HERSHEY, PA.—Artificial intelligence already is being used in the legal industry, helping attorneys provide better, more cost-effective solutions for clients. But AI and other disruptive technologies also raise important ethical questions, and these questions must be addressed to ensure that ethical obligations continue to be met even as the practice of law evolves.

Womble Bond Dickinson attorney Ericka Johnson took part in a discussion on “Ethical Use of Artificial Intelligence/Technology in the Legal Industry” at the American Bankruptcy Institute’s 14th Annual Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop. Johnson was joined in the panel discussion by U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Henry Van Eck (M.D.Pa.) and Mette Kurth of Fox Rothschild. The panelists discussed how to keep ahead of these developments and adapt legal practices to best understand and address developing ethical obligations.

The 14th Annual ABI Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop took place Aug. 2-4 in Hershey.

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 Bond Dickinson’s Wilmington, Del. office.