Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning & Automation

Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and automation are no longer futuristic technologies, as we see elements of each rapidly integrating into virtually every facet of daily life. As the incentives for AI and ML innovations have increased, spending on research, development, and implementation grows ever faster. We help our clients harness these disruptive technologies to achieve business objectives while keeping pace with fast-evolving legal and regulatory actions seeking to contend with their growth.

The advent of generative AI raises a host of complex legal issues—including copyright, patent, trade secret, privacy, security, ethics, and compliance concerns. Anchored by lawyers and specialists throughout North America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, our global team brings a wealth of in-house counsel, government agency, veteran industry, and technical experience to guide businesses through complex legal issues that may arise. Beyond our command of the legal issues at play, many of our lawyers have prior experience in the technology industry—allowing us to engage closely with engineers and inventors to gain a more intimate understanding of our clients’ product, business, and legal needs.


We provide leading-edge counsel and structure innovative solutions to give our clients a competitive advantage, and represent clients operating or investing in AI across numerous technology sectors and verticals, including:

  • AI chatbots
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Big data and analytics platforms
  • Cloud computing and storage
  • Electronics (including hardware and software)
  • Digital health
  • Drones
  • Ecommerce
  • Edtech, fintech, medtech, legaltech, greentech, and agtech
  • Information technology
  • Internet
  • Life sciences (including drug discovery and bioinformatics)
  • Mobile devices
  • Virtual and augmented reality
  • Semiconductor devices and processing equipment
  • Social media
  • Telecommunications


With companies around the world seeing incredible demand to use these technologies to promote productivity while grappling with growing uncertainty and challenges, our global team offers strategic and legal support for clients worldwide. Our experience includes assisting clients in the following areas:

  • Compliance with ever-evolving global regulatory developments, including the EU AI Act
  • Contracts and deals relating to AI technology, assets, and companies
  • Counseling related to AI use policies
  • Data management and cybersecurity, privacy laws, and data privacy concerns
  • Defense in litigation arising out of intellectual property, class action, antitrust and competition, and complex commercial matters
  • Ethics and transparency issues relating to AI products, systems, and services
  • Financing, funding, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and other commercial transactions
  • Intellectual property strategies, including patenting and licensing AI-related technologies, as well as copyright and trade secret issues
  • Legal and regulatory considerations with implementation of AI tools in employment and recruiting, engagement with employees and customers, and other automated services
  • Use of AI in ediscovery