Foley & Lardner LLP Partner Louis Lehot and Associates Ethan Floyd and Tiffany Young were quoted in an article, “Is the Metaverse Plaintiffs Firms’ New Chatbot?,” in The National Law Journal discussing how plaintiffs firms are contemplating a virtual office in the metaverse. “Given that the future of work has moved from the offline physical world into a hybrid online environment, the metaverse will only grow larger in significance,” Lehot explains. He added that “law firms that are most accommodating in the places where demand is greatest ‘will enjoy outsized returns.’”
“As the metaverse is expanding and may become the mainstream mode of communication for people in the future, I can foresee the need to have different private servers hosting secure microcosms of the metaverse,” said Young. “Can we have reasonable expectations of a bot to maintain privacy and who would control it? I don’t know we’re quite there yet,” Floyd, added.