Eversheds Sutherland’s clients will benefit from efficiencies introduced by litigation automation
San Francisco, CA — Casetext today announces a new partnership with global top 10 law practice, Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP, on the latest breakthrough in litigation automation, Compose. This is Eversheds Sutherland’s latest initiative to increase efficiency for their clients while bolstering the high-quality work-product that has come to be expected from their attorneys.
Compose is litigation automation technology that empowers firms like Eversheds Sutherland to provide their clients with better services in less time. Compose takes the historically complicated and time-consuming process of drafting briefs and turns it into a streamlined, efficient process, ultimately leading to higher-quality work product.
To draft a brief with Compose, the attorney enters basic information about the brief, and Compose provides the available arguments and applicable legal standards, which the attorney can add with a click. The attorney can then use Parallel Search, a breakthrough new search technology developed by Casetext, which applies a transformer-based neural language model (the latest technique in NLP) to automate the process of finding legal precedent to support the attorney’s argument. Compose’s expansive argument list and cutting-edge search technology offer firms like Eversheds Sutherland a competitive advantage over firms that aren’t embracing newer automation technologies.
“After automation, what’s left are the most interesting, substantive, strategic parts of legal practice, without the drudgery, the expense, and the inefficiency,” says Jake Heller, Casetext CEO and co-founder. “We’re making space for lawyers to make new arguments, pursue new strategies, and experiment with new business models. But what’s maybe most exciting about this, and any truly innovative technology, is that we don’t know exactly what the impacts will be. Automation allows for imagination.”
Robert Owen, litigation partner at Eversheds Sutherland, says, “We’re proud to be one of the world’s most technologically innovative litigation practices, and we’re excited to partner with Casetext to put the most innovative brief-writing technology into our litigators’ hands.”
Casetext is a legal technology company that automates critical elements of legal practice in order to empower attorneys to provide consistently high-quality and cost-effective representation. CEO Jake Heller left practice as a litigator at Ropes & Gray to found Casetext in 2013. He was soon joined by co-founders (and fellow attorneys) Pablo Arredondo (CPO) and Laura Safdie (COO & GC). In 2016, Casetext released its comprehensive legal research platform — now used by over 5,000 U.S. law firms — which leverages A.I. technology to automate much of legal research. In 2020, Casetext made the next big leap in litigation automation with Compose: first-of-its-kind technology that automates substantive elements of litigation.
About Eversheds Sutherland:
As a global top 10 law practice, Eversheds Sutherland provides legal services to a global client base ranging from small and mid-sized businesses to the largest multinationals, acting for 73 of the Fortune 100, 66 of the FTSE 100 and 119 of the Fortune 200.
With more than 3,000 lawyers, Eversheds Sutherland operates in 69 offices in 34 jurisdictions across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States. In addition, a network of more than 200 related law firms, including formalized alliances in Latin America, Asia Pacific and Africa, provide support around the globe.
Eversheds Sutherland provides the full range of legal services, including corporate and M&A; dispute resolution and litigation; energy and infrastructure; finance; human capital and labor law; intellectual property; real estate and construction; and tax.
Eversheds Sutherland is a global legal practice and comprises two separate legal entities: Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP (headquartered in the UK) and Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP (headquartered in the US), and their respective controlled, managed, affiliated and member firms. The use of the name Eversheds Sutherland is for description purposes only and does not imply that the member firms or their controlled, managed or affiliated entities are in a partnership or are part of a global LLP. For more information, visit eversheds-sutherland.com.
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