• The Changing Paradigm in Professional Services: Where We Will Be Tomorrow?

Join us as four professional services industry leaders offer insights into what we can expect from next in the evolution of the professions, and discuss a trio of important topics: – The effects of the war in Ukraine on the professional services industry – The impact of the pandemic and remote work on client services and today’s best practices – The ways in which life has changed for in-house counsel, and how they view their roles.

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Speakers

Lavinia Calvert

General Manager, Marketing and Business Development Solutions
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Lavinia Calvert

General Manager, Marketing and Business Development Solutions

Intapp

Lavinia Calvert leads the marketing and business development solutions business at Intapp, focusing on serving the technology and information needs of professionals in the legal, accounting, and consulting sectors. Calvert brings a deep and diverse base of international business experience spanning the fintech, media, and legal sectors. She has held a number of executive leadership roles in the U.S., Japan, Australia, and New Zealand, including Chief Marketing Officer at OnePlace prior to its acquisition by Intapp in May 2019, Chief Marketing Officer at IP law firm AJ Park, and Vice President Asia Pacific and Executive Vice President Strategy and Marketing at Reuters Media. Calvert has a bachelor’s degree in Business and post-graduate honors in Marketing from Massey University.

Deborah Farone

Founder

Farone Advisors

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Deborah Farone

Founder

Farone Advisors

Prior to starting her consulting business, Deborah served as CMO at both Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, and Debevoise & Plimpton. She has served as an industry pace-setter in her capacity as marketer and business development director creating forward thinking business events, tools and metrics.

On the communications side, she dealt with all forms of marketing communications: crisis communications, strategic public relations and social media.

Today she serves as educator and coach as adjunct Assistant Professor on faculty at New York University and as consultant to professional service firms and vendors.

David Perla

Co-Chief Operating Officer

Burford Capital

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David Perla

Co-Chief Operating Officer

Burford Capital

Responsible for global marketing, origination and underwriting activities, David is both an entrepreneur and legal industry leader -named a Top 50 Innovator of the Last 50 Years by The American Lawyer.

Prior to joining Burford, David served as President of Bloomberg BNA Legal Division/Bloomberg Law, where he oversaw Bloomberg BNA’s legal and related products, including its flagship Bloomberg Law  enterprise legal news, information and tools platform. He also co-founded and served as co-CEO of Pangea3, a top global legal process outsourcing provider.

Jamie Diaferia

CEO

Infinite Global

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Jamie Diaferia

CEO

Infinite Global

Serving professional services firms with media, litigation and crisis communications  strategies, Jamie’s background as a lawyer and journalist draws clients like Am Law 100 law firms and accounting, financial  service firms.  Over a two-decade career Jamie has worked behind the scenes of many of the biggest stories in the news, including Enron’s collapse, the Penn State scandal and high-profile civil and criminal prosecutions.

Named one of Lawdragon’s100 Leading Legal Consultants and Strategists in 2016-2019 and PR News‘ “50 Game-Changers of PR,” Infinite Global was ranked by Chambers in its 2018 and 2019 Communications supplement.