Press Release | ILTA Announces New Board of Directors for 2023-2025

By ILTA News posted 05-04-2023 11:45


(Chicago, IL) May 4, 2022 – The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA), announces the Board of Directors for 2023-2025. 

The incoming Board will be seated at the conclusion of the Annual Meeting of the Corporation on Thursday, August 24, 2023.

For the first time in ILTA history, the Board President, Tony McKenna of Howard Kennedy, is from outside of North America.

The recent election was held via a form of vetted open election, ratified by the members in October of 2022.  Full information on the vote, along with potential 2023-2025 Board biographies, was provided to the membership. 

Voting opened on April 3, 2023, and reached a conclusion on April 19, 2023.  The Designated Voter from each member entity in good standing as of midnight on March 31, 2023, received a link to the electronic ballots. 

The new ILTA Board of Directors will be as follows:

Tony McKenna, Director of Information Technology, Howard Kennedy LLP, London, England, United Kingdom, Second Consecutive Term

Executive Vice President
Julie Brown,
Director of Practice Technology, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, Columbus, Ohio, USA, First Term

Chris Hunt, Executive Director, Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, P.C, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, Third Consecutive Term

Paul Wittekind,
Director of Knowledge and Legal Process Solutions, Porzio, Bromberg & Newman PC, Morristown, New Jersey, USA, First Term

Director at Large
Gary Berger, Director of Information Security, Ogletree Deakins, Greenville, South Carolina, USA, First Term

Director at Large
Jason Dirkx, Director, Practice Innovation and Technology Solutions, Paul Hastings, Chicago, Illinois, USA, First Term

Director at Large
Kara Portwood, Director of Innovation, Armstrong Teasdale LLP, Chicago, Illinois, USA, Third Consecutive Term

Please join ILTA CEO, Joy Heath Rush, and the greater ILTA community in welcoming the new Board of Directors.

The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) serves the professional needs of more than 25,000 international legal technology professionals and their organizations. Since its founding in 1980, the association’s focus is to achieve results for our membership and the legal technology profession at large. Much of the value we provide as an association occurs through the coordinated efforts with our global volunteer membership teams.

Beth Anne Stuebe, Director of Publications and Press
International Legal Technology Association (ILTA)