Sitting with the C-Suite: Jay Leib of NexLP

On July 9, I sat down with Jay Leib, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of NexLP, via WebEx. Jay and I covered a broad range of topics regarding the application of artificial intelligence to eDiscovery, information governance and compliance activities.

Jay Leib founded NexLP in 2013 after many years in legal technology. Jay held management roles at numerous companies including DocuLex, FTI Consulting, and Ernst & Young. Prior to founding NexLP, Jay was the Chief Strategy Officer for Relativity.

In-House Counsel and AI in the eDiscovery Process

Jay discusses why in-house counsel is often open to applying artificial intelligence (AI) technology to the eDiscovery process as a means of driving efficiencies.

Applying AI to Find the Story

Jay discusses NexLP’s early and aspirational “story” focus, and how it has evolved to meet the needs of specific legal teams as they analyze datasets to find a specific story. 

NexLP Model Marketplace

Jay explains how the new NexLP Model Marketplace works as an AI library containing pre-designed reference models that can be deployed repeatedly to find (or exclude) evidence.

In-House Lawyers: Advice for Assessing Technology

Jay discusses the key criteria that in-house lawyers should assess when choosing technology, specifically a focus on the “team” that you are investing in and integrating with.

NexLP is a software development company focused on artificial intelligence to mitigate risk within eDiscovery practice and enterprise compliance applications.

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