On October 13, 2022, Lex Machina hosted a webcast on the recently released Contracts: Commercial Litigation Report 2022. The webcast featured Karen Chadwick (Lex Machina’s Legal Data Expert in Commercial Law), Case Collard (Partner at Dorsey & Whitney), and Aria Nejad (Lex Machina’s In-house Counsel).
During the webcast, panelists discussed the latest findings and trends in federal commercial litigation over the last three years and offered insights on judges, parties, law firms, case filings, findings and resolutions, timing, damages, and more. The webcast included a look at emerging trends in commercial litigation, including appellate outcomes.
“This is really a tool that helps you make better strategic decisions, both pre-filing and then once you know who your judge is going to be,” commented Case Collard when discussing timing analytics. “So this tool is probably my favorite or most utilized thing from Lex Machina.”
“The overall filing data is very interesting to me because a lot of us wear two hats,” Case added. “We wear our litigator hat, but then we’re thinking about law firm management and the business of law and having some of that data about what’s going on in the wider legal world, [and] that’s in short supply. So I think that’s helpful if you’re thinking about things in terms of the business of law and what’s coming up.”