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Beyond Artificial Intelligence: The Future of In-House Legal Teams

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 58 minutes
Recorded Date: October 27, 2020
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        • Defining Artificial Intelligence in Legal
        • Benefits of AI in Corporate Legal Departments
        • Hurdles for Adoption
                - Costs
                - Ethical Considerations and Reliability
                - Appetite for Change and Change Management
        • Q & A

Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: October 27, 2020


As AI goes from mythology to reality in legal, how can GCs smartly incorporate it into their legal department strategy? This discussion will cover:
  • AI lingo for lawyers
  • Ethics considerations around AI
  • Upskilling teams by alleviating the burden of routine tasks
  • Understanding the difference between AI, Machine Learning, and Automation and why it matters
This program was recorded as part of Corporate Counsel's Women, Influence, and Power in Law Virtual Conference held on October 27th, 2020.

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Jean Yang

Vice President, AI Center of Excellence

Jean Yang, vice president of the Onit AI Center of Excellence, has a background in building businesses and solutions that improve how law is practiced and accessed. In her role at Onit, she applies her extensive experience and dedication to innovation to continue the AI evolution of Onit and its products.

She was named Emerging ICT Leader of the Year 2019 and regularly presents on the topics of legal technology and AI. She is also the founding executive of LegalTech NZ, an organization that facilitates the development and adoption of advancing legal technology in New Zealand.

Yang was a solicitor at a commercial law firm, Minter Ellison Rudd Watts, where she started automating repetitive aspects of her own work with code. From there, Jean left the traditional legal career to become the COO and VP of Legal Services at AI contract management software provider McCarthy Finch (acquired by Onit in 2020). She helped build the business from infancy to acquisition and lead product and technology development.

Jean has a bachelor of law and bachelor of commerce from the University of Auckland and is admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand.

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Stasha Jain

Vice President, Legal & Compliance

Stasha Jain has been practicing law for more than 15 years, the majority of which has been as in-house counsel. She is currently vice president of legal and compliance at Onit where she is responsible for all legal support for Onit and its affiliates.

Stasha and her team work closely with the Onit leadership team and other key stakeholders to efficiently deliver legal services, including contract management, compliance, data privacy, and other areas of significant company-wide impact. Incidentally, she also enjoys using Onit tools to help her team run an efficient legal department.

Stasha’s rich experience and background includes serving as senior legal counsel at ZS Associates, Inc., a boutique consulting firm, and corporate counsel at Hewitt Associates (now known as Alight Solutions), a human resources outsourcing firm.

Stasha received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago and a J.D. from the University of Michigan.

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Letitia Hsu

Associate Legal Counsel
Adobe, Inc.

Letitia is associate legal counsel at Adobe in their Digital Media product group, and oversees the suite of products a part of Document Cloud, from Acrobat to their newest offering, PDF Tools API. She advises multiple business units, such as product, AI innovation, and go-to-market, and works on in-bound and out-bound licensing, strategic partnerships, and privacy by design.

Letitia is also an active member of Adobe’s AI/ML committee, including the project working group responsible for developing internal AI/ML policies and guidelines, as well as the AI/ML evangelization taskforce.

Letitia graduated from University of California, San Diego, with a B.S. in Biology, and received her J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law. Previously, Letitia litigated intellectual property matters with a focus on patents and trade secrets in technology sectors such as software and pharmaceuticals. Letitia also worked in the data privacy and cybersecurity space, and is CIPP-US certified.

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