Rise of the Robolawyer - Increased Efficiency While Overcoming Disruptors to Your Career by Embracing Cutting Edge Technology

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 60 minutes
Recorded Date: January 30, 2018
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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Automation
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Attorney Competency
  • TAR: Problem or Solution
  • A New Approach to Big Data
  • Acceptance by the Bench
  • Predictive Prioritized Workflow
Runtime:1 hour
Recorded: January 30, 2018


The future lawyer is now part automation and expertise. By 2020 it is estimated that over 100,000 legal roles have a high chance of being automated as-as a result of the quickening pace of technology, shifting workforce demographics, and the need to offer more value for money causing a tipping point for talent strategies among law firms and corporations. Automation and artificial intelligence tools have become sophisticated enough and cost effective to replace many repetitive tasks essential in the practice of law. Slack space is the new legal efficiency opportunities. During this session learn how to automate the “slack space” that you deal with every day to improve efficiency within your legal department. By embracing Artificial Intelligence, you will become more successful in your legal career.

This CLE session will discuss what legal professionals should know or start thinking about artificial intelligence to succeed in the evolving legal sector, your firm, department, and career.

This program was recorded on January 30th, 2018.

Provided By



H. Bruce "HB" Gordon

Manager, ESI Response Management, EnCE
Teva Pharmaceuticals

H Bruce (HB) Gordon currently works for Teva Pharmaceuticals located in Horsham, Pennsylvania as their Manager, ESI Response Management overseeing all global eDiscovery, Computer Forensics and internal investigative work in a company of over 50,000 employees.

Prior to Teva, HB worked for AmerisourceBergen Corporation as the IT Liaison to the Legal Department, and Rohm and Haas Company as the IT Manager for the Legal Department. Over his 35 year IT career, he has worked in the Computer Manufacturing, Banking, Personal Care Products, Education and Consulting arenas including custom software development.

He is a graduate of Northeastern University in Boston, with a degree in Engineering and a major in Computer Science.

Alan Lockett

Data Scientist

Alan Lockett has a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Texas, Austin, ranked 5th nationally in the field of Artificial Intelligence. His primary research areas include optimization, neural network controllers, evolutionary algorithms, graphical models (RBMs, DBNs), and applied stochastic processes. Thesis entitled “General-Purpose Optimization Through Information Maximization” presented a unified framework for analyzing diverse optimization methods and applied theoretical analysis in order to develop evolutionary annealing, a martingale-based approach to optimization. Typical project management activities include managing a budget, communicating with clients to elicit requirements, create expectations, and notify of progress, as well as managing the day-to-day activities of development teams ranging in size from 1 to 5 developers. Much of this work has required coordinating with geographically distributed teams through a virtual office space.

Nathan Reichardt

WHDS Director of Operations

Mr. Reichardt is responsible for the operation of WilmerHale’s Litigation Support Department and the WilmerHale Discovery Solutions Technical Team. His teams work with attorneys in all WilmerHale offices to leverage in-house, cutting-edge technology or third-party document review technologies to efficiently manage the discovery process in the most cost effective and accurate manner. Mr. Reichardt also optimizes the delivery of WilmerHale DiscoverySolutions services by instituting best-in-class process and delivery practices, which enable our attorneys to exceed clients’ expectations.

Martin T. Tully

Akerman LLP

Martin T. Tully is a founding partner of Actuate Law LLC, based in Chicago. He is a veteran trial lawyer with over 25 years of national experience representing companies and individuals in complex commercial litigation concerning a broad array of fields and industries.

Empowered by his commercial litigation practice, Martin is nationally recognized for his knowledge and experience in the fields of electronic discovery, information governance and data security/data privacy. His expertise helps clients to stay ahead of the curve in each of these fields with respect to developing law, technology, and best practices, whether in the context of active litigation and regulatory matters, or in seeking to avoid them. Martin is also adept at leveraging both technology and strategic partnerships with technologists to achieve client objectives.

Martin advances thought-leadership in data law as a member of the Steering Committee of the Sedona Conference Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production (WG-1), as an active member of the Sedona Conference Working Group on Data Security and Privacy Liability (WG-11), the 7th Circuit E-Discovery Pilot Program Committee, the ABA Section of Litigation, Privacy and Data Security Committee, and the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

In addition, Martin has published and presented extensively on the subjects of e-discovery, information governance, cybersecurity, and legal technology; has been recognized by Chambers USA, Nationwide, for Litigation: E-Discovery; and has been acknowledged by Who’s Who Legal as being “steps ahead of his competitors” and “widely regarded for his ‘superior knowledge’ of electronic discovery and information governance.”

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