Ralph C. Losey is a Principal in the Orlando, Florida, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He serves as the firm's National e-Discovery Counsel in charge of electronic discovery services and training. Mr. Losey also heads up the firm's Litigation Support Department.
Mr. Losey is a frequent speaker at e-discovery conferences worldwide and a leading contributor in the field of Artificial Intelligence Enhanced Document Review. His work focuses on the use of active machine learning to find evidence in Big Data for the resolution of legal disputes. His contributions to the field include both academic-scientific research and litigation applications. Losey was lead technology counsel for the defense in the landmark decision by Judge Andrew Peck first approving the use of predictive coding, Da Silva Moore v. Publicis.
Mr. Losey has written over two million words on law and technology subjects since 2006, including over sixty articles on predictive coding. In 2006 he started his well-known blog, e-DiscoveryTeam.com, which later grew to include over a dozen legal education websites.
Mr. Losey served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida School of Law from 2007-2011 where he taught both introductory and advanced e-discovery courses and developed the law school's first online course.
Mr. Losey personally performs the predictive coding work for Jackson Lewis in multiple document review projects each year and supervises and consults in many others. Mr. Losey has also competed in, and won, a document review competition and research project supervised by a major university and non-profit group. In 2015, and again in 2016, Mr. Losey led a research team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology Text Retrieval Conference (TREC) where he participated in the Total Recall Track to demonstrate his Hybrid Multimodal method of predictive coding.
Mr. Losey has specialized in electronic evidence and discovery since 2006, at which time he started and ran the e-discovery department at Akerman, LLP. In 2010 he joined Jackson Lewis. Prior to 2006 Mr. Losey handled a variety of commercial litigation, insurance, and technology cases, including one of the largest Qui Tam cases in history.
Mr. Losey has been a computer hobbyist since 1978, and ethical hacker since the 1980s, at which time he created several original game and music software programs for his children. He also established and operated his law firm's IT Department from the early 1980s to early 1990s. In 2015 Mr. Losey was a finalist for the Legaltech CIO of the Year Innovation Award.
Mr. Losey has unique practical experience as a computer user and amateur programmer going back to 1978. He has worked with mainframes, minicomputers, Macs and PCs, utilizing all applications imaginable, and creating and designing software in the 1980s and Internet websites in the 1990s. Ralph was the first lawyer in Central Florida to have a computer on his desk, the first to use Westlaw, and the first lawyer in Florida with an Internet website. He was also a pioneer in the field of Computer Law, dating back to the early 1980s where he developed special expertise in computer database protection, software licensing, and later, Internet law; see for instance, The Legal Protection of Computer Databases, Florida Bar Journal (1991), and Your Cyber Rights and Responsibilities: The Law of the Internet, Chapter 3 of Que's Special Edition Using the Internet, McMillian Publishers 3rd Ed, 1996. Ralph has also worked with high-tech start-up companies, where he helped develop a food service database which later became the industry (IFDA) standard.
Mr. Losey was also in the first group of attorneys to be certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Mediator of Computer Law disputes in 1989, and has extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution.
Law Review Articles on Law and Technology
•Predictive Coding and the Proportionality Doctrine: a Marriage Made in Big Data, 26 Regent U. Law Review 1 (2014)
•Mancia v. Mayflower Begins a Pilgrimage to the New World of Cooperation, 10 Sedona Conf. J. 377 (2009 Supp.)
•Lawyers Behaving Badly, 60 Mercer L. Rev. 983 (Spring 2009)
•HASH: The New Bates Stamp, 12 Journal of Technology Law & Policy 1 (June 2007).
Published Books On Law and Technology
•E-Discovery For Everyone, American Bar Association (publication pending late 2016)
•Perspectives on Predictive Coding: Computer-Assisted Review and Other Advanced Search Technologies for the E-Discovery Practitioner, Co-American Bar Association (publication pending late 2016) [Editor and Contributor]
•Adventures in Electronic Discovery, West Thomson (2011)
•Electronic Discovery: New Ideas, Trends, Case Law, and Practices, West Thomson (2010)
•Introduction to e-Discovery: New Cases, Ideas, and Techniques, American Bar Association(2009)
•e-Discovery: Current Trends and Cases, American Bar Association (2008)
•Your Cyber Rights and Responsibilities: The Law of the Internet, Chapter 3 of Que's Special Edition Using the Internet, McMillian Publishers 3rd Ed, 1996
Honors and Recognitions
•The Best Lawyers in America in three fields: “Commercial Litigation,” “Electronic Discovery and Information Management Law” and “Information Technology Law (2013-present)
•EDI-Oracle Document Review Competition (2013). Only single lawyer participant reported in EDI-Oracle Study: Humans Are Still Essential in E-Discovery (LTN Nov., 2013)
•Florida Supreme Court, Certified High Technology Mediator (1989)
•Kroll Ontrack Advisory Board (since 2011)
•Legaltech News CIO Innovation Award Finalist (2015)
•Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rating
•Most Trusted Legal Advisor,e-discovery industry award, Masters Conference (2016-17)
•Orange County Bar Association, Certified Arbitrator (1989)
•TREC Total Recall Track, Participant and Team Leader, sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (2015 and 2016)
•Who's Who in American Law (since 1985)
Explanation of the Legal Profession's Remarkably Slow Adoption of Predictive Coding
May 24, 2016
Well-known predictive coding expert attorney, Maura Grossman, and her husband, noted information scientist, Gordon Cormack, recently began on article in Practical Law magazine with the assertion: Adoption of TAR has been remarkably slow, considering the amount of attention these offerings have received since the publication of the first f
By Ralph C. Losey
The Exploitation of America's Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities by China and Other Foreign Governments
March 28, 2016
The Chinese People's Liberation Army attacks American companies every day to try to steal trade secrets and gain commercial advantage for state controlled businesses. Criminal hackers can cause tremendous damage, whether trained in China or not.
By Ralph C. Losey
Conclusion to 14 Part Series on Document Culling
March 7, 2016
This is Fourteenth and Final blog in a series on two-filter document culling. (Yes, we went for and obtained a world record on longest law blog series!) Document culling is very important to successful, economical document review.
By Ralph C. Losey
In the News
March 1, 2017
American Bar Association
Ralph Losey Discusses the Evolution of Digital Evidence
March 1, 2017
Ralph Losey discusses how law practice has changed with the explosion of digital evidence, e-discovery and the future of evidence-gathering in E-discovery: Must-knows, landmines and what the future holds, published by American Bar Association.Subscription may be required to view article
December 14, 2016
Ralph Losey Discusses E-Discovery for Everyone
December 14, 2016
Ralph Losey discusses his new book E-Discovery for Everyone in People in Motion: Jackson Lewis' Ralph Losey on Bringing E-Discovery to Everyone, published by Legaltech News.Subscription may be required to view article
December 2, 2016
Jackson Lewis Principal Ralph Losey Authors “E-Discovery for Everyone”
December 2, 2016
December 2, 2016 (Orlando, FL) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country's preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce that Orlando Principal Ralph Losey has authored E-Discovery for Everyone, an in-depth introduction to e-discovery topics influencing today's legal procedures.E-Discovery for Everyone covers...