Emojis and Sentiment as New Critical Risk Elements in Corporate Communications: How to Understand and Handle These ‘New Normal’ Data Types

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 62 minutes
Recorded Date: February 06, 2020
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  • The New Normal
  • The History of the Eomji
  • Volving Use of Emojis
  • Dangers of Emojis
  • Searching for Emojis in Discovery

Runtime: 1 hour, 2 minutes
Recorded: February 6, 2020


For better or for worse, emojis are now an established part of human interaction,including professional (and unprofessional) communications. Emojis are being used more and more in corporate email and chat systems and the sentiments represented by these symbols can present significant business risks – and finding them can be a challenge. What can companies do to adapt to the emoji explosion?

This emerging technology session will take participants through basic emoji meanings, hidden and otherwise, discuss newly-available technology helping target risky communications containing emojis and charged words, outline how lawyers can quickly investigate the substance of the issues at hand, and explain how courts have addressed emojis to date.

This program was recorded as part of's Legalweek Conference on February 6th, 2020.

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Jack Malley

Spolzino Smith Buss & Jacobs LLP

Jack Malley is co-chair of the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group and a member of the Litigation Department. Mr. Malley is an expert litigator and trial attorney with over twenty-five years of experience, who concentrates his practice on the representation of clients in complex commercial, real estate and employment matters.

With respect to his commercial and real estate litigation practice, Mr. Malley represents real estate owners, real estate investment companies, real estate developers, community associations, securities investment funds, broker-dealers, banks, title insurance companies, consumer product manufacturers and distributors, and many other institutional and business entities.

Nathaniel Huber-Fliflet

Senior Managing Director

Nathaniel Huber-Fliflet is a Senior Managing Director at Ankura, based in Washington, DC. He has 14 years of experience consulting with law firms and corporations on advanced data analytics solutions and legal technology services. His core expertise is in machine learning, speech recognition, data mining, and software development – all within the legal technology and services market space.

Peter Gronvall

Senior Managing Director

Peter is a Senior Managing Director at Ankura. He is an accomplished business visionary in the legal services and information-risk marketplace. He leads a global team of professionals that handles global investigations and large-scale litigation matters. Peter and his teams are routinely called upon to help corporate clients solve their most important legal needs as they relate to data-intensive requirements, especially as those matters implicate enterprise-level litigations and investigations. Peter’s engagements routinely involve C-suite executives, generals counsel, and outside counsel, confronting legal matters that involve information and technology concerns.
By background, Peter is a former Wall Street law firm attorney with an esteemed track record in founding and growing business ventures in the legal technology, cybersecurity, and corporate risk management sectors. Since leaving the law practice in 2006, Peter has established a sterling record as an accomplished business visionary with exceptional leadership and strategic competencies, culminating in growing and selling businesses in the legal services and technology market space.

For more than a decade, Peter has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, where his academic focus is on the role of technology in disrupting and transforming the business of the legal practice.

Jordan Razza

Senior Counsel & Director of US Litigation
Diageo North America, Inc.

Jordan Razza is the Senior Counsel & Director of U.S. Litigation at Diageo North America, Inc.

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