Mr Michael Lew

COO, Rajah & Tann Technologies

Michael is presently the Chief Operating Officer of Rajah & Tann Technologies and have been an avid legal technologist for over 18 years, consulting on technology risk management, digital forensics, e-discovery and, in recent years, legal artificial intelligence. Upon graduating from the London School of Economics (LSE) with a Masters in Information Systems, he worked with a barrister’s chamber at Lincoln’s Inn (London), Rajah & Tann Singapore, KPMG, Deloitte and other notable advisory firms. Following his interest in the use of AI and predictive data analytics for the legal domain, he had a stint with the National University of Singapore (NUS) as a researcher in the field of AI and blockchain and had the opportunity to work directly with distinguished professors and data scientists. Armed with a strong appreciation for the effective use of AI, in 2017 Michael founded LegalComet, an AI-driven legaltech startup with a focus on e-discovery, forensic technology and data governance which was later acquired by Rajah & Tann Technologies in Nov 2018. In addition, he is a founding board member of ASEAN Legaltech, Past President of High Technology Crime Investigation Association (Singapore Chapter), a seasoned digital forensics investigator who provides expert testimonies and co-author of the book, A Practical Guide to E-Discovery in Asia.

Redefining the Business of Law with Technology and Innovation

Technology and innovation are constantly disrupting how we work, and it is anticipated that the impact within the legal industry will be drastic and a significant change in this traditionally conservative sector is inevitable. Find out how the future business of law redefines the roles of legal professionals, creates new positions for lawyers and non-law graduates and shifting the dynamics from the clients of legal services. For those wish to maintain status quo, will be left behind while the whole spectrum of opportunities awaits those who leverages on technology to improve productivity and to create new business models. This talk aims to illustrate the benefits of embracing innovation and will also share case studies on how some local and regional law firms had successfully reinvent themselves to remain relevant in business of law.