In the ever-evolving landscape of legal technology, Laura Greenberg stands as a beacon of innovation. Growing up amidst the tech giants of Silicon Valley, her fascination with technology began early, culminating in a successful career that marries legal expertise with tech brilliance.
We met with an exclusive interview with Laura, our keynote speaker at Nordic Legal Tech Day. Discover her journey from Silicon Valley to the forefront of legal tech as she shares insights on AI’s transformative role in legal work and her vision for the future of the legal industry.
- You’ve been a Legal Executive for over 13 years, when did your interest in technology begin? And how did you start to incorporate your tech-interest into your work?
I grew up in Silicon Valley so technology has always been a part of my life. It wasn’t until after I left Red Bull that a colleague suggested I join the world of tech, in particular working with start-ups. They suggested it would be a good fit for my personality and skill set. I joined my first startup, focused on VR, in 2017 and haven’t looked back.
- What are some of the biggest advantages you’ve found incorporating AI in legal work?
It saves time, improves my work product, and enhances my creativity; all of which lead to increasing my value to the company. I am excited to be a part of changing how legal teams operate and work by leveraging AI tools.
- There is a lot of talk about generative AI. Do you see it as a new cool tool or a potential threat? Or perhaps both?
I see genAI as a tool that has unexplored potential for the legal industry. It will change how legal professionals work. But as someone who is an advocate for its use and at the forefront of these changes, I am not threatened by it – I’m excited and ready to adapt.
- Innovations or changes you would like to see in the legal market the coming years – dream big!
I would love for the legal industry, as a whole, to become more accessible and user-focused. For legal professionals, I would love to see manual work and rote tasks become automated so that individuals and teams can specialize in and focus on high-risk, complex, and high value work.
- You will be in Stockholm on October 12 as the keynote speaker at NLTD. Is this the first time Stockholm and anything you look forward to? Meeting the Nordiclegal tech community, a Swedish fika or the ABBA museum?
This is my first time attending NLTD – Stockholm, so I look forward to learning about and meeting the local legal tech community. And, of course, I am looking forward to kanelbullar.