This year’s CounselLink Conference, hosted by LexisNexis will feature more speakers, more actionable insights, and more opportunities to learn, share ideas and socialize with your peers.

We’re expecting a capacity attendance of corporate legal and insurance claims department professionals from organizations around the country. If you are interested in attending, please contact the LexisNexis registration office at +1.408.805.3487; toll free at 844.331.7672, or by e-mailing


Cleveland Browns Chief Strategy Officer, Entrepreneur & Subject of Moneyball

The “Moneyball” methodology has revolutionized all industries— from Wall Street to Fortune 500 corporations, from government to healthcare. Paul’s enlightening program draws connections between baseball and basic business operations, presenting the many parallels with lessons to be gleaned from the world of professional sports and talent recruiting. Among his key takeaways, Paul explores how your organization can drill down “big data” output to create an applicable analytics strategy and sharpen your company’s competitive edge. Audiences come away with innovative techniques to capture and apply information to optimize current operations systems, improve company-wide performance, and enhance customer experience for your valued clientele.

Paul DePodesta has made a career of evaluating, measuring and assigning value to talent, as documented in Michael Lewis’s book, Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game.

Formerly the Vice President of Player Development and Amateur Scouting for the New York Mets, DePodesta helped lead the team to the 2015 World Series for the first time since 2000. Mets GM Sandy Alderson said DePodesta was a “huge factor” in the Mets’ success.

In January 2016, DePodesta joined the NFL’s Cleveland Browns as Chief Strategy Officer. In this new role, he will be responsible for assessing and implementing the best practices and strategies that will give the Browns the comprehensive resources needed to make optimal decisions for their players and team.

DePodesta is also an Assistant Professor of Bioinformatics at the Scripps Translational Sciences Institute.