Blane Erwin is the Technology Partner for ClearTrust Claims, LLP, a law firm that helps veterans and civilians obtain compensation from asbestos bankruptcy trusts. His passion for new ideas and experience in technology strategy, market research, and business assessment were built on twenty years directing long-range research and innovation efforts at Bridgeway Software in Houston, Texas. Mr. Erwin has been central to the planning, development, and launch of ClearTrust Claims, including marketing and development of the application and other activities necessary for the legal services provided by the firm.
Erwin has been a popular speaker on technology and legal organization performance for diverse audiences, including the American Bar Association, Perrin National Asbestos Litigation Conference, DRI, LegalTech (now LegalWeek), ILTA – the International Legal Technology Association, and the Association for Corporate Counsel. Erwin joined Bridgeway from Forrester Research, Inc. where he was the director of Business Trade and Technology Strategies. While at Forrester, he advised senior executives at firms like Bank of America, General Electric, AT&T, and 3M on the impact of technology on long-range business strategy. He has also been quoted in Business Week, Fortune, and The Wall Street Journal. He holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.