The Next Wave: Argue Persuasively with Legal Language Analytics

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 61 minutes
Recorded Date: January 30, 2019
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  • Introduction to Legal Language Analytics
  • AI in action
  • Cloud Computing
  • Structuring unstructured data
  • Rhetorical structure
  • Syntax
  • Conference
  • Results: Uncovering trends in data
  • New offerings and opportunities
Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: January 30, 2019


Imagine using breakthrough analytics across millions of case law documents to know the specific language your judge finds most persuasive. Tools enabling you to mine language and understand the way judges and attorneys write can increase your chances of winning in court, saving your firm time and money.

This panel discussion features attorneys that are both building and buying the new wave of language analytics, putting the tools into practice. Join us and learn how to extract persuasive language from court opinions and briefs so you can best present or argue your case.

This program was recorded as part of ALM's Legalweek Conference on January 30th, 2019.

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James M. Lee

Co-Founder & CEO

James M. Lee is co-founder and CEO of LegalMation. He is a founding partner of LTL Attorneys LLP, a nationally recognized litigation boutique. As an experienced litigator, he has tried numerous cases in federal and state courts. He has been recognized as a top business litigator by various legal publications including the National Law Journal. James has served as lead counsel to a number of Fortune and multinational clients including Wal-Mart, Thomson Reuters, Symantec, and VIZIO. He was formerly associated with litigation powerhouse Quinn Emanuel before co-founding LTL Attorneys. He is a frequent and noted speaker and commentator in the field of AI and innovations in the field of law. At LegalMation, James serves as the key driver of the Company’s vision and strategy.

He received his J.D. from Stanford Law School, and his B.S. from the University of Southern California.

Nik Reed

Co-Founder & COO
Ravel Law, a LexisNexis Company

Prior to Ravel, Nik worked in management consulting at Accenture as part of the corporate strategy team where he focused on international mergers and acquisitions.

Nik studied international relations and political economy as an undergraduate at Stanford, with a focus on the Middle East and the European Union. He then attended Hautes Etudes Commerciales Paris, where he received a Dipl?me de Grande Ecole (MSc in Management) and continued to study political economy, this time focused on the EU and transatlantic relations. Nik also has a JD from Stanford Law School.

Nik started his career at Merrill Lynch during the late 1990s internet bubble, as an intern for Henry Blodget. At Merrill, he learned first-hand about valuing internet companies and the perils of over valuation in exuberant markets. After graduating from HEC, Nik joined Accenture’s Corporate Strategy team to focus on M&A, working on deals between large international conglomerates as well as deals that involved the acquisition and integration of fast growing internet start-ups in Silicon Valley.

When not focused on business, Nik believes strongly in helping the international community and in community service more broadly. While at Stanford, Nik worked on the Afghanistan Legal Education Project, writing legal textbooks for students in Afghanistan, and the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project, helping Iraqi refugees apply for asylum in the United States. Nik has also volunteered on Presidential campaigns, worked at a think-tank dedicated to furthering transatlantic ties, and most recently has a hand in drafting legislation that would create incentives to help urban agriculture thrive in his home-state of California.

Patrick DiDomenico

Chief Knowledge Officer
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Steweart, P.C.

Mr. DiDomenico is the firm’s Chief Knowledge Officer and is responsible for the firm’s knowledge management infrastructure and strategic direction. In his role, Mr. DiDomenico oversees the Knowledge Management (KM) Department, which includes KM client solutions, KM firm solutions, KM Counsel (practice support lawyers), legal research services, legal project management, portfolio engagements, and other innovative functions. He works with the firm’s attorneys and clients to develop innovative ways to deliver greater value, focusing on quality, consistency, and efficiency. He is also a member of the firm’s Technology Strategy Committee, which helps the firm make the best use of technology to serve our clients.

Prior to his Knowledge Management career, Mr. DiDomenico served as commercial litigation attorney in New York for nine years.

Mr. DiDomenico is the author of the book Knowledge Management for Lawyers, published in 2015 by the American Bar Association. He is a frequent speaker on the topics of knowledge management, legal technology, and innovation. Mr. DiDomenico is also the founder of the Knowledge Management for Legal Professionals group and Legal Project Management group on LinkedIn.

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