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June 20, 2024
Crafting an Effective DEI Policy for LGBTQIA+ Employees: A Guide for In-House Counsel

Crafting an Effective DEI Policy for LGBTQIA+ Employees: A Guide for In-House Counsel

The arrival of Pride Month in June is an annual reminder of the importance of workforce diversity and creating a safe place for people of all backgrounds to contribute to the success of their organizations. HR experts suggest that this year is especially important for employees who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or other sexual and gender minorities (LGBTQIA+). “As we celebrate Pride Month in...

June 05, 2024
FTC Ban on Noncompete Agreements: What In-House Counsel Need to Know

FTC Ban on Noncompete Agreements: What In-House Counsel Need to Know

By Elias Kahn | LexisNexis Practical Guidance The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) finally delivered on a long-awaited order when it issued a final rule on April 23, 2024, that bans most noncompete agreements nationwide between employers and employees. “Noncompete clauses keep wages low, suppress new ideas, and rob the American economy of dynamism, including from the more than 8,500 new startups that would be...

May 28, 2024
Unveiling the Top Employment Law Concern: In-House Counsel Struggle with Discrimination Complaints

Unveiling the Top Employment Law Concern: In-House Counsel Struggle with Discrimination Complaints

In-house counsel are faced with a dizzying array of labor and employment law issues on a regular basis, but one of them stands out by far as the source of the biggest headaches that keep them up at night. Employee discrimination complaints are the matters most likely to damage a company’s reputation if not managed properly and are the most expensive employment matters for the organization to litigate, according...

May 16, 2024

Shepard’s Outshines KeyCite as Reliable Citation Service for Legal Research

By: Karen Hay The foundation of accurate legal research is ensuring that your citations are good law. Citing outdated, overruled or irrelevant cases not only weakens your credibility and undermines your persuasiveness. It can also be a costly mistake for both you and your client in some instances. Any first-year law student can tell you that the best way to have confidence that your research contains cases with precedential...

May 15, 2024
Developing AI Responsibly: The LexisNexis Commitment

Developing AI Responsibly: The LexisNexis Commitment

By Geoffrey D. Ivnik, Esq. | Director of Large Markets, LexisNexis The emergence of generative artificial intelligence (Gen AI) tools is an exciting breakthrough in our industry, but it is appropriate to also approach this new technology with caution . We are all aware by now of the risks of relying on Gen AI outputs without proper oversight by a lawyer, just as a lawyer would oversee the work product of a summer associate...

May 13, 2024
How LexisNexis Prioritizes Data Security & Privacy for Customers’ Sensitive Data

How LexisNexis Prioritizes Data Security & Privacy for Customers’ Sensitive Data

By Serena Wellen LexisNexis Legal & Professional has been an AI innovator for years, leveraging artificial intelligence technology, including natural language processing and machine learning in our legal solutions. Our focus is all about customer-driven innovation, using AI technology to help legal professionals work more efficiently and effectively. At the heart of this focus is the protection of our customers’...

May 09, 2024
Tips for In-House Counsel to Shape Social Media Policies in the Workplace

Tips for In-House Counsel to Shape Social Media Policies in the Workplace

There is no shortage of divisive issues fueling conflict between people who take their opinions to social media platforms, from war in the Middle East and Ukraine to a presidential election cycle here in the U.S. And while the right to free speech is embedded in the fabric of our nation, the public airing of controversial opinions held by a company’s workers can cause sticky business challenges for employers. ...

May 08, 2024
AI Privacy & Security: The LexisNexis Commitment

AI Privacy & Security: The LexisNexis Commitment

By Geoffrey D. Ivnik, Esq. | Director of Large Markets, LexisNexis The rise of powerful generative artificial intelligence (Gen AI) models that can quickly obtain answers to research queries, summarize lengthy documents and create synthetic text for lawyers offers exciting possibilities for transforming the practice of law. But it also raises important questions around data privacy and security. Law firms are in the...

