Littler Mendelson, a global employment and labour law practice, has appointed Aaron Crews as its first Chief Data Analytics Officer. In this newly created role, Crews will be responsible for developing and implementing data analytics strategies to support the firm’s legal teams and clients. Prior to joining Littler Mendelson, Crews served as Senior Associate General Counsel and Head of eDiscovery at Walmart. He has also worked at an Am Law 100 firm, where he focused on electronic discovery and data management.

Littler Mendelson’s decision to hire a data analytics chief reflects the growing importance of data in the legal sector. Law firms are increasingly using data analytics to improve their services, gain competitive advantage, and make more informed decisions. Data analytics can help law firms understand client needs, identify trends, and predict outcomes.

As part of his role, Crews will work closely with Littler’s innovative CaseSmart platform and data analytics group. This platform combines technology, flexible workflows, and data analytics to deliver a streamlined approach to managing employment litigation. Crews’ appointment underscores the firm’s commitment to innovation and its aim to stay at the forefront of the evolving legal landscape.

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