22 July 2019

Clifford Chance settles on AI solution

Firm selects Elevate's AI platform ContraxSuite to power the firm's new data science lab.


Law company Elevate has announced that its legal AI platform ContraxSuite has been selected by Clifford Chance to power its new data science lab.


Building on the firm’s existing AI capabilities, Clifford Chance will use ContraxSuite to provide new solutions for its clients, enabling more efficient handling of legal matters that involve complex document analysis. The ContraxSuite AI tool set reduces the human time and effort involved in analyzing legal documents, enabling Clifford Chance to refocus lawyers on aspects of the work that humans are better equipped to do. The firms says that by augmenting human expertise with AI tools, the resulting gains in efficiency and accuracy will ultimately provide better, more valuable outcomes for clients. Paul Greenwood, chief information officer at Clifford Chance, said “ContraxSuite’s flexibility, coupled with ready access to experts in legal AI and data science at Elevate will enable us to build a wide range of AI powered solutions, many of which haven’t even been contemplated yet.”


Dan Katz, vp of innovation and data science at Elevate, ecplained “We designed ContraxSuite as a set of modules that can work with each other in many different ways. For example, the system has a customizable UI, a module for natural language processing (LexNLP), a module for analyzing the SEC’s public database (OpenEDGAR), and several other tools, all of which can be used in different combinations. This architecture enables faster, more nimble solutioning than many typical standalone products.” Before selecting ContraxSuite, Clifford Chance used the software to complete a real-world project for a global banking client.

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