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Aaron Crews

Chief Data Analytics Officer

Littler Mendelson, P.C.

As Littler's first Chief Data Analytics Officer, I lead the firm’s data analytics practice and Big Data strategy. Leveraging an extensive background focused on the intersection of technology, business, and the law, my team of lawyers, analysts, statisticians, and data scientists work with clients and case teams to harness the power of data to build superior legal strategies and improve legal outcomes. This team also advises the firm and its clients on the development, implementation, and use of analytic models, machine learning and algorithm driven technologies (often called Artificial Intelligence), and using data visualization/data storytelling to enable insight, drive understanding, and extract value. Littler’s long-held dedication to innovation is exemplified in this team, and the firm is one of the first in the United States to hire a leader dedicated exclusively to data analytics and Big Data into a position in its C-Suite. Because of my professional experience - which includes time spent as an associate and shareholder at Littler, a stint as Senior Associate General Counsel responsible for eDiscovery at the number one company on the Fortune 500 list, and time as General Counsel and Vice President of Strategy at an Artificial Intelligence start-up - I have a unique understanding of the pressures clients face, and their need to leverage technology to extract maximum value from partnerships with outside counsel. The solutions offered by Littler’s Data Analytics Group are specifically designed to help alleviate these pressures and provide a demonstrable increase in the value clients derive from Littler’s services. I have lectured and published extensively on the topics of eDiscovery, Information Governance, Big Data, Analytics, and Artificial Intelligence, and am particularly well known for bringing cutting-edge solutions to the most difficult problems faced by clients. I hold a patent (10,210,165) for some of this work.