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Inaugural Data-Driven Lawyer Award Winners and the “Future of Law”

— March 6, 2019

Five tech-savvy attorneys – from senior associate to shareholder – discuss the importance and impact
of data and analytics in today’s challenging legal environment.

In December 2018, Law360 and Lex Machina, both LexisNexis companies, announced that recipients of the inaugural Data-Driven Lawyer Award would share their best practices and insights on the effective use of analytics during a ”Future of Law” webcast. The Data-Driven Lawyer awards, created by Law360 and Lex Machina, recognize attorneys who are using data and analytics to develop new ways to meet the challenges of their practice.

The 2018 Data-Driven Lawyer Award and its recipients were recently profiled in Law360. The five award recipients, whose titles range from Senior Associate to Partner and Shareholder, include:

  • Eric Falkenberry, Partner, DLA Piper
  • Scott Forman, Shareholder, Littler Mendelson PC
  • Kate Gaudry, Senior Associate, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • Evan Moses, Shareholder/Co-Chair, National Class Action Practice, Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC
  • Kyle Poe, Partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

“In an increasingly data-driven legal environment, today’s attorneys are turning to advanced technologies to help them know the unknowable, uncover trends, generate insights and craft winning legal strategies,” said Josh Becker, Chairman of Lex Machina. “These first five Data-Driven Lawyer Award recipients epitomize best practices for integrating data and analytics into the daily practice of law.”

Person checking information on laptop screen; image by Tirza Van Dijk, via
Person checking information on laptop screen; image by Tirza Van Dijk, via

“The increasing volumes of data in today’s legal environment require both sophisticated technologies and a new mindset, and these award recipients have demonstrated a penchant for both,” said Jackie Bell a senior reporter for Law360. “As data complexity continues to impact the legal profession, the need for thoughtful approaches to analytics, A.I. and other advanced technologies is only going to increase.”

The Future of Law webcast featuring the 2018 Data-Driven Lawyer Award recipients

Josh Becker and Law360 Senior Reporter Jackie Bell hosted the webcast with Eric Falkenberry, Kate Gaudry, Evan Moses and J. Kyle Poe. The four award recipients will discuss how analytics is empowering data-driven legal professionals and changing the business and practice of law.

To register, please visit: The webcast is available as a recorded broadcast. The transcript is found here.

Award methodology
To be considered for the award, individual attorneys were required to submit a 1,000-word response on how they are leveraging legal analytics, giving up to three concrete examples. Submissions were collected between July 16 and August 24, 2018. A panel of six judges from Law360, Lex Machina, Ravel Law and LexisNexis reviewed all submissions and selected the winners, who were announced on December 2, 2018.

About Lex Machina
Lex Machina’s award-winning Legal Analytics® platform is a new category of legal technology that fundamentally changes how companies and law firms compete in the business and practice of law. Delivered as Software-as a-Service, Lex Machina provides strategic insights on judges, lawyers, parties, and more, mined from millions of pages of legal information. This allows law firms and companies to predict the behaviors and outcomes that different legal strategies will produce, enabling them to win cases and close business.

Legal Analytics was named “Best Legal Analytics” by readers of The Recorder in 2014, 2015 and 2016, and received the “Best New Product of the Year” award in 2015 from the American Association of Law Libraries. The company was named a “Legal A.I. Leader” by The National Law Journal in 2018.

Based in Silicon Valley, Lex Machina is part of LexisNexis, a leading information provider and a pioneer in delivering trusted legal content and insights through innovative research and productivity solutions, supporting the needs of legal professionals at every step of their workflow. By harnessing the power of Big Data, LexisNexis provides legal professionals with essential information and insights derived from an unmatched collection of legal and news content—fueling productivity, confidence, and better outcomes. For more information, please visit

About Law360

Law360, LexisNexis® company, is a one-stop source for legal news and in-depth analysis, with up-to-the-minute coverage of litigation, regulation and enforcement, legislation, executive orders, corporate deals, and more across dozens of practice areas, industries, and jurisdictions. With a unique blend of cutting-edge technology and journalistic expertise, Law360 delivers the intelligence legal and business professionals need to remain experts and get ahead of the curve.

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