Extract from Cassandre Coyer’s article “Inside a Law Firm’s AI Task Force: A Chat With Winston & Strawn’s John Rosenthal”
After OpenAI launched ChatGPT into the market, the spectrum of reactions from firms and legal departments varied significantly. While some drafted new policies on the internal use of generative AI, others pushed to train their personnel, and a handful even released their own generative AI-powered chatbots.
Whatever path they chose, many law firms created AI-focused task forces, aiming to not only dictate their own use of the technology but also counsel their clients as they navigate the new regulatory and litigation landscape that it creates.
On Jan. 24, Winston & Strawn was the latest to do so when it announced the launch of its Artificial Intelligence Strategy Group which features lawyers and technologists across the firm’s core practices.
Below, Legaltech News caught up with John Rosenthal, chair of Winston’s e-Discovery and Information Governance Practice and one of the members of the AI Strategy Group to discuss the group’s mission, how it’s evaluating generative AI-powered legal technology solutions and where the technology isn’t yet meeting the firm’s standards.