McLane Middleton is comprised of attorneys from across the firm that provide counsel concerning regulatory, legal, technical, and practical issues unique to AI. Clients seek our guidance regarding AI questions related to privacy, information security, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, contract enforcement, and many other substantive areas of law.

The Artificial Intelligence Practice is both knowledgeable about the cutting edge of AI law and technology as well as practical about how clients should adopt AI applications and address concerns about AI. We have experience with AI policy and ethics, use of AI applications by employees, and consumer protection concerns regarding AI. Our recent client projects have included:

  • Analysis of AI applications regarding de-anonymization and data aggregation;
  • AI system risk assessments;
  • Improving employees’ interaction with AI software; and
  • General corporate counsel to AI development companies.


Development of artificial intelligence (AI) and autonomous technology is growing exponentially, and that pace is likely to continue increasing. There were more than 40 years between General Motors’ rollout of Unimate industrial robots in their factories (1959) and the availability of iRobot’s Roomba in the consumer market (2002), both major advances in autonomous physical machines. In contrast, the last decade has seen numerous examples of AI’s increasing ability to master intellectual exercises: IBM’s Watson won Jeopardy in 2011; Amazon introduced Alex as a virtual assistant in 2014; and OpenAI made ChatGPT and its ability to produce original written works publicly available in 2022. The expanding omnipresence of AI applications represents both a challenge and an opportunity for businesses and individuals.