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May 23, 2024

AI in the Legal Profession: Crash Course for Congress-Speakers

Gage Javier


Gage Javier (CIPP/US) is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Crowell & Moring and a member of the Privacy and Cybersecurity Group, where she practices at the intersection of law, business, and technology. A Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) with a business and scientific background, she provides strategic legal and business solutions for sophisticated entities, including tech and government contracts clients, in matters associated with incident response, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory compliance, and technology-related litigation.

Hon. Paul Grimm


Judge Paul W. Grimm was appointed as a United States District Judge for the District of Maryland on December 10, 2012.  Previously, he was appointed to the Court as a Magistrate Judge in February 1997 and served as Chief Magistrate Judge from 2006 through 2012. In September, 2009 he was appointed by the Chief Justice of the United States to serve as a member of the Advisory Committee for the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Additionally, Judge Grimm is an adjunct professor of law at the University of Maryland School of Law, where he teaches evidence, and also has taught trial evidence, pretrial civil procedure, and scientific evidence. He also is an adjunct professor of law at the University of Baltimore School of Law, where he teaches a course regarding the discovery of and pretrial practices associated with electronically stored evidence.


Before joining the Court, Judge Grimm was in private practice in Baltimore for thirteen years, during which time he handled commercial litigation. He also served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Maryland, an Assistant State’s Attorney for Baltimore County, Maryland, and a Captain in the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. In 2001, Judge Grimm retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the United States Army Reserve. Judge Grimm received his undergraduate degree from the University of California Davis (summa cum laude), his J.D. from the University of New Mexico School of Law (magna cum laude, Order of the Coif) and his LLM from Duke Law School.

Theodore "Ted" Claypoole


Ted Claypoole leads Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP’s IP Transactions and FinTech Teams. Clients call on Ted to help manage, protect and profit from information, and his practice spans all sectors of the information economy. He helps companies design data analytics strategies and comply with relevant laws and contracts. Privacy and cybersecurity are the starting points for client advice on data collected through transactions, online interactions and the Internet of Things, with an emphasis on payments and financial activity.


A former in-house data and technology counsel for Bank of America and for CompuServe, Ted brings deep and practical experience in business and risk management to his work with clients. From global outsourcing agreements to sophisticated technology provided as a service, Ted meets client goals by developing and implementing IP protective contracts. He drafts and negotiates agreements involving software, the internet, data, mobile/remote access, and services.  Ted advises both FinTech start-ups and large financial services companies in payment processing, data security, insurance and other matters.

Aaron C. Cummings


Aaron serves as the co-chair of the Government Affairs Group and provides counsel and advocacy to clients on legislative and policy matters in a range of areas including antitrust, financial services, health care, energy, intellectual property, artificial intelligence, technology, agriculture, and national security. All too often in Washington if you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu. Aaron helps clients make sure their views are represented in policy discussions in Capitol Hill, the White House, and throughout the federal government.


Aaron has years of high-level experience on Capitol Hill. He’s the former Chief of Staff to U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), the longest serving Republican Senator in history, and current President Pro Tempore-emeritus of the Senate. As Senator Grassley’s Chief of Staff, Aaron worked closely with other members of Republican Senate Leadership and their senior staff to advance the priorities of the Republican Caucus and to set the agenda for the Senate. Aaron also advised Senator Grassley during his tenure as the Chairman of the powerful Judiciary and Finance Committees, the top Republican of the Committee on Budget, and as a senior member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture. During his tenure as a Chief Counsel on the Senate Judiciary committee, Aaron advised Senator Grassley on a host of policy and constitutional issues, including Supreme Court nominations, and was the lead Republican negotiator of the First Step Act—the biggest criminal justice reform effort in a generation and a signature bipartisan accomplishment of the Trump Administration. Aaron also played key roles in the passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Earlier in his career, he worked as an Associate Director of Presidential Speechwriting in the George W. Bush White House.  

Cheryl Mason


As a keynote speaker, Cheryl specializes in relational leadership and brings a unique perspective on adversity and challenges, viewing them as pivotal moments for learning and growth. Additionally, she addresses and highlight the negative impact of invisible "phantom" leaders on the people and the organization.


As an author and a TED speaker, she shares her insights and stories about people, obstacles, purpose, impact, mindset, and how you, the leader, can elevate results.


As the Chief Catalyst at Catalyst Leadership Management, Chery also offers consultancy services to help CEOs, senior leaders, companies, and your team develop the skills and tools to lead with authenticity and relate with empathy.


As the first woman and military spouse to serve as the CEO /Chairman of the Board of Veterans' Appeals at VA, She hasa proven track record of leading with a people-centric approach. Leading with empathy while leveraging strategy, analytics, vision, and change management to improve morale and trust led to record-breaking results.

Harvey Rishikof


Harvey Rishikof is Director of Policy and Cyber Security Research and Visiting Research Professor at UMD ARLIS. He also serves as a Visiting Professor of Law at Temple Law School and Senior Counselor to the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law and National Security.  He has been involved in a number of legal-policy projects sponsored by the MITRE FFRDC, the MacArthur Foundation, and the Center for Strategic International Studies, the Hewlett Foundation, the Congressional “Solarium” Project, the National Science Foundation, and the National Academy of Sciences.


Mr. Rishikof is the former Director Military Commissions and Convening Authority at DoD, and former co-chair and founder of the ABA Cybersecurity Legal Task Force. Most recently he was senior counsel at Crowell & Moring, dean of faculty at the National War College, and held a joint appointment at Drexel University in the law school and the UMCP iSchool, College of Information Science and Technology. His last government position was senior policy advisor to the director of national counterintelligence at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.