Nicola Shaver

Nicola Shaver

Managing Director, Innovation and Knowledge
Paul Hastings, LLP

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About this Speaker

Dedicated to future-proofing law firms and accelerating the pace of positive change in the legal industry. Founder of LID, an organization providing support, networking opportunities and educational resources to those responsible for driving innovation in commercial legal environments. Author of Tower of Babel (Babel-law.com), a blog about global legal technology. Advocate for improved relations across verticals and jurisdictions in law. As a creative and hard-working senior leader, I bring over 16 years of international experience in the legal industry, with a proven track record for enhancing legal operations and driving innovation and major change projects across large organizations. After working as a lawyer in Australia for close to a decade, first in private practice and then in-house with Fortune 500 companies, I transitioned into the field of legal innovation and knowledge management seven years ago. Since then, my focus has been on helping firms in Canada, Australia and the U.S. stay apace with changes in the legal market. I am a professionally certified change manager, an IDEO trained design thinking facilitator, and a champion for the adoption of legal technology, the optimization of client value and innovative client service delivery. One of my strengths is an empathetic management style that allows me to build strong relationships across business units and offices, inspiring others to perform at their best. I am results-driven and strategic, with a depth of experience in media, FMSG and legal organizations that has given me insight into client business and operations. With a passionate interest in, and broad knowledge of legaltech, I understand the importance of promoting the user experience to drive adoption. A skilled communicator, I have been invited to speak at conferences in Australia, Canada, the United States, Europe and the UK. I am currently based in New York City, where I lead global teams running innovation initiatives and executing knowledge strategies across 22 offices worldwide at Paul Hastings, LLP. I am also undertaking an MBA in innovation and leadership.