Khalid Al-Kofahi is Vice President of Research and Development at Thomson Reuters. During his 20+ years at Thomson Reuters, Khalid led the development of many advanced technologies for the legal industry. These include developing natural language processing applications to mine information from legal text, large-scale text classification, recommender systems, vertical search, and named entity extraction and resolution. These technologies power dozens of products across Thomson Reuters. Thomson Reuters R&D is a team of scientists and engineers who perform applied computer science research to help the business design and develop innovative and differentiating products. The teams focus areas include language technologies (text mining, classification, summarization, generation), search technologies (vertical search, question answering, recommender systems), big data and analytics (algorithms at scale, machine learning), social computing (event detection, opinion mining, analytics), quantitative finance and cognitive computing (question answering, dialog systems, task & user aware systems, adaptive systems), Khalid has a Ph.D. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA, M.S. from Rochester Institute of Technology, USA, both in Computer Engineering and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan.
Nick Abrahams is deeply involved in the Australian technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sector as a lawyer, author, non-executive director, investor, speaker and entrepreneur.
Nick is the APAC Technology Practice Leader for global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) and is a Founding Investor in leading Australian online legal company LawPath.
LawPath uses technology to massively automate the legal process. It is an online marketplace for legal work and a leader in subscription-based “robolawyer” solutions. In April 2016, NRF and LawPath announced a (non-equity) strategic alliance where NRF will use LawPath’s distribution platform and technology to provide legal services to startups.
Nick’s group at Norton Rose Fulbright has won the Australian Technology Law Firm of the Year Award and, for the last four years, Nick has been identified as a leading lawyer in his field in numerous directories, including Chambers, Asia Pacific Legal 500 and Best Lawyers .
He is a Non-executive Director of ASX-listed software company, Integrated Research and on the board of the Institute for Economics & Peace (ranked in the top 15 think tanks in the world with revenue < $5M pa). He is a Governor of the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia.
He has a Masters in Film & TV from the University of Southern California and worked as a Creative Executive at Warner Bros (Burbank) and worked on the development of the TV shows ER and The West Wing. During Dotcom, Nick was the Chief Operating Office of internet company Spike Networks and was part of the team that listed that company on the ASX.
His recently released book Digital Disruption in Australia: A guide for entrepreneurs, investors and corporates went to No. 1 on the Kindle Business Best Seller List in Australia and the USA.
He has started and exited several businesses. In 1996, he founded the Tokyo Comedy Store and was the hosting comic for several years before selling the business, which is still operating today. He was the lead writer/actor in the Japanese TV show The Ugly Gaijin Brothers. He produced and appeared in the mockumentary Searching for Alison Porchnik featuring Woody Allen and Willie Nelson.
Alma Asay is the Founder and CEO of Allegory (allegorylaw.com) in New York City. Allegory is a cloud-based litigation management tool used by many of the most prestigious law firms, corporations, and government agencies in the United States.
Before founding Allegory, Alma was a successful litigator at top law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, winner of The American Lawyer’s biennial “Litigation Department of the Year” competition in 2010, 2012, and 2016. At Gibson Dunn, Alma was the go-to second chair for Orin Snyder, ranked among the top 50 trial lawyers in the country, on complex, high-stakes cases, including for IAC/InterActiveCorp, NBC Universal, Cablevision, and AMC Networks. Their wins included precedent-setting decisions, like the nearly impossible dismissal of 100+ trade secret claims on summary judgment in sit-up Ltd. v. IAC/InterActiveCorp and HSN International, 05 Civ. 9292, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 12017 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 20, 2008), and establishing the standard for pre-litigation spoliation of evidence in New York State, in VOOM HD Holdings LLC v. EchoStar Satellite LLC, Index No. 600292/08, 2010 NY Slip Op 33764(U) (Sup. Ct. NY November 3, 2010), affirmed, 93 A.D.3d 33, 939 N.Y.S.2d 321 (1st Dept. 2012).
Alma recognized that the key to winning complex cases was not simply a mastery of the law, but also mastery of the facts. At the same time, she saw that litigation was hitting a new tipping point, following that seen with the explosion of electronic data in discovery. The amount of information used by litigation teams outside of discovery, including at the deposition, summary judgment, and trial stages, was becoming too much to manage using traditional tools like Excel. After looking at the market and only finding tools that she and her colleagues found cumbersome and inadequate, Alma set out to design her own “dream-come-true” software for litigation teams.
Today, Allegory customers include Am Law 100 law firms, litigation boutiques, Fortune 500 companies, and government agencies, including firms listed in both Vault Law’s Top 10 for 2016 and the National Law Journal’s 2016 Litigation Boutiques “Hot” List. Alma takes great pride in her company’s ability to work side-by-side with attorneys and paralegals, and be responsive to their needs, including making use of the cloud to introduce new features as often as once a week. Undeterred by the well-known challenges of convincing lawyers to adopt new technology, Allegory has successfully achieved a loyal user base comprised of 81% attorneys (with another 14% paralegals), who regularly add new cases to the Allegory platform.
Alma is one of the first and only female BigLaw lawyers to found a legal technology startup, and was recently named by the ABA’s Legal Technology Resource Center as one of 50 “Women of Legal Tech.” She received a B.A. in Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University and earned her J.D., at age 22, from New York University School of Law.
Pablo Arredondo is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and Stanford Law School. After litigating patents at large New York and California law firms, Pablo co-founded Occam, a VC-backed startup centered on his innovations in legal research technology. Pablo is currently VP of Legal Research at Casetext and a fellow at the Stanford Center for Legal Informatics, where his work focuses on identifying and leveraging patterns in common law opinions.
A born entrepreneur who started his first company on his elementary school playground, Andrew Arruda, who “grew up on Law & Order,” resolved to become a lawyer at the very mature age of 7. Arruda worked at a neighborhood law firm to pay his way through college and law school and after being called to the Bar, Arruda practiced law for a few “long” days before the sirens of entrepreneurialism beckoned, and he set off to cofound ROSS Intelligence. As ROSS’ first teacher, Arruda taught ROSS some it’s first legal lessons – something he reminds the legal training team of frequently. Arruda is ROSS Intelligence’s CEO and when he’s not on a plane, emailing or in a meeting, you can find him penning jokes for his stand-up career which he swears he will set in motion “once he finds the time.” Send your thoughts, praise, or one-liners, to Arruda via Twitter @AndrewArruda.
