2024 Global Conference

Programme Schedule

Provisional Programme Schedule 


Please click the Social Programme tab above for more details on the social events.


Working sessions will take place in the Assemby Room at the conference hotel unless otherwise stated.

Coffee breaks will take place in the Assembly Foyer.

Lunches will take place in the Garden Room.

Dress code - the dress code is business casual for working sessions and the dress code for social events is specified under each event.

Wednesday
25
SEP

7:30pm - 10:30pm

Board Dinner
(Board Members and invited guests only).
Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse, 75 Arlington Street, Boston 02116

Dress code: Smart casual
Please meet in the main lobby at the Newbury Hotel at 7.15pm to depart on foot to the venue.

Thursday
26
SEP

9:30am - 10:30am

Management Committee Meeting
(Management Committee only).
Terrace Room, Holland & Knight Offices, 11th Floor, 10 St James Ave # 1200, Boston, MA 02116

10:30am - 3:30pm

Board Meeting 
(Non-Board members who wish to attend must notify the Global Office in advance).
Terrace Room, Holland & Knight Offices, 11th Floor, 10 St James Ave # 1200, Boston, MA 02116

3:00pm - 5:00pm

Conference Registration
Register and pick up your badge and conference materials between these times.
Assembly Foyer, Newbury Hotel

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Welcome Drinks Reception 
Newbury Salon & Foyer, Newbury Hotel
Dress Code: Smart Casual

8:00pm - 10:30pm

Welcome Dinner 
Garden Room, Newbury Hotel
Dress Code: Smart Casual

Friday
27
SEP

9:00am - 9:20am

Conference Welcome & Introductions
Jorge Mondragon, Chair, Multilaw
Host Firms

9:20am - 9:50am

Ice-breaker Activity

9:50am - 11:00am

KEYNOTE
Advancing Law with AI Panel Session: Insights on Practical Integration
Led by Joseph Raczynski, Technologist/Futurist with Multilaw member firm panellists Martin G. Durkin, Holland & Knight, USA and Michal Nulíček, ROWAN Legal, Czech Republic
This panel session will look at the pivotal role of AI in transforming law firm operations. This session will cover the core aspects of AI technology, its applications in legal processes, and strategies for law firms to harness AI for improved efficiency and service delivery.

11:00am - 11:20am

Coffee Break

11:20am - 12:20pm

KEYNOTE
Times of Uncertainty: Geopolitics Trends – Effects on Business 2024-2025 (and beyond)
Dane Chamorro, Partner, Control Risks
Dane's biography - coming soon

12:20pm - 1:10pm

KEYNOTE

What does ESG mean for Corporate Multinationals?
Kathryn Unger, Vice President ESG, Boston Scientific
Geneva Brown, Vice President of DEI and ESG, The Cigna Group

1:10pm - 2:10pm

Lunch
Garden Room

2:10pm - 3:10pm

KEYNOTE
Marketing & BD Panel Session
Panellists: Lise Monette, Miller Thomson; Hugo Pena, Gonzalez Calvillo; Jasmine Trillos-Decarie, Lathrop GPM; Vincent Cordo, Holland & Knight

3:10pm - 3:40pm

Coffee Break

3:40pm - 4:40pm

Practice Group Breakout Workshops
Banking & Finance; Corporate & Commercial; IP, Media & Technology; Labour & Employment; Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution; Real Estate & Construction.

7:15pm - 10:30pm

Spin, Serve, Savour: Rally & Connect at SPIN Boston
Dress code: Casual

Saturday
28
SEP

9:00am - 9:05am

Introduction to Day Two
Jorge Mondragon, Chair, Multilaw

9:05am - 10:20am

KEYNOTE
Succession Planning Workshop Part One: From Founder to Firm
Moray McLaren & Mari Cruz Taboada, Lexington Consultants
This workshop delves into leadership transitions, tailored for a diverse legal audience. It unpacks strategies for ensuring firm continuity and growth, incorporating perspectives on nurturing new leaders. The interactive session aims to bridge the gap between founding principles and the innovative drive of upcoming legal professionals, focusing on creating a collaborative roadmap for succession that honours the firm's heritage while embracing future opportunities. For a segment of the session, we'll be joined by Matthew A. Taylor, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Duane Morris LLP and Chase Simmons, CEO of Polsinelli, offering a unique opportunity to glean insights directly from the top management of these distinguished member firms.
Biography coming soon

10:20am - 10:40am

Coffee Break

10:40am - 11:25am

KEYNOTE
Succession Planning Workshop Part Two: Wrap-Up
Moray McLaren & Mari Cruz Taboada, Lexington Consultants

11:25am - 12:10pm

Regional Meetings
EMEA Meeting - Assembly Room
Americas Meeting - TBC
Asia Pacific Meeting - TBC

12:10pm - 12:30pm

Multilaw Global Office: Insights and Updates
Adam Cooke, CEO 

12:30pm - 1:00pm

Annual General Meeting

1:00pm - 1:10pm

Closing & Intro to 2025 Global Conference

1:10pm - 2:10pm

Lunch
Garden Room

7:00pm - 12:30am

Closing Gala Dinner & Awards - Boston Public Library
Dress code: Smart 

Sunday
29
SEP

9:00am - 12:00pm

Optional Sunday Tour - Boston Trolley Tour & Visit to Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum

Dress code: Casual
Booked Participants Only - Please meet in the main lobby at the Newbury Hotel at 8.45am to depart on foot to the nearby Trolley stop.

2:00pm - 5:40pm/6:00pm (Approx)

Optional Sunday Tour - Red Sox Baseball Game at Fenway Park

Dress code: Casual
Booked Participants Only - Please make your own way to the stadium for 2.00pm and meet the other participants for a game start time of 3.00pm.