Womble Bond Dickinson prides itself on being an innovative law firm, and the firm has long embraced technological innovations in ways that help the firm better serve clients. For example, Womble Bond Dickinson’s U.S. legacy firm launched a website back in May 1995.

Artificial intelligence is the latest area of innovation to impact business, and once again, Womble Bond Dickinson is exploring how it can maximize the benefits of AI to help clients.

Recently Law360 took a look at the firm’s AI efforts in an article titled “Womble Bond Weighs Opportunity, Risk of Early AI Adoption.”

The firm has employed AI to help with certain needs, such as e-discovery, enterprise search and knowledge management, for years. But now, the firm is seeking ways to employ generative AI, which can be used to create original content. 

Chris Mammen, Womble Bond Dickinson’s San Francisco Office Managing Partner, said, “Being an early embracer of this technology is really consistent with where Womble Bond wants to position itself as a nimble technology-forward general service law firm.”

Bill Koch Chief Knowledge and Innovation Officer Bill Koch said generative AI could be used for such things as brainstorming ideas, summarizing documents and even creating content. Earlier this year, the firm began piloting Lega, a new governance platform that helps law firms explore and implement generative AI tools.

“This is not just some flash in the pan,” Mammen told Law360. “I think that it holds the potential to improve the quality of services that we provide and reduce the costs to our clients of providing those services.”

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