Leila Banijamali is an entrepreneur and tech licensing lawyer based in San Francisco, California. In 2009, she founded Bedrock, a San Francisco technology licensing law firm where she is currently Principal and represents clients in software negotiations with enterprise companies such as GE, Google, Tesla, Disney, and more. Banijamali launched Startup Documents in 2014 to automate legal documents for startups. In addition to her lead roles at both Bedrock and Startup Documents, Banijamali is a mentor at Silicon Valley’s Founder Institute and continues to lecture on entrepreneurship and the intersection of law and tech at various law schools.
Jason Baron is a member of Drinker Biddle’s Information Governance and eDiscovery practice.
An internationally recognized speaker and author on the preservation of electronic documents, Jason previously served as Director of Litigation for the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration and as trial lawyer and senior counsel at the Department of Justice. In those roles, Jason helped drive the government’s adoption of electronic recordkeeping practices and defended the government’s interests in complex federal court litigation.
As NARA’s Director of Litigation, Jason led NARA’s efforts to provide responsive White House email and other records in the massive U.S. v. Philip Morris RICO lawsuit, and assisted in the defense of lawsuits filed against the Archivist of the United States under the Freedom of Information Act, the Federal Records Act, and the Presidential Records Act in a wide variety of high-profile cases. As a trial lawyer and senior counsel for the DOJ, he appeared as counsel of record in landmark cases involving the preservation of White House email, statistical adjustment of the U.S. census, and early attempts to regulate the Internet.
Ralph Baxter – After leading a prominent global law firm for nearly a quarter century, Ralph Baxter has turned his attention to a diverse set of activities, across the spectrum of the evolving legal profession. He aims to be a catalyst for meaningful improvement and innovation in the way legal service is delivered.
He collaborates with law firms, legal technology start ups, and corporate law departments on their strategies and execution. He is an active writer and speaker, including participation in law firm partner meetings, about the imperatives for change, the specific changes that are under way, and how the participants can make change happen. He also participates actively with organizations that study and promote progress in the legal profession.
Mr. Baxter is a Senior Advisor to Thomson Reuters Legal and Chairman of the Advisory Board of Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute.
He is a Senior Advisor and member of the Advisory Board of the Stanford Law School Center on the Legal Profession.
He is a Fellow and Senior Advisor to CodeX, the Stanford University Center for Law and Informatics.
He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Harvard Law School Center on the Legal Profession.
He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Center for the Study of the Legal Profession at the Georgetown University Law Center.
He is a member of the Advisory Council of Evolve Law.
He is a member of the Advisory Board of Ravel Law.
From 1990 to 2013, Mr. Baxter served as Chairman and CEO of Orrick, leading Orrick’s progress from a domestic firm with California origins to become one of the world’s leading global firms. He launched numerous transformative initiatives during his tenure, including the creation of Orrick’s Global Operations Center in Wheeling, West Virginia, and changes in the firm’s talent and pricing models.
Mr. Baxter received his BA from Stanford University; his MA in Education from the Catholic University of America; and his JD from the University of Virginia.
Before his career in law Mr. Baxter taught the sixth grade at the Scott Montgomery Elementary School in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Baxter’s recent writings and interviews can be accessed on his website www.ralphbaxter.com and he can be followed on Twitter @ralphbaxter.
Monica Bay is a journalist, analyst and provocateur. She is a Fellow at CodeX: The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics, concentrating on the CodeX Blog. Bay also is a columnist at Above The Law; freelances for Bloomberg BNA Big Law Business and other organizations; and is co-host (with Robert Ambrogi) of the Law Techology Now podcast (Legal Talk Network). In 2015, Bay retired from ALM, where she was editor-in-chief of Law Technology News for 17 years in New York and senior editor for 13 years at The Recorder in San Francisco. Her New York unit won 64 journalism and design awards, and she was the inaugural recipient of the Monica Bay STEM Leadership Award from Women Who Lead. In April, Bay was named a Legal Rebels Trailblazer by the American Bar Association’s ABA Journal/Legal Talk Network—and was among the 10 “2016 Women of Legal Tech” selected by ABA’s Legal Technology Resource Center.
Long active in cyberspace, Bay helped “The Late Show with David Letterman” establish its first website on AOL. She got her journalism chops covering rock and roll for the Minnesota Daily while in graduate school (journalism and sociology) at the University of Minnesota. Bay earned her B.A. at the University of California Santa Cruz, with honors, and her J.D. at the University of San Francisco. A member of the California bar, Bay is based in New York City and Lakeville, CT. She can often be found at Yankee Stadium.
Dr. Micha-Manuel Bues is a lawyer and LegalTech expert. He studied law at the universities of Passau and Bonn (Germany). He graduated from the University of Oxford. He wrote his PhD, on European Legal Issues, with Professor Stephan Hobe from the University of Cologne. He is also Associate Member of St. Anne’s College, Oxford.
At Bucerius Law School, the focus of his work is on the theoretical and practical interfaces between law and technology. He has studied and advises on the changes which LegalTech present to the legal market, including the opportunities, challenges and risks that arise for law firms, law departments and lawyers. He co-founded the Bucerius Law Port, the legal tech & innovation cluster at the Bucerius Law School, which bundles all projects, initiatives and research on LegalTech & Innovation. He also runs a blog on the subjects of Legal Tech, Legal Innovation and Legal Start-ups (www.legal-tech-blog.de) in German-speaking countries.
Colleen Chien is Associate Professor at Santa Clara University School of Law and consultant to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where she until recently served as Senior Advisor, Intellectual Property and Innovation, working on a broad range of patent, copyright, technology transfer, open innovation, educational innovation, and other issues. Professor Chien is nationally known for her research and publications surrounding domestic and international patent law and policy issues. She has testified on multiple occasions before Congress, the DOJ, the FTC, and the US Patent and Trademark Office, frequently lectures at national law conferences, and has published several in-depth empirical studies, including of patent litigation, patent-assertion entities (PAEs) (a term that she coined), patent quality, the International Trade Commission (ITC) and the secondary market for patents. Prior to entering academia, Professor Chien prosecuted patents at Fenwick & West LLP in San Francisco, as an associate and then Special Counsel, and worked as a strategy consultant. Professor Chien has been named a Yamamoto Emerging Scholar, Silicon Valley’ s “Women of Influence,” and one of the 50 Most Influential People in Intellectual Property in the world.
David Curle supports Thomson Reuters’ Legal business with research and thought leadership about the competitive environment in legal technology and the changing legal services industry. His career has focused on electronic information products and markets since he became one of the original Reference Attorneys supporting the then-young Westlaw legal research service in 1985. He returned to Thomson Reuters in 2013 after 14 years at the research and analysis firm Outsell, Inc. where he led Outsell’s analysis of legal and regulatory information markets and legal information providers, tracking industry performance and trends. He is a contributor to the Legal Executive Institute blog. He has a JD from the University of Minnesota Law School and a BA in History from Lawrence University. He is fluent in Swedish and is an authority on Baseball and the Law.
