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Wendy Wen Yun Chang Authors Article on Regulation of Artificial Intelligence in the Legal Profession

July 12, 2016

Wendy Wen Yun Chang, a Los Angeles-based partner in the Lawyers for the Profession® group at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, authored the article "Time to Regulate AI in the Legal Profession? (Perspective)," published by Bloomberg Law on July 12, 2016. 

The article discusses the increasing prevalence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the legal field over the past year, partly because AI is theoretically able to reach reasoned conclusions that have the potential to outpace the human mind’s ability, at a significantly cheaper cost and with increased speed, accuracy and consistency. Ms. Chang discuses that the increased use of AI in the legal field is helpful but should be done with an eye on a lawyer's ethical obligations, due to the potential for mistakes if not correctly used. She questions who will regulate the AI providers and set quality standards, and that the current regulatory void creates commercial uncertainty and a potential for public harm.

Read the full article "Time to Regulate AI in the Legal Profession? (Perspective)" on the Bloomberg Law website. Please note a subscription may be required. 

Wendy Wen Yun Chang represents lawyers in all types of complex matters that involve the practice of the law, including risk management counseling, ethics, crises management, fee-related issues, discipline defense, hotline counseling, and litigation defense. Ms. Chang is a member of the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility. 

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a U.S based law firm with offices in 11 states and London. The firm's national reputation spans the insurance industry, the professional services sector—including representation of law firms and lawyers—and other highly regulated industries, such as banking and finance and the debt collection sector. Hinshaw also provides a series of closely coordinated litigation, business advisory and transactional services to clients of all sizes as well as governmental and public sector entities.