ATLANTA − Charlotte Alexander, an associate professor with Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business in the Institute for Insight (Robinson’s data analytics unit) with a secondary appointment in the College of Law, was named to the Fastcase 50 annual list of legal innovators, visionaries and leaders.
Fastcase, a legal research service, honored Alexander for her work as director of Georgia State’s Legal Analytics Lab, an interdisciplinary unit that brings together the methodological expertise of the College of Business analytics faculty with the domain expertise of the College of Law faculty. The lab uses text mining and machine learning to detect patterns, predict outcomes and derive insights related to compliance, regulatory, litigation and transactional risks faced by businesses. Current work for corporate and government partners includes data analysis and the use of machine learning for the prediction of litigation trends and outcomes.
“Legal analytics are one of the most important emergent technologies in the practice of law,” Alexander said. “Lawyers and law firms are adopting some of the advances from the field of business analytics, and the integrated approach of Georgia State’s Legal Analytics Lab is helping the legal community acclimate to the world of analytics.”
“Charlotte’s recognition by Fastcase 50 is richly deserved,” said Richard Phillips, dean of the Robinson College. “Her pioneering work with the Legal Analytics Lab has led to partnerships with law firms, in-house legal departments and government agencies. And within the university, the lab bring together students and faculty across the law-business disciplinary divide.”
Alexander joined Georgia State in 2011. She holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. from Columbia University. A highly regarded scholar, she received the Distinguished Early Career Faculty Award from the Academy of Legal Studies in Business in 2016.