Cristine DeBerry Cristine Soto DeBerry is Chief of Staff for San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon. She has assisted the District Attorney with his efforts to increase public safety without increasing the jail population. The office has implemented numerous policy changes and programs to achieve this goal. A few of the most important are: Neighborhood Courts, Sentencing Planners and Young Adult Court. Outside of the office DA Gascon was instrumental in the crafting and passage of Propositions 36 and 47 in California which reformed the three strikes law and reduced punishments for personal drug possession and low level theft offenses.
Prior to joining the District Attorney’s Office, Cristine served in San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom’s administration. As Deputy Chief of Staff she helped manage a $6 billion dollar budget and a city staff of over 26,000. As the Mayor’s point person on policy she assisted in the development of numerous policy innovations and improvements around criminal justice, environment, health and economic opportunity.
Prior to working in San Francisco government, Cristine served five years in the Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office. She received her Juris Doctorate from UC Berkeley’s School of Law and her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Chicana/o Studies from UCLA.
Justin Erlich serves as Special Assistant Attorney General to California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris. He is the Attorney General’s principal advisor on technology and data. He oversees the Department of Justice’s involvement in policy issues such as open data, privacy, cybersecurity, the sharing economy, and clean tech. Justin is driving multiple operational initiatives in the Office including OpenJustice (openjustice.doj.ca.gov), an internal research capacity, an innovation unit, a digital citizen engagement strategy, and a digital forensics/cyber accelerator. Before coming to the Attorney General’s Office, Justin was a Senior Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company. As a part of the State & Local practice, he worked with government agencies on designing and implementing long-term strategic plans. He has functional expertise in strategy, innovation, and sustainability. Justin previously served as the Deputy Policy Director of Attorney General Harris’s Transition Team and clerked for the Hon. Rosemary Barkett on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He earned his J.D. from NYU School of Law and his bachelor’s degree from Harvard College.
Sam Glover is a lawyer and the founder and Editor in Chief of Lawyerist.com, an online law-practice magazine and home to the largest community of solo and small-firm lawyers on the web. On Lawyerist, Sam writes and podcasts about legal technology, law practice management, access to justice, and more.
Sharad Goel’s is an Assistant Professor at Stanford in the Department of Management Science & Engineering, and, by courtesy, Computer Science and Sociology. He draws on a combination of methods from computer science and statistics to study contemporary issues in public policy, including collective decision-making, police practices, voter laws, media bias, and online privacy. Prior to joining the Stanford faculty, Sharad was a Senior Researcher at Microsoft.
Guido Governatori is a Senior Principal Researcher at Data61 CSIRO where he leads the Legal Informatics Research Team. He received his PhD in Legal Informatics from the University of Bologna. His research focuses on the use of logic and formal model for the representation of norms. In particular he has developed conceptually sound and computational oriented approaches to legal reasoning that have proved suitable for practical applications (for example in the field of business process compliance, and e-contracts). He served in the executive board of the International Association for Artificial Intelligence and Law, and has been the program chair of conferences such has DEON (Deontic Logic in Computer Science), Jurix (Legal Knowledge and Information System) and ICAIL (International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law). He is a co-chair of the OASIS LegalRuleML technical commmitte, and the editor of the Deontic Logic corner of the Journal of Logic and Computation and the Agents and Norms section of Artificial Intelligence and Law journal.
Pieter Gunst is an Entrepreneurial Fellow at the Stanford Center for Legal Informatics (CodeX), organizes Code = Law (a learn-to-code course for law students), and became involved at StartX, three unique communities of entrepreneurs, legal tech innovators and law students. As a co-founder of LawGives, Pieter combines his legal and technical skills to build tools that aim to make legal help universally accessible.
Pieter obtained his Master of Laws Degree in Belgium (Magna Cum Laude, Ghent University, 2008) and subsequently worked in the Brussels office of the law firm DLA Piper. While working in the Intellectual Property and Technology department of DLA, he specialized in electronic commerce and telecom law, data protection, copyright law, domain name litigation and IT outsourcing. Pieter also worked on a major European Commission project involving a wide variety of legal instruments related to the information society, and practiced law in-house at a major international IT consultancy firm.
In 2010, Pieter was granted a scholarship from the Belgian American Educational Foundation (BAEF) and moved to Silicon Valley to attend Stanford’s Law, Science and Technology program. In 2015, he was selected for the Forbes 30 under 30 for Law & Policy.
Eddie Hartman is one of LegalZoom’s co-founders and has served as Chief Strategy Officer since June 2000. Prior to LegalZoom, Mr. Hartman was the Chief Technology Officer at TROON, LTD, later acquired by Xceed International. Mr. Hartman was a creator of two web-based applications, MajorFind and Megaphone. He sat on the board of the Project Management Institute (Los Angeles Chapter) and is a current board member of the Brent Shapiro Foundation. He is a member of the California Bar.
Kathryn Haun is a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice and is its first-ever Digital Currency Crimes Coordinator. Since 2006, she has served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, first in the Washington D.C. area and later in San Francisco, California. She has investigated and prosecuted hundreds of violations of federal criminal law in U.S. courts, with a focus on organized crime syndicates, cybercrime and national security, the Dark Net, digital currency and the blockchain. Kathryn has substantial experience litigating privacy issues relating to electronic surveillance and location-based services, and speaks frequently to international and domestic audiences on the intersection of emerging technologies and government regulation.
She has successfully investigated and prosecuted corporate compliance failures, and negotiated criminal resolutions with Fortune 500 tech companies. Kathryn has also served as lead counsel in numerous jury trials, including RICO murder and organized crime cases, all to successful verdict, and led several high profile, complex investigations including against the former federal agents investigating the Silk Road marketplace.
Kathryn previously worked on national security issues and held senior positions in the Justice Department, including Counselor to Attorney General Michael Mukasey and as Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for National Security. Prior to that she was in private practice at Sidley Austin LLP in Washington D.C. She clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy and is an Honors graduate of Stanford Law School where she served as Managing Editor of the Stanford Law Review. In addition to her role at the Justice Department, she teaches Stanford Law School’s first-ever course on Cybercrime and Digital Currency. She is a frequent commentator on the intersection of emerging technologies and government regulation, having been quoted in outlets ranging from the Wall Street Journal to Ars Technica.
