Partner and Chief Data Scientist Bennett Borden was featured in a Bloomberg BNA article titled, “As data Streams Grow, Lawyers Look for New Ways to Find Facts.” The article discusses the transition from contract attorneys, who look through emails and other documents for evidence, to data scientists, who use data mining techniques and predictive coding.
With predictive coding, lawyers use machine learning algorithms to find complex patterns in data and, with this, statistically rank a document’s relevance. Many old-fashioned attorneys believe that using humans for document review is more efficient, but Bennett says that he can use technology-assisted review, or TAR, to cut the number of documents that require attorney review by half or more.
Bennett co-chair of the Information Governance Group and is the co-executive managing director of Drinker Biddle’s wholly owned subsidiary Tritura, which provides end-to-end data review and eDiscovery services. Tritura reduces the amount of documents that need review, thus reduces the need for contract attorneys and lowers the cost. This helps combat the rising cost of securing data, which is a growing concern.