Lex Machina, a LexisNexis company, today announced the expansion of its award-winning Legal Analytics® platform into employment law. The new employment litigation module includes over 70,000 discrimination, retaliation, and harassment cases pending in federal court since 2009.
It provides attorneys with data-driven insights and trends in case timing, resolutions, damages, remedies, and findings, as well as actionable intelligence on opposing counsel, law firms, parties, judges, venues, and more, which help them create winning legal strategies for their clients.
The new employment module comes shortly after Lex Machina’s expansion into commercial litigation last month, and furthers the company’s commitment to expand Legal Analytics into every practice area, including labor and Americans with Disabilities Act cases in the fall. Employment is now the largest practice area to be added since the platform’s launch in 2010.
Lex Machina is the only solution with practice area-specific tags that are critical for enabling true Legal Analytics and providing attorneys with a distinct competitive advantage in employment litigation. As part of the product development process, Lex Machina interviewed employment litigators from top law firms and major corporations to better understand their particular use cases, and incorporated their feedback directly into the new offering.
“We’re constantly striving to innovate with new ideas and products so we can provide additional value and efficiencies to our clients,” said Chuck Baldwin, Managing Director at Ogletree Deakins, an international labor and employment law firm. “The new Employment Litigation Module from Lex Machina is a natural step in our continued direction of leveraging data-driven insights in order to better transform complex legal issues into viable business solutions.”
Among the new content added to Legal Analytics are three million docket entries and 36 employment-specific tags for damages, findings and remedies, including:
“Federal employment cases alleging discrimination, retaliation, or harassment cut to the core of the employee-employer relationship. The stakes are high for plaintiffs and defendants,” said Owen Byrd, Chief Evangelist and General Counsel of Lex Machina. “For the first time, parties and their counsel will be able to set litigation strategy and tactics in federal employment cases based on actual events and outcomes in prior cases with similar claims.”
Initial employment litigation findings uncoverd by Lex Machina, based on cases filed between January 1, 2009 through June 30, 2017, include:
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