Washington D.C. Partner Bennett Borden was recently featured in a Legaltech News article titled, “The Rise of the Chief Data Scientist.” In the article, Bennett discusses Big Data and his role as Chief Data Scientist at Drinker Biddle. The firm was the first Am Law 100 to create such a role, and Bennett discusses how this differentiates the firm and the services it provides to its clients.
Bennett notes that information is a lawyer’s fundamental product, and data analytics helps get at information faster and more accurately. Bennett states that there is no area of law where analytics doesn’t help.“ Getting at information is really what the chief data scientist is about. It’s understanding what information exists; how to get at it; and how to pile it all together to come up with an answer.”