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Legal Rebels Podcast

How an e-discovery platform has evolved to meet the new challenges facing clients

By Lyle Moran

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Screenshot from Everlaw.

AJ Shankar, the founder and CEO of e-discovery platform Everlaw, likes to say his company’s technology is designed to help clients find needles in a haystack.

But the haystacks that law firms and corporate in-house teams have to confront have grown in size and complexity in recent years, he says. This has prompted cloud-based Everlaw to enhance and broaden its e-discovery offerings, including through the use of artificial intelligence, to assist clients in pinpointing key information.

“You have to remain on the cutting edge and bring everything you can to bear to help people to do that better,” Shankar says.

He also says Everlaw has added tools to assist clients with pre-litigation and post-discovery activities in hopes of ensuring that a broad array of legal practitioners find the company’s platform useful.

In this new episode of the Legal Rebels Podcast, Shankar describes in detail the ways in which Everlaw has enhanced its e-discovery offerings, explains why the company has expanded its focus beyond core e-discovery, and comments on what lies ahead for the company recently valued at more than $2 billion.

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<p>AJ Shankar</p>

AJ Shankar

AJ Shankar is the CEO and founder of Everlaw, a leading AI-powered e-discovery platform that helps teams uncover the needle-in-a-haystack pieces of information that can make or break a case. Before founding Everlaw, Shankar graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in applied mathematics and computer science and received his PhD in computer science from the University of California at Berkeley, where he won the UC Berkeley Business Plan Competition with his previous startup, Modista.

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