“Transparent collaboration is the future of attorney client relationships. Imagine if clients could see at a glance where their matters are today, where they’re headed tomorrow, and the cost of alternative strategies. Putting the client in the driver’s seat and providing fresh data and predictive analytics drives better decisions and outcomes, with less waste, and fewer billing disputes.”
Rich Young is founder and CEO of LegalMaps, a LegalTech collaboration platform focused on budgets and forecasts for both law firms and corporate legal departments. Before founding LegalMaps, Rich ran a consulting firm that was involved in major cases with results in the billions of dollars. Prior to that Rich was chief litigation officer at a Fortune 50 company with global responsibility for dispute resolution and product regulatory compliance. There he was responsible for protecting the company from billions of dollars in claims and compliance exposure. Previously, Rich served as equity partner with Bowman and Brooke, a lauded product liability law firm responsible for handling bet-the-company litigation for well-known brands in courts across the USA. Before that Rich worked as the Americas counsel for Tokio Marine, which at the time was the world’s largest insurance company. There Rich was responsible for portfolios of major legal matters for insureds such as Japan Airlines, Ryobi, Makita, and Suzuki. Rich joined Tokio Marine from a maritime law firm in Tokyo where he represented Lloyd’s of London, Mitsubishi Trading, LG Insurance, Tokio Marine, and many other clients. Rich has served on numerous boards including the Japan America Society, the Minneapolis Japanese School, and more recently, the Legal Electronic Data Exchange Standards (LEDES). Rich has been a sought-after speaker at legal industry events on topics ranging from litigation spend management, the Impact of Self-Drive, Regulatory Compliance, Document Retention and eDiscovery Management. Fluent in Japanese, has been featured on NHK Japanese television and recently relocated to Japan to be near family.