Artificial intelligence (AI) in litigation continues to evolve. Concept clusters, concept search and machine learning are gaining recognition and momentum. eDiscovery software companies promote advanced analytics and concept search as an integral part of their software, but implementation can be a challenge.

Ryan Fraud and Forensic Recovery professionals, Lane Spears, Rudy Santamaria, and EJ Janik gave a complementary 1-hour MCLE presentation on how AI can help litigators review massive amounts of unstructured data quickly and efficiently. For more information about this presentation please contact any of the speakers below.

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Lane Spears
Lane SpearsDirector
972.934.0022
A founding member of Ryan’s Fraud and Forensic Recovery firm and responsible for all aspects of Data Analytics and eDiscovery groups, Mr. Spears has over 20 years’ experience leading engagement teams in both event-driven corporate investigations and proactive cases involving forensic data analysis, fraud analytics, cyber security issues, and complex litigation matters. He received Chairman’s Innovatus award for the design and development of Ryan eAnalytics, the firm’s proprietary software and methodology for anomaly detection. Mr. Spears holds an MBA from Southern Methodist University and is a subject matter expert in electronic anomaly identification and data mining. He is a Director in Ryan’s Dallas office.
Rudy Santamaria
Rudy SantamariaDirector
213.627.1719
Mr. Santamaria has over 24 years of experience in forensic, dispute, compliance and unplanned events. He specializes in the application of technology and analytical techniques in unique ways to create innovative solutions, and bridge the gap between technology, counsel, and c-suite bringing clarity to complex situations. Mr. Santamaria holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from California State University, Los Angeles. He has directed and managed numerous large-scale Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other forensic investigations, such as financial statement fraud, embezzlement, and e-Discovery projects in the oil and gas, airline, automotive, financial, and healthcare industries in both domestic and international matters. Mr. Santamaria is a Director in Ryan’s Los Angeles office.
EJ Janik
EJ JanikPrincipal
972.934.0022
EJ Janik has over 30 years of full-time forensic accounting experience, involving accounting, financial, economic, construction, fraud, and business dispute consulting services, with expert witness experience. He has over 54 trial/hearing testimonies in 8 states: (10 Federal, 21 State, 23 Arbitrations), over 86 total expert testimony matters, over 730 business dispute and consulting matters, 150 financial audits (Public Accounting), and over 11 years of engineering and construction matters. Mr. Janik works extensively with law firms and corporations in forensic accounting, litigation, electronic discovery, and data mining.