Faegre Drinker announced today that Lionel Weaver has joined the firm as counsel in the government and regulatory practice in Chicago. Weaver rejoins the firm after his tenure in-house as information governance counsel for a large insurance company and, most recently, counseling business clients at his own firm. Weaver was formerly with Drinker Biddle & Reath from 2004 to 2013.
Weaver navigates clients through the complexities of deploying artificial intelligence (AI) models and algorithms in support of their business goals and is part of the firm’s interdisciplinary AI, algorithmic decision-making and big data (AI-X) team. He also has significant experience handling information governance, data privacy, cybersecurity and other technology matters. With experience in-house and as an entrepreneur, he helps businesses and technology teams examine challenges and opportunities from every angle.
“Lionel’s entrepreneurial mindset, in-house experience and subject-matter knowledge make him an invaluable addition to our growing AI, algorithmic decision-making and big data team,” said Jay Brudz, founder and executive managing director of Tritura Information Governance, Faegre Drinker’s e-discovery subsidiary. “As emerging laws and regulations related to AI continue to develop, we are excited to have Lionel rejoin the firm and play a key role in helping clients leverage the value of AI, algorithms and data in a safe, legal and ethical manner.”
Weaver earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa with honors and his Juris Doctor from the University of Iowa College of Law with high distinction.
Faegre Drinker’s government and regulatory practice is comprised of attorneys and consultants — including lobbyists, policy authorities and scientists — who have a deep understanding of how government functions at all levels and across an array of subject matter and technical areas. Our professionals represent clients in legislative, regulatory and administrative matters with extraordinary passion and depth of experience.