Young Technology Professionals

The Young Technology Professionals (YTP) group is a committee of the Institute for Law and Technology. The YTP initiative, led by ILT Advisory Board member Miles Indest (McGuireWoods LLP), aims to create a community that meets the needs of individual attorneys, experts, and other professionals and industry participants under the age of 40 or who have less than eight years of practice or work in their field.

The YTP mission is to offer a diverse platform where emerging technology, IP, and cybersecurity professionals can connect, share expertise, host events to strengthen careers and the industry, and provide a forum for discussion of public policy issues.


Miles O. Indest
Business Litigation Associate
McGuireWoods LLP

Houston, TX

Executive Committee Members

Summer Ayala
Office Administrator, Consultant | Private Investigator
Computer Forensic Services Inc.

Dallas, TX

Kate Clark
Gordon, Arata, Montgomery, Barnett, McCollam, Duplantis & Eagan, LLC

New Orleans, LA

Kellie L. Constantine
J.D. Candidate
Tulane University Law School

Metairie, LA

Matthew W. Cornelia
McGuireWoods LLP

Dallas, TX

Leiza Dolghih
Dolghih Law Group PLLC

Dallas, TX

Ryan J. Frankel
Business Litigation Associate
McGuireWoods LLP

Houston, TX

Dylan D. Gilbert
Privacy Policy Advisor
National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST)

Gaithersburg, MD

Casey McNeil
Vendera Mobile

Houston, TX

Shannon Montgomery Straughan
Creedon PLLC

Frisco, TX

Alex Shahrestani
Managing Partner
Promise Legal PLLC

Austin, TX

Ashley E. Smith
Shearman & Sterling LLP

Austin, TX

Demetrius D. Sumner
Assistant U.S. Attorney
United States Attorney's Office

Baton Rouge, LA

Betty X. Yang
Of Counsel
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Dallas, TX