Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Notable Representations, Key Contacts
Weil’s experience in AI-related issues is deep and cross-cutting, the result of focused concentration by attorneys working together across the Firm’s offices and practices.
Some of our key areas of expertise include:
Technology Transactions: Weil offers a dedicated team devoted to complex transactions involving novel technologies or intellectual property, a distinguishing feature of the Firm. Our team, comprised of both IP and data privacy attorneys, has extensive experience in AI-related transactions, in sectors including connected devices (including smart homes and connected vehicles), drug discovery, healthcare, and media and entertainment, among others. We regularly advise clients on IP and privacy considerations related to the development, use, and licensing of datasets, and the creation and use of machine learning algorithms.
Technology and IP Litigation: Weil has industry-leading experience litigating AI-related claims, including for example, in representing Getty Images in its lawsuit against Stability AI arising out of Stability AI’s unauthorized scraping and use of proprietary Getty Images content to train Stability AI’s Stable Diffusion text-to-image model. Weil’s IP litigators also have deep experience litigating AI-related patents, including in cases involving autonomous driving systems, speech recognition and natural language processing, as well as AI-based biotechnology. We also have experience counseling clients on issues involving AI-based facial recognition and biometrics, as well as natural language processing.
Corporate Investments and Transactions: We have assisted clients in acquisitions, divestitures, and investments in entities and business lines that develop or leverage artificial intelligence systems. The scope of such transactions covers AI-enabled biometric recognition, data storage and categorization, cybersecurity, autonomous driving and video, and voice and image recognition, among others. We also counsel clients on associated privacy and IP risks involved in these transactions.
Privacy & Cybersecurity: We have been advising and counseling on myriad privacy and intellectual property matters raised by AI for more than a decade, including complex issues of first impression around collection and use of datasets and machine learning algorithms.
Employment: We are a leading expert in the AI/Employment Law space, being invited to testify on the topic by the Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission at a public hearing in 2023, and frequently presenting and publishing on the subject. More broadly, we have advised clients on litigation avoidance involving the use of AI tools, counseled management, boards, in-house counsel, and HR professionals on best practices for effectively utilizing AI-enabled technology in hiring, pay, promotions, and performance assessment, and developed strategies for preserving the attorney-client and attorney work product privileges in the development and deployment of AI tools.
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Speaking Engagements, Latest Thinking
The Role and Influence of Artificial Intelligence in the Workplacee
Gary D. Friedman
March 3, 2023 — New York, NY — Weil Employment Litigation partner Gary D. Friedman moderated a panel entitled “The Role and Influence of Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace,” as part of New York City Bar Association’s 8th Annual Employment Law Institute.
Privacy Hot Topics for 2023
Randi W. Singer,
Olivia J. Greer and
February 23, 2023 — Barry Fishley, Head of Weil’s London Technology & IP Transactions practice, Randi Singer, Head of Weil’s Privacy & Cybersecurity practice, Technology & IP Transactions partner Olivia Greer, and Technology & IP Transactions counsel Briony Pollard delivered a Weil webinar entitled “Privacy Hot Topics for 2023.” They discussed artificial intelligence, U.S. privacy litigation trends, the UK and EU Enforcement landscape, international personal data transfers, U.S. regulatory enforcement, U.S. state laws, and deal trends.
- Artificial intelligence is increasingly being used to make workplace decisions–but human intelligence remains vital Publication — Fortune — By Gary D. Friedman — March 13, 2023
- New York City Imposes Stringent Requirements on the Use of Artificial Intelligence in Workplace Hiring and Promotions Alert — Employer Update — By Gary D. Friedman — PDF — December 14, 2021
- Scraping Suit Stymied after Van Buren Alert — Intellectual Property & Media — By Randi W. Singer and Michael Goodyear — PDF — June 16, 2021
- FTC Orders Destruction of Algorithms Created From Unlawfully Acquired Data Alert — Intellectual Property & Media — By Randi W. Singer and Michael Goodyear — PDF — May 11, 2021