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DLA Piper Grows Antitrust Team

 |  March 7, 2023

DLA Piper nabbed 10 data scientists from Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath to expand its new practice that advises clients on emerging laws addressing artificial intelligence and on their AI systems. 

The Faegre group is led by former CIA official Bennett Borden, a regulatory compliance adviser and litigator who joins DLA in Washington as chief data scientist.

DLA Piper currently advises many of the world’s most prominent companies and governments on the legal and compliance risks of creating and deploying AI systems, and Borden and team’s unique-to-market technical and forensic offerings complement the firm’s existing capabilities in AI adoption, deployment and monitoring.

Borden, an experienced attorney and data scientist, is a leading authority on helping clients monetize and productize data, develop AI systems and algorithmic models in a legal and ethical manner, and conduct discovery and internal investigations, including the verification of AI systems and detection of algorithmic bias.

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He began his career at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), using data analytics and machine learning to describe, predict and influence human and organizational behaviors. In 2020, Borden was recognized by the Financial Times for his “stand out expertise in data analytics and machine learning.”

“As companies around the world deploy a variety of AI and machine learning technologies to automate their business processes, Bennett and his team provide a much-needed technical component unique to the legal industry,” said Danny Tobey, chair of DLA Piper’s AI Practice. “We are excited to enhance our deep bench in AI with seamlessly integrated legal and computational capabilities.”

“AI development and adoption is crucial as companies look to grow their businesses and compete successfully,” said Frank Ryan, DLA Piper’s Americas chair. “The addition of Bennett and his team as part of the firm’s overall AI offering provides clients with a comprehensive compliance and government affairs strategy important to their success.”