The Importance of Data and Data Analytics in Litigation

By David Burnett (June 16, 2022, 6:43 PM EDT) — Many litigants say they hate math and have chosen a legal career to avoid working with numbers, leaving that job to bankers and others. But data, and the use of calculations and other analytical tools to process and present it, are essential to modern commercial litigation.

As prosecutions become increasingly complex and ambitious, understanding and effectively applying data analytics in litigation becomes an increasingly important skill set.

Reliable data from authoritative sources, well presented, is often essential to dismiss motions to dismiss and motions for summary judgment, and then to prove cases at trial. Experts in areas such as…

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