Overview

Bennett Borden is a partner in the government and regulatory affairs group, co-chair of the firm’s AI and automated decision-making (AI-X) team, and the firm’s chief data scientist. Bennett is a leading authority on developing insight out of massive volumes of data, whether to help clients monetize and productize data, develop AI systems and algorithmic models in a legal and ethical manner, or conduct discovery and internal investigations. He also advises multinational clients regarding data privacy, security and regulatory compliance. If it touches on data or analytics, Bennett can help.

Among the World’s First Attorney/Data Scientists

Harnessing the power of data is essential for helping clients drive value in their business operations and for telling their side of the story in litigation or regulatory investigations. Bennett advises the firm and its clients on the development and use of analytics models that enable insight, data storytelling and economic value generation. Bennett’s ground-breaking research into the use of machine-based learning and unstructured data for organizational insight is now being put to work in data-driven early-warning systems for clients to detect and prevent corporate fraud and other misconduct.

Bennett also builds machine-based learning models to transform and improve legal outcomes in key corporate events, including mergers and acquisitions, information-governance program development and enforcement, litigation, and investigations and business intelligence. Bennett is a member of the National Conference of Lawyers and Scientists (NCLS) of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science and is a frequent speaker, author and guest lecturer at Georgetown University Law Center, the University of Virginia Law School, Temple University Law School and the University of Maryland College of Information Studies.

Personal Interests

In his free time, Bennett enjoys hiking, camping and working on his farm.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia
Maryland

Education

New York University
M.S. in Business Analytics

Georgetown University Law Center
J.D. cum laude, Legal Writing Fellow

George Mason University
B.A. with highest honors

Insights & Events

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

Throughout his career, Bennett has fought to protect the civil rights of numerous pro bono clients, especially regarding police misconduct. He has successfully brought suit against several major police departments regarding unconstitutional practices. Bennett has won a Pro Bono Award every year he has been in practice.

Professional Associations

  • National Conference of Lawyers and Scientists (NCLS) of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science
  • The Sedona Conference
  • Chair, Cloud Computing Committee, American Bar Association
  • Vice Chair, Big Data Committee, American Bar Association

Civic Activities

  • American Civil Liberties Union

Honors

  • Financial Times — Winner, North America Innovative Lawyer Award, 2020 
  • Chambers Global  Litigation: E-Discovery, USA (2017-22)
  • Chambers USA — Nationwide, Litigation: E-Discovery (2015–21)
  • National Conference of Lawyers and Scientists (NCLS) of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science

Awards Methodology

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