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I remember being in Junior High School when President Reagan nominated Sandra Day O’Connor to be the first female US Supreme Court justice back in 1981.

At that time it was very, very long overdue to have a woman sit on our country’s highest court.

I have always admired Justice O’Connor. Not just because she was

Over the past few months, I’ve had the privilege to talk about artificial intelligence at events with Microsoft, Thomson Reuters, the Ohio State Bar Association, the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago and the Association of Corporate Counsel-Chicago.

Here’s 5 AI takeaways that I have landed with audiences at these events:

☑️ Be AI Ready:

I’ve attended some legal industry conferences and events this month where in-house counsel have asked me questions about internal company policies regarding AI.

Some of these questions have ranged from should my organization have an AI policy to what should such a AI policy say to can you please provide me with a sample AI policy

As the group’s lead guitarist, the iconic musician George Harrison was the primary singer only on a few Beatles songs.

One of those songs (which was also written by Harrison) was called “Taxman.”

Based on this recent NY Times article, it seems like AI is the new “Taxman” as the US Internal Revenue Services

One of my favorite songs is a classic rock song by a band called The Who entitled “Won’t Get Fooled Again.”

The song was written by Pete Townshend of The Who and it has a highly recognizable keyboard/organ rhythm and sound to it.

The song ends with these iconic lyrics: “Meet the New Boss, Same

I’m a very long suffering New York Knicks basketball fan. Even though the Knicks have not won a National Basketball Association (NBA) championship in over 50 years, I still bought a “vintage” Knicks jersey of my man #33 Patrick Ewing, who is one of my favorite former Knicks players, last month (and I still need

I love this article in last week’s The New York Times about the growing use of AI tools across the construction industry 🚧.

Interestingly, AI and the construction industry share lots of similarities to AI and the legal industry ⚖️.

Of course, AI can’t physically assembly a new building – just like AI can’t represent a

It’s been said that “data is the new oil”🪔- and that is certainly the case with the growing prevalence of AI solutions.

The need for incredibly large sized datasets – and high-quality data – is vitally important to help train AI algorithms and to properly fuel AI.

In fact, data and AI are a dynamic duo. They are like a modern-day Laurel

It’s important for us to have hobbies – especially as many of us in the legal and technology professions spend a great deal of time being laser-focused on our careers.

As a I get older (and more mature 😎), I’ve increasingly realized the importance of having a wide range of interests that are outside of

A few weeks ago, on the way back home from a great family vacation in Italy, I traveled on a long 10 hour flight from Rome to Chicago.

Since I have a hard time sleeping on planes, I watched several movies on the “friendly skies” of my United Arlines flight.

I was in for a

While the new “Barbie” movie has become a box office phenomenon, I’m incredibly impressed with the longevity and ever-growing popularity of the world’s most famous doll.

Of course, Barbie is a fashion doll manufactured by the toy company Mattel, Barbie was launched in 1959 and it was created by American businesswoman Ruth Handler.


Sharing this interesting article from this week’s The Economist about the power of being concise and redundant in our communications which I believe is instructive for in-house counsel.

Here’s my favorite quote from the article which is a great best practice for in-house lawyers when they communicate with clients: “The advice to keep it trim

One of my favorite things to do in my spare time is to read books about athletes as they provide great lessons for our personal and professional lives.I recently finished the book entitled “The Last Folk Hero: The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson” by Jeff Pearlman.It’s an excellent book as it takes us through