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Professor Maura Grossman named by the Obelisk as one of the top six women in law changing the legal industry

Monday, March 12, 2018

The Obelisk has named Research Professor Maura Grossman as one of the top six women in law worldwide who is transforming the legal industry through technology.

photo of Professor Maura GrossmanGrossman is a leading developer and driver of eDiscovery techniques — technology-assisted processes used to select and prioritize legal documents for review. She, along with her colleague Professor Gordon Cormack, published a landmark paper in the Richmond Journal of Law and Technology titled Technology-assisted review in e-discovery can be more effective and more efficient than exhaustive manual review, a scholarly contribution credited with creating the technology-assisted discovery field.

“Maura continues to make fundamental contributions to the legal field by applying machine learning and techniques that combine computer and human input to electronic discovery in legal proceedings,” said Mark Giesbrecht, Director of the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science. “Her contributions have been recognized by her peers in lawtechnology experts, and again most recently by the Obelisk, an organization based in the United Kingdom that celebrates the achievements of women in law.”

In addition to being a research professor in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, Grossman is principal of Maura Grossman Law, an eDiscovery law and consulting firm based in New York, NY. Before joining the University of Waterloo, she was of counsel at the prominent law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.

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