Oz Benamram

Oz Benamram

Chief Knowledge Officer (CKO) at White & Case LLP

Greater New York City Area
Law Practice

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Oz Benamram's Summary

White & Case Chief Knowledge Officer (CKO) and global leader in legal KM, recognized for innovative, strategic thinking combined with practical implementation skills to achieve business objectives.

Experienced in managing multiple projects and motivating KM and IT teams in the introduction of new applications, revision of processes, and consensus building for successful cultural change.

White & Case is a global law firm with longstanding offices in the markets that matter today. An overview of professional experience is available at www.whitecase.com/obenamram.

Oz Benamram's Experience

Chief Knowledge Officer (CKO)

White & Case

Partnership; 1001-5000 employees; Law Practice industry

December 2008Present (5 years 10 months) Greater New York City Area

As the Firm's Chief Knowledge Officer, I provide White & Case strategic direction on knowledge management and technology and leads the Knowledge Management department (which includes Professional Support, Library & Research, Competitive Intelligence, Knowledge Resources, Records, and New Business & Compliance groups) in developing and implementing the processes and systems that enable the Firm to use its collective knowledge to benefit its clients worldwide.

Head of Israel Desk and Director of Knowledge Managment

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Partnership; 1001-5000 employees; Legal Services industry

2003November 2008 (5 years) Greater New York City Area

Firmwide Director of Knowledge Management and Head of the Israel Desk at Morrison & Foerster. 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.

Partnership; 1001-5000 employees; Legal Services industry

19992002 (3 years) Greater New York City Area

Focused on corporate and securities law, assisting clients primarily with public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and joint venture agreements.

Partnership; 1001-5000 employees; Legal Services industry

19981999 (1 year) Greater New York City Area

Visiting lawyer in the corporate department

Partnership; 51-200 employees; Law Practice industry

19961998 (2 years) Israel

Concentrated on commercial litigation and corporate disputes


Supreme Court of Israel

19951996 (1 year) Israel

Clerked for the Honorable Justice Mishael Cheshin

Oz Benamram's Publications

  • Analytics will become essential to lawyers’ ability to leverage big data

    • Managing Partner Magazine
    • March 3, 2014
    Authors: Oz Benamram

    Given the explosion in the volume of information, I expect analytics to become an essential tool enabling lawyers to leverage 'big data', rather than be overwhelmed by it... I expect automated and semi-automated workflows to become essential to the future increase of both efficiency and work quality in law firms.

  • Why most law firms’ internal collaboration systems are doomed to fail

    • Managing Partner Magazine
    • May 8, 2013
    Authors: Oz Benamram

    "Most online collaborative alternatives to email that rely on user contributions are doomed to fail due to their limited return on investment... social media and collaborative environments will prevail, but we need to jump-start the discussion with existing relevant content."

  • "Managing Attention" How White & Case tamed information overload

    • Law Technology News (LTN)
    • January 1, 2013
    Authors: Oz Benamram

    Email overload remains one of lawyers' biggest challenges. Overflowing inboxes leave attorneys with a constant sense of guilt for not reading or responding to colleagues or, worse, clients. Then there's the web's content explosion — how are busy lawyers to find and read everything they need to serve their clients?

  • What Matters

    • Managing Partner Magazine
    • January 14, 2013
    Authors: Oz Benamram

    Will 2013 be the year of centralized matter management?

    "Historically, knowledge management has been document-centric – creating and collecting documents, filing, profiling and retrieving them – but now we’ve got the ability to manage our knowledge around matters."

  • A Matter Lifecycle Approach to Presenting KM Resources

    • ILTA Knowledge Management Peer Group
    • November 14, 2012

    Post by Chris Boyd, Senior Director of Professional Resources, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, and Oz Benamram, Chief Knowledge Officer, White & Case, based on a presentation that we delivered recently at the Ark Group conference on “Knowledge Management in the Legal Profession.”

  • Forming a KM Strategy for Your Firm

    • ILTA KM White Paper
    • June 2011

    Most lawyers have begun to realize that effective knowledge management will help their firms succeed. The greatest challenge faced by KM professionals is how to formulate a strategy that can be successfully realized with practical tactics; that is, how to choose from the many potential projects and select only those that will make the biggest impact on their organizations, and how to put into place the processes that will make the selected initiatives succeed.

  • Search in 3D

    • Managing Partner Magazine
    • January 27, 2011
    Authors: Oz Benamram

    A discussion of the future of enterprise search for law firms

  • CRM 2.0 - Connections in Context

    • ILTA KM Webinar
    • June 20, 2008
    Authors: Oz Benamram

    How to transform your business development process with enterprise search by automatically sharing relationship, connections and context throughout the enterprise and providing the benefits of a contextual, searchable network to your stakeholders.

  • Publications and Speeches 2009-2012

    • 2009
    Authors: Oz Benamram

    "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

  • Publications and Speeches 2007-2008

    • 2007
    Authors: Oz Benamram

    "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

  • Publications and Speeches 2004-2006

    • 2004
    Authors: Oz Benamram

    "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

Oz Benamram's Honors and Awards

  • Legal Business Trailblazer & Pioneer

    The National Law Journal
    • December 2013

    Named one of 50 Legal Business Trailblazers & Pioneers by The National Law Journal. The inaugural report, published in December 2013, recognizes people who have "moved the needle" in facilitating the changing ways that law firms conduct business. Benamram was named as a pioneering technologist.


  • Knowledge Management Champion - Distinguished Peer Award

    International Legal Technology Association (ILTA)
    • August 2012


  • Most Innovative Information Management Leader of the Year

    Enterprise Information Management (EIM)
    • May 2007
  • Most Innovative Use of Technology by Law Firm

    Law Technology News (LTN) 2006
    • January 2007

Oz Benamram's Skills & Expertise

  1. Knowledge Management
  2. Business Strategy
  3. Strategic Planning
  4. Strategy Development
  5. Team Leadership
  6. Strategy
  7. Enterprise Search
  8. Management
  9. Executive Management
  10. Risk Management
  11. Information Search
  12. Innovativeness
  13. Competitive Intelligence
  14. Strategic Partnerships
  15. Enterprise Content Management
  16. Information Management
  17. Intranet
  18. Enterprise Software
  19. Project Management
  20. SharePoint
  21. Business Intelligence
  22. Leadership
  23. Consulting
  24. Content Management
  25. Licensing

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Oz Benamram's Education

Tel Aviv University

LLB, Law


Activities and Societies: Student Counsil Chair

Tel Aviv University

BA, Economics


Grade: Magna Cum Laude

Oz Benamram's Languages

  • English

  • Hebrew

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