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Leave a Comment Posted on January 17, 2019 Four top legal innovators have been announced to top the bill at the New York Lawstar Summit later this month. Meet the Legal Rockstars  Thomas Sharpe, General Counsel and Managing Director of Natixis; Monet Fauntleroy, senior manager, Practice Innovation at White & Case; Lucy Bassli, LawGeex, Chief Legal Strategist; and Kathy Keeler Donahue, Manager, Legal Business Operations at Lonza are all set to speak at the agenda-setting…
Leave a Comment Posted on January 10, 2019 Professor Oliver Goodenough, professor of law at Vermont Law School, raises a question about the role of artificial intelligence in the legal profession: Is what lawyers do really special enough to rule out automation? The conservative–and still widely held view of established practitioners–is that there is something inherently special, even magical, about lawyers. Professor Richard Susskind, a lawyer, and technologist puts it frankly: “Many lawyers regard legal work…
Leave a Comment Posted on October 23, 2018 In a landmark study, 20 top US corporate lawyers with decades of experience in corporate law and contract review were pitted against an AI. Their task was to spot issues in five Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs), which are a contractual basis for most business deals. The study, carried out with leading legal academics and experts, saw the LawGeex AI achieve an average 94% accuracy rate, higher than…
Leave a Comment Posted on October 11, 2018 Lauri Donahue, Director of Legal Content at LawGeex As we blogged about back in the day, Many people make others sign non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) before they reveal their business ideas to them. They assume that an NDA will prevent the other party from using or revealing their ideas. But NDAs aren’t like the magical protective spells some people seem to think they are. In fact, an NDA…
Leave a Comment Posted on October 8, 2018 Four top legal innovators have been announced to lead the bill at the first GC Tech Masters Summit to be held in the UK this month. Sophie Schwass, Head of Legal Operations at Lloyds Banking Group, Sarah Barrat Vane, formerly Director of Legal Operations at Royal Mail, Jeremy Barton, General Counsel at KPMG and Richard Tromans, of Tromans Consulting are all set to speak at the agenda-setting…
Leave a Comment Posted on September 27, 2018 In a series of monthly interviews, LawGeex speaks to top In-House Legal leaders adopting legal technology to enhance productivity. Here we talk to Ashlee Best, Legal Operations Manager, Asana Asana and productivity Asana, is a the productivity and collaboration service which is one of the biggest names in tech. It is founded by Dustin Moskovitz, a cofounder of Facebook, and ex-Google-and-Facebook engineer Justin Rosenstein. The company has raised…
Leave a Comment Posted on September 25, 2018 Noory Bechor, CEO, and co-founder of LawGeex In 2018, LegalTech investments are rapidly closing in on the $1billion mark, with three months of the year still remaining.  Investments currently stand at $926million, based on 26 LegalTech deals. Interestingly, $355million of this has been invested in legal solutions utilizing AI. This AI-focused funding represents a bigger sum than the investment across all legal technology solutions in 2017. By…
Leave a Comment Posted on September 4, 2018 It’s been a scorching summer in many parts of the world. But oblivious to heady nights, tequila and sunburn, the world of LegalTech continued its momentum with major deals and talking points. Here are five things you need to know, and probably missed, over the summer. Big Four professional services firm, EY, bought Riverview Law, a UK-based alternative legal service provider. In the words of Caroline Hill…
Leave a Comment Posted on July 25, 2018 Which books should you pack along with the sunscreen and flip flops? From OJ to the Anxious Lawyer, leading legal technology and law commentators offer their vacation must-reads. 1. Joshua Rozenberg Joshua Rozenberg trained as a lawyer before becoming a legal journalist and was the BBC’s legal correspondent for 15 years. He is now a freelance writer, commentator, and broadcaster and presents the BBC Radio 4 series Law in Action…
Leave a Comment Posted on July 18, 2018 In a series of monthly interviews, LawGeex speaks to law departments adopting legal technology to enhance productivity. Here, we speak to Aaron Van Nice, Director, Legal Operations, Baxter Healthcare How is your in-house legal team organized?  We have about 145 people globally in the legal department, about 75 attorneys, two-thirds of which are in the U.S. The IP team is the largest team in the legal department. We have…