Jake Heller Jake Heller is the CEO of Casetext, a legal research startup based in Palo Alto, California. Casetext’s mission is to make all the world’s laws free and understandable. It has a free database of over 10 million cases, statutes, and regulations, to which its community of thousands of lawyers, professors, and students have added hundreds of thousands of annotations. Before starting Casetext, Jake was the President of the Stanford Law Review, worked for the White House Counsel’s Office, clerked on the First Circuit Court of Appeals, and was a litigator at Ropes & Gray.
William Henderson (“Bill”) is a Professor of Law at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, where he teaches courses on the legal profession, project management, business law, and law firm economics. His research, which focuses on the empirical analysis of the legal profession and legal education, has been published in leading law journals and leading publications for practicing lawyers, including The American Lawyer, The ABA Journal, and The National Law Journal. Bill’s observations on the legal market and legal education are also frequently quoted in the mainstream press, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Atlantic Monthly, The Economist, and National Public Radio.
Based on his incisive analysis of the structural changes occurring in the legal profession, Professor Henderson was recently included on the National Law Journal’s list of The 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America and the Fastcase 50 for innovation within the legal industry. In 2015 and 2016, he was named the Most Influential Person in Legal Education by The National Jurist magazine, placing second on the list the prior two years. In 2013, he received the 2013 Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers Award. In 2011, Henderson won the Lisagor journalism award for his ABA Journal cover story, “Paradigm Shift.” In 2009, Henderson was named a “Legal Rebel” by the ABA Journal in recognition of his influence on legal education and the changing economics and structure of the legal profession.
Henderson has been a member of Indiana University Maurer School of Law faculty since 2003. He also serves as Chief Strategy Officer for Lawyer Metrics, an applied research that focuses on the legal industry. Lawyer Metrics is a tax exempt affiliate of Access Group, a nonprofit membership organization that works to further access, affordability, and value in legal education
Deborah Hensler’s empirical research on dispute resolution, complex litigation, class actions and mass tort liability has won international recognition. A political scientist and public policy analyst who was the director of the RAND’s Institute for Civil Justice before joining the Stanford Law School faculty, she has testified before state and federal legislatures in the United States on issues ranging from alternative dispute resolution to asbestos litigation and mass torts and consulted with judges and lawyers outside of the United States on the design of class action regimes. Professor Hensler is the organizer of the Stanford Globalization of Class Actions Exchange, which is spearheading international collaborative research on class actions and group litigation procedures by scholars in Asia, Europe, Latin and North America, and the Middle East. Noted for her decades-long scholarship on asbestos litigation in the United States, her research and publications have described and interpreted the trajectory of mass claims world-wide. At Stanford Prof. Hensler teaches seminars on complex litigation, transnational litigation, the legal profession, and research design for empirical legal studies and serves as associate dean of graduate studies. She has also collaborated with Dean Emeritus Paul Brest on the development of the law schools’ Law & Public Policy Laboratory.
Professor Hensler is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Academy of Political and Social Science and has been awarded a personal chair in empirical studies of mass claims resolution by Tilburg University (Netherlands). In 2014 she was awarded an honorary doctorate in law by Leuphana University (Germany).
Charles Horowitz is a principal systems engineer with the MITRE Corporation, an independent not-for-profit organization that operates research and development centers sponsored by the United States Federal Government. He has served for the past 5 years in a technology leadership role with the MITRE Center for Judicial Informatics, Science, and Technology.
Charles leads a technology innovation program within the U.S. Federal Judiciary, a significant aspect of which has been the research, development, and application of analytic technologies to improve the mission and operations of federal courts and probation and pretrial services. This program has led to the deployment of new capabilities that automate court operations, provide improved support to knowledge workers, and produce new insights into overall organizational performance across the courts. Charles has recently helped to organize a new site for the Center for Dynamic Data Analytics, an NSF-sponsored industry/academic cooperative research center, that will perform industrially-relevant research into new applications of computational law and cognitive computing necessary to produce future generations of technology that are capable of supporting human and machine interaction within complex legal systems.
In expanding MITRE’s support for law and justice beyond the federal courts, Charles has led the research and development of new approaches to supporting institutional governance through big data analytics to strengthen rule of law within the international community, the use of blockchain technology as an anti-corruption measure in developing nations, and the application of analytic technologies within the administrative law processes spanning federal government to reduce backlogs and processing time, and improve fairness in outcomes.
Prior to joining the MITRE Corporation in 2007, Charles was Director of Professional Services for a publically-traded information security software company, was a key contributor to the development and implementation of standards and systems responding to Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12, calling for a single government-wide physical and electronic identity credential, and was a globally sought-after consultant in the engineering of ePassport systems required by the 2002 Enhanced Border Security and Visa Reform Act.
Charles received a Master’s Degree of Science in electrical engineering from George Mason University and a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in electrical engineering from Duke University.
Daniel Martin Katz is an Associate Professor of Law @ Illinois Tech – Chicago Kent College and the Director of The Law Lab @ Illinois Tech. His research interests include legal informatics, big data and the law, quantitative finance, lawyer regulation, quantitative modeling of litigation and jurisprudence, law & entrepreneurship, computational legal studies, economics of the legal profession, positive legal theory, technology aided access to justice, legal complexity and the overall impact of information technology, analytics and automation on the market for legal services.
Dan has been named both an ABA Journal Legal Rebel and a member of the Fastcase 50 – an award which “recognizes 50 of the smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders in the law.” He is an Editor of the International Journal of Law and Information Technology (Oxford University Press) and a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence & Law (Springer Scientific). He serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for Law Technology News and is also a member of the ABA Task Force on Big Data and the Law.
Dan is the Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at LexPredict – a legal analytics company. He is also an avid blogger and his posts can be found at ComputationalLegalStudies.com.
Dan received his Ph.D. in Political Science and Public Policy with a focus on Complex Adaptive Systems from the University of Michigan. He graduated with a Juris Doctor (JD) cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School and simultaneously obtained a Master of Public Policy from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. While at the University of Michigan, he was a fellow in Empirical Legal Studies at the University of Michigan Law School and a National Science Foundation IGERT Fellow at the University of Michigan Center for the Study of Complex Systems.
Jenny Kim is the Deputy General Counsel – Political Law and Public Policy for Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC, which provides services to Koch Industries, Inc. and its affiliates. She manages political law and public policy issues, including developing and implementing compliance programs across Koch companies. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Coalition for Public Safety and US Justice Action Network – both organizations advocate for criminal justice reform. Prior to joining Koch, Ms. Kim was a senior associate at Miller & Chevalier Chartered, and an associate with Crowell & Moring, LLP. Previously, she was a Presidential Management Fellow at The White House Office of Counsel to the President and Department of Defense, Missile Defense Agency. Ms. Kim earned a juris doctorate from Boston College Law School and a bachelor’s degree from New York University. She is a member of the bar in New York, Massachusetts, and the District of Columbia.
