Artificial intelligence and automation are changing the way we do business. Organizations within all industries are deploying machine learning and NLP (natural language processing) technologies to automate and optimize processes in almost every facet of their operations. But while there are many advantages, AI also presents a wide range of legal challenges – especially in areas such as regulatory compliance, liability risk, privacy and ethics – that cannot be overlooked.


DLA Piper's global Artificial Intelligence group helps organizations understand the legal and compliance risks arising from the creation and deployment of these emerging and disruptive technologies. Our AI team is composed of true thought leaders in this emerging field who have been recognized as producing some of the leading analyses of these issues. The group spans the globe, with particular depth in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

The lawyers in the Artificial Intelligence practice work collaboratively with developers of new AI technologies and with established businesses looking to implement AI software. The team features recognized thought leaders in AI law who collaborate with government agencies and industry associations to shape emerging rules. This includes team members who were recognized for leading work on legal issues in AI by the Library of Congress in 2019, and Lord Tim Clement-Jones, who chaired the House of Lords Select Committee on AI in the UK. Their clients range from FDA breakthrough-designated AI device-makers to some of the largest financial and consumer companies implementing AI into legacy systems.

We cover all legal aspects of the AI ecosystem, such as IP strategies for AI and AI-device systems, data management and security; privacy law; software as a medical device; digital health; digital transformation strategies and related technology services like blockchain; machine learning and robotics; smart contracts; big data analytics; liability and risk assessment in AI-related contracts and torts; and the Internet of Things. Our broad range of business legal services helps companies grow and adjust to new strategic challenges and assists them throughout their business life cycle. We help startups get organized and funded and assist both growing and established technology companies in obtaining venture capital and other private financing, corporate and commercial partnerships (including research and development arrangements and strategic alliances to monetize data), intellectual property, patent applications and protection of AI solutions, as well as IPO and M&A exit strategies.

DLA Piper is well positioned to support all of your global business and legal needs – whether you are an entrepreneur, an investor or an established participant in the artificial intelligence ecosystem.