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Attorneys must expect to deal with disputes about discovery and admissibility of new technologies in both civil and criminal proceedings. These technologies include algorithms, source code, and facial recognition technology. This presentation will explore these technologies and the legal issues they raise through, among other things, mock oral arguments and judicial determinations.

This Briefing will focus on discovery of source code and algorithms in a criminal proceeding.  Faculty will argue discovery and admissibility motions that will be “presided” over by a sitting judge, who will ask questions and issue “rulings” from the Bench.  They will, among other things:

  • Examine algorithms and the ways in which they may give rise to, or impact, litigation (30 minutes);
  • Present examples of the arguments that can be made in favor of, and in opposition to, discovery and admissibility of these technologies (20 minutes); and
  • Provide insight into some of the concerns judges may have about these technologies and about the technological competence of lawyers (10 minutes).



Gail Gottehrer– Law Office of Gail Gottehrer LLC

Hon. George C. Hanks, Jr. - United States District Court, Southern District of Texas

Ronald J. Hedges – Dentons US LLP


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