London: Debunking Machine Learning Myths - Case Studies in Contract Review and Analysis

When:  Jun 19, 2017 from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM (GMT)

Debunking Machine Learning Myths - Case Studies in Contract Review and Analysis

19 June 2017
11:30 - 14:00 BST

AI and machine learning continue to loom large on the legal landscape but let’s put aside hype and potential for the moment and focus instead on reality and results, right now.

In this extended Lunch and Learn session supported by Kira Systems hear how three very different firms – Freshfields, Mishcon de Reya, and Kemp Little – have gotten their respective ideas off the drawing board and into practice, as they bid to accelerate and improve the accuracy of their contract review and analysis projects.

Then explore some of the themes, issues and questions arising with the presenters and your peers in a roundtable discussion moderated by Richard Tromans of Artificial Lawyer

This event will strive to provide an understanding of:

  • Machine learning as applied to contract review & analysis
  • How to identify appropriate use cases
  • Effective approaches to gain business buy-in
  • Strategies for managing the people and process parts of the rollout/adoption equation, in addition to the technology
  • Potential pitfalls, practical challenges and routes to success
  • Anticipated benefits and returns

11.30 - Coffee and registration
11.50 - Welcome and opening remarks
12.00 - Freshfields case study - Isabel Parker 
12.20 - Kemp Little case study - Siddhartha Mankad
12.40 - Mishcon de Reya case study - Nick West
13:00 - Buffet lunch served
13.10 - Roundtable discussion
14.00 - Close

Richard Tromans
is the founder of TromansConsulting, which advises lawyers on strategy and innovation, including the adoption of legal AI. He has spent over 18 years working in the legal sector focused on the UK and global legal markets. Richard also is the founder of the global legal AI news site, Artificial Lawyer, which was recently recognised as one of the top 50 information sites in the world on Artificial Intelligence.

Nick West is one of the foremost experts in LegalTech and the application of AI to the legal market, having spent the majority of his career working at the forefront of innovation in the legal industry. Formerly Managing Director of Axiom in the UK and Director of LexisNexis's UK Legal Business, Nick's expertise lies in the field of technology, knowledge and new business models in the legal sector. Nick began his career as a competition lawyer at Linklaters and then as a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co. Nick is a Visiting Professor at the University of Law, where he lectures on Law, Business and Technology and an Advisor to BPP Law School on LegalTech Innovation.

Isabel Parker trained and qualified as a finance lawyer at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. In 2013, she moved from fee earning into the Management office of Freshfields as Strategy Lead for a firm wide global change project to shape the firms' target operating model. She set up the firm's legal Services Centre in Manchester, which formally opened in July 2015. In December 2015, Isabel was made a Senior Director of the firm, responsible for legal services innovation. She has responsibility for reshaping the legal services elements of the Global Centre and the wider firm, to enhance the value of Freshfields' client services.

Siddhartha Mankad joined Kemp Little (KL) as its first Chief Operating Officer (COO) in 2011 and a member of the Firm’s management board. At KL he is brings together his personal and professional interests in technology, effectiveness and people to help identify and drive projects and change aimed at improving the experience & service for clients; and efficiencies within the business. Prior to joining KL he was the Operations and IT Director at Boodle Hatfield and prior to that a senior consultant and programme manager for global projects at Andersen.

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