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LegalTech New York 2020

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 {ml-event-to} Thursday, February 6, 2020

Morgan Lewis eData partners Tess Blair, Karen Hourigan, Tara Lawler, and Scott Milner along with senior attorney Ethan Ackerman will be panelists at Legaltech New York 2020.

GDPR & CCPA are Fueling High Demand for On-Point RegTech Solutions Presented by Thomson Reuters
February 4, 2020 | 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Tess Blair, panelist
This session will explore the State of RegTech solutions and how they’re being leveraged to automate compliance with key parts of the GDPR & CCPA.  In addition, we’ll examine how ALSPs are using these new technologies for large scale compliance projects. We’ll also provide a readout on the state of developments in global data privacy and protection law matters.

Algorithmic Malpractice & Lawfare
February 4, 2020 | 2:00-3:00 pm 
Tess Blair, moderator
Over-reliance on predictive analytics & automated decision systems (ADS) is risky business, particularly in areas of “black box” medicine and life sciences, where one mistake could be fatal. Governmental use of ADS in the realm of criminal justice and talent acquisition is likewise controversial.  Consequently, there’s been a wave of litigation in this area. Accordingly, task forces and a growing contingent of lawyers, policymakers and academics have come to the fore to advocate for more research, safeguards, and regulations to combat the potentially adverse effects of ADS. In this provocative session, we’ll examine the legal implications of algorithmic malpractice.  

Are you TAR? Who Cares. How to Focus on what a System Does Rather Than on What it is Called.
February 4, 2020 | 2:00-3:00 pm
Ethan Ackerman, panelist
There is no question that machine learning is a key piece of the eDiscovery solution. Join this session to cut through the noise of terminology and learn the different functionalities, use cases, and methodologies necessary to evaluate the right tool for your needs. Jeremy Pickens, Ph.D. will lead an educational lecture to demystify the nomenclature, explain eDiscovery machine learning in plain language, and help attendees understand strengths and weaknesses along with workflow best practices. With nearly 50% of corporate legal teams having reported using some form of TAR already and another 80% expecting to increase spending on machine learning tools, now is the time to bring yourself up to speed.

With Over $1B in Venture Backed Capital, Could We be on the Verge of Another Tech Bubble? presented by Sadie Blue Software
February 4, 2020 | 3:30-4:30 pm
Tess Blair, panelist
If you’re head’s spinning while trying to keep up with the recent explosion of legal AI companies & capraise pressers of the past couple years, this session will slow things down for you.  We’ll map out the new LegalTech landscape, key innovations, trendlines, and of course all the expectations that come with that hype. We’ll also profile the biggest players in the VC space and how they’re reshaping our profession.  

Fortifying the IP War Chest with Patent Automation Tools 
February 5, 2020 | 11:00 am-12:00 pm 
Karen Hourigan, panelist 
This session will explore the proliferation of automated workflow tools in patent drafting & prosecution.  Case studies will detail how patent lawyers are successfully leveraging these tools, as well as some of the limitations and hype surrounding automation.  We will also examine the downward economics of depleting patent law practices, and how automation can be utilized to revamp workflow & revenues. 

Leveraging AI to Combat IP Theft
February 5, 2020 | 1:30-2:30 pm
Tara Lawler, panelist
The cloning of online marketplaces and eCommerce sites that peddle in illegal merchandise and counterfeits is proliferating and nearly impossible to track on a manual basis.  In this session, we turn the tables on these illicit operators. We will examine how computer vision, a subset of AI, is being smartly leveraged to track and remove illegal content and fakes like it’s a walk in the park.

Your Career in Data Discovery, Data Privacy, and Data Protection February 5, 2020 | 1:30-2:30 pm
Scott Milner, panelist
Legal careers are changing rapidly, and technology is a major force driving these professional opportunities. No longer are career paths siloed between law and technology—instead legal technologists in a variety of roles are changing what it means to be a legal professional—especially in data discovery, data privacy, and data protection. The wave that brought us the chief information officer a few years ago is now creating opportunities for new roles such as data privacy officer, chief information security officer, data science attorney, and chief transformation officer. In this session, we’ll examine these new career opportunities with perspectives from legal professionals and legal recruiters.

Moneyballing with a Killer Contract Analytics Department
February 5, 2020 | 3:00-4:00 pm
Scott Milner, panelist
There’s a lot of noise about advanced analytics in contract lifecycle management.   In this revealing session, we’ll underscore the Core KPIs that matter most in assessing contract performance and risk management.  From offsetting risk, to assessing employee productivity, all the way to gaining valuable insights into sales performance, a rich contracts analytics platform is indispensable.  In this session, you’ll learn how to get the most out of your contract analytics department by identifying and leveraging the core KPIs that matter most.

Legaltech is the largest and most important legal technology event of the year. Legaltech® provides an in-depth look at what the technological world has in store for you and your practice AND offers an expansive exhibit floor with the most extensive gathering of innovative products designed to meet your current and future technology needs.

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