Katherine Lowry

Director of Practice Services

Cincinnati
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Overview

As Director of Practice Services, Katherine Lowry leads BakerHostetler’s innovative legal R&D team, IncuBaker, which helps lawyers and clients navigate the intersection of digital business, emerging technology and law. She manages transformational technology initiatives such as augmentation of legal services using AI and intelligent automation, increasing enterprise data maturity and data literacy, developing smart legal contracts, and the delivery of information and research services. Notably, Katherine has led the team in extensive analysis and market research to identify issues that can be automated for businesses post-signature using smart legal contracts and blockchain-based solutions to streamline operations and improve client service.

Katherine is often called upon to share her expertise with numerous organizations at home and abroad, including ILTA, AALL, TEI, ALA, LEI, and her self-created Blockchain Cincinnati Meetup Group, which has nearly 400 members. Through her research and collaborative work, Katherine strives to develop a culture of transformative change in legal analytics, AI and blockchain-based solutions for BakerHostetler and its clients.

Select Experience

  • Co-created and manages 10-person innovation team, IncuBaker, to help lawyers navigate intersection of digital business, emerging technology and law.
  • Managed collaboration with a leading software platform to develop an automated smart legal agreement for the freight transportation industry.
  • Created a human machine trust methodology for assessing the likelihood of adoption in a law firm using emerging technology. This methodology is continuously applied through a series of qualitative and quantitative studies to measure the “Trust Gap” and aid in adoption of AI-enabled tools. The esteemed Human Factors Ergonomics Society Journal selected this methodology to be published in October 2018.
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Experience

  • Co-created and manages 10-person innovation team, IncuBaker, to help lawyers navigate intersection of digital business, emerging technology and law.
  • Managed collaboration with a leading software platform to develop an automated smart legal agreement for the freight transportation industry.
  • Created a human machine trust methodology for assessing the likelihood of adoption in a law firm using emerging technology. This methodology is continuously applied through a series of qualitative and quantitative studies to measure the “Trust Gap” and aid in adoption of AI-enabled tools. The esteemed Human Factors Ergonomics Society Journal selected this methodology to be published in October 2018.
  • Leads team in conducting rigorous analysis of more than 400 technology vendors, legal and non-legal, to illuminate the right technologies for bespoke use cases in a crowded technology marketplace.
  • Developed the Enterprise Data Management strategies to deliver and enhance the quality and value of data and information across the firm and for clients.
  • Established protocol for cryptocurrency reward program for associates.
  • Oversaw first use by a law firm of ROSS, a research platform built on IBM’s Watson cognitive computing technology.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • International Legal Technology Association: Thought Leader of the Year (2019)
  • PLLIP-SIS Innovative Professional of the Year (2018)
  • Bloomberg Law Innovation Tournament, Judges Award Winner (2017)
  • MIT Certification, Tackling the Challenges of Big Data (2015)

Memberships

  • International Legal Technology Association (ILTA)
    • ILTACON Planning Committee: Blockchain Series Team Lead (2019)
  • American Association of Law Librarians
    • Annual Meeting Program Committee: Data & Content Management Coordinator (2016)
    • Library Procurement Process Improvements Task Force: Co-Chair (2013)

Prior Positions

  • Aduvo Solutions: President

Education

  • J.D., University of Dayton School of Law, 2001
  • B.A., Political Science, Stetson University, 1998