Bay Area Partners Honored as Top Artificial Intelligence Lawyers in California

June 28, 2019

Northern California partners Karen Silverman and Haim Zaltzman have been named among the state’s Top Artificial Intelligence Lawyers in a report by the Daily Journal that profiled lawyers collaborating with their clients to obtain financing to develop AI and navigate the legal aspects of implementing cutting-edge technologies.

Silverman, a member of the Global Antitrust & Competition Practice and former Managing Partner of the San Francisco office, was identified by the Daily Journal as being “at the forefront of this burgeoning technology and its considerable and ever-changing implications with regard to her clients’ businesses in terms of governance and oversight, competition, security and more.” In her published profile, she discussed evolving AI legal issues and her involvement in the global conversation around AI, antitrust and governance, including her work coordinating partnership with the World Economic Forum’s Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (WEF C4IR), its Board Toolkit for Artificial Intelligence, and related thought leadership projects.

Zaltzman, a member of the Banking Practice and Chair of the Finance Department in the firm’s San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices, was recognized for helping propel Latham to “the forefront of the booming Northern California technology scene,” and for developing “a thriving national practice focused on debt financing to help high-growth technology startups and companies utilizing AI to become major players.” His published profile explored key aspects of AI, such as the intellectual property that underpins the technologies, and future trends pointing to continued growth. “I think layering in an AI/machine learning element is something that every tech business is likely looking at in a serious way once it reaches a certain mass,” Zaltzman said.

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