Himabindu Lakkaraju is a PhD student in Computer Science at Stanford University. Her research focuses on building machine learning algorithms which can complement human decision making in domains such as judiciary, health care and education. Some of her notable research involved developing prediction models which can help judges with bail decisions. She also developed a series of machine learning models which can provide diagnostic insights into the patterns of mistakes made during the process of decision making. More recently, she has been focusing on building interpretable prediction models which not only optimize for predictive power but also emphasize on explaining how the algorithm is making those predictions. Such models allow domain experts to validate the prediction logic which in turn increases their confidence in the efficacy of the model thus bridging the gap between machine learning and its application to critical decision making. Her research is being supported by a Robert Bosch Stanford Graduate Fellowship and a Google Anita Borg Scholarship. Prior to joining Stanford, Himabindu was a technical staff member at IBM Research where she worked on natural language processing and sentiment analysis. Her research contributions won numerous awards including a best paper award at SIAM International Conference on Data Mining and IBM eminence and excellence award.
Keith Lee is the founder and editor-in-chief of Associate’s Mind, one of the most popular legal blogs in the US. Associate’s Mind has been linked to by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Above the Law, ABA Journal, dozens of blogs and websites, and has been featured as an Editor’s Pick at the Browser. Associate’s Mind was selected as one of the “Blawg 100″ by the ABA Journal for 2011. Keith also writes a weekly column for Above The Law.
Keith is the author of The Marble and the Sculptor: From Law School to Law Practice, published by the American Bar Association. He is also on the advisory council of IAALS’ Foundations For Practice initiative.
Keith practices law in Birmingham, AL at Hamer Law Group, where he advises individuals and business clients on a variety of legal issues including: technical start-ups, contract disputes, and intellectual property.
Daniel W. Linna Jr. is a Professor of Law in Residence and the Director of LegalRnD – The Center for Legal Services Innovation at Michigan State University College of Law. Previously, Dan was an equity partner in the litigation department at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn. He clerked for U.S. Court of Appeals Judge James L. Ryan. Before law school, Dan was a developer, consultant, and information technology manager. He is the co-founder of and lead organizer for the Detroit and Chicago Legal Innovation & Technology meetup groups. Dan received his BA from the University of Michigan, a second BA and an MA in public policy and administration from Michigan State University, and his JD from the University of Michigan Law School.
Douglas Luftman continues his senior executive leadership role in the IP community by serving as Lecorpio’s Chief Innovation Officer and General Counsel where he uses his deep IP legal and business expertise to help drive Lecorpio’s corporate strategy for its world renowned IP asset management solution. He also is responsible for overseeing the company’s worldwide legal services.
Prior to Lecorpio, Mr. Luftman’s roles have included working at companies of all sizes and in varied industries including Vice President of Innovation Services and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel for NetApp, Inc., a Fortune 500 Silicon Valley storage networking and data management company, Vice President & Chief Patent Counsel for CBS, a global media company; Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, Palm, Inc., a world renowned smartphone innovator; Vice President, General Counsel of Caspian Networks, Inc., a cutting edge network infrastructure startup company as well as West Coast Counsel of CIENA Corporation; and Senior Intellectual Property Group Counsel for Intel’s Communications Group. Prior to working in-house, Mr. Luftman was an attorney at Fenwick & West LLP and also externed for former Chief Judge Randall Rader of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Through Mr. Luftman’s executive leadership roles, the companies that he has represented have been nationally recognized for their innovation and IP prowess by such major publications including Fortune, Forbes, The Recorder, Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal and San Francisco Business Times, Inside Counsel and Corporate Counsel as well as trade associations including the Intellectual Property Owners Association and IEEE.
For over a decade, Mr. Luftman has worked with the White House, both houses of Congress, various district and appellate courts, various federal agencies including the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Justice, the regional and national US Patent and Trademark Offices and leading academic institutions, on matters relating to enhancing the U.S. patent system. In helping effectuate IP policy changes throughout the world, he also has filed numerous amicus briefs with the United States Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit as well as foreign equivalent judicial bodies, and has become widely recognized as an expert in strategic IP issues.
Mr. Luftman has maintained a longstanding leadership role in the IP community through his involvement with the Association of Corporate Council (ACC), IP National Committee as well as his participation with the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) and the Association of Corporate Patent Council (ACPC), where he has been a strong proponent for improving patent quality and commercial competitiveness in the U.S. through innovation. Mr. Luftman has been asked to speak at various prestigious industry and academic institutions as well as has authored numerous articles and publications and has been interviewed and quoted in various worldwide publications, on various IP issues.
His extensive professional accomplishments have been nationally recognized by such organizations as the IAM Strategy 300 – The World’s Leading IP Strategists, Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal and San Francisco Business Times as a Best Bay Area Corporate Counsel – IP Lawyer, Finalist, by the International Law Office as a Global Counsel Awards Finalist, Law360 as one of the Most Innovative Corporate Counsel and The Recorder for his contributions to the Best Legal Department in Corporate America.
Mr. Luftman earned his J.D. with honors from The George Washington University School of Law and his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from UCLA.
M. Elizabeth Magill was appointed the Richard E. Lang Professor of Law and Dean of Stanford Law School on September 1, 2012. She is the law school’s 13th dean. Before coming to Stanford she was on the faculty at the University of Virginia School of Law for 15 years, serving most recently as vice dean, the Joseph Weintraub–Bank of America Distinguished Professor of Law, and the Elizabeth D. and Richard A. Merrill Professor.
An expert in administrative law and constitutional structure, Dean Magill teaches administrative law, constitutional law, and food and drug law. Her scholarly articles have been published in leading law reviews, and she has won several awards for her scholarly contributions. She is a member of the American Law Institute, and served as a fellow in the Program in Law and Public Affairs at Princeton University, a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, and the Thomas Jefferson Visiting Fellow at Downing College, Cambridge University.
After completing her BA in history at Yale University in 1988, Dean Magill served as a senior legislative assistant for energy and natural resources for U.S. Senator Kent Conrad, a position she held for four years. She left the Hill to attend the University of Virginia School of Law, where she was articles development editor of the Virginia Law Review and received several awards for academic and scholarly achievement. After graduating in 1995, Dean Magill clerked for Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and then for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Phil Malone joined Stanford Law School’s faculty in July 2013 as the inaugural director of the Juelsgaard Intellectual Property and Innovation Clinic of the Mills Legal Clinic and professor of law. A leading expert in IP, innovation and cyberlaw, he brings to the position nearly a decade of experience in clinical education and another 20 years of antitrust and technology litigation. His clinical work and scholarship is focused on understanding and promoting sound innovation and exploring how intellectual property and competition policy in high-tech industries affect it. His work also looks at ways in which to encourage broad opportunities for creativity, online expression, open access and dissemination of information and increased access to justice. His teaching has addressed the relationship between legal policy and innovation, including the role of competition and antitrust law, intellectual property, privacy and security law.
