and good vibes with your fellow attendees with sweeping views of Lake Michigan. Continue the fun beyond. 

Instructors

INSTRUCTORS 

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CLIFF STEIN

Founder at Negotiation Whisperer

Ex General Counsel at Chicago Bears

Keynote Speaker

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Brittany Leonard

General Counsel - Civix

Founder - Brittany Leonard Consulting

Legal Inspirer and Influencer

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Janelle Carter Anderson

General Counsel - Applied Solutions Group & Assistant Corporate Secretary at The Heico Companies LLC

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Pepe Toriello

Head of Legal Services and Partnerships at Koho Consulting

Chair of the Mexican Chapter - CLOC

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Josh Lazar

Founder and CEO at TechThinkTank

Instructor at University of Central Florida

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Catherine Choe

Director, Legal at Everlaw

Founder at TFL Compass

CLM Adoption Advocate

 

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Maria Yiannitsarakos

Principal, Counselor at law at Maria Yiannitsarakos PC

Negotitions Expert

Curator of Positivity

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Andrew Hohenstein

Head of Commercial Transactions & Legal Operations at SimpliSafe

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JT Sweeney

Director, Solutions Engineering at Lexion

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Tom Jaynes

Site Manager at Polynt Group

Leadership and Team Empowerment Expert

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KAMI PAULSEN

Managing Director at Deloitte

Host of The CLM Rx Podcast

Author of The CLM Rx

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Rhonda Coleman

Commercial Manager, Global Business Practices at Google Cloud

Host of Rhonda Coleman Wandel Podcast

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Foster Sayers

Vice President of Legal Operations at Symplr

Founder at Mastering Commercial Contracts

Ex General Counsel and Chief Evangelist at Pramata

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Amanda Turbeville

Corporate Human Resources Manager at 

Blue River PetCare

Ex Global Head of HR at Montway 

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David Edgar

Partner (M&A, Securities, and Governance) at K&L Gates LLP

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Sean Kenealy

Customer Success Manager at Ironclad

Ex Sr Project Manager at Hunter College

 

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Lily Schurra

Founder & Chief Strategist at LOLI Legal

Head of DocAI Marketing (Consultant) at Zuva

Legal Operations Expert

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Irfan Khan

Legal Counsel at Beatstars

 

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Luis Tovar

Legal Operations Manager at FloQast

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Sr. Corporate Counsel Franklin Templeton

Author of Contract Redlining Etiquette

Founder at Contract Nerds

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Colin Levy

Director of Legal at Malbek

Author of The Legal Tech Ecosystem

Co-author of CLM for Dummies

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Rachel Olchowka

Ex Chief People Officer

and General Counsel at Fetch

Top 100 HR Professional Winner

 

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Ashley Schiff

Vice President at Strategex

Ex Global New Business Development Leader at Veritiv

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Krysta Johnson

Head of Legal Operations at Lexion

Ex Contracts Manager at AWS

 

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Sr Manager, Private Pricing Programs & Experience at AWS

Ex Legal and Business Operations Manager at Uber 

 

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Navin Mahavijiyan

Dark Lord of Contracts

Founder at Mahavijian Group

Ex Sr Director of Legal Operations 

at ModMed

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Punit Batra

Strategic Accounts at SpotDraft

 

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Teju Deshpande

Principal at Deloitte

Legal Business Services Contract Management Solutions

Sponsors & Partners

PARTNERS AND SPONSORS 

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LEGAL GEEK
NORTH AMERICA

Legal Geek North America is back in Chicago and bigger than ever before! Attend two great conferences in one week.

Thursday, June 20, 2024 - Legal Geek

Friday, June 21, 2024 - CrushContracts Academy

Two full days of back to back education, networking, and Chicago fun!

25% OFF for CrushContracts Academy Attendees.

Promo Code in CrushContracts Academy Tickets.

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Organizers

ORGANIZERS

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Roma Khan

 

CEO

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Sara McCormick

 

COO

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Jeanine Saleh

 

Intern

ADVISORS

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Marketing Content

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Tom Jaynes

Finance

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Jonathan Johnson-Swagel

Community

AMBASSADORS

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Africa Ambassador

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Samridhi Jain

Asia Ambassador

Work Meeting

CrushContracts Academy is not just an event; it’s a movement towards empowering legal professionals with the latest in contracts management and legal technology. We believe this experience will greatly enhance our legal and contracts community creating a long lasting positive impact. 

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