Gibson Dunn Launches Artificial Intelligence and Automated Systems Group

December 17, 2018

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has launched a new practice group focused on artificial intelligence and automated systems.  Building on a number of successful transactions and litigation matters in the area, the practice brings together the talents and experience of lawyers throughout Gibson Dunn, collectively possessing a diverse array of technical and legal experience and skills.  The Artificial Intelligence and Automated Systems (AI/AS) Practice Group is led by Palo Alto intellectual property partner Mark Lyon.

“As Artificial Intelligence becomes more sophisticated, more widely accepted and more embedded in our economy, legal scrutiny in the U.S. of the potential uses and effects of these technologies has also been increasing,” said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  “Clients are seeking guidance from counsel who can tackle these legal and regulatory developments and the implications for companies developing or using products based on these technologies.  We are extremely well-positioned in terms of experience, capability and knowledge to help our clients meet these new challenges.”

“The legal issues surrounding AI technologies are complex and multi-disciplinary.  Given the rapid pace of AI development, it is critical to our clients that they be represented by counsel who are not just on top of the laws and regulations, but also have a fundamental understanding of the underlying technology.  We already have lawyers with the right background and knowledge to advise clients on the entire breadth of these issues – and, in fact, have been doing so for years,” Lyon said.  “The new Practice Group now provides us a more clearly visible way to organize our collective experience, allows us to make sure we have the right knowledge available for our clients, and gives us a platform to communicate our capabilities in the area to the market.”

About Gibson Dunn’s Artificial Intelligence and Automated Systems Practice

Gibson Dunn’s Artificial Intelligence and Automated Systems Practice Group brings together the talents and experience of more than 60 lawyers throughout the firm, and is well-positioned to assist clients in identifying, addressing, and responding to the wide variety of legal challenges, including an evolving regulatory landscape, that affect not only companies who may be developing products but also companies who use such technologies as part of their business.

With experience in a full range of legal areas, the members of Gibson Dunn’s AI/AS Practice Group are engaged with cutting-edge technology companies in litigation and transactional matters spanning a wide spectrum of machine and deep learning, expert systems, neuromorphic computing, relational reasoning and analytic technologies.  The firm’s lawyers with technical backgrounds and advanced degrees can provide the necessary insight to develop and defend key growth areas including dedicated integrated circuit design, NLP, chatbots, augmented/virtual reality, computer vision, robotics, autonomous vehicles, and other new emerging tech forms.