Pillsbury Joins with OpenText to Pioneer New Artificial Intelligence Innovations in the Legal Industry

Monday, December 24, 2018 - 09:39


OpenText™ announced that leading international law firm Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP will be the first law firm to deploy OpenText Magellan, OpenText’s AI-enabled analytics platform. Pillsbury will leverage Magellan to deliver expanded automation and artificial intelligence enhancements to the firm’s global legal practice. 

“Technology is rapidly disrupting the legal profession and Pillsbury is leading the transformation. We were pioneers in the use of technology-assisted review and cloud-based eDiscovery, and we have achieved remarkable efficiencies for Pillsbury’s clients using our OpenText Axcelerate platform,” said Pillsbury litigation partner, David L. Stanton. “Now, we are working with OpenText to integrate the Magellan AI suite, another industry first. It gives us flexible machine learning capabilities and an adaptive suite of text-mining and visualization tools, which will change how we approach big data—driving faster and more in-depth legal analytics and permitting us to leverage custom data models and taxonomies to streamline labor-intensive tasks.”

Magellan complements the firm’s existing OpenText Axcelerate Cloud deployment and will deliver extended machine learning abilities beyond traditional eDiscovery—enabling Pillsbury’s attorneys to interact with large data collections in new ways that will make it easier to understand and present legal case narratives and to unearth investigatory facts. 

Building on Pillsbury’s use of OpenText Axcelerate to intelligently identify and assess legal documents, Pillsbury will be the first major law firm to deploy a true AI platform with OpenText Magellan. This feature-rich analytics suite will help Pillsbury lawyers understand unstructured content—such as massive email collections, hard drive and mobile device images, file servers and cloud repositories—thereby reducing the time it takes them to find key facts and to locate the most persuasive evidence in a case.