The Robots Are/Are Not Coming

IBM Watson. Google’s driverless cars. Uncanny recommendations from Amazon, Siri, and Google Now. Not to mention the Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award for 2015 going to Martin Ford’s Rise of the Robots: Technology and the threat of a...

Letter from London: Part II

This is the second in a two-part series recapping some of our thoughts, analyses, and impressions gleaned during our time in London late last month.  The first installment, where we discussed Business Models and Compensation, is here. Today’s topics are...

What’s Your Cyber-Security Posture? (2)

Herewith the second installment of Doug Caddell’s essay on cyber-security. We closed part one of this article by stating that improving your cyber security posture was about managing risk, and that risk will be dependent upon your firm and how you measure the...

What’s Your Cyber-Security Posture?

The following article is by Doug Caddell, a Senior Advisor at Adam Smith Esq. and a former Global 50 CIO.  He is a certified Information Governance Professional (IGP) and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). As I sat down to write this...

R&D for law firms: Can we learn from Corporate America?

Today’s column is by Janet Stanton, Partner, Adam Smith, Esq. It’s a truth universally acknowledged that Law Land resists change like the plague. And, yes, this is pretty widely attributed to the phenom known as the “lawyer personality,” characterized by an...

IBM Watson & Machine Learning

Last week here in New York we had the opportunity to invite a couple of dozen law firms to “An Introduction to IBM Watson” at the brand new $1-billion IBM Watson facility down on Astor Place. This is not going to be a report on that event, except insofar...
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