SAN FRANCISCO—Womble Carlyle attorneys Ericka Johnson and Ashley Kutz Kelley will discuss “AI: Artificial Integrity” at the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) Global TEC (Technology, Education, and Careers) Forum.

In addition, attorneys Kevin Lyn and Lawrence Matthews will represent the firm at the forum.

Kelley and Johnson will discuss how attorneys can ethically (and effectively) use Artificial Intelligence (AI) in their legal practice. 

Lawyers using AI as a component of their legal practice are not relieved of ethical duties and obligations.  Ethical duties and obligations continue to govern lawyers regardless of the technology utilized.  Recognizing abnormalities, spotting mistakes, and analyzing shortcomings reside with the lawyer, and cannot be outsourced to AI, no matter how advanced technology may become.  With the new technology, questions exist as to what ethical issues may be impacted or morph into new nuances of ethical consideration.

Andrew Arruda, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of ROSS Intelligence, will join Kelley and Johnson in the discussion. Click here to read about Arruda’s recent presentation to Bond Dickinson and Womble Carlyle as part of the firms’ Innovation Week.

The MCCA Global TEC Forum focuses on how technology intersects with the law. The event takes place June 19-20 in San Francisco.

Womble Carlyle is a Strategic Sponsor of the MCCA.

Ericka Johnson focuses her practice on business bankruptcy and corporate restructuring matters and is experienced in representing a variety of parties in interest in complex Chapter 11 cases.  She has represented debtors, debtor-in-possession lenders, official committees of unsecured creditors, secured and unsecured creditors, trustees, plan administrators, officers and directors, vendors, and asset purchasers. She practices in Womble Carlyle’s Wilmington, Del. office.

Ashley Kutz Kelley is an experienced litigator with a broad-ranging practice in federal and state courts, including business, commercial, financial, employment, product liability, and judgment enforcement matters. Kelley practices in Womble Carlyle’s Charleston, S.C. office. She is the current Chair-Elect of the South Carolina Bar’s Employment and Labor Law Section.

Kevin Lyn is an experienced Intellectual Property attorney who helps clients prepare, prosecute and commercialize patents. He has counseled clients on matters related to mechanical, electrical, electromechanical, business method, software and Internet-related technologies. Lyn is the Co-Chair of Womble Carlyle’s Diversity Committee.

Lawrence Matthews defends companies in complex product liability litigation, with a focus on smoking and health cases. He helps clients prepare, present and track exhibits in complex mass torts litigation. He also has experience conducting research and drafting pleadings for smoking and health litigation. Matthews practices in Womble Carlyle’s Winston-Salem, N.C. office.