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The Use of AI in White-Collar Crime

Monday, February 25, 2019 17:30to19:00
Chancellor Day Hall NCDH 316, 3644 rue Peel, Montreal, QC, H3A 1W9, CA

Have you ever wondered why our criminal justice classes focus on street crime rather than what does the actual damage to our society, i.e. white-collar crimes? Are you interested in artificial intelligence (AI) generally and are curious to hear how it intersects with other practice areas in law? Then come to our panel on the use of AI & white-collar crime.

Brian Clifton (formerly at Buzzfeed) and Sam Lavigne (formerly at Columbia and NYU), both data scientists and software developers from NYC, have developed a predictive policing app for white-collar crime occurrences in the USA. They developed a model profile for the typical white-collar criminal, who tends to be (surprise, surprise) a white middle-class man. You can find their map at and more about their ideas here in this short video

Peter Spivack is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of the international law firm Hogan Lovells. Peter is one of the most experienced members of the firm’s Investigations, White Collar and Fraud practice area and served as the global co-leader of the practice for six years. Peter has three decades of experience in multi-jurisdictional investigations, including matters involving allegations of bribery and corruption under the FCPA, the UK Bribery Act, and other anti-bribery laws, and in creating and enhancing anti-corruption compliance programs. Peter’s investigation matters have spanned five continents, with many in Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and elsewhere in Latin America. His investigations often involve leveraging advanced data analytics to process, filter, and analyze huge datasets. Peter was a federal prosecutor for the United States government in Los Angeles before joining Hogan Lovells, and he is listed in Chambers, Legal 500, Super Lawyers, and other legal directories. According to the legal directory Chambers, where he is ranked in both the White Collar and FCPA practice areas, clients say that he "is very insightful and a very good communicator". Read his article on the use of AI in white-collar investigations:

AI and the Law Series

The AI and the Law Series is brought to you by the Montreal Cyberjustice Laboratory; the McGill Student Collective on Technology and Law; the Private Justice and the Rule of Law Research Group; and the McGill Centre for Intellectual Property Policy.

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