Julia Brickell, Esq.
Executive Managing Director and General Counsel
Julia Brickell is Executive Managing Director and General Counsel of H5. In addition to overseeing the legal affairs of the company, including corporate governance and legal compliance issues, Ms. Brickell advises on corporate strategy. Prior to joining H5, Ms. Brickell was Associate General Counsel of Altria Client Services from 2000 to 2008. She focused on product liability litigation, risk assessment, and electronic data management. From 1998 to 2000, Ms. Brickell served as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of Philip Morris USA. Prior to joining Philip Morris, Ms. Brickell practiced at Davis, Polk & Wardwell in New York, where she handled antitrust, securities, professional malpractice, and commercial litigation.
Ms. Brickell is a frequent speaker on methods of evaluating and addressing the strategic challenges and risks posed to companies by the explosion of electronically stored information. She also speaks and writes to advance awareness and professionalism in the age of expanding use of artificial intelligence in both legal practice and business. Ms. Brickell serves on the faculty of Columbia University’s Executive Master of Science in Technology Management where she builds awareness and skills for close collaboration between technologists and lawyers in the digital era. Ms. Brickell is an active participant in committees addressing artificial intelligence and technology in DRI, FDCC, IADC and other organizations, and also serves on the board of Lawyers for Civil Justice. Ms. Brickell obtained her B.A. from Smith College and her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.
Representative speaking engagements:
- “At the Crossroads of AI and Ethics” (panelist). ARMA INFORM, Princeton, NJ. June 13, 2019.
- “Practical Uses of AI – It’s Much More than A Shiny Object” (panelist). ARMA INFORM, Princeton, NJ. June 13, 2019.
- “Alexa … Can You Answer an Ethics Question for Me? (panelist). Lawyers for Civil Justice, New York, NY. December 7, 2018.
- AI and ethics workshop (presenter). Co-hosted by Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, MIT, and Center for Information Technology Policy Princeton. Cambridge, MA. November 8, 9, 2018
- “Are We Already Living in a ‘Black Mirror’ World? A Conversation About AI, Law, and Corporate Ethics” (panelist). Cardozo School of Law, New York, NY. October 29, 2018
- “Ethical and Societal Perspectives on AI” (moderator). American National Standard Institute Legal Issues Forum, Washington, DC, October 16, 2018.
- “From the Courtroom to the Conference Room: Legal Ethics in the Age of Artificial Intelligence” (presenter). LegalTech, New York, NY. February 1, 2018
- “Helping Minds Meet: Talking TAR at the MEET-AND-CONFER, New Tools, New Conversations” (presenter). BNA Webinar, October 20, 2015
- “Expanding Your Skill Set: How to Apply the “Right” Search Methods to Your Big Data Problems” (presenter). MER 2015, Chicago, IL, May 18, 2015
- “E-discovery 2015: Best Practices and Ethical Implications” (program chair and presenter). New York City Bar Center for CLE, New York, NY. April 15,2015
- “International Discovery: Handling the Complexities of Cross-Border Disputes” (panelist). New York County Lawyers’ Association, New York, NY, February 10, 2015
- “The Ethics of Search and Use of Effective Keyword Strategies” (presenter). National Law Institute, New York, NY, December 2, 2014
- “eDiscovery & Technology: the Ethics of Accuracy and the Use of Sampling and Statistics” (presenter). National Law Institute, National Law Institute, New York, NY, October 22, 2014
- “Your ‘Big Buckets’ Are Full of ‘Big Data’” (presenter). The Information Governance Conference, Hartford, CT, September 9, 2014
- “Partnering to Meet Court Requirements for Discovery of Electronic Information” (program chair and panelist). Columbia’s Center for Technology Management, New York, NY, full day July 31, 2014
- “The Bottom Line: Enhancing the Value Equation to Improve Access to Justice” (moderator). New York City Bar Association, New York, NY, May 9, 2014
- “Getting to Defensible Deletion – a Roadmap for Legal and IT” – (webcast panelist). March 27, 2014
- “Standardizing E-Discovery —Status of and Discussion on the International Effort” (panelist).
ABA Section of Science & Technology Law, Tampa, FL, January 30, 2014
Law Practice Today (May 2020) Meet the General Counsel - Profile
New York Law Journal (Feb. 1, 2019) "Competent Counsel? New Technologies Change the Paradigm
inside BIGDATA (Jan. 18, 2019) "Alexa, Call the Statistician!"
Daily Journal (May, 14, 2018) “Code of Practice for E-Discovery is Surprisingly Unheralded.”
Law Journal Newsletters: Cyber Security Law & Strategy, Vol 2, Num 11 (April 2018) “A Roundtable Discussion: How Evolving Media Types and Cybersecurity Concerns Are Impacting e-Discovery”
Today’s General Counsel (April/May 2017) “Legal Competence and the Role of Technological Expertise.”
New York Law Journal (October 30, 2017) “ISO Code of Practice for E-Discovery: A Worthy Level-Setting Endeavor” (co-author)
LegalTech News: Tech Digest (December 2016) “Who’s Your New Buddy?”
New York Law Journal, Litigation Supplement (July 5, 2016) “Finding Key Documents: Tech Savvy Counsel are Changing the Game.”
Westlaw Journal – Computer & Internet. (June, 2016.) “Legal Roles and Responsibilities: Changing with the Times.”
Today’s General Counsel (June 16, 2016) “Practical Proportionality through Science.”
Defense Counsel Journal (July 2015) “Towards A Synthesis Of Judicial Perspectives On Technology-Assisted Review.”
IADC Technology Committee Newsletter (December 2014) “The Ethics of Technology in E-Discovery – An Introduction.”
EDD Update (December 2009). "Searching for Justice: An Immodest Proposal."
Law Practice Today (November 2009). "The Search for Professionalism in the Changing World of Electronic Information."
KMWorld (October 2009). "Legacy Data Cleanup."
In the Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics. San Antonio, Texas (2009). "Adapting to the Data Explosion: Ensuring Justice for All."