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Richard Finkelman Among AI Finalists in 2023 Relativity Fest Innovation Awards

August 10, 2023

Richard Finkelman has been selected as a finalist in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) category at the 2023 Relativity Fest Innovation Awards. The awards celebrate visionaries in technology who are transforming industries and making an impact by pioneering advanced custom solutions, empowering clients and forging new paths to improve the legal industry and its communities.

Finkelman’s market-leading practice deploys AI and machine-learning (AIML) technology to predict document characteristics for discovery in litigation and other legal matters, changing the way his clients handle big data cases. The ability to ascertain the likelihood that documents are privileged, are sensitive or contain other crucial attributes can result in substantial efficiencies and cost savings.

Earlier this year, Finkelman launched the industry’s inaugural survey on the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning in discovery and document review. The related report included findings that law firms are driving adoption of AIML technology and that attorney education is the most significant hurdle preventing an even more rapid pace of change. Addressing this issue directly, Finkelman and his team regularly deliver webinars, workshops and CLE trainings on all aspects of AIML technology to law firms, corporations and law schools.

“With our clients increasingly looking to harness the power of AI technology, I’m delighted to see Rich recognized for his work and research in this rapidly evolving sector,” said BRG Principal Executive Officer and President Tri MacDonald.

Discussing his nomination, Finkelman said, “I am deeply honored to be selected as a finalist for the Relativity Innovation Awards. I am incredibly passionate about leveraging AI and machine learning to drive positive change in our industry, and I am privileged to have the opportunity to work with talented colleagues who share that same commitment. I look forward to sharing further developments from our practice, including the launch of generative AI products in the coming months.”

Now in its 10th year, the Relativity Fest Innovation Awards celebrate both individual contributions to the e-discovery community and innovative solutions that help lawyers and litigation support experts solve complex or unique issues inside and outside of e-discovery.

The winners will be announced at the 14th annual Relativity Fest, taking place from September 26–28 at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago. Relativity Fest is designed to educate and connect the e-discovery community and is a hub for legal and tech professionals to talk shop, connect with peers and learn from each other. For those who have not yet registered and are interested in attending the event in person or virtually, registration is available here.

About Relativity

Relativity makes software to help users organize data, discover the truth and act on it. Its SaaS product, RelativityOne, manages large volumes of data and quickly identifies key issues during litigation and internal investigations. Relativity has more than 300,000 users in approximately 40 countries serving thousands of organizations globally primarily in legal, financial services and government sectors, including the U.S. Department of Justice and 198 of the Am Law 200. Please contact Relativity at or visit for more information.

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