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LexisNexis defines legal analytics as “the science of drawing insights from large volumes of data.” Legal practitioners, as well as in-house counsel and other stakeholders, are making increased use of legal analytics in order to reach data-driven decisions in the context of future or ongoing litigation. According to a 2020 study carried out by ALM Intelligence and LexisNexis, legal professionals overwhelmingly agree that legal analytics improves their firm’s performance and is valuable to their practice. In particular, legal practitioners use legal analytics to obtain and develop strategic insight relevant to their matters, such as in relation to the practice and conduct of judges, opposing counsel and parties.
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By Karl Harris
The legal profession continues to embrace legal analytics and its advantages in increasing numbers every year. Now, the more interesting questions pertain to how legal professionals use legal analytics and what the likely path is for legal analytics in the future.
By Kim Peretti, Jon Knight, and Emily Poole
The Clark Hill opinion is notable because not only does it follow a string of recent opinions that have found data breach forensic reports not to be entitled to work product protection, it also goes one step further to find that a data breach forensic report is not protected by attorney-client privilege.
By Jake Frazier
Despite the fact that the CISO’s duties are growing in scope and importance, and data protection has become a board-level concern, many security leaders still do not have a direct line to the CEO.
By Sean Fitzpatrick
This article discusses the key lessons that can be taken from a series of recent surveys that seek to understand the long-term impacts of COVID-19 on the industry from the perspective of legal executives and frontline lawyers in U.S. firms and corporate law departments.