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Everlaw Summit ‘23 Keynote Speaker Announced

Best Selling Author Patrick Radden Keefe Speaks on the Opioid Litigation

by Casey Sullivan

If you haven’t booked your ticket for Everlaw Summit ‘23, do so now. Otherwise, you risk missing out on a must-see keynote session by celebrated author and staff writer for the The New Yorker, Patrick Radden Keefe, plus a can't-miss reading and Q&A with The New York Times' Kevin Roose.

Hear the Secret History Behind Some of the Largest Public Interest Litigation Ever Undertaken

Keefe, author of Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty, will share the hidden story behind the nation’s opioid crisis, an epidemic that led to some of the most significant public interest litigation ever undertaken in the U.S. legal system.

Best-selling author and investigative journalist Patrick Radden Keefe to speak at Everlaw Summit '23. Photo by Philip Montgomery.
Best-selling author and investigative journalist Patrick Radden Keefe to keynote Everlaw Summit '23. Photo by Philip Montgomery.

A New York Times bestseller and notable book of the year, Empire of Pain tells the gripping tale of the rise of one of America’s richest and most powerful families and the company, Purdue Pharma, that fueled their fortune until it was undone in the face of near-ceaseless litigation.

A story of “three generations of a single family and the mark they would leave on the world,” Empire of Pain has been described as "A real-life version of the HBO series Succession with a lethal sting in its tail…a masterful work of narrative reportage.”

Empire of Pain Book Cover

In addition to Empire of Pain, Keefe, who trained as a lawyer at Yale Law School, investigated the abduction and murder of a widowed Irish mother by the IRA in 2019’s celebrated bestseller Say Nothing, and explored the many faces of crime and corruption in last year’s Rogues: True Stories of Grifters, Killers, Rebels and Crooks.

Keefe will be joined by to-be-announced Attorneys General to discuss the role litigation has played in redressing some of the damage that came from widespread opioid over-prescription and abuse, and the unprecedented cooperation between states and parties in successfully prosecuting these suits.

Futureproofing Your Career in the Age of AI

As AI promises to upend the legal industry, Everlaw Summit will feature a host of sessions covering generative AI, its risk, potential, and application to the legal profession. 

For knowledge workers looking to stand out in an age of increased automation, we’re excited to have The New York Times’ s Kevin Roose join us for a special evening session. 

Kevin Roose Headshot
Kevin Roose, celebrated tech journalist for The New York Times, to discuss futureproofing your career in the age of AI at Everlaw Summit '23.

A columnist for the Times, Roose’s work covers the confluence of technology, business, and culture. You may know him from his deep coverage of generative AI, his frequent appearances in the media, including the Daily podcast, the time he auctioned off an NFT of a column, raising half a million dollars for charity — or his breakout reporting on how an AI chat bot tried to convince him to leave his wife.

A deep thinker about the role of technology in modern society, Roose's 2021 book, Futureproof: 9 Rules in the Age of Automation, explores how both individuals and organizations can develop successful, happy lives in an era of exploding artificial intelligence. 

Futureproof Book Cover

You can join Roose at Summit for a reading from his book followed by an open discussion on how legal professionals can thrive alongside AI.

Register Today to Save

Use the discount code KEEFE to save $299 on your Summit registration. This offer expires August 8, 2023.