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Technology and the Practice of Law

Speaker(s): Joseph Raczynski, Stephanie Niehaus
Recorded on: May. 1, 2020
PLI Program #: 299537

Joseph is an innovator and early adopter of all things computer related.  His primary focus is around the future of technology, and speaks globally about Legal Technology, Cybersecurity, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Cryptocurrency, and Robotics (drone technology).  He also writes about the future of technology as it impacts the crossroads of our personal and professional lives, especially in the legal sector. Under the umbrella of Thomson Reuters, The Hearing a Legal Podcast, Joseph hosts a show with a technology focus. He also serves as a mentor with the Columbia | IBM Blockchain Accelerator, a Cybersecurity Committee Member at the University of South Florida, and is a presidential committee appointee to the American Bar Association, Center for Innovation Governing Council.

Joseph founded wapUcom, LLP, consulting with companies in web and wireless development. As a side project DC WiFi was created to help create a web of open wireless WiFi access points across cities and educate people about wireless security. Currently Joseph is with Thomson Reuters Legal managing a team of Technologists for both the Large Law, Corporate, and Government divisions in the US. Joseph serves the top law firms in the world consulting on legal trends and customizing Thomson Reuters legal technology solutions for enhanced workflows. He graduated from Providence College with a BA in Economics and Sociology and holds a Masters in eCommerce and MBA from the University of Maryland, Global Campus.

You can connect with Joseph at or or on Twitter @joerazz

Stephanie Niehaus is a Partner with Nelson Niehaus LLC, a boutique law firm focusing on the intersection of mobility, technology, insurance, and law.  She is a seasoned litigator and advocate with nearly two decades of experience representing clients in a diverse array of industries, including manufacturing, technology, and insurance.  In that time, Stephanie has developed a deep understanding of complex multi-plaintiff and multi-district matters, particularly in the products liability and toxic tort space.  She has a keen interest in the tort implications of emerging technologies, and is a frequent speaker and author in this area.  Stephanie is a graduate of Georgetown University and Notre Dame Law School. She has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2013; appeared on Benchmark Litigation’s 40 and Under Hot List in 2017 and 2018; and has been recognized repeatedly as a “Super Lawyer.”  Stephanie is admitted to practice in New York and Ohio.