White & Case
 
Oz Benamram
Chief Knowledge Officer
New York

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Practice Experience
As the Firm's first Chief Knowledge Officer, Mr. Benamram provides White & Case strategic direction on knowledge management and technology and leads the Knowledge Management department in developing and implementing the systems and processes that enable the Firm to use its collective knowledge to benefit its clients worldwide.

Mr. Benamram is a globally recognized thought leader and a frequent speaker on legal technology and knowledge management subjects. He has won numerous awards for the design and development of AnswerBase, an intelligent search system that offers lawyers and staff a powerful one-stop source for finding, understanding and using the vast array of information needed to serve clients.

Prior to joining White & Case in late 2008, Mr. Benamram was Firmwide Director of Knowledge Management and Head of the Israel Desk at Morrison & Foerster. He formed and led the Firm's knowledge management department and helped represent Israeli businesses in the United States and Asia, as well as global investors in Israel.

Mr. Benamram was a practicing lawyer until 2002. His practice focused on corporate and securities law, assisting clients primarily with public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and joint venture agreements.

Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Mr. Benamram spent a year as a visiting lawyer in the corporate department of Fulbright & Jaworski's New York office. Between 1996 and 1998, he was an associate with Danziger, Klagsbald & Co. in Israel, where he concentrated on commercial litigation and corporate disputes. Mr. Benamram clerked for the Honorable Justice Mishael Cheshin of the Supreme Court of Israel between 1995 and 1996.

Born in Jerusalem in 1967, Mr. Benamram received his BA in Economics from Tel Aviv University Faculty of Social Sciences, magna cum laude, and his LLB from the Tel Aviv University Law School in 1995. He served as Chairman of the Law School Student Council, helped to establish and volunteered in the Tel Aviv University Civil Rights Clinic and received the Law School dean's fellowship for his social involvement. Mr. Benamram was a Major in the Israel Defense Forces, where he served as a Tank Company Commander.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
Israel Bar Association

Education
LLB, Tel Aviv University, Law School, 1995
BA, Economics, Tel Aviv University, Faculty of Social Sciences, magna cum laude

Professional Associations and Memberships
Board of Directors of the America-Israel Chamber of Commerce
Israeli Business Forum of New York

Awards and Recognition
Named one of 50 Legal Business Trailblazers & Pioneers by The National Law Journal, December 2013
Winner of ILTA's 2012 Distinguished Peer Award, Knowledge Management Champion 2012
Winner of Enterprise Information Management (EIM), Most Innovative Information Management Leader of the Year 2007
Winner of Law Technology News (LTN), Most Innovative Use of Technology by Law Firm 2006

