Prof. Maryna Steger, EMBA is a business development professional at the German law firm P+P Pöllath + Partners Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater mbB. Her main responsabilities include legal technology and digital marketing. Recently she became a Visiting Professor for Digitisation and Legal Tech at the Belarusian State University in Minsk. After completing her Dual-Degree Executive MBA in January 2019, Maryna will additionally complete a programming course at Harvard University in September 2020. Maryna’s experience in different organisational structures including a corporation, a medium-sized company and a law firm, allowes her to better understand innovation processes and digital change management.
Contribution to Legal Tech
Together with the partners of the law firm, Maryna has been designing the digitization strategy with a focus on digital solutions for clients and optimization of internal processes using contract generators and automated work solutions. Since 2018, she has been a central contact point for legal technology providers and internal employees and has tested and evaluated legal technologies for the management of the law firm. She initiated the events “Frankfurt Legal Tech Talks” as well as the internal Legal Tech training courses “Legal Tech / Tax Hackathon” and “Legal Design & Legal Tech Workshop”.
Her Executive MBA dissertation was the first at Durham University to focus on legal technology and its impact on the legal industry in the EU. She earned her Executive MBA degree with distinction and to start a series of publications about legal technology and innovation management.
Currently, she is in the process of publishing her research paper on innovative behaviour of law firms and their future business models in connection with legal technology in the internationally renowned scientific journal “Technological Forecasting and Social Change”. It will be the first publication ever on legal technology foresight in context of the law firms.