Articles written by David Curle

David Curle Legal Content & Research Lead

David Curle
Legal Content & Research Lead
Kira Systems

David Curle is Legal Content and Research Lead at Kira Systems. He came to Kira from Thomson Reuters, where he provided research and content about legal technology and innovation for the Legal Executive Institute. Prior to Thomson Reuters he led coverage of the global legal information market for the research and analysis firm Outsell, Inc. David writes frequently for legal and legal tech publications and is a regular speaker at legal industry events. David has a JD from the University of Minnesota Law School, and a BA in History from Lawrence University.

August 10, 2020 | Kira Insights

Part II - The Breakthrough: Machine Learning Addresses Scalability and Accuracy in Contract Analysis

This article is the second of a series of four that trace the history of contract automation and technology, and its future.

August 4, 2020 |

What Is a Non-Disclosure Agreement?

Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) are confidentiality contracts that allow businesses to entrust confidential information to others. They’ve been in the news lately as a way to cover up sexual harassment issues and whistleblower claims.

August 4, 2020 | Kira Insights

Part I: The Emergence of Contract Automation and Technology

This article is the first of a series of four that trace the history of contract automation and technology, and its future.

July 30, 2020 |

How to Amend a Contract

Parties to a contract strive to get all the essential details in writing the first time, but life happens. Parties must amend contracts when they obtain new information or discover gaps in the agreement, or if unanticipated situations arise.

July 29, 2020 | Kira Insights

GCs at Fast-Growth Companies: “Give Us Tech That Moves Us Out of Low-Value Work”

Silicon Valley-based law firm Wilson Sonsini and Juro, which provides a collaboration platform for contracting processes, have teamed up on a new research study, “The 2020 Tech GC Report: Enabling the Business Through the Crisis,” that focuses on the needs of GCs at high-growth companies in the current environment.

July 22, 2020 |

How Natural Language Processing Can Improve Legal Search Results

Legal research lies at the heart of the legal profession. Any legal advice attorneys provide has to stay in line with constitutional, statutory (as created by legislators), and case law (as created by judges).