Prepare to Practice presents Mallory Acheson and Jason Epstein

This year, Vanderbilt Law Library’s Prepare to Practice series will spotlight AI and its impact on legal practice. Invited speakers will include attorneys and tech leaders who will discuss the practical implications of AI, particularly how students can leverage this technology in their future roles, as well as its impact on ethics, intellectual property, data privacy, and legal research techniques.


Prepare to Practice presents Mallory Acheson and Jason Epstein

We welcomed Mallory Acheson and Jason Epstein of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough on October 26, 2023. Mallory and Jason discussed the use of generative AI in the legal field, especially the legal technology field, and what that means for advising clients.

Mallory Acheson is of counsel at Nelson Mullins, where she focuses on privacy and security compliance, technology transactions, and the intersection of data and electronic discovery issues. Mallory holds a CIPM (Certified Information Privacy Manager) and a CIPP/E (Certified Information Privacy Professional – Europe) certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Mallory was honored as 2020 Nashville’s Top 30 Under 30 and named an AI Visionary of 2022, recognizing early adopters in legal, compliance, and risk who are playing a seminal role in advancing the use of AI.

Jason Epstein is the co-head of the firm’s technology and procurement practice which provides legal services to global buyers and sellers of technology in industries that include FinTech, HealthIT, and manufacturing. An experienced business and technology negotiator, Jason has dealt with a variety of matters, e.g., the metaverse, technology transfer, privacy, cryptocurrency, IoT, open-source code, and more.

Each semester, Vanderbilt Law Library hosts speakers for the Prepare to Practice series, which is designed to enrich and supplement Vanderbilt law students’ educational and professional experience. By connecting students with practicing attorneys and legal professionals, students gain valuable insight into current practice trends and issues in the profession before they enter into the field for summer or post-graduate work.

More information on the Prepare to Practice series is available here:

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