April 29, 2024
Majority of Corporate Legal Departments Anticipate Gen AI to Slash Expenses: 76% In-House Counsel Agree

Majority of Corporate Legal Departments Anticipate Gen AI to Slash Expenses: 76% In-House Counsel Agree

The vast majority of corporate executives at Fortune 1000 companies expect their investment in Generative Artificial Intelligence (Gen AI) technologies to increase over the course of the next five years, and they have high hopes for how this investment will ultimately reduce their operational costs. These findings were derived from our 2024 Investing in Legal Innovation Survey: The Rise of Gen AI at Top Firms &...

April 22, 2024
5 Ways Lexis+ AI’s Second-Generation Legal AI Assistant Will Transform Legal Work

5 Ways Lexis+ AI’s Second-Generation Legal AI Assistant Will Transform Legal Work

By Alison Manchester The commercial launch of Lexis+ AI in October 2023 was a watershed moment in the legal industry, introducing the first comprehensive legal research platform powered by generative artificial intelligence (Gen AI) trained for the legal profession. Since that time, we have been collecting continuous user feedback based on our customers’ real-life use of the platform and putting those learnings...

March 29, 2024
GC Guardrails for Gen AI Adoption

GC Guardrails for Gen AI Adoption

By Geoffrey D. Ivnik, Esq. | Director of Large Markets, LexisNexis Corporate legal departments are not standing on the sidelines and waiting to see how the adoption of generative artificial intelligence (Gen AI) technology plays out. One in two (50%) corporate executives say their companies are using Gen AI now for legal matters, 32% say they intend to increase hiring more professionals to take advantage of Gen AI technology...

March 29, 2024
Law Firms: Ask Your Clients About AI Expectations

Law Firms: Ask Your Clients About AI Expectations

By Geoffrey D. Ivnik, Esq. | Director of Large Markets, LexisNexis Corporate counsel have made it clear they are expecting their outside counsel to become more efficient in their operations by leveraging the power of generative artificial intelligence (Gen AI) technology, but there is currently a communications gap between the two sides of the table. “While top corporate lawyers have a keen interest in how outside...

March 28, 2024
ESG, DEI and CSR: What In-House Counsel Need to Know

ESG, DEI and CSR: What In-House Counsel Need to Know

Casual observers of business trends can be forgiven for being puzzled by the alphabet soup of acronyms used in the legal space, but in-house counsel don’t have the same luxury when it comes to the areas of ESG, DEI and CSR. ESG, DEI and CSR—Similar but Different These three terms are distinct but related: ESG refers to the “environmental, social and governance” conduct of a company DEI...

March 22, 2024
Corporate Legal Departments Are Seizing the GenAI Opportunity

Corporate Legal Departments Are Seizing the GenAI Opportunity

By Geoffrey D. Ivnik, Esq. | Director of Large Markets, LexisNexis Every corner of the legal profession has explored the potential uses of generative artificial intelligence (Gen AI) technology in the past year, but the fastest adopters have been corporate legal professionals. The LexisNexis 2024 Investing in Legal Innovation Survey: The Rise of Gen AI at Top Firms & Corporations surveyed executives in corporate...

March 22, 2024
Cyber Security Experts Talk About AI Security

Cyber Security Experts Talk About AI Security

By Geoffrey D. Ivnik, Esq. | Director of Large Markets, LexisNexis The fast adoption of generative artificial intelligence (Gen AI) technology illustrates its tremendous potential in the marketplace, but it’s important to be clear-eyed about the data security considerations as well. “As with any emerging technology, rapid implementation (of Gen AI) could be risky, opening the door to threat actors to exploit...

March 19, 2024
5 Things Litigators Should Look for in a Legal Research Tool

5 Things Litigators Should Look for in a Legal Research Tool

By Deepank Varshney We all learned in law school that quality legal research is critical to the practice of law in any area of the profession. For litigators, pinpointing the most relevant legal issues, case precedents and legal insights often make the difference between winning and losing in the outcome of a dispute. The Importance of Legal Research for Litigators Legal research tool support litigators by efficiently...

March 15, 2024
Law firms hiring AI talent better hurry

Law firms hiring AI talent better hurry

By Geoffrey D. Ivnik, Esq. | Director of Large Markets, LexisNexis The hottest jobs in the U.S. right now are the ones that involve expertise in the application of artificial intelligence. New AI-related job listings are up 42% since December 2022, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal on March 5, 2024, while the overall market for new IT job listings have declined by 31% over the same period. This national...

