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2019 Law Space Workspace Forum

November 12, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 11:45 am

2019 Law Space Workspace Forum

Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce Building, Fifth Floor, 1445 Market Street, Denver, CO 80202

This is the largest law space workplace forum of the year in Colorado with more than 150 attendees anticipated.

4 hours of real estate continuing education credit have been approved.


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Conference Agenda

7:30 – 7:55 a.m.
Registration, check in and networking
7:55 – 8:00 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Gillian Hallock Johnson, LEED® AP ID+C - Principal, EUA
8:00 - 8:15 a.m.
Opening Keynote: Denver State of the Union
J.J. Ament - CEO, Metro Denver Economic Development Corp.
8:15 – 8:45 a.m.
Less is More: Fewer Square Feet for a More Bold Return

Brokers with extensive law firm expertise will discuss the key drivers that are propelling real estate decisions within the law industry today. What are the top three immediate (and emerging) business, financial and cultural priorities being considered for a long term real estate solution? How are these priorities impacting the real estate search, real estate location, lease terms, and space availability. Finally, how important is advance workplace strategy to the process of law firm real estate planning?

Todd M. Wheeler - Vice Chairman, Cushman & Wakefield
Robert N. Link - Executive Vice President, CBRE
Bruce Johnson - Managing Principal, Cresa Denver
8:45 – 9:30 a.m.
The New Law Office Furniture Architype: Swiss Army Knife

Elite furniture manufacturers will dive into progressive attorney office case good solutions that are a direct response to the rapidly evolving law firm practice. The law firm office paradigm is being revolutionized and driven by decreased real estate and universal planning. Manufacturers are responding with advanced solutions that celebrate the smaller office with ingenuity, efficiency, and beauty. As a result, these new solutions have become mission critical in facilitating change management as well as recruiting the best talent.

John Fuller - Vice President of Sales, Geiger International
Ben Conway - President, Halcon Furniture
Marci Auston - Principal, OfficeScapes (Steelcase)
Jenny West - Transformation Leader, Knoll
Matt Magrann - Co-Founder & CEO, Projex, Inc. (Teknion)
Kitty Yuen AIA, NCARB, NCIDQ, CDT, LEED AP - Principal, EUA
9:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Networking and Nutrition Break
10:00 – 10:45 a.m.
Design “Matters”: Why Differentiating Law Firm Design Provides the Ultimate Competitive Edge

This panel of leading Denver law firm designers will examine the most successful aspects of their most current law office designs. Post-occupancy analysis will provide insight into law space “must-haves” as well as lessons learned on newly emerging priorities. These designers will discuss how using architectural design to help shape and strengthen the firm’s culture and outward identity enables them to overcome the competition for attraction and retention of the best talent.

Gillian Hallock Johnson, LEED® AP ID+C - Principal, EUA
Sarah McGarry, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C - Senior Associate, Senior Project Manager, Stantec
Melissa Marlow, LEED AP - Principal, Acquilano
Michelle Liebling, IIDA, NCIDQ, LEED® AP - Studio Director, Principal, Gensler
Elizabeth Sharrer - Partner and Firm Chair, Holland & Hart
10:45 – 11:30 a.m.
The “Case” for Bold Change: The Driving Forces Behind Evolving Law Practice and the Thoughtful Promotion of Internal Change

Top law firm administrators will discuss the primary influencers shaping their decisions on how to embrace the changing landscape of law practice, cultural change, staff space allocation, and national/international planning trends. With a diversity of Millennials rapidly becoming the majority of the workforce, and an emerging Gen-Z culture, their values and workstyles are driving new solutions that are breaking the traditional law firm template. These leaders will provide insight into how to balance these new values against a financial model and plan for the future, while thoughtfully managing the substantial cultural changes that accompany this new archetype.

Bradley D. Robbins - COO, Sherman & Howard LLC
Christopher Ruschaupt - Director, Administrative Project Management, Arnold & Porter (Washington, DC)
Michelle M. Maynard - Director of Administration, Otten Johnson Robinson Neff + Ragonetti PC
Mike Staab - Legal Office Administrator, Greenberg Traurig LLP
Barbara A. Mica - Chief Operating Officer, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP