Podcast Episode 15: The Knowledge Management & Innovation Handbook with Patrick Dundas of Akin

Patrick Dundas

In this episode, we engage in a conversation with Patrick Dundas, a pioneer in the legal tech space. We delve into Patrick’s journey from launching funds to leading knowledge management, exploring the inception, challenges, and monumental success of creating an indispensable resource for legal professionals. Tune in and be part of the conversation that’s driving the future of the legal profession.

In this episode, Patrick shares insights on how to:

  • Enhance workflow efficiency with the latest legal knowledge management practices
  • Stay ahead of the curve through cutting-edge innovations
  • Build a comprehensive legal forms library to boost firm productivity and document access
  • Explore the legal tech book process and expand your audience reach
  • Master the use of law firm collaboration tools and strategies

Key takeaways:

  • The “Knowledge Management and Innovation” handbook offers an unparalleled compendium of insights from 46 experts, bridging the gap for legal professionals transitioning into KM roles and providing a comprehensive resource essential for navigating the intricacies of legal tech and knowledge management.
  • The handbook’s deliberate avoidance of assumptions about the reader’s level of knowledge, its comprehensive coverage from basic to advanced topics, and its invitation for community engagement make it a valuable and unique resource for anyone involved in legal knowledge management, providing a cohesive and authoritative reference work for the field’s diverse needs.
  • Integrating AI tools like Copilot into legal practices faces document storage complexities, but they offer immediate value in business settings, while SharePoint is unlikely to replace dedicated document management systems in law firms, emphasizing the need for tailored technology solutions for legal environments.

About the guest, Patrick Dundas:

Patrick Dundas is a partner in Akin’s Investment Management practice, based in the firm’s New York office. He specializes in knowledge management (KM), with a focus on enhancing client value through the implementation of processes and systems that allow lawyers to deliver superior services faster and more efficiently. Leading the Investment Management practice’s market intelligence and legal practice infrastructure initiative, Patrick collaborates with various lawyers and firm business departments to harness the collective knowledge of the firm’s attorneys for the benefit of its clients. Patrick began his career advising private funds and investment advisers on structuring, formation, and ongoing operational needs. He has also provided guidance on general securities laws matters, as well as regulatory and compliance issues.

“I wanted to tell a story that had to be told by a community and couldn’t be told by one person.” – Patrick Dundas

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