Professor Malone comes to Stanford from Harvard Law School, where he was a clinical professor of law and the director of the Cyberlaw Clinic at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society. He also taught courses in cybercrime; antitrust, technology and innovation; IP and cyberlaw litigation; and a Harvard College freshman seminar, Cyberspace in Court: Law of the Internet. Professor Malone was one of the faculty directors of the Berkman Center and was the initial HLS liaison to the Harvard Innovation Lab, a new, university wide center aimed at facilitating innovation and entrepreneurship among Harvard students and faculty.
Prior to joining the academy, Professor Malone was a senior attorney for over 20 years with the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), where he directed numerous civil and criminal investigations and litigated a number of major antitrust trials. Much of his DOJ experience focused on high-technology industries, the Internet and computer software and hardware. Beginning in 1996 he was lead counsel in the DOJ’s investigations of Microsoft, and he was the primary career counsel, along with outside counsel David Boies, in the trial of U.S. v. Microsoft Corp (D.D.C). Before leaving the Justice Department he was one of the lead lawyers in the government’s antitrust case against Oracle Corp. From 2001-2003 he was the Victor H. Kramer Fellow at HLS, focusing on legal approaches to encouraging and preserving innovation in high-tech industries, evolving competition policy in the computer industry and the use of technology in discovery and litigation.
John McGinnis is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. He also has an MA degree from Balliol College, Oxford, in philosophy and theology. Professor McGinnis clerked on U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. From 1987 to 1991, he was deputy assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Counsel at the Department of Justice. He the author of Accelerating Democracy: Transforming Government Through Technology (Princeton 2013) and Originalism and the Good Constitution (Harvard 2013) (with M. Rappaport). He is a past winner of Paul Bator award given by the Federalist Society to an outstanding academic under 40. He has been listed by the United States on the roster of panelists who may be called upon to decide World Trade Organization Disputes.
Jules Miller is co-founder & COO of Hire an Esquire, a B2B labor marketplace enabling a flexible, on-demand workforce in the legal industry. Hire an Esquire’s technology platform helps law firms and in-house legal departments to find, manage and pay a team of contract-based attorneys on demand. Jules is also co-founder of Evolve Law, a community of legal tech entrepreneurs and innovators in the legal industry. Prior to Hire an Esquire, she spent 7 years as an ‘intrapraneur’and consultant in the sustainability industry, helping companies like Salesforce.com and Tiffany & Co. to start up and grow environmental sustainability and corporate responsibility programs. She started her career as a consultant in the Venture Capital Group at Ernst & Young and helped them to launch 2 new business units, and founded Carbonado Group, an environmental consulting firm. Jules received her BA from UCLA and her MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Jenny Montoya-Tansey leads CFA’s public safety and criminal justice related work. She previously supported California counties on jail population management, pretrial programs, and access to health coverage and treatment at Californians for Safety and Justice. Jenny also spent four years with the United States Department of Agriculture working on civil rights issues, including law enforcement language access policies and racial profiling. She is a graduate of Stanford Law School, and lives with her husband, Chris, and their son in Oakland.
Jason Moyse Along with his co-conspirator, Aron Solomon, Jason Moyse helps lead LegalX through the MaRS 1.5 million square foot innovation hub in the heart of downtown Toronto.
LegalX works at the intersection of high-potential ventures, technology, design and the legal industry. The cluster’s ventures include enterprises pursuing innovation through new legal platforms and processes, artificial intelligence tools, transactional apps and more. Aron and Jason provide advisory services and access to capital for legaltech startups as well as work with corporate innovation partners including Thomson Reuters, large law firms, bar associations and law schools including the Michigan State College of Law Legal R&D program.
A lawyer and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Jason is also Manager of Legal Business Solutions on behalf of Elevate Services – a next generation legal service provider helping law firms and corporate legal departments improve efficiency, quality and outcomes through consulting, managed services, technology and talent.
Brad Newman At Cooley, Brad is driving innovation by working with legal professionals, business analysts, application developers and other stakeholders to identify, scope, design, iterate and implement practice and client-focused products, processes and services that enhance the gathering, processing and harnessing of actionable knowledge and data-centric intelligence to support the Firm’s delivery of legal services to clients.
Peter Parycek As a lawyer and graduate of the Master’s program Telematics, his work is at the intersection of legal policy, social and technological developments. His research and project priorities include eGovernance, eDemocracy and eGovernment.
He is the founder of the conference series CeDEM (International Conference for eDemocracy and Open Government) held in Austria and Asia, and also responsible for the open access journal JeDEM (eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government).
Peter Parycek supports the leading eGovernment conferences as co/track-chair:
Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences HICSS, 2011-2015 (Minitrack Chair) HICSS; Internationales Rechtsinformatik Symposion (IRIS, Track Chair); Open Government Data DACHLI Conference Series (Chair); or program committee member: International Conference on eParticipation (ePart), International Conference on Digital Government Research (dg.o), International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV).
As a legal advisor he worked for Canton Zug in Switzerland and the state of Liechtenstein, drafting the E-Government law and for UNDAP Evaluation of the Bulgarian E-Governance Strategy & Law. From 2006-11 he also held an advisor position at the Austrian Federal Chancellery (BKA), where he conducted projects and work groups in the field of E-Democray and E-Government .
Peter Parycek is (co)-founder and member of different civil society organizations, like Politik Transparent e.V. (www.meinparlament.at), Open3 e.V. (www.open3.at) , Open Knowledge Foundation Austria e.V. (okfn.at/) or the German Society for Cybernetics.
Jonathan Reichental currently the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the City of Palo Alto, is a multiple award-winning technology leader whose 25-year career has spanned both the private and public sectors. In 2013 he was recognized as one of the 25 doers, dreamers, and drivers in government in America. He also won a best CIO in Silicon Valley award and a national IT leadership prize. His innovative work in government has also been recognized by the White House. Dr. Reichental works with his teams to apply technology innovation in organizations to create new value and to enable work to be more meaningful and fun. He is a popular writer, including recently co-authoring The Apps Challenge Playbook and he is a frequent public speaker on a wide range of technology and business-related topics.
