Fireside Chat on Legal Analytics and the Future of Data-Driven Law

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 64 minutes
Recorded Date: January 31, 2018
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4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
  • The case for analytics
  • How analytics changed the industry
  • Before and after legal analytics?
  • Evaluating outside counsel
  • Predicting litigation timeline and spend
  • Determining successful motion strategy
  • Predicting judge behavior
  • Comparing courts and judges
  • Automating social media eDiscovery for the legal and insurance industries
Runtime: 1 hour and 4 minutes
Recorded: January 31st, 2018


In this fireside chat, the panelist will make the case for legal analytics and the future of law in this data-driven generation.

This program was recorded on January 31st, 2018.

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Scott Reents

Lead Attorney, Data Analytics & eDiscovery, Litigation
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Scott Reents focuses on data analytics and eDiscovery, advising clients on defensible approaches to the preservation, collection, search and analysis of digital evidence, including the use of advanced technologies such as technology-assisted review (TAR). He has represented numerous Fortune 100 companies and major financial institutions clients in securities litigations, shareholder class actions, bankruptcy-related litigation and other complex commercial disputes in various federal and state courts. Mr. Reents is a frequent speaker and writer on data analytics and eDiscovery, including eDiscovery litigation, TAR and advanced search analytics, the defensibility of eDiscovery processes, information governance, and eDiscovery ethics.

Prior to practicing law, Mr. Reents worked in the technology industry, including as a research analyst at Gartner, the technology advisory services company, and as the founder of the healthcare industry practice at Fulcrum Analytics, a database marketing services provider. Mr. Reents also co-founded, a nonprofit developer of technology for improving the democratic process.

Josh Becker

Lex Machina

As CEO, Josh leads strategy and operations for Lex Machina and is a thought leader in intellectual property trends and leveraging technology to improve the practice of law.

Josh was part of the founding team of (NYSE:DHX) and ran corporate development at Agile Software (sold to Oracle). He was a Venture Capitalist at Redpoint Ventures and then a Founding General Partner of New Cycle Capital. Previously he also worked at McKinsey & Co. and Netscape.

Josh runs Startup2Startup, an entrepreneur dinner/discussion group and is active with the Stanford Angels and Entrepreneurs. He Chairs the Full Circle Fund, a coalition of technology and business leaders that collect funds and supports leading social entrepreneurs.

Josh earned a joint J.D./M.B.A. from Stanford University and a B.A. from Williams College.

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