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Meredith L. Williams

Chief Knowledge Management Officer
Memphis
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Meredith L. Williams is Baker Donelson's Chief Knowledge Management Officer.

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Professional Biography

Overview

Although trained as a lawyer, Ms. Williams is not actively engaged in the practice of law. Instead, she oversees BakerNet, the Firm's industry-leading intranet, and coordinates strategic growth on behalf of the Firm in knowledge management, competitive intelligence and technology.

Ms. Williams also oversees many of the Firm's tools that allow us to partner with clients and deliver cutting-edge legal support. She directs the Firm's collaborative, web-based suite of online client services, which includes determining delivery methods and pricing structures. She is also the lead contact for information and pricing on the Firm's wholly-owned subsidiary Mitigated Risks, LLC, which offers online compliance and training resources to companies of all sizes. Ms. Williams is widely recognized as a leading authority in knowledge management issues for the legal field, and is a frequent presenter and author on knowledge management and competitive intelligence. Follow her on Twitter @mlwilliams77.

Professional Honors & Activities
  • President – International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) (2015 – 2017)
  • Board of Directors – International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) (2011 – 2015)
  • Recipient – ABA's Legal Technology Resource Center's Top 10 Women of Legal Tech (2016)
  • Recipient – ILTA Distinguished Peer Award, Project of the Year, 2012, for Baker Donelson's Legal Project Management Initiative and System
  • Conference Vice President – ILTA (2010 – 2011)
  • Recipient – ILTA's Young Professional of the Year Award (2011)
  • Track Coordinator – International Legal Technology Association (Information Management, Knowledge Management, Records Management and Risk Management) (2009)
  • Track Chair – International Legal Technology Association, Information Management (2008)
  • Member – American, Tennessee and Memphis Bar Associations
  • Board of Directors – Memphis Bar Association Technology Section
  • Member – Association of Women Attorneys
  • Board of Directors – Susan G. Komen Midsouth Affiliate
  • Associate Editor – Tennessee Journal of Practice & Procedure (2001 – 2002)
  • Member – Phi Alpha Delta Honor Society (2001 – 2002)
  • Recipient – Dean's Distinguished Service Award (2002)
  • Volunteer Advisory Team Chairman – University of Memphis Chapter of Delta Gamma Fraternity
Publications
Speaking Engagements
  • General