Tanina Rostain‘s current teaching and research interests focus on the proliferation of legal technologies in law practice, in particular, in the access to justice and open government spheres. In 2012, Tanina created a course in which student teams collaborate with non-profit legal service providers to build apps that increase access to the legal system. The course culminates in the Georgetown Iron Tech Lawyer Competition, a widely followed event during which students from the class present their apps to a panel of legal technologists and subject matter experts. More recently, she co-founded the Access to Justice Initiative at Georgetown Law and launched the Justice Lab, a research center dedicated to investigating the justice gap and the various modalities emerging to bridge it. The ABA Journal has identified Rostain as one of “Ten Women to Watch Out for in Legal Technology” and included her among its 2015 “Legal Rebels.” Tanina’s earlier academic work explored the ethical challenges that arise in corporate and tax practice and focused on the influences of organizational context on professional misconduct. In 2014, she published Confidence Games: Lawyers, Accountants, and the Tax Shelter Industry (MIT Press). Co-authored with Professor Mitt Regan, Confidence Games examines the role of major accounting firms and corporate firms in the rise of the tax shelter industry at the turn of the 21st Century.
James Sandman has been president of the Legal Services Corporation since 2011. He practiced law with Arnold & Porter LLP from 1977 to 2007 and served as the firm’s managing partner from 1995 to 2005. From 2007 to 2011, he was general counsel for the District of Columbia Public Schools.
Sandman was president of the District of Columbia Bar from 2006-2007 and served on the Bar’s Board of Governors from 2003-2008. He is currently the chair of the DC Bar’s Pro Bono Committee and chair of the District of Columbia Circuit Judicial Conference Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services. He is a member of the District of Columbia Access to Justice Commission (by appointment of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals) and of the Pro Bono Institute’s Law Firm Pro Bono Project Advisory Committee. From 2007-2008, he served on the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service. He is chairman of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission’s District of Columbia State Advisory Committee, chairman of the board of the DC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, vice chairman of the board of the Washington Performing Arts Society, and a member of the boards of the Meyer Foundation, the College of Saint Rose, and Tahirih Justice Center.
Sandman previously served as chairman of the board of Whitman-Walker Health and as a member of the boards of the Neighborhood Legal Services Program of the District of Columbia, the International Senior Lawyers Project, the NALP Foundation for Law Career Research and Education, Wilkes University, and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He also has served on the scholarship selection committee of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association.
Sandman was named one of the “90 Greatest Washington Lawyers of the Last 30 Years” by the Legal Times in 2008. The University of Pennsylvania Law School has honored him with its Alumni Award of Merit and its Howard Lesnick Pro Bono Award. He has also received the Wiley A. Branton Award from the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Legal Rights and Urban Affairs, the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia’s “Star of the Bar” Award, D.C. Law Students in Court’s Celebration of Service Award, the Washington Council of Lawyers Presidents’ Award, the Council for Court Excellence’s Justice Potter Stewart Award, and Tahirih Justice Center’s Wings of Justice Award. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree by the College of Saint Rose, where he was the 2013 commencement speaker. In 2014, he received Villanova University’s Medallion Award and was the commencement speaker at Villanova Law School.
Sandman is a summa cum laude graduate of Boston College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and received his law degree cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, where he served as executive editor of the law review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. He began his legal career as a law clerk to Judge Max Rosenn of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Nicole Shanahan is an attorney in California and a residential fellow at CodeX, the Stanford Center of Legal Informatics, a joint center between Stanford Law School and Computer Science. She is the founder and CEO of ClearAccessIP an integrated patent management technology, and a legal technologist who specializes in the utilization of structured databases, APIs, UI/UX, automation and SaaS. Her research at Stanford is entitled “Smart Prosecution,” an ongoing, multi-disciplinary project applying data science to the prosecutorial process and involving partnerships with district attorneys and police departments.
Jason Solomon is Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Lecturer at Law at Stanford Law School, where he works on a range of issues affecting the future of the law school. Before joining Stanford in 2013, he was a tenured Associate Professor at the William and Mary School of Law and Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia School of Law, where he received the John C. O’Byrne Award for his contributions to student-faculty relations. Before entering the legal academy, Solomon served as Chief of Staff and Counselor to the President of Harvard University.
Solomon’s scholarship focuses on the theory and practice of civil justice, and he has taught a variety of courses including Torts, Employment Law, Administrative Law and Statutory Interpretation.
Solomon graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College and received his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a James Kent Scholar and Notes Editor on the Columbia Law Review. He clerked for Judge Chester Straub of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Judge John Gleeson of the Eastern District of New York. Earlier in his career, Solomon worked in the U.S. Treasury Department, the White House, and on state and national political campaigns.
Ronald Staudt is a Professor of Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law and the Director of its Center for Access to Justice and Technology (CAJT), a law school center dedicated to using Internet resources to improve access to justice.
The Center places a special emphasis on building Web tools to support legal services advocates, pro bono volunteers, and pro se litigants. Current projects include A2J Author, a software tool for self-represented litigants, and the Self-Help Web Center, a help desk located at the Cook County Courthouse in the Daley Center. Here, law student volunteers assist self-represented litigants in navigating the court system using technology tools developed at CAJT.
Ron’s experience includes serving as Vice President of Technology Development for LexisNexis, and fellow, board member, and president of the College of Law Practice Management. He has held positions on numerous boards and committees created to promote technology solutions to access justice problems. These include the ABA’s E-Lawyering Task Force; Law Help Interactive’s advisory board; the ABA Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services; the Chicago Bar Foundation’s Justice Entrepreneurs Project and its Pro Se Advisory Committee; the ABA Legal Access Job Corps Task Force; and the ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services.
Harry Surden is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Colorado Law School. He joined the faculty in 2008. His scholarship centers upon intellectual property law with a substantive focus on patents and copyright, information privacy law, legal informatics and legal automation, and the application of computer technology within the legal system.
Prior to joining CU, Professor Surden was a resident fellow at the Stanford Center for Legal Informatics (CodeX) at Stanford Law School. In that capacity, Professor Surden conducted interdisciplinary research with collaborators from the Stanford School of Engineering exploring the application of computer technology towards improving the legal system. He was also a member of the Stanford Intellectual Property Litigation Clearinghouse and the director of the Computer Science and Law Initiative.
Professor Surden was law clerk to the Honorable Martin J. Jenkins of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California in San Francisco. He received his law degree from Stanford Law School with honors and was the recipient of the Stanford Law Intellectual Property Writing Award.
Prior to law school, Professor Surden worked as a software engineer for Cisco Systems and Bloomberg L.P. He received his undergraduate degree with honors from Cornell University.
Professor Surden is an Affiliated Faculty Member at The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics (CodeX).
