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Sidley is a leading adviser to companies that both develop and use artificial intelligence (AI) and data analytics applications, as well as companies that are impacted by the proliferation of AI applications across various industries. AI technologies — particularly generative AI and machine learning — have captured the public’s imagination and the attention of investors, business leaders, and regulators worldwide. AI offers tremendous opportunities for innovation and growth. This technology also raises a host of novel legal and regulatory concerns involving many different areas of law, including privacy, cybersecurity, commercial and intellectual property (IP) transactions, IP ownership and rights, products liability, labor and employment, insurance, consumer protection, corporate governance, national security, ethics, government policy, and regulation.

Sidley’s AI and data analytics lawyers provide comprehensive guidance to companies looking to capitalize on the vast potential of AI and respond to its impact on their business. Our dedicated team brings in-depth experience, a multidisciplinary approach, and practical solutions to the range of legal and business challenges arising from AI, as well as the analysis, collection, and use of the massive data sets required for AI tools and being generated by AI.

Our client base includes companies, AI developers, and investors across a range of industries such as technology, digital media and entertainment, communications, transportation, life sciences and healthcare, and financial services and insurance, among others.

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How We Add Value

Our lawyers are dedicated to helping clients harness the full potential of AI and data analytics while minimizing risk and ensuring compliance with local and international laws. The issues our clients face require advice and solutions that are innovative, practical, strategic, and tailored to their business priorities. We differentiate ourselves in this space by drawing upon the depth and breadth of our global platform, applying our deep understanding of the underlying technologies, providing clients with the highest level of service on regulatory, transactional, and litigation matters associated with AI and data analytics, and regularly collaborating with clients to stay at the forefront of AI research and innovation.

Our value-added services include:

  • Advising on the legal and regulatory frameworks for the development, use, and deployment of AI in jurisdictions around the world.
  • Assisting with the design and implementation of best practices in AI governance and ethics, including the privacy, cybersecurity, and IP aspects of using and deploying AI, as well as the implementation of AI industry standards.
  • Assisting with contracting for the use, development, and deployment of AI and data solutions.
  • Representing clients in counseling, litigation, and arbitration involving AI and data analytics, such as IP rights, labor and employment issues, contractual obligations, liability claims, and consumer protection.
  • Providing thought leadership and advocacy on AI policy and legislation at a global level.
  • Serving as translators and issue spotters working with in-house AI engineers, data analysts, and eDiscovery professionals.
  • Helping clients navigate the complex uncertainties created by the legal developments coming from a wide cross section of regulators, including the Federal Trade Commission, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, European Data Protection Board, and EU and UK Data Protection Authorities, among others.