L. Van Wyngaarden, W. Bremner, R. Snasdell, K. G. Colom & S. Anderson
Laura Van Wyngaarden | COO & Co-founder | Diligen
Laura is the co-founder of Diligen; her focus is on building strategic partnerships as well as working closely with Diligen’s growing global client base. Having had hundreds of conversations with law firms, Laura is well versed in the benefits and pain points of adopting new technology. Laura is passionate about the ways in which technology can transform human work and speaks and writes frequently on the topics of legal technology, artificial intelligence and the future of law. Laura holds undergraduate and honours degrees from the University of Cape Town and a masters degree from Oxford University.
William Bremner | VP, Law Department Management | Consilio
William has more than 25 years’ experience working with global software and technology services organizations, specializing in providing enterprise technology solutions to large, global F500 companies in a wide range of industries, including, e.g., financial services, banking and insurance;professional services; technology and high tech; energy & chemicals; manufacturing and aerospace; retail and distribution; food and food services.
William offers a blend of practical consulting and project management experience in legal operations, process automation, and technology. Hefocuses on assisting global companies improve their business performance by providing consulting, process improvement, change management and technology-related solutions to the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer.
He has completed technology solution engagements with more than 100 USbased and global organizations, and his key stakeholders have included General Counsel; VP Litigation; Corporate Secretary; Chief Compliance Officer; Head of Tax; Chief Risk Officer; Chief Technology Officer; Head of eDiscovery; VP of Intellectual Property; Head of Claims; Legal Operations Manager; Compliance Manager; VP Supply Chain Management; Chief Financial Officer; Head of Shared Services; Chief Procurement Officer
Robin Snasdell | Managing Director, Group Lead | Consilio
Robin offers a dynamic blend of practical experience in law, business and technology. Robin focuses on assisting global companies to improve their business performance by providing consulting, process improvement, change management and technology-related solutions to the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer.
Robin joined HuronLegal/Consilio in 2002 following 5 years at Arthur Andersen, LLP. His expertise includes legal department performance assessment, strategy, organizational design, process improvement, system selection and implementation, change management, technology assessment and planning, project management, and most importantly – benchmarking.
Kiamesha-Sylvia G. Colom | Partner / Indianapolis | Taft Law
Kiamesha focuses her practice in the areas of real estate transactions(acquisitions, dispositions, development, leasing, sale leaseback transactions, and real estate municipality work), real estate lending and commercial finance transactions, and related business transactions.
Kiamesha helps developers, corporate real estate departments, municipalities, tenants, and landlords achieve their real estate goals related to development projects, drafting and negotiating of lease documents, negotiating transfer documents, and ultimately getting the deal done.
Kiamesha has closed numerous SBA, USDA, and conventional commercial loans for commercial lenders and borrowers related to real estate, equipment, machinery, and C&I lending.
Kiamesha’s extensive base of knowledge covers an array of commercial loan types, including government guaranteed lending, asset-based line of credits, term loans, real estate transactions, and construction loans. Additionally, she has assisted banks with the recovery of yearly financial documents, past due funds, liquidation, and government-guaranteed purchasing processes.
Kiamesha also assists minority, women, veterans, and disabled-owned businesses with attaining state and city certifications. She is also the chair of the SBA Task Force and a member of both Taft’s CARES Act Title IV Task Force and Inclusion Task Force.
Sinem Anderson | Lead Counsel, AR/VR Devices | Facebook