George Triantis is Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Strategic Planning and Associate Dean of Research at Stanford University. George Triantis is an expert in the fields of contracts, commercial law, business law, and bankruptcy. He was the Eli Goldston Professor of Law at Harvard Law School before joining the Stanford faculty in 2011, and he currently serves on the Visiting Committee of Harvard Law.
Among his contributions to legal scholarship, Professor Triantis pioneered the application of options theory to the study of contracts and commercial law, and authored a series of articles that develop principles of contract design. His recent publications concern the link between contract design and dispute resolution, the design of legal remedies in commercial contracts, the impact of bargaining power on contract design, and the forces of disruption and innovation in transactional legal practice. He is also the coauthor of the book Foundations of Commercial Law (Foundation Press, 2009).
Triantis began his teaching career in 1989 as an assistant professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and Faculty of Management, and since then, was a member of the law faculties at Virginia, Chicago and Harvard.
Bart Verheij is a tenured senior researcher and lecturer at the University of Groningen, Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Engineering (ALICE). He has published extensively in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Law, with over a hundred peer-reviewed publications, for instance on the theory and implementation of argumentation support systems (cf. his 2005 book Virtual Arguments. On the Design of Argument Assistants for Lawyers and Other Arguers). He currently leads a research project on reasoning with evidence in criminal law, using arguments, scenarios and probabilities (funded by the NWO Forensic Science program). He is editor-in-chief of the journal Argument and Computation, editor of the journal Artificial Intelligence and Law, has been the program chair of international conferences (Computational Models of Argument COMMA 2012, Vienna; Artificial Intelligence and Law ICAIL 2013, Rome; Trial With and Without Mathematics, Stanford University 2014), and is board member of several professional societies (International Association for Artificial Intelligence and Law IAAIL, vice-president; Foundation for Legal Knowledge Based Systems JURIX, vice-president; Computational Models of Argument COMMA; Benelux Association for Artificial Intelligence BNVKI). He holds an MSc degree in Mathematics (University of Amsterdam) and obtained his PhD degree at Maastricht University on a dissertation about the formal modeling of argumentation. He is invited researcher at the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences (University of Cambridge, Autumn 2016). In 2013-2014, he was a residential fellow at Stanford University, CodeX Center for Legal Informatics (2013-2014), where he is currently listed as affiliated faculty.
Roland Vogl is a lawyer, scholar and media entrepreneur who, after nearly fifteen years of professional and academic experience, has developed a strong expertise in intellectual property and media law, innovation, and legal informatics. Currently, he is Executive Director of the Stanford Program in Law, Science and Technology (LST) and a Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School. He focuses his efforts on legal informatics work carried out in the Center for Legal Informatics (CodeX), which he co-founded and leads as Executive Director. Also, he researches international technology law through the Transatlantic Technology Law Forum (TTLF), a think-tank dedicated to transatlantic tech law and policy issues. Dr. Vogl initiated and spearheaded the development of the Stanford Intellectual Property Exchange, a Stanford research initiative focused on solving content licensing inefficiencies in higher education. The initiative was spun off from Stanford in Fall of 2012 as a privately held company, SIPX Inc., which was acquired by ProQuest LLC in 2015. Dr. Vogl is a co-founder of SIPX Inc. and served on its Board of Directors. Dr. Vogl is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Vienna, Austria where he teaches about United States intellectual property law; and a Senior Fellow (by courtesy) at the Berkeley Informatics Lab. In addition, Dr. Vogl serves as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Law Technology News, a publication of ALM (American Lawyer Media) and of the Legaltech West Coast Advisory Board. He is also a member of the Strategic Advisory Boards of AdviseHub, Inc, IPNexus, Inc., LegalForce, Inc., and.LiTIQ, Inc.
Previously, he co-founded and served as CFOO of Vator.tv, a next-generation business social media company, leveraging community-generated content to create data services and news. His experience also includes working as the first teaching fellow of Stanford Law School’s international LLM degree program in Law, Science and Technology, as an IP associate at Fenwick & West LLP, as a press associate at the European Parliament and as a law clerk at the European Commission’s Directorate General for Audiovisual Media, Information and Communication.
Vogl holds both a Dr.iur. (JSD) and a Mag.iur. (JD) from Leopold-Franzens University of Innsbruck, Austria as well as a JSM from Stanford Law School.
Noah Waisberg Prior to founding Kira Systems, Waisberg practiced as a lawyer at the law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in New York, where he focused on private equity, mergers and acquisitions, and securities. He holds a J.D. from the NYU School of Law, an A.M. in Political Science from Brown Univer- sity (where he completed the coursework and comprehensive examinations for a Ph.D), and a B.A. with honours from McGill University. He is a regular commentator on contract analysis, legal technology, and AI, and has spoken at conferences including SXSW Interactive, ILTACON, and ReInvent Law. Waisberg was named an International Gamechanger of the Year in M&A Technology by ACQ5 in 2015.
Joshua Walker is an entrepreneur and attorney who was somehow detoured to Starflee… err A^3! He has had the privilege of helping other entrepreneurs (including a tiny little company called “thefacebook.com” with IP stuff) and of co-founding CodeX: The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics, when everyone thought that was crazy. He also served as Founding CEO and Chief Legal Architect of Lex Machina, which much of the planet uses to manage IP lawsuits and other fun activities. Most of the rest is too boring to detail here (Harvard College, J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, blah, blah-blah, blah, blah . . . ). Suffice it to say that Joshua is not just your typical GC. His aim at A^3 is to move us to a world where legal relationships and transactions are frictionless and informed by data.
Rebecca Williams Rebecca is a co-organizer of DC Legal Hackers, the DC Chapter of Legal Hackers, a global movement of lawyers, policymakers, technologists, and academics who explore and develop creative solutions to some of the most pressing issues at the intersection of law and technology. In 2014 Rebecca was named one of 10 Women to Watch in Legal Tech by the ABA Journal and to the Fastcase 50 Class of 2014 for her legal innovation leadership. Rebecca holds a J.D. from Western New England Law School, and participated in a joint Masters of Regional Planning program, with a focus on Social, Policy, and Community planning.
Aaron Wright is the founder and director of the Cryptocurrency Research Group and directs Cardozo Law School’s Tech Startup Clinic. Before joining Cardozo’s faculty, Professor Wright sold a company to Wikia, Inc., the for-profit sister project of Wikipedia, where he ran Wikia’s New York office, served as General Counsel and Vice President of Product and Business Development, and had helped build an open source search engine. Professor Wright has also practiced at several prominent law firms, including Patterson Belknap and Jenner & Block, and clerked for the Honorable William J. Martini of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. He has a forthcoming book about blockchain technology and the law (co-authored with Primavera De Fillipi) that will be published by Harvard University Press.