Shieldcast: Episode 021

The Class Actions Series

Melina Efstathiou on leading an in-house litigation technology function

Head of Litigation Technology at Eversheds Sutherland Melina Efstathiou joins Shieldpay's Daniel Dunne to discuss the role of an in-house legaltech team, technology adoption in law firms and key uses and trends in emerging tools such as artificial intelligence (AI). 

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Melina Efstathiou is the Head of Litigation Technology at Eversheds Sutherland. 

Melina joined the firm in August 2019, bringing with her over 10 years’ experience in the legal technology sector. Her remit includes building on the firm’s existing suite of technology solutions for disputes and investigations work.

Before joining Eversheds Sutherland, Melina most recently worked at Relativity where she was Senior Customer Success Manager with responsibility for client on-boarding, integration and successful adoption of Relativity’s technology in traditional and alternative use cases.

Melina is a qualified lawyer, and before moving into legal technology spent eight years practising law, specialising in financial crime and complex fraud investigations.

In this Class Actions episode of Shieldcast, Melina and Daniel discuss:  

  • What a typical day looks like for an in-house legal technology expert
  • The value of having an in-house legaltech function in a law firm 
  • How technology teams work collaboratively with corporate legal teams
  • The challenge of tech adoption, driving new behaviours and building a tech-first culture
  • Key uses and trends in emerging tools such as artificial intelligence (AI)