On Wednesday, March 20, Seyfarth attorneys Rebecca Woods, Owen Wolfe, Lauren Leipold, and Puya Partow-Navid will present and Ken Wilton will moderate, the first session of the 2024 Commercial Litigation Outlook webinar series: Charting the Course: AI’s Influence on Legal Practice and IP Protection.

Time of the event:
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern

About the Program

Our esteemed panel of experts will explore the intricate intersections of AI technology, legal practice, and intellectual property rights. As businesses worldwide adapt to transformative advancements and evolving regulatory frameworks, this session promises invaluable insights into the future of law and IP protection amidst the AI revolution.

  • Explore the transformative impact of AI on legal practice in 2024 and beyond
  • Obtain insights into forthcoming AI regulations and their implications for businesses operating in the US and EU.
  • Evaluate risk mitigation strategies to avoid potential liability when using AI platforms
  • Learn how to implement strategies for safeguarding intellectual property rights amidst advancing AI technology
  • Discuss the evolving role of legal education in preparing lawyers for an AI-enabled future and the shift towards human-centered AI.

Register here.

This is the first webinar as part of the 2024 Commercial Litigation Outlook series. For more information on the other upcoming webinars in the series, please see below.

Part 2 – Navigating Legal Minefields: Insights on Restrictive Covenants, eDiscovery, and Privacy Compliance

Thursday, April 11, 2024
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Central
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Mountain
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Pacific

About the Program

The second webinar in the series will examine the regulatory landscape surrounding non-compete agreements and will also address critical aspects in the realm of eDiscovery and Privacy litigation. Specifically covering the following:

  • Federal Attempts to Curb Non-Competes: Delve into the proposed FTC rule and the NLRB’s stance, analyzing their potential impacts and the legal challenges they may face.
  • State Initiatives: Uncover the latest legislative developments from states like California, Minnesota, and New York, examining how these changes could impact employers nationwide.
  • Judicial Scrutiny and Trends: Gain insights into recent court decisions regarding non-competes and confidentiality provisions, and understand their implications for businesses.
  • Regulatory Enforcement Surrounding Privacy Laws: Learn about the rising regulatory enforcement and litigation surrounding data privacy laws, including the impact of consumer awareness and state legislation on businesses.
  • Navigating the Risks of Privacy Litigation: Discover the latest developments in privacy litigation, including the surge in lawsuits related to website beacons, biometric data, and AI processing. Gain insights on compliance frameworks and preemptive risk assessments to mitigate litigation threats.
  • Advancements and Risks in eDiscovery Tools: Learn about the latest advancements in GenAI eDiscovery tools, including document summarization, subjective coding determinations, and GenAI syntax and querying. Understand the challenges and considerations of adopting GenAI in litigation, including defensible use of technology and negotiating discovery protocols.
  • Generative AI in eDiscovery Workflows: hear about the potential of Generative AI in eDiscovery workflows to streamline your business, increase productivity, and reduce inefficiencies amidst rising regulatory enforcement and litigation surrounding data privacy laws.


Rebecca Woods, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw


Dawn Mertineit, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw
James Yu, Senior Counsel, Seyfarth Shaw
Jason Priebe, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw
Matthew Christoff, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw

Part 3 – Commercial Litigation Outlook: Insights and Predictions for Litigation Trends in 2024

Thursday, May 2, 2024
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern

In the third session of the series, we will dive into the dynamic landscape of further litigation trends set to shape the coming year. Our panelists will provide invaluable insights and practical advice to navigate these complex legal arenas effectively. Don’t miss this opportunity to stay ahead of the curve and arm yourself with the knowledge needed to thrive in the ever-evolving world of litigation. Join us to explore trends, predictions and recommendations in the following areas:

  • Antitrust
  • Consumer Class Actions
  • ESG
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Securities & Fiduciary Duty


Shawn Wood, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw


Brandon Bigelow, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw
Kristine Argentine, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw
Gina Ferrari, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw
John Skelton, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw
Jesse Coleman, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw
Greg Markel, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw

We are committed to providing you with actionable insights and strategic guidance to stay ahead in an ever-changing legal environment. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain invaluable knowledge and network with industry experts.

To register for the entire series, please click here. For more information and to access our full Commercial Litigation Outlook 2024 publication, please click here.