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Director of Applied AI - (Hybrid Schedule) - Open to all U.S. offices

Company: Reed Smith LLP
Location: New York
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

US Job Description Firm Information Reed Smith is a global relationship law firm with more than 1,700 lawyers in 30 offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Founded in 1877, the firm represents leading international businesses, from Fortune 100 corporations to mid-market and emerging enterprises. Its lawyers provide litigation and other dispute resolution services in multi-jurisdictional and other high-stakes matters; deliver regulatory counsel; and execute the full range of strategic domestic and cross-border transactions. Reed Smith is a preeminent advisor to industries including financial services, life sciences, health care, advertising, entertainment and media, shipping and transport, energy and natural resources, real estate, manufacturing, technology, and education. For more information, visit Position Summary We are seeking a skilled and experienced Director of Applied AI with a focus on Large Language Models (LLMs) to lead the development and testing of extractive and generative AI capabilities to create impact within our firm and for our clients. In this role, you will be responsible for leading a team and coordinating across teams to develop, test, and improve models that can assist our legal teams in their work. We have access to commercial GPT-based systems and are at the forefront of exploring content and data sets for interactive and API-based integration. We have a parallel team dedicated to data analytics and data science maturing a set of 20+ use cases addressing clients, industries, talent, diversity, and strategic planning. We will share resources, data, and insights across these teams and are eager to explore opportunities to blend generative AI with our existing structured data initiatives. We have been leveraging AI for over a decade but are freshly passionate about challenging the new generation of capabilities. We have recently established our data science program and Innovation Lab as strategic differentiators for leading a new generation firm and are ready to do the same in this area. Our firm has some special assets, including support from our top management and the ability to leverage our 'alternative' teams (including Gravity Stack, the RED Team, Global Solutions Leeds, and other components of our legal service delivery) that make our journey meaningful. This role reports to our Chief Innovation Officer. Essential Functions Develop and lead the implementation of large language models that can assist in various legal tasks, such as summarization, contract review, legal document generation, and research. Collaborate with the Reed Smith Innovation Lab which works with our legal teams and our 'alternative' teams to identify areas where AI or LLMs can be applied to improve efficiency, speed, and other metrics that matter to our clients. Build and manage a team of AI engineers and data scientists to ensure successful implementation and maintenance of LLMs. Oversee the development of large training datasets, data preprocessing pipelines, and testing frameworks. Sources can include our internal document / KM datasets and data warehouse as well as third party providers. Work closely with other departments, such as IT and legal, to ensure successful implementation and integration of LLM solutions. Keep up-to-date with the latest AI advancements and determine how they can be applied to improve legal processes. Work with our lawyers and staff to highlight,t navigate, and improve AI's impact on ethics, bias, diversity, access to justice, and other impacts to our community. Develop and maintain partnerships with external AI vendors, experts, and academia to leverage their expertise in LLMs. Participate in academic research collaborations and help identify new areas of research relevant to our business needs. We offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package, and the opportunity to work on innovative projects in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. If you are a skilled and experienced AI professional with a passion for large language models and legal processes, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity. Requirements Education: Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, or related field. Experience: 7+ years of experience in AI engineering and data science. Recent experience in evaluating, training, and testing large language models. Familiarity with legal processes and terminology. Experience leading and managing teams of AI engineers and data scientists. Skills: Strong knowledge of machine learning techniques, including deep learning and natural language processing. Experience in programming languages such as Python, Java, and C++. Familiarity with large-scale distributed computing systems and cloud platforms. Strong analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills. Other Pay Range: For NYC: $214,000-263,000. For CA: $225,000-277,000. This represents the presently-anticipated low and high end of Reed Smith's pay range for this position. Actual pay may vary based on various factors, including but not limited to location and experience. Supervisory Responsibilities: To be determined. Equipment To Be Used: Personal computer and other office equipment such as telephone, calculator, fax, machine, copier, scanner, etc. Typical Physical Demands: Physical demands commensurate with job duties. Typical Mental Demands: Able to work effectively in a fast paced environment. Make judgment decisions and adapt to changing work situations. Grasp and apply new ideas. Communicate with various personalities at all levels. Working Conditions: Works in typical office setting. Occasionally called upon to work hours in excess of your normal daily schedule. May require some travel. Reed Smith offers a challenging work environment, business casual dress code and a total compensation package that includes a competitive salary, flexible benefits program, tuition assistance, and generous 401 (k) plan. Reed Smith is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Reed Smith's success depends heavily on the effective utilization of qualified people, regardless of their race, ancestry, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability, veteran's status, or any characteristic protected by law. As a firm, we adhere to and promote equal employment opportunity for all. Reed Smith provides reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities, including in the application and interview process. Qualified candidates only. No search firms. PDN-9929431b-21f0-47f7-85f9-7b29b5af3e86

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