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Professional Services

Dani Poobalasingam

Innovation Solutions Analyst, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

UK

Bio

Dani Poobalasingam is an Innovation Solutions Analyst dedicated to the international development of  legal tech. She has lived in various countries including New Zealand, India, Switzerland, and England, where she developed superior communication skills in English, Tamil, German, French and Spanish. After graduating with a law degree with from City University of London in 2018, she joined the London office of prestigious international law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP where she manages and develops legal innovation projects.

Contribution to Legal Tech

Dani astutely recognises that the future legal field will be vastly different, bringing with it unmatched challenges at the intersection of law, technology, and data. She has worked across a number of disciplines within the field of machine learning, including deep learning, natural language processing and pattern recognition. She also mastered refining the softwares’ understanding of legal clauses and concepts and consulted a Magic Circle firm in the completion of their review with AI assistance, transforming the way due diligence exercises are executed. After excelling in these tasks, she worked herself up into an integral position in the Knowledge Management team as a Legal Solutions Engineer at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP.

There, she was heavily involved in digital contract automation, optimized contract creations and due diligence processes, which are now part of the wider innovation strategy of the world renowned law firm. Thereafter, she joined the Innovation team, where she was part of the core team for the firm’s adoption of an AI Assisted review platform on an international level. She became the contact person for many stakeholders in the areas of digitisation and legal tech by championing horizon scanning, piloting and adoption exercises. Additionally, Dani is the youngest member of BCLP’s Innovation Team.

As an Innovation Analyst she manages innovation projects by identifying the tech needs as well as the design and development of user-focused end to end solutions with the necessary technologies, which she also partly develops herself. Her latest achievement includes working ad hoc on BCLP’s new integrated legal service delivery, Cubed, which has won several recognised awards within the legal industry. Further, she is coordinating the implementation of a new Innovation Trainee Seat within the firm. Having closely worked with Knowledge Management and being a core part of the firm’s innovation agenda, she believes this initiative will help form a new generation of lawyers with a solid foundation in legal tech and innovation and prepare them for the new legal world.

Other Nominees

Professional Services

Sara Nenadic

Enterprise Legal Services, Senior Associate, PwC