THE NEOTA LINK – News & Views on AI in Law & Compliance

THE NEOTA LINK – News & Views on AI in Law & Compliance
THE NEOTA LINK – News & Views on AI in Law & Compliance


McCann FitzGerald completes trilogy of innovative compliance solutions 

McCann FitzGerald, winner of 2018 Irish Law Firm of the Year, recently released another digital solution for its clients: Director Compliance Statement App. The app, which was built by a McCann team using Neota Logic, helps companies comply with Section 225 of the Companies Act 2014 in Ireland. The new app supplements McCann’s previously-released Neota solutions, GDPR Gap Analysis App and Credit Reporting Compliance App — and is part of McCann’s innovative approach to delivering legal services through a blend of services and products.

Neota Logic System now available in Azure 

To support Neota Logic customers using SharePoint Online, Azure Active Directory, and Office 365, Neota Logic can now be hosted in Microsoft Azure, in addition to Amazon Web Services (AWS). All of Neota Logic’s security, single sign-on, automated scaling, redundancy, backup, and data sovereignty capabilities are in force in Azure.



Simmons & Simmons wins innovation award for Brexit advisor app

The global law firm won “Most Innovative Use of Technology” for its Disputes Aviator app at The Lawyer Awards 2018 held recently in London. The app, built by a Simmons team in Neota Logic, helps legal departments evaluate a variety of factors that affect the enforceability of clauses in contracts after Brexit. More 

Wesfarmers does more with less through its self-service NDA-creation solution

The Australian corporation with 220,000 employees worldwide has rolled out an innovative, resource-saving NDA solution created with Neota Logic. The solution leverages Neota’s advanced reasoning and document automation capabilities to allow Wesfarmers managers to quickly generate tailored NDAs. Case Study

Law firm creates app to revolutionize how family separation agreements are created

Separate Together, an Australian firm focused on family law, has created an innovative tool to automate the creation of tailored separation agreements. For the app’s users, couples seeking separation, the solution is user-friendly, fast, and affordable. More

McCann FitzGerald ran a 24-hour Neota Logic hackathon in which participants used principles of design thinking and rapid development

The innovative Irish law firm invited top university students to work with McCann attorneys in the unprecedented overnight app-building event.  Video Recap (2:35)

Freshfields ran a Neota Logic hackathon featured in German magazine as representing “The Turning Point” for legal services

Global law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer ran a 2-day Neota Logic hackathon in Frankfurt. The leading German legal magazine, JUVE Rechtsmarkt (Juve Legal Market), published an extensive article about the tradition-breaking event. More

Neota Logic selected to join Allen & Overy’s Fuse innovation space to foster legal tech projects

In 2017, global law firm Allen & Overy opened its Fuse collaboration facility in London to provide working space to innovative companies wanting to develop legal tech solutions. When Neota Logic was selected to join Fuse, Rick Seabrook, Neota Logic MD, said, “Our partnership with aosphere, A&O’s solutions affiliate, has already produced several fantastic regtech products — and now we’re looking forward to supporting A&O with many more solutions.” More

Neota Logic named to the National Law Journal’s inaugural list of Legal AI Leaders

After earning the title of Cool Vendor by the consulting firm Garter in 2017, Neota Logic has this year been recognized by the National Law Journal as a Legal AI Leader, recognizing the platform’s ability to capture and leverage the expertise of legal and compliance professionals. More 



Here are some articles to help keep you up-to-speed in the rapidly evolving space of legal AI

  • The Automation Imperative: McKinsey & Company – Survey Report, September, 2018 – Description of the movement toward automation of expertise by corporations globally
  • Legal AI + The Industrialization of Cognition – Artificial Lawyer, Summer, 2018 – Insightful account of the rise of automation within the legal profession and other domains
  • Dan Linna: Taking the measure of legal innovation –, September, 2018 – Profile by Stephen Rynkiewicz of legal innovation leader, Dan Linna of Northwestern Pritzker Law School



The Neota Logic team continues to expand globally. The following professionals have joined to support you as you use Neota Logic to leverage expertise and increase efficiency:

  • Mike Benjamin, Solutions Architect – New York
  • Jonty Bouskill, Analyst, Client Success & Education Programs – London
  • Paul Cedardall, Director of Business Development – New York
  • Toby Franklin, Solutions Architect – New York
  • Bojan Popovic, Web Developer – Croatia
  • Will Richardson, Head of Client Success – London
  • Charmy Sharma, QA Analyst – New York
  • Olivier Vallez, Director of Business Development – New York
  • Marisa Wolpert, Client Success Manager – New York



To help prepare their students for legal practice in the 21st century, law schools are teaching their students how to capture and leverage their legal expertise by creating Neota Logic apps.

The following Neota Logic courses completed this past semester:

University of Technology SydneyAllens Neota UTS Tech Challenge for Social Justice – Program sponsored by Allens Linklaters  –  Video1  Video2  More

Georgetown University Law CenterTechnology, Innovation, and Access to the Civil Justice System – Culminated with Iron Tech Lawyer event  –  Winning App   All Apps

Michigan State UniversityLitigation: Data, Theory, Practice, Process – Dan Linna’s app-building class at MSU – Examples: Nonprofit App and Law Firm App

The following Neota Logic courses are running currently and all have students building expertise-automation apps for nonprofit organizations:

  • Cornell Tech: Delivering Legal Services through Technology
  • Melbourne Law School: Law Apps
  • University of New South Wales: Designing Technology Solutions for Access to Justice
  • Southern Methodist University: Technology, Innovation, and Law: Designing Legal Apps
  • Thompson Rivers University: Designing Legal Expert Systems

Links to more student-built Neota Logic apps are here. To learn more about how Neota Logic can help your students prepare for 21st century legal practice, contact Neota Logic’s VP of Education & Community Programs, Kevin Mulcahy, at



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