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Sam Whitman

Sam Whitman

Samuel Whitman is Mayer Brown’s knowledge management leader and is a member of the firm’s working group on artificial intelligence. The firm is currently exploring various ways artificial intelligence and cognitive technology could be used globally throughout the firm. Samuel’s extensive experience includes working with Professional Support Lawyers, partners and other firm leaders to develop standard forms, implement document automation, create matter process pathways, configure electronic closing binders, and raise awareness among lawyers of KM’s best practices and policies. In particular, Samuel is interested in exploring how artificial intelligence will change the way lawyers work and how it will affect the business model for legal services. Originally from outside of Detroit, Samuel grew up in Shanghai and moved back to the U.S. to study International Relations at The American University in Washington, D.C. before heading back overseas to study law in London. After law school, Samuel became a Project Finance Associate in White & Case’s London office and later joined White & Case’s Knowledge Management team in New York. Samuel is admitted as a Solicitor in England & Wales.

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Guest Appearances
February 6, 2020

Legalweek 2020: Demonstrating Agility in the Face of Constant Change

Wendy Curtis, Joan Holman, Samuel Whitman, and Dominic Crosby offer key takeaways from their panel discussion focused on increasing law firms’ ability to adapt to rapidly changing technology.

September 1, 2017

ILTACON 2017: AI in the Legal Industry

In this report from ILTACON 2017 Andrew Arruda talks to Martin Tully and Sam Whitman about artificial intelligence.