In the book, Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, Michael Lewis documented how the Oakland Athletics used analytics to build a competitive baseball team. In much the same way, lawyers are increasingly using analytics to get the upper hand in litigation and business development.
One of the companies that pioneered the use of analytics in law is Lex Machina. In this edition of the podcast Law Technology Now, I speak with the company’s CEO Josh Becker. We discuss the company’s beginnings as a project at Stanford Law, its acquisition by LexisNexis, and its future course, as well as the future course of analytics more broadly.