The Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and “Big Data” Algorithms to Make Employment Decisions

Sponsored Event | May.09.2018 | 8am - 10am (Pacific Standard Time)

Orrick Silicon Valley

Employment Partner Joe Liburt will lead a panel discussion in Orrick's Silicon Valley office.

Topics will include:

  • “Big Data” algorithms and machine learning tools for finding, recruiting, hiring and retaining job candidates
  • Legal considerations and risks
  • Practical advice for employers considering using AI

CLE Credits Available: Y



  • Technology & Innovation Sector
  • Employment Law & Litigation
  • Wage and Hour
  • Discrimination, Harassment & Retaliation
  • ERISA & Benefits Litigation

Joseph Liburt Partner

Silicon Valley

Clients turn to Joe again and again as a creative problem solver and trusted advisor in helping them achieve their goals quickly and efficiently.

For example, in a wage class action for Sears, Joe quarterbacked an unusual strategy to dismiss the case. The team discovered that the plaintiff had filed for bankruptcy, and filed a motion to dismiss because the plaintiff no longer owned the lawsuit, the bankruptcy trustee did. But the plaintiff argued he might re-acquire the lawsuit in bankruptcy court, and the district court allowed him to try. In the bankruptcy court, Joe had Sears buy the lawsuit (an asset of the plaintiff’s bankruptcy estate) for a nominal amount, and then returned to the district court where Sears, now the owner of the class action against itself, dismissed the case with prejudice.

In Pao v. Kleiner Perkins, the high-stakes gender discrimination and retaliation case that garnered intense national scrutiny, Joe led the trial team's work on jury instructions and expert witnesses.

Joe is praised by clients, co-counsel and colleagues for his collaborative approach and ability to bring out the best work from the team.