March 15, 2024
Meeting Efficiency Expectations of Corporate Clients with Gen AI

Meeting Efficiency Expectations of Corporate Clients with Gen AI

By Geoffrey D. Ivnik, Esq. | Director of Large Markets, LexisNexis The LexisNexis 2024 Investing in Legal Innovation Survey: The Rise of Gen AI at Top Firms & Corporations revealed an intriguing gap in expectations regarding the use of generative artificial intelligence (Gen AI) in law firms between corporate clients and law firm leaders. A large majority (80%) of Fortune 1000 executives expect to see a reduction...

March 14, 2024
How to Write Effective Legal AI Prompts

How to Write Effective Legal AI Prompts

By Jake Nelson | Sr. Product Manager, LexisNexis Now that lawyers have had time to experiment with generative artificial intelligence (Gen AI) tools and see the breakthrough capabilities of this technology for themselves, they are settling in to think about some of the specific use cases. The most frequently cited applications of Gen AI include conducting legal research and legal drafting according to our 2023 International...

March 08, 2024
For In-House Counsel: 5 Essential Tips for Implementing AI In the Workplace

For In-House Counsel: 5 Essential Tips for Implementing AI In the Workplace

The emergence of Generative Artificial Intelligence (Gen AI) tools presents a transformational opportunity for companies to achieve greater efficiencies in their workflows, but it also presents new headaches for in-house counsel who are tasked with mitigating risk and ensuring regulatory compliance of business practices. For example, the introduction of Gen AI into the process of screening potential job candidates offers...

March 08, 2024
How to Select a Responsible AI Business Partner

How to Select a Responsible AI Business Partner

By Geoffrey D. Ivnik, Esq. | Director of Large Markets, LexisNexis The rise of Legal AI — Generative Artificial Intelligence (Gen AI) tools trained for the legal profession — creates an interesting tension for an industry that is deeply rooted in the commitment to principles such as deliberation, risk management and ethical boundaries. The practice of law requires that lawyers proceed very cautiously with...

March 07, 2024
Tech Innovation with LLMs Producing More Secure and Reliable Gen AI Results

Tech Innovation with LLMs Producing More Secure and Reliable Gen AI Results

By Serena Wellen | Senior Director of Product Management, LexisNexis The introduction of Generative Artificial Intelligence (Gen AI) tools specifically designed for the legal profession is stirring animated conversations about the potential for these tools to transform the way that law is practiced, but perhaps less understood is how the technology making these tools possible is getting better and more reliable. Gen...

March 01, 2024
Legal AI: 3 Steps Law Firms Should Take Now

Legal AI: 3 Steps Law Firms Should Take Now

By Geoffrey D. Ivnik, Esq. | Director of Large Markets, LexisNexis If 2023 was the year that introduced most legal professionals to the emerging world of generative artificial intelligence (Gen AI) technology, then 2024 is likely to be the year when law firms roll up their sleeves and figure out how to adapt their operations to take advantage of the benefits of Gen AI. “Things are moving very quickly, so managing...

March 01, 2024
AI vs. Legal AI, What’s The Difference?

AI vs. Legal AI, What’s The Difference?

By Geoffrey D. Ivnik, Esq. | Director of Large Markets, LexisNexis It may seem like a distant memory by now, but it was November 2022 when most legal professionals were first introduced to the world of Generative Artificial Intelligence (Gen AI) technology with the commercial debut of ChatGPT. That tool was soon followed by launches of Gen AI offerings from Google, Microsoft and other major tech companies. These open...

February 28, 2024
How Litigation in 2024 Could Shape the Future of Gen AI

How Litigation in 2024 Could Shape the Future of Gen AI

By: Mike Swift, Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent, MLex Generative Artificial Intelligence (Gen AI) is at the beginning of what is likely to become the next wave of technology litigation and regulation. The way these actions play out in the courts and in the hallways of regulatory agencies could have as much impact on how Gen AI is deployed in the U.S. as any law that is ultimately passed by Congress. This is...