Kim Peretti, Dan Felz and Alysa Austin
Part One of a Two-Part Article
Despite the steady growth of global AI adoption, there is no comprehensive federal legislation on AI in the United States. Instead, the U.S. has a patchwork of various current and proposed AI regulatory frameworks. It is critical for organizations looking to harness this novel technology to understand these frameworks and to prepare to operate in compliance with them.
Jessica Robinson and Amit Dungarani
Part 2 of a Two-Part Article
Part 1 of this article discussed approaches to managing second requests using core project management principles that allow you to control the timeliness, cost, and quality of your organization’s response. This follow-up looks at the pragmatics of strategizing and executing a successful plan.
Christine Au-Yeung and Chidera Dawodu
The recent flurry of online impersonators, ranging from accounts posing as President Joe Biden to the pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly, exposes the challenges of social media platforms’ verification and authentication processes. These events show that monitoring and policing trademark infringements and right of publicity violations can be increasingly difficult in the social media context.
We're seeing is a variety of successful measures that are designed to help attorneys get what they want: a best-of-both worlds scenario where they keep some work-from-home and fold-in an opportunity to intentionally connect and collaborate with colleagues in the office.
Many fear cyborgs stealing corner offices from rainmakers, that the future will be Robolawyers instead of humans. The reality is that the most powerful AI today, when applied to complex areas like legal, is more reliant on human interaction, not less.
The Supreme Court has decided in the context of national security to consider the parameters of, and possible limits to, “Section 230” liability protections for social media companies. The question is why this case? The Supreme Court has decided to accept a case that, while sounding narrow and technical, actually goes to the heart of the way many Internet platforms operate — algorithmic targeted content recommendations.
On Jan. 9, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument on whether the attorney-client privilege protects against disclosure of dual-purpose communications — where the communications contain both legal and nonlegal advice.
Andrey Spektor and Laura S. Perlov
If you use Whatsapp or similar platforms for work-related communications, then you’ve probably heard that regulators are putting an end to that practice. Ephemeral and encrypted messaging, they have noted, evades monitoring and prevents retention. A seldom used doctrine allows prosecutors to charge executives with misdemeanor offenses just for being in the position of power when others commit the misconduct. Rather than take a wait-and-see approach, companies and their leaders would do well to prepare for prosecutors to reach deep into their toolbox.
Brian E. Middlebrook, Tyrik Jiang, John T. Mills and Joseph Salvo
The most common questions and key elements of a negligence claim are whether the defendant breached a duty of care, whether there is any injury as a result of the defendant’s breach of any purported duty of care, and whether the defendant’s alleged breach caused the plaintiff any damages. While these essential questions and elements apply with equal force in data breach litigation, the difficult question to answer in these cases is “what is the value, if any, of your injury or damages?”
For a legal CIO, one of the key responsibilities is to establish that the organization has the right technology in place to support its operations and achieve its business goals. This can be challenging, as there are many factors to consider when choosing new technology for your organization. One bad decision can have a material impact on not only the bottom line, but on the ability of your firm to compete in an ever-changing legal market.