Joshua Walker is the General Counsel of A^3 by Airbus, the advanced projects outpost of the aerospace giant. Previously, he cofounded and led Lex Machina, Inc. (LMI) as its CEO and Chief Legal Architect. Joshua’s original technical contribution included the high level computational schematization of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. (The ultimate system enabled federal judges, lawyers, and enterprise to see accurate and comprehensive federal litigation outcome data in a SaaS framework.) More recently, Joshua managed the Silicon Valley IP transactions group of a leading American law firm; and has been practicing in IP and corporate law in Silicon Valley since 2002. Contemporaneously, he cofounded and served as Executive Director of CodeX: The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics, the first lab of its kind in the U.S. From 2004–06, he was a core litigation team member for “Thefacebook.com” (now Facebook) and founders in a significant IP dispute. In 2014 the Financial Times listed him amongst the top ten most innovative attorneys in North America. Joshua has taught intellectual property law at both Stanford and Berkeley. His written work, IP analysis, and tools have been relied upon by both academics and business press (including “The Wall Street Journal”, “The New York Times”, and “The Economist”), as well as the U.S. General Accountability Office and the White House.
Joshua received his A.B. from Harvard College in 1995 (mcl) and his J.D. from The University of Chicago Law School, where he was a Cornerstone Scholar. Before law school, he coordinated the first working database for the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Tribunal for Rwanda, helping his colleagues obtain convictions for numerous orchestrators of the Rwandan Genocide, including Rwanda’s Prime Minister.