Cowen Events

The Cowen Group’s events supports our clients in cultivating leaders and providing market intelligence through the production of in-person and virtual thought leadership roundtables and seminars. Our thought leadership events assist in elevating and accelerating the thinking of executives in this rapidly growing space. Networking and collaborating with the right peers and professionals elevates the careers of the talent we represent.

The Cowen Group produces 45 events a year across the United States in an effort to elevate and accelerate the careers of the professionals that we work with. Now more than ever, connecting with the right people at the right level is critical to your career success. You are the average of the 5 people around you. Level up.

Available Cities

Where’s David?

Thought Leadership Dinner Series
Women to Know Breakfast Series

Q1
New York City
Houston/Dallas
San Francisco/Los Angeles
Chicago
Atlanta

Q2
Washington D.C.
Boston
New York City
Atlanta
Denver
Houston/Dallas
San Francisco/Los Angeles
Las Vegas
Hong Kong

Q3
Washington D.C.
Boston
New York City
Atlanta
Denver
Houston/Dallas
San Francisco/Los Angeles
Orlando
Minneapolis

Q4
New York City
Houston/Dallas
San Francisco/Los Angeles
Chicago
Atlanta
London

Benchmark Events 

LegalTech New York – January 28-31, 2019
State of the Union Kickoff Breakfast
Women to Know Workshop

 

CLOC Bellagio, Las Vegas – May 14-16, 2019
State of the Union Kickoff Breakfast
Women to Know Workshop

 

ILTA – Disney, Florida, August 18-22, 2019
State of the Union Kickoff Breakfast
Women to Know Workshop

 

 

The SOLID Summit Series
SOLID London – November 7, 2018
SOLID West, San Francisco – 1/2 Day Tech Showcase & Innovation Lab – February 27, 2019
SOLID West, San Francisco – February 28, 2019

SOLID Hong Kong – June 3-4, 2019
SOLID East, New York – September 12, 2019
SOLID East, New York – 1/2 Day Tech Showcase & Innovation Lab – September 13, 2019

 

To join us at one of our upcoming events, request an invite by emailing events@cowengroup.com

 

Thought Leadership Dinner Series

The Cowen Group has created a cohort of over 350 corporate counsel, legal entrepreneurs and innovation leaders from top law firms and corporate legal departments. Our dinner series brings them together to discuss innovation, challenges and solutions to problems corporate legal and law firms are facing. We discuss how these legal entrepreneurs are driving change in their organizations, the rate of change, who is doing what, why and how, and how we can all collectively get from now to next. 

Our Executive Dinner Series is nation-wide, taking place in the various cities shown in the map above, with 8-12 corporate and law firm executive leadership and general counsel attending each dinner. Our Legal Mavericks Dinner Series takes place  in New York City, with 10-15 corporate and law firm exeucitve innovation leaders and general counsel attending each dinner.

Thought Leadership Breakfast Series

Our thought leadership breakfast series supports our Women to Know program in elevating and accelerating the careers and leadership of women (and men too) in the legal industry through round-table breakfast workshops around the country. Each city has 15-30 senior legal executives in attendance.

Benchmark Events

The Cowen Group hosts 80-100 senior legal executives and counsel at both our Kickoff State of the Union and Women to Know Breakfast events at conferences throughout the year, such as CLOC, ILTA and LegalTech NY.

The SOLID Summit Series

 

SOLID the Summit On Legal Innovation and Disruption is an interactive SOLID Talk exchange of ideas by doers, innovators and disruptors in the business of law. Speakers and participants inform, instruct and inspire one another to design and apply solutions that will elevate and accelerate their careers from now to next. Our daylong summit consists of 15 TED-style ‘SOLID talks’ around innovation and advanced technology, combined with table discussions, town halls, sprint-panels and fireside chats. The SOLID audience is limited to 225 guests, comprised of 70% corporate legal executives and general counsels, 20% law firm executives and counsel, and 10% allied professionals.

 

Solid is unique in size, format and quality of participants and presenters. I met so many talented professionals, given the intimate setting I was able to collaborate with others who shared similar challenges, was inspired by the innovative ways others approach them and gained strategic insight into emerging capabilities that I could bring back and apply. It’s a great forum to expand your insights  into innovative approaches that  are driving real improvements for how corporations  deliver legal services. It’s not your ordinary conference if you want to engage in a thought provoking learning experience while expanding your network  I would highly recommend it.”

Deb Tatar, VP Corporate Systems at MetLife

 

If you can attend this, I highly recommend it! Compliance Discovery Solutions was at SOLID East last month in NYC. The format allows for an exchange of ideas with a variety of legal professionals. In one day, I felt like I learned as much or more as I’ve learned from multi-day conferences!

Maria Maccarone, Vice President, Client Solutions at Compliance Discovery Solutions

 

“Before SOLID I would say I was a bit of an accidental innovator.  I was naturally interested in looking for new and better ways to structure and manage my legal department and spend, but I was not aware of the incredible depth of knowledge out there about how to do that most effectively. SOLID brought all of the pieces together for me and allowed me to make lasting connections with others who are innovating within their teams and across the legal industry. I now have a much deeper understanding of how to draw upon a wide array of resources and technology to reshape what we are doing in a way that drives more value for less total spend.  It’s also just a really fun and interesting group of people and the whole experience has expanded my circle of go-to colleagues.”

Jennifer Warner, VP Legal at Columbia Sportswear Company

“I think the most valuable thing for me has been the chance to collaborate with, but also to listen to clients. Getting to hear first hand from GC’s and the C-Suite about their pain points and expectations is truly valuable.  It really helps us to “sense check” and to ensure we are not only listening, but hearing and acting on what our clients expect and need from their outside counsel.”

Bryant Isbell, Managing Director, Global eDiscovery & Data Advisory at Baker & McKenzie, LLP

 

SOLID Working Groups

SOLID Working Groups allow summit attendees and additional legal executives and counsel to converse, ask questions, and share knowledge around the most pressing issues, pain points, challenges and barriers that leaders are facing in the legal technology industry. From this collaborative work, our 4 working groups continuously evolve and sprint for 6 months producing work-product that informs, instructs and inspires the community. Our working groups are comprised of over 125 industry thought leaders from law firms and corporations across the United States.

Defining the Chief Innovation Officer Role

Objective: In an effort to define the new and evolving CINO role more clearly, this group will evaluate the core skills, competencies, knowledge and experience it takes to be successful within this role. The group will highlight specifics regarding authority, responsibility and resources this positions is tasked with.

NextGEN Models for the Business of Law

Objective: As a product of our very first SOLID East in September of 2017, this group is now in it’s second cycle of bridging the gap between law firms, corporate counsel and law services companies. As we enter the innovation economy, now more than ever it is critical to cleary define the supply and demand of the legal eco-system. What do corporate and in-house counsel truly want, and are vendors able to meet those demands?

Women to Know
(and men too!)


Objective:
  The primary purpose of Women to Know is to elevate and accelerate the careers and leadership of women in the legal industry through a series of live and virtual events, peer-to-peer advocacy, coaching, collaboration and shared lessons learned. Membership is open to senior law firm leaders in government, corporate and law firm practices worldwide. Working group members produce W2K worksheets/playbooks for future W2K Breakfast events.

Legal Workforce of the Future


Objective:
 It is clear that NextGen Legal technology and artificial intelligence are disrupting the careers of attorneys and allied professionals. The objective of this group is to recognize what type of talent will survive and thrive in this disruptive landscape.

To attend or sponsor an event, contact us

Events@CowenGroup.com