The hottest new trend in technology, in the legal industry or elsewhere, is Artificial Intelligence (“AI”).
In the legal world, AI is about using new technology for assisting a lawyer or a client to understand legal text and legal argumentation. Knowledge Management (“KM”) in the legal world involves creating, sharing, using and managing the knowledge and information of an organization, whether those of a law firm, a solo practitioner or a client.
This course will include an introduction to the legal and technology issues in the use of AI for legal research and knowledge management, including research challenges for litigators, diligence and management of agreements, intellectual property rights related to the use of AI in law, security and protection of clients’ information when using AI in the cloud, and other ethical issues related to the use of AI in law. The introduction will be followed by a panel discussions of the hot topics related to AI and law.
Huu Nguyen is a deal lawyer who focuses his practice on cross-border commercial and corporate transactions. On the commercial side, he assists established and emerging companies on a range of national and international transactions, including Fintech transactions, supply chain agreements, reseller and distributor relationships, technology transactions, manufacturing and licensing arrangements, outsourcing, and many other commercial areas. On the corporate side, Huu advises on innovation program formations, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance, among other corporate matters. Huu’s prior experience before becoming a deal lawyer includes intellectual property litigation and patent prosecution. Huu holds both a B.S. and an M.S. from University of Texas at Austin and a J.D. from University of California, Berkeley, Law School.
Thao Tran is the Knowledge Management Lawyer at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP. Thao focuses on process improvement and reducing daily pain points for her attorneys by building fully searchable and integrated databases, vetting legal tech/tools, training, and all facets of document management. Prior to her work as a KM attorney, Thao practiced as a leveraged finance attorney at Fried Frank. Thao received her BS from UCLA and her J.D. from UC Berkeley – Boalt Hall.
Adam Nguyen is the co-founder & COO of eBrevia, Inc. which uses artificial intelligence, including machine learning and natural language processing technology, developed in partnership with Columbia University to extract data from contracts, bringing unprecedented accuracy and speed to contract analysis, due diligence, and lease abstraction. Adam is also the founder of Ivy Link. Adam earned his JD from Harvard Law School.
Jason D. Gabbard is the founder and chief executive officer of Counselytics, a New York City-based technology company focused on contract discovery and intelligence. Jason is also an attorney admitted to the New York and Kentucky bar associations. Jason began his career with Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York, where he worked on a variety of transactions, including IPOs, mergers, stock and asset acquisitions and sales, joint ventures, and debt issuances. '
After Cravath, Jason worked at Morgan Stanley’s MSREF private equity fund in London, where he managed a group of London-based lawyers and bankers responsible for closing billions of dollars in private equity transactions throughout Europe and Asia. Jason is also an active angel investor and has invested in a number of technology companies, including Lyft, Square, Matterhorn (now Lexis Nexis), and New York City companies Automotive Mastermind, Axial, and Thuzio.
Counselytics brings the power of machine learning and artificial intelligence to the universe of enterprise documents and content. Roughly 96% of the world's digital information is unindexed and unstructured. Large companies and other organizations create and maintain a significant portion of that information without any efficient way to access it, understand it or use it; exacerbating this problem, those entities are now doubling their digital payload every 90 days. The result is mismanaged risks, missed P&L opportunities and other costs.
Counselytics was founded to tackle these problems - our solution has been referred to as "Google for corporate contracts." Fortune 500 companies, top hedge funds and some of the world's most successful entrepreneurs trust Counselytics to help them discover, analyze and manage their digital information troves.
Counselytics is based in New York City, was founded by a former Cravath attorney and a Cambridge University computer scientist, and is backed by a world-class group of investors, including Joe Lonsdale’s 8 | Partners (Palantir, Oculus, Addepar), Gavin Solotar (Greenhill & Wachtell Lipton), Metamorphic Ventures, Co-Venture and former Founders Fund (Peter Thiel) partner Bruce Gibney.
Jimoh Ovbiagele is the Chief Technology Officer of ROSS Intelligence. Jimoh is a self-taught programmer, starting at the age of ten, who founded several startups in college and worked on self-driving cars. When he was twenty-one, Jimoh came up with the idea for and co-founded ROSS Intelligence. Now twenty-three, Jimoh was named by the American Bar Association as a Legal Rebel, somebody who's changing the landscape of the legal industry.
Interesting class and discussion
Fascinating topic -- gave me much to think about!
Really fascinating lecture, especially for those of us in smaller companies that don't have a great deal of access to the tech.
Lawline has done it again! Excellent Panel - Thank you!
Excellent panel concept - and execution - highly valuable course!
Very well done presentation by knowledgeable folks in an increasingly important arena.
Loved this! Thank you.
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