Knowledge Management Publications and Speeches
"The Intelligent Law Firm – How analytics is helping law firms compete and win in today's increasingly competitive world" LegalTech, ALM, New York, February 5, 2014
"Business Process Management for Strategic Business Intake" CIO Forum, American Lawyer, New York, February 5, 2014
"Investing in Thought Leadership, Knowledge Management and Client-Facing Technology" 12th Annual Law Firm COO & CFO Forum, Hildebrandt Institute and West Legal Edcenter, October 25, 2013
"Social Knowledge Management: Can social collaboration technologies offer robust, sustainable platforms to enable knowledge sharing?" Ark Group/Managing
Partner's 9th Annual Knowledge Management in the Legal Profession, October 16, 2013
"Why Most Law Firms' Internal Collaboration Systems are Doomed to Fail" Managing Partner, May 8, 2013
"Using Portals and Search to Surface and Share Legal Knowledge" 2nd Annual Knowledge Management Forum, Practical Law Company, London, April 24, 2013
"Managing Attention," Law Technology News, February 1, 2013
"Will 2013 be the Year of Centralised Matter Management?," Managing Partner, January 14, 2013
"A Matter Lifecycle Approach to Presenting KM Resources," ILTA Knowledge Management Peer Group, November 14th, 2012 
"Disruption, Transformation, and a Matter-Centric View of Process," Ark Group & Managing Partner's 8th Annual Knowledge Management in the Legal Profession, New York, October 24, 2012
"Matter Lifecycle Management—Learning from other industries" Strategic Technology Forum, County Wicklow, Ireland, June 13, 2012
"Matter Lifecycle Management: Assembly Line Analytics," Ark Group & Managing Partner's Business Intelligence and Analytics for Law Firms, New York, May 17, 2012
"Recent Developments in Legal Industry Tools," 8th Annual Law Firm Chief Information & Technology Officers Forum, New York, January 31, 2012
"Connecting the Dots Between Data Analysis, Business Intelligence and Knowledge Management," Ark Group & Managing Partner's 7th Annual Knowledge Management in the Legal Profession, New York, October 27, 2011
"Forming a KM Strategy for Your Firm" ILTA White Pages, June 2011, www.mygazines.com/issue/34417/20
"Searching the Other 96% of your Content: Email", Enterprise Search Summit, New York, May 10, 2011
"Managing the Explosion of Data", 7th Annual Law Firm Chief Information & Technology Officers Forum, New York, February 1, 2011
"KM strategy and plans for 2010 and beyond; a practical experience", KM Legal 2010, London, May 12, 2010
"Something Has Changed: The Growing Importance of KM and other Productivity Tools, or... Change in the Law Firm Market and What It Means to the CIO," 6th Annual Law Firm Chief Information & Technology Officers Forum, New York, February 1, 2010
"Connecting with the (Changing) Business: The Growing Importance of KM and Productivity Tools in Supporting Fixed-Fee Services," The 8th Annual Hildebrandt CIO Forum, New York, November 19, 2009
"Case Study: Practical Knowledge Strategy," 5th Annual Ark Knowledge Management for the Legal Profession, New York, October 22, 2009
"The New Face of CRM," ILTA KM PG, Webinar, June 20, 2008
"Connections in Context," Enterprise Search Summit, New York, May 20, 2008
"Electronic Filing of Emails—Automatic vs. Manual?" Knowledge Management for the Legal Profession, London, April 23, 2008
"The Client Team Approach: Why it Won't Work (Or What You Need to Consider to Make It Work)," Capitalizing On the Client-Focused Practice Support Function conference, New York, March 19, 2008
"Technology Integration—The New Face of KM," LegalTech Show, New York, February 5, 2008
"Using Knowledge Management to Enhance Client Service," IQPC Legal Technology Exchange, Pinehurst, November 5, 2007
"Managing Critical Information: Knowledge Management & Enterprise Search," Legal Week Strategic Technology Forum, Lisbon, June 7, 2007
"Enterprise Search in a 2.0 World" Keynote Speaker, Enterprise Search Summit, New York, May 16, 2007 (Download the PDF Presentation)
"Emerging tools and technologies for KM and information-sharing" Knowledge Leadership Forum, New York, April 26, 2007
"E-Disclosure Preparedness—A New Frontier" ILTA Insight 2007, London, April 16, 2007
"Content Management Best Practices," Gartner's Portals, Content and Collaboration Summit, Orlando, March 21, 2007
"The Future of Search," keynote speech at Ark’s Intelligent Search Technologies in Law Firms—Leveraging Search in Risk, Content and Knowledge Management Conference, New York, February 27, 2007
"Knowledge Management—Leveraging Precious Resources To Enhance Your Firm," The Third Annual Chief Information & Technology Officers Forum, New York, January 31, 2007
"Using Context Searching to Find the Most Relevant Information in the Enterprise," Enterprise Information Management, San Francisco, January 23, 2007
"Contextualizing Information for Innovative Knowledge Management," KM World, San Jose, November 1, 2006
"Actionable Information and Attention Management," NY-Toronto Legal Knowledge Management Forum, Toronto, September 15, 2006
"Maximizing Your Information Capital," Legal Week Strategic Technology Forum, Lisbon, June 7, 2006
"Contextual Analysis, Entity Extraction & Innovative Search Solutions," Enterprise Search Summit, New York, May 23, 2006
"Maximizing the Value of KM for Your Firm," Knowledge Management for the Legal Profession, Managing Partner Magazine, Chicago, April 26, 2006
"The Intersection of Knowledge Management and Associate Development," The ABA Business Section Spring Meeting, Tampa, April 6, 2006
"Enterprise Search Trends," The 2006 Knowledge Counsel Forum, New York, March 23, 2006
"Rethinking Matter-Centricity: Matters as Glue, not Goal," Ark Group KM Conference, New York, February 22, 2006
"The Future of Search," Legal Knowledge Management Summit, New York, September 23, 2005
"New Strategies For Work Product Retrieval," LegalTech Show, New York, January 31, 2005
"Know Your Client: A Knowledge-Sharing Strategy to Enable Business Development Success," Canada/U.S. Knowledge Management Roundtable, Toronto, September 10, 2004
"Global Knowledge Management," K2K Forum, Tel Aviv, Israel, August 19, 2004
"Knowledge Management and Breakthrough Technologies," The Third Annual Law Firm CIO Forum, New York, March 22, 2004
"Knowledge Management as Growth Strategy for Law Firms," The Second Annual Business of Practicing Conference, Tel Aviv, Israel, February 17, 2004

Israel-Related Publications and Events
"Investing in Cleantech," First Israel CleanTech Conference, Tel-Aviv, Israel, October 30, 2007
"Litigation in the U.S.," Litigation in the U.S. and International Arbitration, The Israel Bar Association, Tel-Aviv, Israel, October 29, 2007
"Paths to Liquidity in 2007," The Annual Morrison & Foerster Global Capital Markets Seminar, Tel Aviv, Israel, July 18, 2007
"Beyond Corporate Compliance: Knowledge Management, Data Retention and E-discovery," Israeli Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel, Herzliya, Israel, June 11, 2006
"Guidance for Pre-Public Israeli Companies: Raising Capital and Achieving Liquidity," The Morrison & Foerster Annual Global Capital Markets Seminar, Tel Aviv, Israel, February 27, 2006
"Global Business Strategy to Acquire, Protect and Leverage IP," Maximizing the Commercial Value of Intellectual Property Seminar, Tel Aviv, Israel, October 30, 2005
"Business and Legal Considerations Regarding Raising Capital and Becoming Players in the International Market that Every Executive and Legal Advisor of Israeli High-Tech Companies Should Know," Global Capital Markets Seminar, Tel Aviv, Israel, March 28, 2005
"Tax and Business Aspects of the New American Job Creation Act and the Effect on U.S. Investors by the Proposed Amendments to Israeli Tax and Investment Laws," New York, December 14, 2004
"The Legal Environment in Israel," Doing Business with Israel Seminar, Los Angeles, December 1, 2004
"Investment Encouragement Policy by the Israeli Government - Grants and Tax Breaks for U.S. Investors," The Wall Street Transcript conference on Legal, Accounting & Financial Issues Impacting Investing in Israel, New York, June 2, 2004
"Application of Sarbanes-Oxley Act to Israeli Issuers," TheMarker.com, September 1, 2002
"Proposed Amendments to the Israeli Research and Development Law," August 16, 2002
"The 2002 Israeli Tax Reform," A Seminar with PricewaterhouseCoopers, New York, July 30, 2002
"Representation and Warranties Insurance: A New Strategic Negotiation Tool for Dealmakers," TheMarker.com, July 17, 2002
"The Risks of Hiring a Finder," TheMarker.com, May 22, 2002

Languages
Hebrew
English