If you are attending the annual meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries starting Saturday in Washington, D.C., then consider attending Monday’s “super session” on the use of litigation analytics in federal and state courts.

The 2.5 hour session will include three separate panels — one of which I will moderate — that will collectively take a deep dive into the current state and future course of litigation analytics. The panels are composed of a who’s who of people involved in the development and use of legal analytics.

“Super session” is my name, not the formal name, for the program. But if you are at all interested in litigation analytics, this is the session to attend. Here are the three parts and the panelists for each:

Panel 1, law librarians: A group of law librarians will present results of a controlled comparison test of major federal analytics products that address scope, functionality, and usability.

  • Diana Koppang, Director of Research & Competitive Intelligence, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP (moderator).
  • Tanya Livshits, Director of Research Services, Irell & Manella.
  • Kevin Miles, Manager of Library Services, Norton Rose Fulbright.
  • Jeremy Sullivan, Manager of Competitive Intelligence & Analytics, DLA Piper.

Panel 2, state court vendors: Representatives of state court analytics products, including both start-ups and large vendors, will describe the strengths, weaknesses, and challenges associated with state court analytics.

  • Jean O’Grady, Senior Director of Research & Knowledge Services, DLA Piper (moderator).
  • Jeff Arvidson, Director of Product Management, Thomson Reuters.
  • Justin Brownstone, SVP and General Counsel, Gavelytics.
  • Itai Gurari, founder and CEO, Judicata.
  • Daniel Lewis, founder and CEO, Ravel Law (a LexisNexis company).
  • Michael Sander, Founder and Managing Director, Docket Alarm (a Fastcase company).

Panel 3, future of analytics: Thought leaders and representatives from analytics companies will discuss current challenges and share future plans for development of products and integration into lawyer workflow and law firm business intelligence platforms.

  • Me as moderator.
  • Amy Towell, COO, Docket Navigator.
  • Ed Walters, CEO, Fastcase.
  • Josh Becker, Head of Legal Analytics, LexisNexis.
  • Jeff Arvidson, Director of Product Management, Thomson Reuters.
  • Todd Barton, Senior Director of Product Management, Bloomberg Law.

The session is Monday, July 15, 9:30 a.m. to noon, in Room 151 AB at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.