Seth Waxman Joins Other Prominent Lawyers As Special Advisors to New ABA AI Task Force

Seth Waxman Joins Other Prominent Lawyers As Special Advisors to New ABA AI Task Force

Attorney News

Partner Seth Waxman was one of several prominent lawyers named special advisors to the American Bar Association’s new Task Force on Law and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

The task force recently announced by ABA President Mary L. Smith will study the potential benefits and risks of generative AI to the legal profession and the society lawyers serve.

Waxman, co-chair of WilmerHale’s Appellate and Supreme Court Litigation practice and a former US solicitor general, is one of the nation’s most renowned Supreme Court and appellate advocates. Other top lawyers named special advisors to the task force include Michael Chertoff, a former secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS); Ivan Fong, Medtronic’s executive vice president, general counsel and secretary and former DHS general counsel and Michelle Lee, CEO and founder of Obsidian Strategies and former U.S. Patent and Trademark Office CEO.

Among the topics the task force will explore are generative AI’s risks and how to mitigate them, the utilization of AI to increase access to justice, AI governance and AI in legal education, according to the ABA’s news release.

At WilmerHale, Waxman maintains a broad litigation and counseling practice, with particular emphasis on complex challenges involving governments or public policy, intellectual property, regulatory, criminal and commercial issues.

As a widely respected litigator whose cases have long been at the fulcrum of some of the most consequential issues facing American business and society, Waxman continues to garner significant media attention. He has earned a multitude of awards and recognitions including the American Lawyers 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award and 2018 Litigator of the year and has been named Appellate/Litigation Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America® in 2018. 


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