The growing use of legal analytics is rapidly transforming the practice of law. Within law firms, analytics drive litigation strategy, business development efforts, and hiring decisions. Within corporate legal departments, analytics drive outside counsel hiring and internal business operations. 

In a special episode of LawNext recorded live during Legalweek 2020 in New York City, we bring together a super session of leading experts to discuss this new world of data-driven law. 

Joining me for this special episode are:

  • Eric M. Falkenberry, litigation partner at DLA Piper, where he specializes in the assessment, quantification and transfer of litigation risk through data mining, litigation analytics, and predictive modeling.
  • Peter A. Geovanes, head of data strategy, AI and analytics at the law firm Winston & Strawn, where he is responsible for achieving innovation in the areas of enterprise-wide data, predictive analytics, and artificial intelligence/machine learning.
  • Karl Harris, CEO at legal analytics company Lex Machina, where he leads strategy and operations and, prior to the company’s acquisition by LexisNexis, he led all product development.
  • Mark A. Smolik, chief legal and compliance officer at DHL Supply Chain Americas, where he serves as global chair of the organization’s supply chain legal practice group.

Listen to this episode to learn how data analytics are enabling lawyers to make more informed and strategic decisions about all facets of their practices, and hear the panelists’ predictions for how this field will evolve in coming years.  

Special thanks to Valerie Chan, founder of Plat4orm PR, for her assiduous assistance in organizing this panel.

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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…

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. At LexBlog, he oversees LexBlog.com, the global legal news and commentary network.