  • "Coming Full Circle: Making the Pitch for Technological Competency," SEAALL, Raleigh, North Carolina (March 2017)
  • "Our Students, Their New Associates: Identifying Technological Skill Gaps and Evolving Technological Competency Expectations," SEAALL, Raleigh, North Carolina (March 2017)
  • Co-chair – "Rise of the Legal Marketing Technologist," full day event, LMA Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada (March 2017)
  • "Riding the Wave of Change," INSIGHT, London, England (November 2016)
  • "The Future of Enterprise Search: Search Apps, Personalized Content and the World Beyond 'Google-like' Search Results," KM in the Legal Profession ARK Conference, New York City, New York (October 2016)
  • "Increasing Law Firm Profitability & Productivity," CLE Sponsored by Thomson Reuters, Memphis, Tennessee (September 2016)
  • "ILTA's Town Hall," ILTACON, Washington, D.C. (September 2016)
  • "Client & Matter Profiling That Matters," ILTACON, Washington, D.C. (August 2016)
  • "Manage Out: Selling Technology Within Your Firm," CIO Event Sponsored by Microsoft & WinWire Technologies, Washington, D.C. (March 2016)
  • "Innovation and the New Generation of Legal Services," INSIGHT, London, England (November 2015)
  • "Manage Out: Selling Technology within your Firm," CIO Event Sponsored by Microsoft & WinWire Technologies, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (November 2015)
  • "Connecting and Collecting: How Law Firms of Various Shapes and Sizes Make it Easier for Attorneys to Use and Contribute Knowledge," KM in the Legal Profession ARK Conference, New York City, New York (October 2015)
  • "Let KM Drive Client Value the Don Draper Way," ILTACON, Las Vegas, Nevada (September 2015)
  • "Revolutionary Integrations: It's a Technology Mashup!," ILTACON, Las Vegas, Nevada (August 2015)
  • "Cross-Practice Approaches & Tools," Revolution to Evolution: Digital Tools in Legal Practice, Georgetown Law Center, Washington, D.C. (April 2015)
  • "4th Annual Wrap It Up CLE Event (Atlanta)" (December 2014)
  • "The Business of Knowledge Management: KM's Evolving Outward, Client-Facing Role and the Commercialization of Knowledge-Sharing Tools," New York, New York (October 2014)
  • "Law Firms of the Future, Part One: The Data," Legal Marketing Association, Birmingham, Alabama (September 2014)
  • "Upselling KM: What Would Don Draper Do?," International Legal Technology Association Conference, Nashville (August 2014)
  • "Easy As Pie: The Right Recipe for Providing Self-Service Content to Your Clients," International Legal Technology Association Conference, Nashville, Tennessee (August 2014)
  • "Should You Create Innovative Online Legal Products for Clients?," International Legal Technology Conference, Las Vegas (August 2013)
  • "Manage Out: Selling Technology Within Your Firm," International Legal Technology Conference, Las Vegas (August 2013)
  • "KM Peer Group Presents: An Insider's Guide to New Corporate Drafting Tools," International Legal Technology Association Webinar (June 2013)
  • "Social Media in AsiaPac," Legal Tech Asia Technology Summit, Hong Kong (March 2013)
  • "SharePoint: Cutting-Edge Case Studies," Legal Tech Asia Technology Summit, Hong Kong (March 2013)
  • "Fall Focus Seminar" (October 2012)
  • "Beyond Extranets! What Clients Really Want" and "Next-Generation Intranets," International Legal Technology Conference, Washington, D.C. (August 2012)
  • "Technology & Trends in Knowledge Management," WestKM & ILTA Sponsored Online Webinar (May 2012)
  • "Social Media Ethics and Compliance," The Network, Atlanta, Georgia (May 2012)
  • "Attorney & Client Mobility: Managing the Movement of Confidential Client Information In and Out of the Firm," Memphis Bar Association, Memphis, Tennessee (February 2012)
  • "Social Media: What are the Ethical Risks & Pitfalls?," Atlanta Compliance and Ethics Roundtable, Atlanta, Georgia (November 2011)
  • "Coming to Grips with Information Integration and Architecture," ARK Knowledge Management in the Legal Profession, New York, New York (October 2011)
  • "Attorney & Client Mobility: Managing the Movement of Confidential Client Information In and Out of the Firm," Lit-Con 2011, Washington, D.C. (October 2011)
  • "Ethical Implications of Social Media," Memphis Bar Association, Memphis, Tennessee (August 2011)
  • "Shy Alter interview about ILTA 2011 conference," ii3TV (August 2011)
  • "The Argument for Mobility: One Firm, Two Perspectives," Virtual LegalTech, New York, New York (March 2011)
  • "Social Media Policy Drafting: What are the Ethical Risks and Pitfalls?," Georgia Chapter of Association of Corporate Counsel, Atlanta, Georgia (March 2011)
  • "Ethical Risks and Pitfalls of Social Media," Ben F. Jones Chapter, National Bar Association, Memphis, Tennessee (March 2011)
  • "SharePoint Collaboration Across your Team," Legal Tech New York, New York, New York (February 2011)
  • "Leveraging Technology for Better Firm Efficiencies," Legal Tech New York, New York, New York (January 2011)
  • Social Media

  • "Social Media: Ethics and Compliance Considerations in Today's World," GHBER Event, Houston, Texas (February 2017)
  • "Social Media Ethics and Compliance," The Network, Atlanta, Georgia (May 2012)
  • "Attorney & Client Mobility: Managing the Movement of Confidential Client Information In and Out of the Firm," Memphis Bar Association, Memphis, Tennessee (February 2012)
  • "Social Media: What are the Ethical Risks & Pitfalls?," Atlanta Compliance and Ethics Roundtable, Atlanta, Georgia (November 2011)
  • "Coming to Grips with Information Integration and Architecture," ARK Knowledge Management in the Legal Profession, New York, NY (October 2011)
  • "Attorney & Client Mobility: Managing the Movement of Confidential Client Information In and Out of the Firm," Lit-Con 2011, Washington, D.C. (October 2011)
  • "Ethical Implications of Social Media," Memphis Bar Association, Memphis, Tennessee (August 2011)
  • "The Argument for Mobility: One Firm, Two Perspectives," Virtual LegalTech, New York, NY (March 2011)
  • "Social Media Policy Drafting: What are the Ethical Risks and Pitfalls?," Georgia Chapter of Association of Corporate Counsel, Atlanta, Georgia (March 2011)
  • "Ethical Risks and Pitfalls of Social Media," Ben F. Jones Chapter, National Bar Association, Memphis, Tennessee (March 2011)
  • "SharePoint Collaboration Across your Team," Legal Tech New York, New York, New York (February 2011)
  • "Leveraging Technology for Better Firm Efficiencies," Legal Tech New York, New York, New York (January 2011)

Awards

Education

  • University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, J.D., 2002
  • University of Memphis, B.B.A. with concentration in Accounting, 1998

Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2002

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