Vice President

At Lighthouse, Rob counsels the world’s top corporations and law firms in ediscovery and leveraging analytics, data science, and technology to extract critical insights from data. Rob’s expertise includes applying analytics and developing data-driven solutions to reduce risk in compliance and legal matters.

Rob’s education and professional experience combine data analytics and legal expertise. He received his M.S. in Business Analytics from New York University, where his research focused on applying text mining, metadata, and sentiment analysis to detect legal risk in unstructured data sources. He received his J.D. from Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School. Rob previously practiced in the Antitrust and Trade Regulation group of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, where he counseled clients in connection with complex litigation and regulatory investigations from the Federal Trade Commission, Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, and other state and federal agencies.

AI and Analytics: New Ways to Guard Personal Information

Published Thu, February 25, 2021 by Rob Hellewell

Big data can mean big problems in the ediscovery and compliance world – and those problems can be exponentially more complicated when personal data is involved. Sifting through terabytes of data to ensure that all personal information is identified and protected is becoming an increasingly more painstaking and costly process for attorneys today.

AI and Analytics: Reinventing the Privilege-Review Model

Published Wed, February 24, 2021 by Rob Hellewell

Identifying attorney-client privilege is one of the most costly and time-consuming processes in ediscovery. Since the dawn of the workplace email, responding to discovery requests has had legal teams spending countless hours painstakingly searching through millions of documents to pinpoint attorney-client and other privileged information in order to protect it from production to opposing parties. As technology has improved, legal professionals have gained more tools to help in this process, but inevitably, it still often entails costly human...

Preparing for Big Data Battles: How to Win Over AI and Analytics Naysayers

Published Wed, December 02, 2020 by Rob Hellewell

Artificial intelligence (AI), advanced analytics, and machine learning are no longer new to the ediscovery field. While the legal industry admittedly trends towards caution in its embrace of new technology, the ever-growing surge of data is forcing most legal professionals to accept that basic machine learning and AI are becoming necessary ediscovery tools.

Building Your Case for Cutting-Edge AI and Analytics in Five Easy Steps

Published Mon, November 30, 2020 by Rob Hellewell

As the amount of data generated by companies exponentially increases each year, leveraging artificial intelligence (AI), analytics, and machine learning is becoming less of an option and more of a necessity for those in the ediscovery industry. However, some organizations and law firms are still reluctant to utilize more advanced AI technology. There are different reasons for the reluctance to embrace AI, including fear of the learning curve, uncertainty around cost, and unknown return on investment. But where this is uncertainty, there is...

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