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LexisNexis to Present Five AI-Focused Sessions at Legalweek 2024

January 25, 2024 (3 min read)

Legal professionals who attend Legalweek 2024 will have the opportunity to be equipped with insights that go beyond the AI hype and help them to identify specific action items for capitalizing on the benefits of Generative Artificial Intelligence (Gen AI) in the legal services industry.

LexisNexis has mobilized to lead the way with an educational initiative designed to accelerate industry awareness of Gen AI, kicking off the year by sponsoring five AI-focused sessions at the conference (January 29 - February 1) in New York:

  • “AI IRL: Practical and Effective AI Use Cases for Legal” (January 29, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Sutton South)
    This session will launch the Legalweek 2024 AI Workshop by exploring current, practical applications of AI in the legal sector, emphasizing real-world effectiveness over theoretical potential. Panelists will provide tips and insights on distinguishing between AI tools that offer genuine value and those that are merely overhyped solutions in search of a problem. Speakers include Danielle Benecke, founder of Baker McKenzie’s Machine Learning Practice; Julian Tsisin, director of legal technology solutions at Meta Platforms; Léo Murgel, COO and senior vice president at Salesforce; Steve Gong, patent counsel and head of data science, technology and operations at Google; and Jeff Reihl, EVP and chief technology officer at LexisNexis.
  • “What’s Next for Large Language Models?” (January 30, 2 to 3 p.m., Mercury Ballroom)
    This session will evaluate whether Gen AI fulfilled early expectations for use with legal practice, new use cases, and the pace at which Large Language Models (LLMs) are advancing. Presenters will also discuss whether the technology has reached a point of accessibility that furthers access to justice opportunities. Speakers include Oz Benamran, chief knowledge and innovation officer at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Danielle Benecke, founder of Baker McKenzie’s Machine Learning Practice; Melissa Prince, chief of legal operations at Ice Miller; and Jeff Reihl, EVP and chief technology officer at LexisNexis.
  • “Ethical and Legal Considerations for the Deployment of AI in Litigation” (January 31, 11:30 am to 12:30 p.m., Regent Room)
    This session will delve into the unique ethical and legal considerations that arise from the use of AI in litigation. A panel of renowned legal tech experts will explore critical areas of concern, such as privilege and confidentiality, privacy rights, data security, transparency, algorithmic bias and liability issues. Speakers include Niloy Roy, shareholder at Littler Mendelson; Chris Chapman, director of litigation support at Dickinson Wright; Michelle Six, of counsel at Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart; Vanessa Barsanti, partner at Kirkland & Ellis; and Karl Harris, CEO of Lex Machina.
  • “One Year Later: What We’ve Learned, What’s Changed and What Lies Ahead for Generative AI in the Legal Sector” (January 31, 2 to 3 p.m., Petit Trianon)
    This session will focus on the flurry of activity since the launch of ChatGPT in late-2022 and how the legal industry’s collective attention turned to Gen AI in 2023. Panelists will examine the latest updates, new milestones in LLM technology, adoption trends, the regulatory landscape and court policies. Speakers include Cassandra Coyer, legal technology reporter for ALM; Mike Swift, chief global correspondent at MLex Market Insight; Serena Wallen, senior director of product management at LexisNexis; and Simon Weierman, segment manager at LexisNexis.
  • “Transforming the Present: How AI and Machine Learning are Changing” (January 31, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Rendezvous Trianon)
    This session will explore how AI and Machine Learning (ML) are changing the practice of legal knowledge management. Experts will discuss the practical implications, opportunities and challenges presented by AI and ML, and how law firms, legal tech companies and corporate legal departments can effectively leverage these tools for improved efficiency and competitive advantage. Speakers include Joseph Mazzarella, president and general counsel at Mutualink; Todd Friedlich, director of knowledge management and innovation at Wilkie Farr & Gallagher; and Melissa Morrison, director of segment management at LexisNexis.

Gen AI continues to dominate conversations about the future of the legal industry. All eight of the boldest legal tech predictions for 2024 made by leading experts in the space were tied to the adoption of AI, according to a recent story in Law360 Pulse.

Lexis+ AI is our breakthrough Gen AI platform that we believe will transform legal work by providing a suite of legal research, drafting, and summarization tools that deliver on the potential of Gen AI technology. We look forward to sharing more information about this product and our vision for the future of the industry at Legalweek 2024.

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