Katherine Lowry

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Director of Practice Services

Cincinnati
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Overview

Katherine is an award-winning innovation leader for delivering 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. Katherine was recently recognized as a 2021 honoree of Fastcase 50 and in 2019 was named ILTA's Thought Leader of the Year. She was also selected by Relativity for its first annual list of AI Visionaries in 2022.

She serves as Co-Chair of the Emerging Technology team of BakerHostetler's Digital Assets and Data Management Group and leads the firm's legal technology consulting and R&D team, IncuBaker, which is known for helping lawyers navigate the intersection of digital business, emerging technology and the law. This team serves corporate legal departments across every industry to support their digital transformation, privacy management and data initiatives.

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.

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  • Co-created and manages 12-person legal tech consulting and 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 12-person legal tech consulting and 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 500 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.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • Relativity: AI Visionary (2022)
  • Fastcase 50 Award Honoree (2021)
  • 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

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Katherine Lowry Named An "Artificial Intelligence Visionary" By Legal Tech Leader
By Theodore J. Kobus III, Katherine Lowry
February 23, 2022
Congratulations to Katherine Lowry for being named an AI Visionary by Relativity, a recognition given to those whose foresight and leadership in advancing the use of AI are propelling their organizations forward. Read the full press...
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