Expert Forum: The Role of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Competition Proceedings


At this Cornerstone Research webinar, attorneys, economists and academics discussed a range of topics related to artificial intelligence and machine learning in competition cases.

Agencies, claimants and defendants already use artificial intelligence and machine learning to reduce cost and improve quality by automating tasks previously done by hand. New AI/ML techniques, however, have the potential to deliver even richer and more robust bespoke economic analyses in a range of competition matters, from merger reviews to damages estimation.

Our expert panellists from the CMA, private practice and academia addressed:

  • How law firms and the CMA currently use AI/ML
  • Applying AI/ML in document reviews and dataset construction
  • The evolution of economic analysis in competition cases
  • The importance and challenges of “interpretability”


  • San Francisco

Mike DeCesaris

Vice President, Data Science Center

Justin McCrary

Paul J. Evanson Professor of Law,
Columbia Law School;
Senior Advisor, Cornerstone Research

Additional Speakers

Stefan Hunt
Chief Data and Digital Insights Officer, Competition & Markets Authority 
Andreas von Bonin
Partner, Freshfields
Samantha Ward
Partner, Clifford Chance